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Legacy Health Buyer in Portland, Oregon

Legacy strives to make life better for our patients, and that includes access to the supplies and equipment they need for quality care. In your role as Buyer you are focused on exercising professional judgement, attention to detail and strong problem-solving skills because you know that the ultimate goal is to make life better for our patients.

Responsible for executing a variety of roles within the procure-to-pay cycle for all commodity, capital and service categories employing established department protocols. Work is generally preformed independently requiring professional judgement, attention to detail and strong problem-solving skills. The typical duties include, but are not limited to:

  • Customer liaison duties ensuring supply and service requests are sourced within system standards utilizing preferred products and suppliers.

  • Order placement and expediting.

  • Sourcing and purchase of minor equipment and capital project requests.

  • Supplier evaluations, invoice resolution and problem solving.

  • Identifying cost reduction opportunities.

  • Continuous participation in purchasing strategies that advocate Lean Management and standard work protocols.


Bachelor’s degree required in a related field, such as business administration, supply chain logistics, purchasing OR equivalent experience (Legacy Health employees only). CMRP, CPSM certification desired.


Minimum of two years of purchasing or supply logistics experience preferably in a healthcare setting. Equivalent experience and education will be considered. Knowledge of enterprise resource planning (ERP) system preferred.


Strong interpersonal skills that encourage effective working relationships.

Demonstrated understanding of purchasing, materials management and account payable terms and principals.

Solid customer-support aptitude utilizing effective verbal and written communication skills.

Excellent problem-solving skills.

Demonstrated ability to use professional judgment, prioritize responsibilities/workload and meet deadlines, and apply chain-of-command communication protocols.

Proficient in Microsoft Office tools.


Follows guidelines set forth in Legacy’s Values in Action.

Equal Opportunity Employer/Vet/Disabled

Job Req #: 20-14172

Name: Supply Chain Management

Avg Hours Per Week: 40

FTE for each opening (not total FTE across all openings for multiple openings). If less than 1.0 please enter leading 0 before the decimal, e.g. 0.2: 1.00

Job_Commensurate with Experience: USD $25.83/Hr. - USD $36.94/Hr.

FLSA Status: Non-Exempt

Union: Non-union

Work Days: Mon-Fri, occasional weekends

Shift Start Time (HH:MM AM or PM): 08:00AM

Shift End Time (HH:MM AM or PM): 04:30PM

External Company URL:

Street: 2850 NW 31st Ave