Position Details
Reference Number 14222
Position Title Purchasing Officer / Expeditor
Employment Status Permanent Full Time
Entity The Wesley Hospital
Enterprise Agreement CLER - Clerical Enterprise Agreement - Clerical / Admin - Level 4
Position Summary

With 524 beds, The Wesley Hospital provides tertiary level medical and surgical services across 30 specialty areas including cardiology, urology, neurosurgery, gastroenterology, orthopaedics, maternity and women’s health. These services are supported by an intensive care unit, coronary care unit, cardiac catheter theatres, 24-hour emergency centre, renal dialysis, radiology, radiation therapy, pathology, pharmacy services, IVF, haematology and oncology services.

Our Supply Department is currently seeking a Purchasing Officer / Expeditor to join our team in a Permanent Full Time capacity.

You will be responsible for purchasing good and services, providing an expediting/backorder management function and assisting with general purchasing and supply administration. You will maintain good customer relationships through effective communication, offer guidance on purchasing matters, resolve day to day issues and support them during the purchasing processes.

As part of your accountabilities, you will:

  • Ensure requisitions are converted to Purchase Orders / Generating Purchase Orders
  • Undertake ad hoc purchasing for pre-approved requisitions. 
  • Compile and maintain the product trials register. 
  • Proactively undertake an Expediting function to follow up and action open / back orders. 
  • Obtain quotes and source suppliers for goods and services as requested, and liaise with suppliers to solicit favorable terms.
  • Work with Warehouse Team Leader and Stock Controller to ensure efficiency of service delivery
  • Run routine SAP reports to action / close off outstanding transactions and to identify work requirements.
  • Perform other job related duties as required by Purchasing Team Leader and / or Supply Manager

The successful applicant will demonstrate:

  • Minimum 3 years hospital stores / purchasing experience
  • Experience in the use of SAP / ERP systems (MRP)
  • Intermediate / advanced use of spreadsheets
  • Sound written and verbal communication skills
  • Self directed and with the ability to work independently
  • Knowledge of Workplace Health and Safety Principles

Working as part of the UnitingCare Health team at The Wesley Hospital, you’ll join a values led organisation, focused on putting people at the centre of everything we do.  We actively promote a healthy work life balance, and provide access to a range of benefits including

  • Generous salary packaging options which increase your take home pay;
  • Exceptional professional development opportunities and exciting career paths in both clinical and leadership streams;
  • Flexible working arrangements;
  • Subsidised on-site parking and restaurant;
  • Access to staff gym
  •  Access to internal job opportunities including Blue Care, UnitingCare Community (Lifeline) and ARRCS

 To apply for this opportunity, please click on the 'Apply' button below to be taken to our online application process.


Applications Close Sunday, 17th September 2017.


UnitingCare Health is committed to being a child safe, child friendly organisation for all children who come into contact with our services. It is our expectation that our employees will share in this commitment.  Therefore, employees and successful candidates in specified roles will be required to hold a valid ’Blue Card’ in line with the ’Working with Children Check’ requirements.


Criminal record checks will be conducted for all successful candidates.

Through our values UCQ are proud of our teams diversity,
we believe in the strength of a diverse and inclusive workforce to help us achieve the best outcomes for the communities in which we operate and serve. We highly encourage applications from people who identify as a part of the Australian Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander Community. 

Selection Criteria Essential: Previous SAP / ERP and MRP experience
Essential: Intermediate / advanced experience in use of spread sheets and macro's
Essential: Knowledge and understanding of hospital / healthcare environement
Contact Person Ashoo Ranjith
Contact Number 32327396
Contact Email ashoo.ranjith@uchealth.com.au
Closing Date 17/09/2017
Position Description
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