MD Anderson Cancer Center Coordinator, Procurement - Clinical Cancer Prevention in Houston, Texas

Coordinator, Procurement - Clinical Cancer Prevention

Location: United States, Texas, Houston, Houston (TX Med Ctr) at

Accounting/Finance at

Cancer Prev & Pop Sciences 900143

Requisition #: 117540

The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center in Houston is one of the world's most respected centers focused on cancer patient care, research, education and prevention. It was named the nation's No. 1 hospital for cancer care in U.S. News & World Report’s 2016 rankings. It is one of only 47 comprehensive cancer centers designated by the National Cancer Institute.

The Coordinator, Procurement provides direction and coordination for the research laboratory program within the Department of Clinical Cancer Prevention. This requires extensive knowledge of administrative, procurement, and laboratory operational policies/procedures, and excellent organizational, communication, and interpersonal skills. Impacts the research laboratory program operations through budget decisions, program development, procurement of supplies, laboratory regulatory compliance and safety within the Department of Clinical Cancer Prevention and other assigned areas.


Supply and Equipment Inventory and Procurement Activities

Provides purchasing guidance/recommendations to laboratory personnel and PIs based on anticipated workloads.

Coordinates purchase of capital equipment for the laboratory and administrative offices.

Coordinates and manages all ProCard purchases within the laboratory and department. Maintains accurate and complete files and reconciles purchases against the bank statement on a monthly basis with the Department Administrator.

Reviews and resolves invoice exceptions for the laboratory and department in the ResourceOne (Peoplesoft) system. Follows-up with the Supply Chain Services Department and/or Accounts Payable, via email, telephone or hard copy memo to ensure adjustments and/or corrections are made accurately and in a timely manner.

Monitors account balances to ensure sufficient funds are available; otherwise, requests alternative funding sources.

Impacts the schedule of product deliveries to meet investigator goals.

Negotiates, solicits bids, troubleshoots purchases and ensures conformance to prescribed standards.

Identifies and evaluates potential sources of good/services and conducts price analyses.

Contacts vendors for sourcing, pricing, and other order information.

Assists in product selection by evaluating and recommending materials, manufacturers and suppliers from technical, functional and cost perspectives.

Maintains knowledge of market and institutional trends to ensure best purchase price.

Coordinates and expedites receiving of goods by interfacing with receiving facilities.

Coordinates and manages the laboratory capital equipment/controlled asset inventory process for the departmental laboratories. Resolves missing equipment items.

Maintains and updates equipment manuals and records.

Administrative and Fiscal Activities

Acts as a contact between the department administrative offices and the research laboratories.

Uses knowledge and expertise to identify and resolve overall research laboratory operational issues and interacts with all levels of internal and external sources to resolve problems.

Acts as a contact between Research Facilities and laboratories. Reports facilities-related problems to Research Facilities and provides follow-up. Initiates and completes work request forms for specific changes or repairs and provides cost estimates to the Primary Investigators and department administrative staff.

Assists and makes recommendations to department administration in preparation of laboratory and department budgets.

Assists in the development and management of key departmental policies (e.g., purchasing, shipping, lab safety).

Other duties asassigned



High school diploma or equivalent.



Six years general business environment experience. May substitute preferred education degree for years of equivalent experience on a one to one basis.

It is the policy of The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center to provide equal employment opportunity without regard to race, color, religion, age, national origin, sex, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, disability, protected veteran status, genetic information, or any other basis protected by institutional policy or by federal, state or local laws unless such distinction is required by law.