Your Role:Ensures all approved products are purchased undercost effective contracts, independently. Coordinates all opportunities forcontracting of new and existing equipment, supplies and services. Evaluatesproducts and vendors.
Manages existing contracts and supplier relations for areas and products.
Negotiates contracts for continued cost savings and reliability.
Assists in financial analysis and needs assessment for purchases and products to include consideration related to total cost impact.
Develops business plans related to cost containment and resource allocation initiatives.
The responsibilities listed are a general overview of the position and additional duties may be assigned.
Develops Self and Others: Invests time, energy and enthusiasm in developing self/others to help improve performance and gain knowledge in new areas.
Builds and Maintains Relationships: Maintains regular contact with key colleagues and stakeholders using formal and informal opportunities to expand and strengthen relationships.
Communicates Effectively: Recognizes group interactions and modifies one's own communication style to suit different situations and audiences.
DELIVERING EXCELLENT SERVICES:
Serves Others with Compassion: Seeks to understand current and future needs of relevant stakeholders and customizes services to better address them.
Solves Complex Problems: Approaches problems from different angles; Identifies new possibilities to interpret opportunities and develop concrete solutions.
Offers Meaningful Advice and Support: Provides ongoing support and coaching in a constructive manner to increase employees' effectiveness.
ENSURING HIGH QUALITY:
Performs Excellent Work: Engages regularly in formal and informal dialogue about quality; directly addresses quality issues promptly.
Ensures Continuous Improvement: Applies various learning experiences by looking beyond symptoms to uncover underlying causes of problems and identifies ways to resolve them.
Fulfills Safety and Regulatory Requirements: Understands all aspects of providing a safe environment and performs routine safety checks to prevent safety hazards from occurring.
MANAGING RESOURCES EFFECTIVELY (P3):
Demonstrates Accountability: Demonstrates a sense of ownership, focusing on and driving critical issues to closure.
Stewards Organizational Resources: Applies understanding of the departmental work to effectively manage resources for a department/area.
Makes Data Driven Decisions: Demonstrates strong understanding of the information or data to identify and elevate opportunities.
Generates New Ideas: Proactively identifies new ideas/opportunities from multiple sources or methods to improve processes beyond conventional approaches.
Applies Technology: Demonstrates an enthusiasm for learning new technologies, tools, and procedures to address short-term challenges.
Adapts to Change: Views difficult situations and/or problems as opportunities for improvement; actively embraces change instead of emphasizing negative elements.
Industry knowledge of healthcare contracting and supply chain
Advanced Microsoft Excel knowledge
Comfortable working in fast paced environment
Comfortable with change
Our department sources, purchases services, supplies, and equipment which supports education, research and patient care. Our mission is to collectively support the purpose and goals of Vanderbilt University Medical Center by sourcing and purchasing quality products, equipment and services at competitive prices, payment management of vendor invoices, payment cards and travel by providing excellent customer service that meet or exceed the Medical Centerâs requirements, and to perform our services to the highest ethical and professional standards.
Locatedin Nashville, Tennessee, and operating at a global crossroads of teaching,discovery and patient care, VUMC is a community of individuals whocome to work each day with the simple aim of changing the world. It is a placewhere your expertise will be valued, your knowledge expanded, and yourabilities challenged. It is a place where your diversity â of culture,thinking, learning and leading â is sought and celebrated. It is a place whereemployees know they are part of something that is bigger than themselves, takeexceptional pride in their work and never settle for what was good enoughyesterday. Vanderbiltâs missionis to advance health and wellness through preeminent programs in patient care,education, and research.
Becausewe are committed to providing the best in patient care, education and research,we are proud of our recent accomplishments:
US News & World Report: #1 Hospital inTennessee, #1 Health Care Provider in Nashville, #1 Audiology (Bill Wilkerson Center), 9 adult and 9 pediatricclinical specialties ranked among the nation's best, #15 Education and Training
Truven Health Analytics: among the top 100hospitals in the US
Becker's Hospital Review: one of the"100 Greatest Hospitals in America"
The Leapfrog Group: grade"A" in Hospital Safety Score
National Institutes of Health: among the top 10grant awardees for medical research in the US
American Association for the Advancement ofScience: 12 facultymembers elected fellows in 2014
Magnet Recognition Program: Vanderbilt nursesare the only group honored in Middle Tennessee
Nashville Business Journal: MiddleTennessee's healthiest employer
American Hospital Association: among the 100"Most Wired" medical systems in the US
Vanderbilt University Medical Center is a comprehensive health care facility dedicated to patient care, research, and biomedical education. Our reputation for excellence in these areas has made us a major center for patient referrals from throughout the Mid-South. Each year, people throughout Tennessee and the Southeast choose Vanderbilt University Medical Center for their health care because of our leadership in medical science and our dedication to treating patients with dignity and compassion.The mission of Vanderbilt University Medical Center is to advance health and wellness through preeminent programs in patient care, education, and research.