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Cedars-Sinai Procurement Specialist - TEMPORARY in United States

Grow your career at Cedars-Sinai!

When the work you do every single day has a crucial impact on the lives of others, every effort, every detail, and every second matters. This shared culture of passion and dedication pulses through Cedars-Sinai, and it’s just one of the many reasons we’ve achieved our fifth-consecutive Magnet designation for nursing perfection. From working with a team of outstanding healthcare professionals to using state-of-the-art facilities, you’ll have everything you need to do something incredible—for yourself, and for others. Join us, and discover why U.S. News & World Report has named us one of America’s Best Hospitals!

What will you be doing in this role?

Under the direction of Contract Administrator/Purchasing Supervisor (CA/PS), you are responsible for prudent purchase of commodities, equipment, services and contracts and follow-up with suppliers to assure compliance with prices and deliveries as promised. Provides telephone assistance and information as requested by Health System departments and vendors.

This is a TEMPORARY position. Position could be 12 - 18 months. Full time with beneifts


  • High School/GED diploma (college preferred).

What else are we looking for?

  • Two years Procurement experience (healthcare experience desirable)

  • Interpersonal skills necessary to develop cooperative working relationship with a wide range of medical Center personnel and vendors when placing, expediting, verifying orders and resolving purchasing discrepancies. Relates favorably with others.

  • In-depth knowledge of contracts, invoicing, and negotiation terms.

  • Able to calculate discounts, and prepare cost savings reports requiring use of mathematics.

  • Able to negotiate with vendors to obtain the best value for money expended.

  • Great written and verbal communication skills

  • Must be able to make sound and accurate judgements in emergency situations.

  • Must treat all vendors with equal justice.

  • Must be tactful when dealing with vendors and user departments.

  • Must have familiarity with computerized purchasing systems including basic keyboard skills (40-50wpm), spreadsheet and word-processing.

  • Possess excellent computer skills.

  • As applicable to individual job duties and expectations, employee must additionally possess a working knowledge of word processing, spreadsheets, presentation development, e-mail, browsers and online reporting.

Cedars-Sinai is an EEO employer. Cedars-Sinai does not unlawfully discriminate on the basis of the race, religion, color, national origin, citizenship, ancestry, physical or mental disability, legally protected medical condition (cancer-related or genetic characteristics or any genetic information), marital status, sex, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, pregnancy, age (40 or older), military and/or veteran status or any other basis protected by federal or state law.