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Sanford Health Purchasing Assistant - Supply Chain - FT - Days in Sioux Falls, South Dakota

Sanford Health is one of the largest and fastest-growing not-for-profit health systems in the United States. We're proud to offer many development and advancement opportunities to our nearly 50,000 members of the Sanford Family who are dedicated to the work of health and healing across our broad footprint.

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Facility: GSS National Campus
Location: Sioux Falls, SD
Address: 4800 W 57th St, Sioux Falls, SD 57108, USA
Shift: 8 Hours - Day Shifts
Job Schedule: Full time
Weekly Hours: 40.00

Department Details

This individual will utilize their previous experience in Purchasing and ERP systems to aide in the implementation of Sanford Health’s new ERP System. Some of the top responsibilities include issuing purchase orders, following up on past due purchase orders, and validating and resolving price discrepancies.

This position offers room for growth, normal business hours, and no weekends or holidays!

Job Summary

Primary duties of a purchasing assistant is working closely with Sanford departments to process orders requested by end users. Maintain purchase orders and address purchasing issues until the products are delivered, received and invoices are paid to close the purchase order. Procurement of items through the creation of Purchase orders submitted to suppliers, monitoring and expediting orders as requested. Resolves shipments errors with suppliers. Strive to achieve maximum value in the purchase of materials and services per established contracts. Negotiate terms, price, and conditions in the event of a non-established contract. Such conditions include the purchasing of supplies, equipment, services, shipping and returning of product for credit with assigned categories. Must be able to work and communicate with all levels of internal staff, external manufacturers and distributors in reference to ordering, receiving, payment or returns.

Process requisitions and issue purchase orders for supplies and equipment in a timely manner. Follow up on past due purchase orders. Validate and resolve pricing discrepancies. Process vendor returns. Strong communication skills, in both written and verbal forms. Strong critical thinking and negotiation skills.


High school diploma or equivalent preferred. Bachelor's degree preferred.

Excellent computer skills (Microsoft Excel, Word, PowerPoint, Outlook). Proficient in ERP software. Minimum of 1 year of experience in purchasing preferred.


Sanford Health offers an attractive benefits package for qualifying full-time and part-time employees. Depending on eligibility, a variety of benefits include health insurance, dental insurance, vision insurance, life insurance, a 401(k) retirement plan, work/life balance benefits, sick leave and paid time off. To review your benefit eligibility, visit .

Sanford is an EEO/AA Employer M/F/Disability/Vet. If you are an individual with a disability and would like to request an accommodation for help with your online application, please call 1-877-673-0854 or send an email to .

Sanford Health has a Drug Free Workplace Policy. An accepted offer will require a drug screen and pre-employment background screening as a condition of employment.

Job Function: Facilities and General Services
Req Number: R-63642
Featured: No