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Procurement Specialist

Company: UNM Medical Group
Location: Albuquerque
Posted on: November 22, 2021

Job Description:

Procurement Specialist

Albuquerque, NM

UNM Medical Group, Inc. (UNMMG) is the practice plan organization for physicians and other medical providers associated with the UNM Health Sciences Center. UNMMG is a New Mexico non-profit corporation and is an equal opportunity employer. UNMMG strives to mitigate health disparities brought about by technology; we aim to reach underrepresented populations, making healthcare more equitable and accessible for all of the people in New Mexico; we have a demonstrated commitment to diversity, equity, inclusion, and student success as well as working with broadly diverse communities.

The position of Procurement Specialist works under limited supervision to assist in completing procurement related functions and contracts. Contracts includes redlining contractual arrangements and identifying potential risks. This position will also assist in the development and implementation of operating policies and procedures related to Procurement functions. The successful candidate must have the ability to work effectively and efficiently within a teamwork environment, have a high attention to detail, and be able to work well under pressure.

Please note-You will be asked to provide a "sample email to vendor related to redlining of contract and how to proceed" to the interview panel if you are selected to move forward after the phone screening.


Under limited supervision, develops and administers a wide range of contracts for UNM Medical Group. Will negotiate, develop, extend, terminate, and renegotiate contracts as appropriate. Serves as principal point of liaison with internal/external contractors and/or vendors. Monitors existing contracts for compliance, while ensuring adherence to organizational and departmental policies and procedures.

Duties and Responsibilities

Formulates, negotiates, establishes, and administers contractual arrangements and procurement proposals for various products and/or Services, as appropriate.

Evaluates and/or monitors contractor performance to determine necessity for amendments or extensions of contracts, and compliance to contractual obligations.

Analyzes and approves/rejects internal and/or external requests for deviation from specifications indicated in the contractual agreement.

Analyzes price proposals and other data to determine reasonableness of prices; reviews and interprets contract provisions to achieve cost efficiencies and reductions where feasible.

Serves as a primary liaison with internal and external representatives to ensure compliance with contract specifications and resolution of problems and issues, as they arise.

Maintains files and/or records of current and potential contracts, suppliers, materials, prices, inventories, etc.

May participate in the review and determination of contractor performance against contract specifications and takes remedial action, which may include contract termination, as appropriate.

Answer questions and provides department trainings, including but not limited to process and contract requirements, as appropriate.

May assist in the formulation, development, implementation, and revision of contracting/procurement policies, procedures, as appropriate.

Performs miscellaneous job-related duties as assigned.

Minimum Job Requirements

High School Diploma and 6 years of directly related experience. Completed degree from an accredited institution above the minimum requirements, may be substituted on a year for year basis. Verification of education and licensure (if applicable) will be required if selected for hire.

UNMMG offers a competitive salary and an attractive benefit package which includes medical, dental, vision, and life insurance as well as tuition assistance, paid leave and 403b retirement for benefits eligible employees.

Keywords: UNM Medical Group, Albuquerque , Procurement Specialist, Other , Albuquerque, New Mexico

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