Community Health Center

Purchasing Assistant

US-CT-New Britain
3 weeks ago
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Purchasing/ Supply Chain


Community Health Center, Inc. (CHCI). CHC is one of the country’s most creative and dynamic providers of primary medical, dental and behavioral health services, and a leader in practice based research, health professionals training, and use of innovative technologies to advance health and health care.CHCI is designated as a federally qualified health center and a patient centered medical home by HRSA, the Joint Commission, and NCQA, respectively. WE deliver more than 500,000 patient visits per year from primary care hubs and community clinics across the state of Ct, all connected by technology and common standards for quality. We employ several hundred medical, dental, and behavioral health providers who are engaged in practice, teaching, and research. Our Weitzman Institute is devoted to research and practice transformation, and is recognized around the country as one of the premier research institutes focused on improving health care and health outcomes for special and vulnerable populations. In addition, the organization has developed three wholly owned subsidiaries from the original pilot developments within the Weitzman Institute, the National Nurse Practitioner Residency and Fellowship Training Consortium (NNPRFTC), the National Institute for Medical Assistant Advancement, and the Community eConsult Network.National Nurse Practitioner Residency and fellowship training Consortium, National Institute for the Advancement of Medical Assistants and the Community eConsult Network.




  • Assist in the development of new and innovative procurement strategies.
  • Cultivation of relationships with current and potential suppliers.
  • Assist in the procurement of goods for new construction
  • Identify good buying opportunities based on knowledge of market fluctuations and seasonal demand
  • Research and identify potential new suppliers.
  • Ensure timeliness of shipments and arrange for distribution to multiple sites as needed.
  • Coordinates and insures integrity of data in procurement system
  • General administrative support for the purchasing department.
  • Special projects as assigned



  • High School diploma or GED
  • Bachelor’s degree in Business or other related field preferred.
  • Minimum 2 years’ experience working in a purchasing function
  • Demonstrated interpersonal and effective communication skills.
  • Proficient PC skills including Microsoft Word, Excel, Data Entry and Outlook
  • Working knowledge of MRP or ERP systems preferred
  • Demonstrated strong organizational skills, detail orientation and multi-tasking.




Physical effort generally involves bending and reaching for files, walking between building sites and occasional travel to all locations.


Associates (Required)


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