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Purchasing Director - Purchasing
Purchasing Director


Under general direction, responsible for the quality/procurement of supplies and equipment used in the hospital. Functional coordination of respective area with departments and outside resources. Reports to Chief Financial Officer.


Plans, organizes, directs and controls Purchasing;

Responsible for making department decisions, budget and safety;

Provides leadership, guidance, training, counseling, department orientation, and continuing education to staff;

Hires, promotes, counsels, resolves conflicts; disciplines and conducts performance appraisals; makes salary adjustments to assigned staff.

Participates in ongoing development of management and purchasing expertise; monitors and insures total quality improvement; maintains confidentiality.

Adheres to safety guidelines; communicates and interfaces with hospital personnel and others.

Performs other related duties as assigned.


Extensive knowledge of the principles and application of purchasing and negotiations; basic knowledge of the principles, practices and application of management including planning, organizing, directing and controlling; basic knowledge of federal and state laws that govern the work area managed.

Skill in operating hospital equipment.

Ability to plan, organize, direct, control, and assign work for self and others; skill in coordinating and problem solving. Ability to negotiate with outside vendors; exercise complex analytical judgment in the work environment; ability to give and follow written and oral instructions and effectively record and reflect observations; ability to coordinate management and work area activities; ability to react and perform under stress and emergency situations.


Any combination of training and education in purchasing and negotiations necessary for the incumbent to perform the listed duties.

Two years of management experience is required.


Normal office environment with little exposure to excessive noise, dust, temperature, and the like.

Additional Information
Shift : Day

Closing Date: 11/01/2019
Contact Information
Beth Cavanah - Director of Human Resources
Human Resources
615 Old Symsonia Rd
Benton, KY 42025
Phone: 270-527-4865

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Marshall County Hospital is the result of years of work and planning by the citizens of Marshall County. The first hospital opened in 1964 and our new facility became operational in 2009. A staff of 25 physicians offer professional medical care. In selecting one of our physicians, you can be assured of quality healthcare, and should you require hospitalization, be confident that the resources and services of this progressive healthcare organization are available to you. Approximately 250 employees staff the Marshall County Hospital and Ambulance Service.