Summary: This position is responsible for providing leadership to the Purchasing department and for management of its human, material and financial resources. Ensures compliance to specific policies regarding internal controls for all purchasing activities to ensure optimal use of national and locally negotiated contracts. Negotiates purchases/contracts for consumable supplies, routine capital and equipment, maintenance/support services.
- Monitors contract expiration dates to ensure timely renewal or rebidding process occurs. Oversees the day-to-day purchasing and materials management activities which include evaluating vendors, facilitating meetings, developing contracts, processing orders and inventory management. - Investigates product alternatives, reviewing cost effectiveness, soliciting bids and negotiating with vendors. Serves as Supply Chain liaison for specialty product sourcing and pricing. - Manages product conversations and penetration levels as required for compliance by GPO Opportunity programs. - Works with Supply Chain Inventory Distribution and Logistics Management to maintain Just-In-Time (JIT) inventory. - Facilitates and maintains initiatives related to MMIS to assure that the Item Master is always up-to-date and accurate. Assists in the development and/or amending internal policies and procedures associated with supply chain item master activities and assists in improving workflows associated with the organization's item Master activities. - Prepares accurate and comprehensive decision support data which includes cost analytics, usage data, forecasting, benchmarking analysis, compliance reporting, and a compilation of other significant data to assist supply chain leadership. - Facilitate the standardization of products and optimize supply utilization through effective collaboration with Physicians and Clinicians via the Value Analysis Committee. - Creates a supportive environment for supply chain staff development and the delivery of supply chain solutions. Supervision of staff to include hiring, training and evaluating performance. - Reviews product Recall activities for the organization daily. Coordinates recall efforts with Receiving, Inventory Control, Clinicians, Pharmacy and Resolution Services to ensure patient safety. - Monitors vendor performance and end-user satisfaction throughout the term of negotiated contracts. - Assists in the development and/or amending internal policies and procedures associated with supply chain contracting activity and assists in improving workflows associated with the organization's contracting activities.
Qualifications & Experience
Education: Essential: * Bachelor Degree
Essential: - Minimum of 5+ years of supply chain /procurement related experience in healthcare with at least two years of managerial experience.
Certifications Preferred: Certified Materials & Resource Professional (CMRP) or Certified Professional Contracts Manager (CPCM)