Purchasing Asst

Position: Purchasing Asst

Job ID: 146708

Location: US-TX-Houston


Talent Area: Administrative Support

Full/Part Time: Full-Time

Regular/Temporary: Regular

Shift: 8a - 5p

About Texas Children's Hospital

Since 1954, Texas Children’s has been leading the charge in patient care, education and research to accelerate health care for children and women around the world. When you love what you do, it truly shows in the smiles of our patient families, employees and our numerous accolades such as being consistently ranked as the best children’s hospital in Texas, and among the top in the nation by U.S.News & World Report as well as recognition from Houston Business Journal as one of this city’s Best Places to Work for ten consecutive years.   Texas Children’s comprehensive health care network includes our primary hospital in the Texas Medical Center with expertise in over 40 pediatric subspecialties; the Jan and Dan Duncan Neurological Research Institute (NRI); the Feigin Center for pediatric research; Texas Children’s Pavilion for Women, a comprehensive obstetrics/gynecology facility focusing on high-risk births; Texas Children’s Hospital West Campus, a community hospital in suburban West Houston; and Texas Children’s Hospital The Woodlands, a second community hospital opening in 2017. We have also created the nation’s first HMO for children, established the largest pediatric primary care network in the country and a global health program that is channeling care to children and women all over the world. Texas Children’s Hospital is also academically affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine, one of the largest, most diverse and successful pediatric programs in the nation.   To join our community of 13,000 dedicated team members, visit texaschildrenspeople.org for career opportunities. You can also learn more about our amazing culture at infinitepassion.org.


We are searching for a Purchasing Assistant – someone who works well in a fast-paced setting, supporting the Warehouse and it's customers. In this position, you’ll provide skilled professional duties and support buyers and senior buyers in the purchasing of supplies, equipment and services requisitioned by the various organization entities in a timely, cost effective manner that enables us to provide the finest possible pediatric patient care, education and research in a cost-effective manner. Duties include conducting business effectively and in accordance with established laws, regulations, policies and procedures and exercising good business practices.


Think you’ve got what it takes?

Responsibilities :

  • Process low dollar operational on-line and outside requisitions (“Pink”) within the appropriate timeframe and, upon receipt, converting them to purchase orders and then dispatching to the appropriate vendor
  • Maintains office supply program
  • Maintains data in the ERP system
  • Functions as liaison between hospital entities and vendors
  • Maintains and updates reports, attends meetings and studies market trends
  • Performs other duties as assigned by management


  • Associate’s degree in business or a related field required
  • 2 years of supply chain experience required
  • 2 years of experience with a supply chain ERP system, preferably PeopleSoft, required
  • Health experience preferred
  • Bachelor's degree in Supply Chain Management preferred 

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