Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center & Seattle Cancer Care Alliance

Buyer I

Job ID
Regular Full-Time
Seattle Cancer Care Alliance


The Seattle Cancer Care Alliance (SCCA), located in Seattle, Washington, is part of a dynamic collaboration among three organizations known nationally and internationally for their patient care and research: Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, University of Washington, and Seattle Children's. Over the past 25 years, these institutions have worked together to support their mission of adult and pediatric oncology patient care services, research and education.


The Buyer I is responsible for facilitating new and existing contracts, ensuring all appropriate contracts are in place prior to an approved requisition and the purchasing of relative equipment, supplies and services for departments throughout SCCA’s locations.


  • Follow standard concepts, practices and procedures within the contract and purchasing fields
  • Onboard new suppliers evaluate supplier performance and ensure annual reviews are completed.  Assess supplier selection on all orders and resourcing as needed. 
  • Solicitate contracts submissions to completion, obtaining appropriate reviews, signatures ensuring executed contracts are in place prior to the procurement of supplies, equipment and services. 
  • Work with GPO to ensure contract prices are accurate
  • Solicit supplier quotes, coordinating department requirements and specifications, following approved, procedural methods for competitive acquisitions
  • Review all incoming orders for completeness, formatting orders, and submitting orders to suppliers and departments.  Validating orders are received timely and resolve exceptions
  • Manage shared email address for department
  • Encourage and maintain relationships with suppliers, and all SCCA Departments at all levels
  • Provide vendor analysis identifying opportunities for cost savings



  • High School Degree, GED, or equivalent combination of education and experience from which comparable knowledge and abilities can be acquired is necessary. 
  • 2-3 years experience in purchasing
  • Experience in product research and procuring supplies, equipment and services.
  • Knowledge of computerized and automated system operations
  • Able to exercise good judgment and problem resolution skills
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Ability to plan, organize and prioritize workload
  • Knowledge of record keeping practices
  • Ability to effectively communicate
  • Work effectively at a fast pace
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office
  • Computer skills


  • Bachelor's degree 
  • 2-3 years of experience in contracts and purchasing in a healthcare environment
  • Knowledgeable about health care products/services
  • PeopleSoft experience

SCCA has a mandatory COVID-19 vaccination policy, and there are no exceptions for any employee who is patient-facing and/or requires access to SCCA facilities.

Exceptions exist only for employees whose positions are fully remote, with no required access to campus. As a condition of employment, newly hired employees requiring access to campus must provide proof of vaccination before their first day of employment.

Our Commitment to Diversity

We are proud to be an Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) and Vietnam Era Veterans Readjustment Assistance Act (VEVRAA) Employer. We are committed to cultivating a workplace in which diverse perspectives and experiences are welcomed and respected. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, creed, ancestry, national origin, sex, age, disability (physical or mental), marital or veteran status, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity, political ideology, or membership in any other legally protected class. We are an Affirmative Action employer. We encourage individuals with diverse backgrounds to apply and desire priority referrals of protected veterans. If due to a disability you need assistance/and or a reasonable accommodation during the application or recruiting process, please send a request to our Employee Services Center at or by calling 206-667-4700.


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