Purchasing Specialist

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The Purchasing Specialist is responsible for pharmacy purchasing and inventory management.
Utilize inventory control programs and policies to achieve targeted inventory levels and turns.
Recommend product selection, addition and/or elimination based on contracts, availability, usage, and/or formulary management/clinical initiatives.
Recognize product trends and adjust inventory levels accordingly.
Ensure the uninterrupted flow of products to assigned pharmacy locations through appropriate purchasing procedures.
Review the inventory and purchasing needs on a daily basis.
Coordinate resolution of all inventory order problems (i.e. back orders, manufacturer outs).
Prepare, participate in and monitor accuracy of all physical inventories.
Periodically coordinate review of inventory for expired, damaged, or overstocked medications.
Process all recall notices:
Coordinate removal of product from shelves
Retrieve notices from patients,
Separate notices for proper return, and
Orders replacement/alternate products as indicated.
Follow all applicable government regulations including HIPAA.
Other duties as assigned; Job duties may vary by location.
Minimum (Required): _(must be met in order to perform the job at the required level)_
High school diploma or equivalent
Knowledge of perpetual inventory processes and systems preferred
Must be able to read, write, speak, and understand English
Ability to perform accurately and efficiently when inputting information
Possess and obtain knowledge of drug names - generic and trade. Ability to recognize subtle differences in names and number
Preferred: _(if above and beyond the minimum required)_
Purchasing and inventory experience strongly
Pharmacy technician experience
Knowledge of pharmacy operations and pharmaceutical inventory control preferred
Physical Demands: May sit, stand, stoop, bend and walk intermittently during the day. May sit or stand seven (7) to ten (10) hours per day. May be necessary to work extended hours as needed. Finger dexterity to operate office equipment required. May need to lift up to twenty-five (25) pounds on occasion. Visual acuity to see and read fine prints. Specific vision abilities required by this role include close vision, color vision and the ability to adjust focus. Must be able to hear normal voice sounds. The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this role.
Work Environment: Work in a climate-controlled, smoke-free internal environment.
Equal Opportunity Employer: Omnicare is fully committed to employing a diverse workforce. We recruit and retain talented individuals without regard to gender, race, age, marital status, disability, and veteran status or any other status protected by federal, state or local law. Omnicare is an Equal Employment Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer.
Date: 2014-08-28
Country: US
State: MA
City: Wakefield
Postal Code: 01880
Category: Purchasing
Job Type: Regular Full-Time

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