Procurement Specialist Job in Cincinnati, OH

at EyeCare Partners

EyeCare Partners is the nation’s leading provider of clinically integrated eye care. Our national network of over 300 ophthalmologists and 700 optometrists provides a lifetime of care to our patients with a mission to enhance vision, advance eye care and improve lives. Based in St. Louis, Missouri, over 650 ECP-affiliated practice locations provide care in 18 states and 80 markets, providing services that span the eye care continuum. For more information, visit www.eyecare-partners.com.

Procurement Specialist

 

EyeCare Partners (ECP) is dedicated to being the provider of choice for vision care patients. With a network of more than 550 full-scope medical optometry and ophthalmology practices across 18 states, we are the largest vertically integrated medical vision services provider in the US and continue to grow. Founded in 2015 and headquartered in St. Louis, Missouri, ECP offers patients end-to-end services covering medical optometry, ophthalmology and sub-specialties, and vision correction products. Our service-oriented team provides an integrated network of services to cover the entire lifecycle of a patient's eye care needs, allowing our doctors and their teams to do what they do best – care for our patients. For more information visit eyecare-partners.com.

ECP is backed by Partners Group, one of the largest private markets investment managers in the world.

The Procurement Specialist works as an operational subject matter expert and works closely with all procurement team members.  The role blends technical expertise within various business platforms, and works with internal business partners and external vendors within a fast-paced environment.  You will excel in the role by combining an analytical approach to refine and improve procurement operational processes, with the main goal to reduce costs and build capacity within our 680+ offices & practices across the country.  

As a procurement and purchasing expert, you will operate within multiple systems and platforms, working closely with end-users and vendors.  You will provide a lead role within vendor management, procurement buying activities, and contract management.

Primary Functions

  • Provide procurement and purchasing support to assigned operations region; support vendor management programs, cost savings initiatives, and contract processes
  • Provide ongoing support of the P2P platform, managing daily support requirements, contract management, and system setup requirements 
  • Issue purchase orders, provide order management and support corporate purchasing initiatives as needed
  • Maintain vendor contracts and agreements within a central repository
  • Vendor account management; setting up and managing supplier accounts, providing on-boarding and training, and vendor relationship model management
  • Support the business acquisition integration process by transitioning or establishing vendor accounts and on-boarding new users to business platforms
  • Support to procurement sourcing events and formulation of strategic business proposals

 

Skills, Qualifications and Education

  • Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent experience in Procurement, Supply Chain, or related field
  • 1-3 years’ experience within procurement function
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office tools and business ERP platforms
  • Strong analytical skills; proven record of deep-diving complex contracts or data sets and providing clear business proposals and recommendations
  • Strong interpersonal skills; proven record of working cross-functionally and support to strategic goals
  • Highly organized; ability to prioritize work-load and has a strong initiative to see tasks through to completion
  • Demonstrated ability to work efficiently and effectively in a fast-paced, matrixed environment, and ability to execute despite ambiguity