Hiring Buyer Vendor Liason

Barber DME is now hiring a Buyer Vendor Liason. Thank you for your interest in Barber DME Supply Group. Below you will find the Buyer Vendor Liason job description. Please read through it to see if you feel that you are a proper fit for the position. If so, please filled out the form below to upload your resume for review by our human resources team.

Job Description


Procurement is a key input into the process where the selection of the best suppliers and the negotiation of the best commercial terms are critical to our business success. Depending on the dedicated category requirements, the job holder will evaluate and ensure competitive supplier conditions, minimize the supplier related risks, and contribute the Procurement related information to the binding offer. As negotiations proceed, and during the transition period, the job holder will ensure congruence between the business needs and the supplier terms and conditions. The transition period is often critical to the business case and may be subject to contractual milestones. During the transformation the job holder will coordinate and drive the procurement work stream and drive the commercial improvement of the supplier contracts, to encourage the sustainable commercial success of all opportunities.

The Buyer/Vendor Liaison is results driven and must possesses a tenacious desire to deliver flawless execution of services with the highest ethical standards. This employee will support the Chief Operating Officer in the delivery of Procurement wide strategies, policies. Success is measured through achievement of key performance indicators (fiscal as well as operational) that ensure business partner satisfaction nationally. This employee will also support be required to lead third party suppliers/contractors, and hold vendors to rigorous performance standards. Requires a highly motivated and ambitious candidate with a proactive, client focused mindset.

• Process orders as received from Stores

o Orders received by 12pm daily must be processed same day and in some cases as late as 6pm

• Gain knowledge of products ordered by attending equipment in-services held by the various suppliers, at store locations and reading of trade journals and lead Buyers through operational challenges and process improvements to support realization of expected cost savings

• Field questions from Store Managers and Sales Associates

• Return phone calls within 2 hours of receipt

• Answer all e-mails daily within 2 hours of receipt

• Process all Return Material Authorizations daily as received

• Ensure Tasks are up to date

• Ensure Inventory Item Details are accurate (item ID, HCPC, cost)





• Good interpersonal skills including a strong teamwork mindset

• Computer proficiency with MS Office and Brightree

• Good verbal/written communication and presentation skills

• Experience managing internal and external relationships at mid to high level

• Demonstrable influencing and leadership skills/ability to influence a diverse group of internal customers

• Experience dealing with and communicating to managers internally and preferably externally

• Manage relationships with internal customers and vendors

• Comprehend the procurement governance and processes and ensure that all purchases are compliant


Technical Skills:

• Planning/Organizing

o Prioritizes and plans work activities to achieve success

o Sets and achieves goals and objectives

o Develops realistic action plans

• Professionalism

o Reacts well under pressure

o Keeps commitments

o Accepts responsibility for own actions

• Quality

o Demonstrates accuracy and thoroughness

o Looks for ways to improve and promote quality

o Applies feedback to improve performance

o Monitors own work to ensure quality

• Critical Thinking

o Uses logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions, or approaches to problems

• Judgment

o Is willing to make timely decisions

o Exhibits sound and accurate judgment in decision-making

o Supports and explains reasoning for decisions

o Includes appropriate people in decision-making process

• Quality Management

o Looks for ways to improve and promote quality

o Demonstrates accuracy and thoroughness

• Cost Consciousness

o Develops and implements cost saving measures

Education and Experience:

• High School Diploma or equivalent

• Work experience in Purchasing/Procurement (Health care industry a bonus)

Please fill out the form below and upload your resume for our review.

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