Specialist, Purchasing

What Purchasing contributes to Cardinal Health

Purchasing is responsible for managing supplier relations at a tactical level, may negotiate product cost, and utilizing terms and conditions, working with internal customers to reduce product cost, improve the supply chain and evaluate supplier performance, and executing purchase orders and manages raw material inventory.


  • Bachelors Degree in Business Administration or related degree is preferred.
  • 1+ year(s) of experience in a related field particularly in P2P in a shared services setting
  • Results oriented, critical and strategic thinker and able to work in a team environment.
  • Ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions. 
  • Strong data entry skills with attention to detail.
  • Ability to analyze data and perform required reporting tasks
  • Must have clerical perception and aptitude to avoid errors when posting information in the system
  • Good communication skills, organizational skills and multitasking abilities
  • Skills in time management and project management
  • Ability to work efficiently under pressure
  • Knowledge in SAP and SAP ByDesign preferred and knowledge in Ariba is a plus

What is expected of you and others at this level?

  • Applied basic concepts, principles, technical capabilities to perform routine tasks
  • Works on projects of limited scope and complexity
  • Follows established procedures to resolve readily identifiable problems
  • Works under direct supervision and receives detailed instruction but can also work independently and takes initiative
  • Develops competence by performing structured work assignments
  • Responsible for Purchase Order creation in SAP and SAP ByDesign
  • Prepares necessary correspondence relative to requests.
  • Collects, analyzes and shares data to help team drive improvement in key business metrics, customer experience and business results 
  • Understand how data is turned into information and knowledge and how the knowledge supports and enables key business processes 
  • Ability to communicate and collaborate with stakeholders to be able to understand certain request for PO creations
  • Ability to accomplish and run procurement related reports