HealthTrust (www.healthtrustpg.com) is committed to strengthening provider performance and clinical excellence through an aligned membership model and the delivery of total spend management solutions that leverage our operator experience, scale and innovation. Members include approximately 1,600 acute care facilities and more than 26,000 non-acute care sites.
Responsible for negotiating industry leading national agreements for the group purchasing organization in the area of Nursing. Objective is to ensure best in class industry pricing and contract terms and conditions through negotiation. Position's key area of focus will be sourcing initiatives that are primarily categories with low to medium spend, complexity, risk and sensitivity. Position may have some responsibility for other types of categories for the purposes of development and workload allocation.
Ability to translate objectives into project planning priorities, create and manage work plans and timelines for multiple projects and priorities, and finalize negotiations in the time-frame designated for the project
Demonstrated level of organizational ability and attention to detail
Ability to be highly efficient and productive without sacrificing quality
Understanding or aptitude to learn the product categories assigned and how end-users interface with the products.
Understanding or demonstrated ability to learn in-depth aspects of portfolio:
Product features and benefits
Product comparisons between supplier offerings
Operational impact to provider
Interpretation and use of market information provided by global sourcing team
With guidance from manager, Individual must be able to use knowledge about supplier to executive strategies, create leverage, and mitigate risks. .
Under general supervision, the individual is responsible for the sourcing process for their assigned portfolio. Including market research, bid preparation, RFI/RFP, contract negotiations, and contract launch.
CAP category strategies and final awards must be presented and validated by customer-led Advisory Boards and a customer-led, executive-level Supply Chain Board.
Individual's board presentations must be well prepared, concise, and articulated clearly.
Oversee supplier relationship during the sourcing process. Participate in supplier business reviews and review new products/technologies as they arise in assigned categories.
Build stable working relationships with customers with interaction primarily being through member advisory/supply chain board presentations.
Facilitate conversations with internal functional team during project kick-off to gather feedback, opinions, and alignment of resource needs to meet contracting initiative timelines
Communication of bid process, negotiation status, agreement on terms, financial proposal concerns and other matters with supplier and internal team.
Meet/exceed financial & operational goals in the annual contracting plan.
Maintain timely achievement of all assigned sourcing initiatives ensuring activities adhere to all established policies and procedures and standards of business conduct.
Resolve supplier and/or customer issues, as escalated by Portfolio Specialist.
1 to 3 years of relevant work experience preferred. Ideal candidate will have experience in strategic sourcing and negotiating a variety of contracts in the area of Nursing. Experience in: strategic sourcing, contract negotiation / management, materials management / purchasing, contracting financial analysis, and healthcare
Internal Number: 10250-1934
As provider cost pressures continue to intensify, it’s more critical than ever to lower expenses and improve outcomes. That’s why more than 1,600 hospitals have partnered with HealthTrust to realize the value of the industry’s only truly committed and aligned group purchasing model. The result? Savings superior to any other purchasing alliance by double digits.
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