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Posted: 1/11/2020
Job Reference #: 8739
Keywords: purchasing

Job Description

  • Job LocationsUS-FL-Sarasota (Corporate Office)
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  • Overview

    Dental Care Alliance is seeking a professional to grow with our company and join the Procurement Team as a Buyer. The role reports to the Director of Procurement and will compile/maintain business transactions records and office/department activities of the organization. Research, evaluate, and purchasing of products to meet daily operational needs and support of our affiliated practices. This is a full-time position that will be located at our office in Lakewood Ranch/Sarasota, Florida 34240. This position offers a competitive salary, plus benefits!


    • Build relationships with suppliers and negotiate with them for the best pricing.
    • Confer with vendors to obtain product or service information such as price, availability and delivery schedule.
    • Arrange transportation of good and track orders to ensure timely delivery.
    • Cultivate new sources for supplies and products.
    • Secure product samples, photos and descriptions for departments/offices.
    • Prepare purchase orders or bid requests, searching for the most competitive bid.
    • Make purchase decisions in accordance with company procedures and regulations.
    • Receive and contacts vendors to find out status of placed orders.
    • Contact vendors with discrepancies pertaining to quantity and quality.
    • Interface with all departments and resolves problems and issues as necessary and in an efficient and timely manner.
    • Partner with department/office managers to clarify purchase requisitions, identify departmental needs, and refine qualifications for future orders; clarify internal purchasing procedures.
    • Assist in developing and maintaining the company’s inventory tracking system.
    • Analyze market trends and apply this knowledge to make insightful buying activities.
    • Provide analysis on cost, new and existing, and review cost reduction activities.
    • Other duties as assigned.



    • Quality of Work – Consistently produces acceptable quality of work and only requires a reasonable amount of supervision.
    • Initiative – Demonstrates a strong work ethic. Takes the appropriate risks and focuses on outcomes. Needs only a reasonable level of supervision.
    • Communication – Demonstrates effective listening skills. Maintains eye contact. Focuses on content. Is thoughtful and articulate when speaking with others. Has good written and oral communication skills.
    • Customer Service – Is attentive and responsive to the needs of others. Handles difficult situations with patience, tact and grace. Accurately identifies and anticipates needs. Flexible with making adjustments in service delivery.
    • Punctuality/Time Management – Is reliable and punctual to work and all meetings, functions and training. Fulfills commitments on time that contribute to team goals.
    • Ensures Accountability – Holds self and others accountable to meet commitments.
    • Action Oriented – Taking on new opportunities and touch challenges with a sense of urgency, high energy and enthusiasm.
    • Collaborates – Building partnerships and working collaboratively with others to meet shared objectives. Partners with others to get work done. Gains trust and support of others.

    Education & Qualifications/Training:

    • High School Diploma or Equivalent Required
    • Associate’s Degree in Business Administration, Economics or related field strongly preferred


    • Three (3) years previous buying experience strongly preferred, or ability to demonstrate comparable combination of knowledge and skill
    • Ability to exercise independent judgement
    • Solid understanding of contractual terms and conditions
    • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
    • Strong computer skills; Excel, Microsoft, Word, and Power Point
    • Demonstrates aptitude in effective negotiating and critical thinking
    • Familiarity with market research, data analysis and forecasting techniques
    • Familiarity with an integrated Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) system or Procure to Pay system