Buyer II

Job Category:  Accounting/Finance
Department:  Procurement and Contracting Services

Los Angeles, CA, US, 90017

Position Type:  Full Time
Requisition ID:  10294

Salary Range:  $55,245.00 (Min.) - $69,045.00 (Mid.) - $82,867.00 (Max.)


Established in 1997, L.A. Care Health Plan is an independent public agency created by the state of California to provide health coverage to low-income Los Angeles County residents. We are the nation’s largest publicly operated health plan. Serving more than 2 million members in five health plans, we make sure our members get the right care at the right place at the right time.

Mission: L.A. Care’s mission is to provide access to quality health care for Los Angeles County's vulnerable and low-income communities and residents and to support the safety net required to achieve that purpose.

Job Summary

The Buyer II supports L.A. Care's  purchasing services and functions.  A strong understanding of the procurement and sourcing process is necessary, as this position may involve processing of contract requests, non-catalog requisitions, Office Depot/Amazon purchases,  creation/maintenance of purchase orders; or preparation and administration of sourcing events; all to secure acquisition of services and goods company-wide. This position reviews and understands basic legal/contractual documents and prepare same from templates.  Prepares contract and vendor related reports for management using advance excel functions.  Recording and tracking cost savings.  This position will spot issues and work through problems independently. This position is project and team-oriented, providing an excellent opportunity to work in a team environment with other highly motivated individuals. This position may be focused on either Contracting or Sourcing, the requirements of each are described below as indicated.


Support the buying, contract administration and sourcing operations for selected L.A. Care spend categories. Depending on whether position will fall under Contracting or Sourcing, specific duties under this sentence will be described in "Additional Information" section below. (40%)

Processing company purchases of goods and services via non-catalog requisitions, including Office Depot and Amazon interfaces, all in accordance with detailed internal systems and protocols.  (35%)

Preparation and analyses of detailed reports (and communications of same to stakeholders throughout company), including contract expiration reports, end-of-time reports, quarterly spend reports, cost savings and others as requested, all involving extraction of data from procurement systems into extensive and detailed Excel spreadsheets. Understanding of expenditures and costs.  (10%)

Review contracts, purchase orders, invoices and other A/P and purchasing items to confirm are being correctly applied to purchase orders and contracts.  (5%)

Perform other duties as assigned. (10%)

Duties Continued

Education Required

High School Diploma/or High School Equivalency Certificate

Education Preferred

Associate's Degree in Accounting or Related Field


At least 2 years of experience in procurement, purchasing or contract management, analyzing data in a financial and legal context, familiarity with healthcare and legal terminology.

Experience with SciQuest/JAGGAER, SAP/Arriba, Solomon.


Familiar with standard procurement and sourcing concepts, practices, systems and procedures. 

Quick and reliable learner with extreme attention to detail.

Highly organized multi-tasker with ability to independently spot issues and work through problems with minimal to no assistance.

Clear and proficient writer and communicator with excellent analytical, organizational and presentation skills  

Writing skills to include understanding of legal terminology and methodology and ability to prepare amendments, contracts and basic legal documents from templates. 

Highly proficient and confident in Microsoft Excel and Office. 

Licenses/Certifications Required

Licenses/Certifications Preferred

Required Training

Physical Requirements


Additional Information

Area Specifics:
Detailed description of first item in Essential Duties and Responsibilities section, depending on whether focused in Contracting or Sourcing, shall be as follows:

Contracting:  Includes processing, analysis, review, revision and light drafting of vendor contracts, particularly amendments, purchase agreements, grants and others as assigned. Initiate and complete contracting process as assigned, all in accordance with detailed internal systems and protocols.

Sourcing:  Includes supporting the Request for Proposal (RFP) process, which entails coordinating with internal business units, preparing RFP documents, releasing RFPs to bidders, and administering the receipt, distribution and evaluation of bidder proposals and presentations, as well as pricing analyses, final scoring and vendor selection.

Salary Range Disclaimer: The expected pay range is based on many factors such as geography, experience, education, and the market.  The range is subject to change.


L.A. Care offers a wide range of benefits including

  • Paid Time Off (PTO)
  • Tuition Reimbursement
  • Retirement Plans
  • Medical, Dental and Vision
  • Wellness Program
  • Volunteer Time Off (VTO)


Nearest Major Market: Los Angeles

Job Segment: Purchasing, Finance