Obtains products, equipment, and services from suppliers at the lowest cost consistent with considerations of quality, reliability of source, compliance with professional, regulatory or accreditation standards and urgency of need. Works with sourcing and customers to manage supply chain cost targets, continuity of supply, capacity flexibility and delivery performance. Negotiates agreement and contracts and secures cost reduction on individual acquisitions and sourcing initiatives. Monitors metrics to ensure that orders meet established delivery times and comply with invoice terms. Provides skilled technical assistance in procuring goods and services in specific commodity areas following state and institutional guidelines. Monitors and enforce procurement related policies and procedures.
Bachelor’s degree in business, or healthcare administration, or related experience, required. Relevant and applicable experience may substitute degree requirement.
Minimum of five years’ experience purchasing, preferably in a healthcare setting.
Familiarity with inventory management and advanced supply chain management concepts.
Knowledge of INFOR Cloudsuite computer applications, GHX system and Surgery information systems (i.e. EPIC OpTime) preferred.
CMRP Certification, preferred.
Proven experience of purchasing techniques, contracting, and negotiation procedures.
Internal Number: 2020-0169
About Valley Medical Center/UW Medicine
Valley Medical Center (VMC) is a 321-bed acute care hospital and clinic network committed to providing safe,quality, compassionate care since 1947. The oldest and largest public district hospital
in the State of Washington,VMC proudly serves more than 600,000 residents in South King County. Dedicated to patient safety and improving the overall health of the community, VMC is a thriving medical center and the largest nonprofit healthcare provider between Seattle and Tacoma.
Valley Medical Center is a component entity of UW Medicine,which includes Harborview Medical Center, Northwest Hospital &Medical Center, UW Medical Center, UW Neighborhood Clinics,
UW Physicians, UW School of Medicine and Airlift Northwest