The VP of Supply Chain is the central resource for designing and executing responsible, cost effective supply chain strategies across all areas of Coordinated Health. The primary responsibility of this role is to successfully develop and execute strategies in support of the largest area of (non-labor) expense for the hospital network - medical, surgical and clinical supplies. At its core, the VP of Supply Chain role is accountable for developing a system-wide approach for end-to-end supply chain integration that delivers customer service and support of the caregiver.
The VP of Supply Chain is responsible for the design, development and execution of a supply chain vision, strategic plan and annual operating plan to include inventory management, direct and indirect material purchasing, strategic sourcing, capital, leases and software purchases. This role is accountable for total company supply spend and management of medical and clinical costs to meet business plan targets. This position plays a key role in system design, utilization and improvement.
Particular areas of focus for this role will include elimination of duplicative inventories; standardization of supplies; management of supplier relationships and monitoring of contract performance and compliance; supply expense reduction through efficiencies and elimination of redundant processes; leveraging of appropriate technologies for optimal efficiencies and to ensure appropriate linkage to other systems and development and monitoring of internal/external benchmarks for supply chain performance.
Build professional, effective relationships with physicians, clinicians and senior leadership to evaluate and obtain the best quality medical implants, devices, and supplies while minimizing the total cost of ownership.
Lead the supply chain and materials management team with professional expertise in healthcare logistics and inventory managem
Mentor and coach staff to ensure that departmental objectives are met with regard to best practices and customer servic
Assist in the hiring, training and education and evaluation of assigned staf
Research, benchmark, introduce, and customize best practices in medical device evaluation, inventory management and distribution operati
Streamline material management processes to reduce waste and improve efficiency and inventory turns.
Reduce overall hospital network costs through high quality, professional process-driven vendor negotiations, bundling, total cost of ownership model, and improved efficiencies that can be tracked through to the bottom line.
Develop and deliver effective quality improvement initiatives and appropriate metrics to drive correct behavior and affect resul
Work cross functionally on all areas of cost control including IT, General and Administrative and equipment purchas
Lead and manage the efficient, purposeful and responsible development and delivery of service contracts (through best practice RFP processes), including new spend, contract renewals.
Support capital projects by providing expertise, feedback and input during proposed and approved projec
Works collaboratively with other departments to align with the company’s vision and goals.
Assists the other departments with various projects on an as needed basis.
May be required to rotate to other Coordinated Health locations as required.
Experience, Knowledge, and Education Requirements
Bachelor’s Degree in Finance, Economics, and/or Supply Chain
Master’s Degree or Masters in Business Administration (MBA) preferred.
Minimum of 8 – 10 years of experience in procurement management and inventory control in healthcare or medical device industry.
Knowledge of hospital operations and purchasing practices.
Knowledge of orthopedic medical devices and supplies strongly preferred.
Expertise in logistics, vendor management, business case development, financial analysis and building and maintaining positive internal and external relationships.
Knowledge of business applications focused on supply chain management, contract negotiations and administration and project management.
Proven ability in developing and leading teams, including four or more years managing teams/staff.
Strong leadership and influencing skills, with demonstrated ability to champion organizational initiatives across cross functional areas.
Strong skills in Microsoft Excel and other analytical software tools.
Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
Must be highly organized with the ability to handle multiple tasks with strict timelines.
Internal Number: CH180147
About Coordinated Health
Coordinated Health (CH) is a privately held acute-care hospital network in eastern Pennsylvania and western New Jersey. CH’s focused regional network has 1,400 employees at 18 sites with an ambulatory-based continuum of care. Access is provided by specialty hospitals, ambulatory surgery centers, transitional care units, multi-specialty clinics and walk-in centers. Service lines include musculoskeletal care, cardiology, women’s health and immediate and primary care, endocrinology, rheumatology, and general surgery. In Bethlehem, CH has exclusively earned the U.S. government’s new 5-star top CMS rating for hospital patient service, has earned top safety and patient satisfaction scores from HealthGrades.