Purchasing Service Line Manager

St Luke's University Health Network Allentown , PA 18101

Posted 2 months ago

St. Luke's is proud of the skills, experience and compassion of its employees.

The employees of St. Luke's are our most valuable asset! Individually and together, our employees are dedicated to satisfying the mission of our organization which is an unwavering commitment to excellence as we care for the sick and injured; educate physicians, nurses and other health care providers; and improve access to care in the communities we serve, regardless of a patient's ability to pay for health care.The Purchasing Service Line Manager is responsible for all purchasing activities of the respective network service lines.

Manages Buyers and Purchasing Clerks performance in order processing, sourcing of supplies, pricing, and financial analysis. Establishes goals and objectives with service line personnel. Identifies and implements cost savings opportunities for supplies, equipment and purchased services. Performs and presents financial analysis to Value Analysis teams.

Job Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Monitors compliance with goals, objectives, policies and procedures of the department with assigned service line personnel.

  • Participates in hiring and development of staff. Completes annual performance evaluations.

  • Seeks cost savings opportunities for the network through standardization, utilization, Premier GPO contracts, local contracts and other sources.

  • Works closely with department managers to improve purchasing processes, communications, and customer service.

  • Participates in Value Analysis process. Sets up demonstrations and trial evaluations of new products. Prepares Value Analysis meeting agendas and minutes.

  • Works with vendors on contracts, negotiations and bids.

  • Performs price verification and updates the information system in response to invoice price discrepancies. Prepares new contract price files for the Materials Management System Analyst.

  • In collaboration with Accounts Payable, works to reduce the count of unpaid invoices and accruals.

  • Provides guidance and direction for assigned Value Analysis teams, departments and personnel as it relates to fiscal responsibility and Value Analysis principles.

  • Maintains accurate consignment records for the support of Risk Management and the Inventory Control dept.

  • Routinely reviews contract files for expiration dates and opportunities to bid. Prepares RFP's and bid analysis.

    In collaboration with end users and SLUHN legal, reviews and executes contracts. Helps to assure the integrity of the contract repository system.

  • Maintains confidentiality of all materials handled within the Network/ Entity as well as the proper release of information.

  • Complies with Network and departmental policies regarding issues of employee, patient and environmental safety and follows appropriate reporting requirements.

  • Demonstrates/models the Network's Service Excellence Standards of Performance in interactions with all customers (internal and external).

  • Demonstrates Performance Improvement in the following areas as appropriate: Clinical Care/Outcomes, Customer/Service Improvement, Operational System/Process, and safety.

  • Demonstrates financial responsibility and accountability through the effective and efficient use of resources in daily procedures, processes and practices.


Standing for up to 4 hours, up to 1 hour at a time. Walking for up to 4 hours per day, 1 hour at a time.

Sitting for up to 8 hours per day, 4 hours at a time. Frequently uses fingers for data entry, etc. Frequently uses hands for filing, telephone and loading printers with paper.

Uses upper extremities to lift up to 30 pounds. Stoops, bends or reaches above shoulder level. Hearing as it relates to normal and phone conversations. Seeing as it relates to general vision, near vision, peripheral vision and visual monotony.


Bachelor's Degree in Business Administration or related field and/or 7-10 years' experience in healthcare setting.


Experience in Purchasing or Materials Management preferred. Clinical background is a plus.

Must be accurate in dealing with figures. Management experience required. Experience with computer/Microsoft Excel or Access required.

Please complete your application using your full legal name and current home address. Be sure to include employment history for the past seven (7) years, including your present employer.

Additionally, you are encouraged to upload a current resume, including all work history, education, and/or certifications and licenses, if applicable. It is highly recommended that you create a profile at the conclusion of submitting your first application. Thank you for your interest in St. Luke's!!

St. Luke's University Health Network is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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Purchasing Service Line Manager

St Luke's University Health Network