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Nationwide Children's Hospital Construction Purchasing Planner in Columbus, Ohio

Construction Purchasing Planner

Purchases assigned product groups, obtains quality products at a competitive price, substitutes similar items as necessary, develops bid packages for purchases/services and negotiates firm pricing with vendors while maximizing the Group Purchasing Organization (GPO) contracts. Expedites orders a necessary. Monitors suppliers? performance to assure compliance with prices and deliveries as promised. Communicates regularly with all hospital staff to identify and implement changes in the construction/purchasing function to improve service and reduce costs.

Schedule: (Full time, Benefits Eligible)


Central Campus

700 Children's Dr

Columbus, Ohio 43205

The moment you walk through our doors, you can feel it. When you meet one of our patient families, you believe it. And when you talk with anyone who works here, you want to be part of it, too. Welcome to Nationwide Children’s Hospital, where Passion Meets Purpose.

Here, Everyone Matters. We’re 13,000 strong. And it takes every single one of us to improve the lives of the kids we care for, and the kids from around the world we’ll never even meet. Kids who are living healthier, fuller lives because of the knowledge we share. We know it takes a Collaborative Culture to deliver on our promise to provide the very best, innovative care and to foster new discoveries, made possible by the most groundbreaking research. Anywhere.

Ask anyone with a Nationwide Children’s badge what they do for a living. They’ll tell you it’s More Than a Job. It’s a calling. It’s a chance to use and grow your talent to make an impact that truly matters. Because here, we exist simply to help children everywhere.

Nationwide Children’s Hospital. A Place to Be Proud

  • Reviews and implements GPO contracts and updates for assigned departments and product groups for products, equipment, and services.

  • Creates, sends out and analyzes bid requests for assigned department and product groups for products, equipment and services not covered by the GPO contracts.

  • Places orders for items for assigned departments and works with departments and vendors to coordinate the purchase of quality products at a competitive price.

  • Works regularly with Architect, Interior Designer and other professionals in developing furniture, fixtures, and equipment specifications. (FFE)

  • Maintains an adequate flow of commodities and services to supply the construction needs.

  • Checks requisitions for accuracy, correcting errors and obtaining proper signature if required.

  • Conducts market searches for new quality, competitive priced products, equipment and services. Proposes new products, obtains product and assists in the coordination of the evaluations.

  • Coordinates and assists ordering departments, Finance and Receiving personnel to resolve problems encountered with ordering information price discrepancies or delivery.

  • Maintains a positive, competitive, professional and ethical relationship with all vendor representatives.

  • Remains informed of current events and topics associated with Purchasing for buyer?s assigned departments through the various Purchasing publications.

  • Maintains and updates information on automated materials management system.

  • Promotes and enforces Purchasing Department policies and procedures.

  • Achieves and reports cost savings.

  • Covers for other Buyers and Purchasing Assistant.

  • Performs miscellaneous duties as required.



  • A college degree in business administration or equivalent including courses in purchasing, business law, economics, accounting or marketing.


  • Computer, math, and basic accounting skills are necessary to perform in this position.

  • Ability to interpret blueprints. Use of computer programs such as Excel, Word and Access.

  • Good interpersonal skills, both verbal and written, plus customer service skills are required.

Minimum Physical Requirement:

  • Sitting Frequently

  • Talking on phone/in person Occasionally

  • Typing on a keyboard Occasionally

  • Standing/walking Frequently

The above list of duties is intended to describe the general nature and level of work performed by individuals assigned to this classification. It is not to be construed as an exhaustive list of duties performed by the individual so classified, nor is it intended to limit or modify the right of any supervisor to assign, direct, and control the work of employees under his/her supervision.


Requisition ID: 2021-31792

External Company Name: Nationwide Children's Hospital

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