• Senior Buyer - Pharmacy Department

    The Mount Sinai Health System Brooklyn, NY 11225

    Job #2032472858

  • Strength Through Diversity .

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    Roles & Responsibilities:

    The Senior Buyer is responsible for all aspects of medication and inventory management at Mount Sinai Brooklyn from intelligent procurement to optimal storage (both in pharmacy and Pyxis) and effective dispensation.

    • Regularly assess related processes, report up with effective solutions and alternatives, and then help implement recommendations

    • Management of related inventory control systems and software such as Epic Willow Inventory (WINV), Pyxis ES, C2 Safe, KitCheck, ABC, Sentry/Sentinel and direct purchasing contracts with potential oversight for coordination of outpatient medication discharge initiatives

    • Maintains a relationship with vendors to ensure the procurement of high quality equipment and products, expedient delivery and reliable service at optimum prices.

    • Analyzes markets to determine vendors' sources and product availability.

    • Prepares solicitations, evaluates, negotiates, and prepares award purchase contracts for the purpose of purchasing supplies, equipment and products within authorized purchasing limit. Secures supervisor's approval for purchases above authorized limit.

    • Maintains familiarity with the U.S. General Purchasing Office (GPO) contracts and utilizes it to achieve the best possible contractual agreements. Collaborates with user departments to achieve volume commitments and standardization compliance.

    • Manages all aspects of the contract process including price, freight terms, payment terms and rebates/credits.

    • Develops an understanding of 340B compliance and WAC purchasing and then utilizes this to produce cost savings while placing patient care first.

    • Performs daily purchasing functions of medications and related items, IV fluids, infusion/oncology and pharmacy office supplies; Performs daily inventory tasks such as receiving the order electronically, unpacking of the order, and preparing returns for medications

    • Ensures medications are repackaged timely and optimally. Assists with or coordinates staff with unit dose preparations and compounding of non-sterile medications as needed

    • Monitors pharmacy inventory and reconciles against Epic Willow inventory software

    • Monitors and addresses any pertinent recalls, logs recalls electronically within 72 hours

    • Actively participates in all system and local buyer and inventory meetings, takes responsibility for follow up on all agenda items and initiatives generated through these avenues

    • Reviews top monthly spend medications with management team, helps generate solutions to these items and helps initiate these changes.

    • Works closely with pertinent stakeholders such as finance and supply chain leads to strengthen proper contract purchasing, WAC termination and 340B optimization

    • Monitors PYXIS and CII Safe stock and performs quality assurance on a continuous basis, looks for opportunities to optimize ADS storage/dispensation and helps implement these changes

    • Assists in pharmacy management duties such as project implementation, scheduling/payroll/sick call coordination and manager on call responsibilities

    • Other administrative and operational tasks as required to meet departmental needs


    • Bachelor's or entry-level business degree (Accounting, Operations, Information Systems, Supply Chain management), with hospital pharmacy experience preferred but not required, or an equivalent combination of education and relevant work experience

    • 2 years minimum of pharmacy purchasing and/or supervisory experience (hospital setting preferred) but experience in similar or equivalent settings may qualify

    • Entry level or advanced pharmacy degree/certification preferred but not required

    • Experience in purchasing in 340b & automation

    Strength Through Diversity

    The Mount Sinai Health System believes that diversity, equity and inclusion are drivers for excellence. We share a common devotion to delivering exceptional patient care. Yet we're as diverse as the city we call home- culturally, ethically, in outlook and lifestyle. When you join us, you become a part of Mount Sinai's unrivaled record of achievement, education, and advancement as we revolutionize medicine together and participate actively as a leader within the Mount Sinai Health System by:

    • Serving as the primary resource management representative of the Mount Sinai leadership teams, committees, etc., and acting as the primary executive leader interface between Mount Sinai and key executives from the health systems' vendors and partners

    • Engaging with relevant thought leaders and policy-makers at the federal and state levels, and representing the Health System as assigned.

    • Using a lens of equity in establishing and promoting policies and procedures and providing opportunities for all to thrive.

    • Confronting racist, sexist or other inappropriate behavior and challenges exclusionary organizational practices and serving as a role model to promote anti-racist behaviors.

    • Inspiring and fostering an environment of anti-racist behaviors among and between departments and co-workers.

    We work hard to acquire and retain the best people, and to create a welcoming, nurturing work environment where you can develop professionally. We share the belief that all employees, regardless of job title or expertise, can make an impact on quality patient care.

    Explore more about this opportunity and how you can help us write a new chapter in our story!

    Who We Are

    Over 42,000 employees strong, the mission of the Mount Sinai Health System is to provide compassionate patient care with seamless coordination and to advance medicine through unrivaled education, research, and outreach in the many diverse communities we serve.

    Formed in September 2013, The Mount Sinai Health System combines the excellence of the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai with seven premier hospital campuses, including Mount Sinai Beth Israel, Mount Sinai Beth Israel Brooklyn, The Mount Sinai Hospital, Mount Sinai West (formerly Mount Sinai Roosevelt), Mount Sinai Morningside (formerly Mount Sinai St. Luke's), and New York Eye and Ear Infirmary of Mount Sinai.

    The Mount Sinai Health System is an equal opportunity employer. We promote recognition and respect for individual and cultural differences, and we work to make our employees feel valued and appreciated, whatever their race, gender, background, or sexual orientation.

    EOE Minorities/Women/Disabled/Veterans