Tuesday, February 14, 2017
The LifeNet Health mission is simple: Saving Lives. Restoring Health. Giving Hope. Its mission,
along with its core values of safety, quality, innovation and service continue to create an unmatched
record in transplant solutions, which cannot be achieved without talented, dedicated team members
who share the same values and attributes that guide the LifeNet Health team every day.
If you have a commitment to customer care, quality and innovation as well as integrity and passion,
then you’ve come to the right place.
We are currently seeking a Buyer II to join the LifeNet Health team in our Virginia Beach, VA location.
As a Buyer II, you would be responsible for purchasing and negotiating supplies, equipment, and
services from suppliers. Evaluates quotes and services to determine most desirable suppliers.
You would be expected to perform all tasks assigned to you, including but not limited to:
• Conducts and supervises the purchase of medical supplies, packaging, equipment, office
supplies, and services for company use in a manner that the maximum value will be obtained
relevant to FDA, ISO, AATB, and other relevant industry standards through the use of short and
long term agreements while meeting customer needs.
• Monitors routine performance of electronic procurement systems and systems contracts. May
also be required to maintain PCard programs.
• Seeks opportunities for cost savings though spend analysis, conducts bid process for assigned
categories, and makes recommendations to Purchasing Agent for continuous improvement
• Conducts daily verification of Inventory Management effectiveness, including Safety Stock alert
resolution and risk assessments.
• Responsible for working with IS group to implement minor configuration changes, PUR Master
Data. Lead for system management including changes to MM SAP process, roles, users,
• Monitors supplier performance based on various criteria. Identifies and resolves various supplier
issues in a timely and effective manner and establishes plans to eliminate or reduce negative
impact and prevent recurrence.
• Bachelor’s Degree in supply (chain) management, business administration, engineering,
operations, or related discipline.
• Certification from the Institute of Supply Management. Obtained within 2 years after Hire Date
• Six Sigma Green Belt certification or similar certification related to continuous improvement and
process measurement preferred.
• Minimum 4 years’ experience in modern procurement, including use of materials management
• Experience in use of Procurement Systems / Source-to-Pay systems preferred.
• Have 1 or more years operating in regulated industry, especially FDA-based preferred.
Get to Know LifeNet Health:
LifeNet Health, headquartered in Virginia Beach, Virginia, is the largest nonprofit organ procurement
organization (“OPO”) and tissue bank in the United States, as well as a leading innovator in
transplantation research and regenerative medicine. LifeNet holds the longest running current
accreditation by the American Association of Tissue Banks (AATB). Its goal is to improve the quality of
human life through the provision of organs and tissues for transplantation, as well as innovation in the
fields of bio-implants and regenerative medicine, and to serve the community with educational and
support services that enhance the donation process.
We are proud to be an EEO/AA employer EOE/M/F/Disability/Vet. We maintain a drug-free workplace and perform pre-employment substance
Wednesday, February 29, 2012
- APICS CPIM is preferred by thousands of employers worldwide.
- More than 95,000 professionals since 1973 have earned the APICS CPIM designation.
- APICS CPIM helps you master essential terminology, concepts, and strategies related to
- demand management
- procurement management
- supplier planning
- material requirements planning
- capacity planning
- sales and operations planning
- master scheduling
- performance measurements
- supplier relationships
- quality control
- continuous improvement.
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Many of us have recurring dreams. Mine is that I’m driving down the freeway and can’t read the road signs until I’ve missed an important exit. Fortunately, it’s just a dream. But many people have trouble reading signs—not road signs, but career warning signs.
A career warning sign is any change that indicates possible career disaster. While warning signs may vary according to employment situations, there are three basic warning signs to look for.
Warning Sign #1: Sales are down in your company.
While not everyone in an organization is involved with sales, all jobs are affected by sales levels. When revenues decrease, profits are held steady by cutting costs, which often means cutting jobs. Protect yourself by paying attention to your company’s sales.
While not all employees are privy to sales numbers, there are ways of finding pertinent financial information. Public companies must publish financial statements. And employees of non-public companies can also read the signs of declining sales, like:
• Work load decline
• Boss suddenly concerned about small costs, like pens and copy paper
• Sales manager was fired or sales department reorganized
Alert employees are sensitive to such indicators. They keep their resume updated at all times and cultivate a growing professional network for potential future job leads.
Warning Sign #2: Management changes.
Any management change has the potential to damage your corporate position. Be watchful during:
• Mergers and acquisitions
• Successive short-term management (e.g., three bosses in two years)
• Retirement or replacement of senior management
Wise employees listen closely to new-management rhetoric. Is he making dramatic promises? Does he have a reputation as a job cutter? The first announcement of new management is the time to prepare your resume and cautiously explore outside options.
Warning Sign #3: You’ve lost favor with your boss.
While “gut feelings” are often the first warning, some objective indicators are:
• A less-than-exemplary performance review
• No performance-based salary increase
• Smaller than expected year-end bonus
• Your input is not requested at planning meetings
• Your suggestions are ignored
If you sense your position on the corporate totem pole is falling, trust your gut. When jobs are at stake, yours will be one of the first sacrificed. Prepare your new career plan .
These warning signs may seem obvious, but they are often ignored by those who fear change. Rather than take action, they lean on false hope that loyalty to the employer will pay off in the end.
Those who practice career management never confuse company loyalty with aversion to change. When career warning signs appear on the horizon, read the signs clearly so that you’re ready for the next exit with a strong resume, career plan, and interview skills .
Deborah Walker, Certified Career Management Coach
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