Under minimal supervision, this position negotiates, directs and implements regional purchasing agreements, processes, contracts and materials management initiatives. This position will report to the VP of Procurement with a dotted line to the Market President in the region. The candidate will have responsibility for approximately 40-50 healthcare facilities in the Pacific Market, particularly in CA and OR. These facilities may include both Ambulatory Surgery Centers (ASC’s) and Surgical Hospitals.
Approximately 65% travel is required.
Primary responsibilities include:
Supporting market cost savings objectives and implementing Best Practices in support of budgeted procurement and productivity initiatives
Leading the negotiation of regional and facility level contracts
Analyzing financial information and implementing strategic solutions to meet budgeted case cost and EBITDA targets
Managing market compliance to USPI and GPO national contracts
Actively participating on the USPI Corporate Procurement Team to stay abreast of industry reforms and corporate initiatives, and providing communication and implementation of those initiatives to the Market.
Providing market focused prioritization and support for the implementation of new contracts, contract conversions, and procurement initiatives
Performing new acquisition integration including capability and competency assessment of materials management personnel and transition support to include system transition, contract conversions, and personnel training.
Performing Materials Management Operational Reviews, audits and monitoring on purchasing and inventory control processes within the Market.
Participating in Home Office Quarterly Business Review (QBR) Meetings.
ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS of this job description include but are not limited to:
Responsibility for the establishment and maintenance of a work environment that reflects USPI’s EDGE™, performance improvement and customer service program consistent with the Corporation’s Mission Statement.
Lead in the negotiation of rebate and/or tiered level contracts, where appropriate, for specific facilities or entire market. Track all monetary benefits related to these contracts.
Manage the Materials Management functions within the defined market, to include purchasing, inventory management, distribution of supplies, management and tracking of suppliers and capital equipment.
Train, implement and direct various facets of the automated Materials Management system – (ENVI/Cerner/Meditech), to include requisitioning, purchasing, inventory management, invoice reconciliation, and accrual management.
Research and evaluate products/services and supplier performance in support of existing and/or new contracts.
Ensure facility compliance in the purchasing of contracted services, supplies and equipment.
Participate in meetings as a healthcare, procurement, and financial resource to discuss strategic solutions for improving profitability and to ensure that quality products and services are provided.
Gather, interpret and analyze data from various systems to:
Determine budget issues and savings opportunities
Lead discussions and meetings to determine conversion opportunities
Implement Savings opportunities and measure results
Recommend and/or adjust procedures relative to Materials Management practices
Develop and prepare reports and presentations based on usage statistics, purchasing trends, marketing data and savings relative to competitive bidding and national agreements.
Develop and maintain relationships with various departments and levels throughout USPI and vendor organizations.
Drive savings and improve market financial performance through contract negotiation, process improvements, strategy recommendations, and the implementation of existing GPO and USPI contracts.
Perform budgetary research for capital equipment planning and procurement.
Lead Market and/or Regional Supply Chain meetings to provide value, vision and strategy to managed facilities around purchasing and materials management activities
This role indirectly supports the facility Materials Managers so that they develop and exhibit a high level of productivity and commitment to their facility in meeting the financial and material needs of their departmental customers and facility stakeholders.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, QUALIFICATION and EDUCATIONAL AND /OR EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTS:
Bachelor’ Degree in business, procurement or health care administration, MBA preferred.
Clinical background required; RN or CST strongly preferred
Acute Care Hospital procurement knowledge strongly preferred
Strong negotiation experience required
Excellent understanding of Ortho Implants
Ability to successfully negotiate with implant vendors
Experience in driving value through rebates and tier level contract negotiation required
3-5 years healthcare materials management experience with at least 2 years supervisory experience
Knowledge of healthcare purchasing, inventory management systems, procurement, supplies distribution/operations and contracting, capital equipment and automated systems.
Excellent analytical skills required
Strong written and verbal communication skills.
Strong problem solving skills.
Proficient in the Microsoft Product Suite.
Knowledge of IOS/ENVI, Cerner and Meditech and HCIQ systems strongly preferred.
PHYSICAL DEMANDS / WORKING CONDITIONS:
Requires travel to center locations and occasional irregular hours. Must be able to lift up to 35 pounds
Internal Number: 10693-147
United Surgical Partners International, Inc. (USPI) is based in Addison, Texas and is a leading operator of short stay surgical facilities including ambulatory surgery centers and surgical hospitals. USPI operates over 250 facilities in the United States. Most of USPI’s facilities include local physician owners, and many are also partially owned by various, non-for-profit healthcare systems.