The Corporate Director Supply Chain Management provides leadership in achieving strategic cost containment via an effective, multidisciplinary approach to the management of the organization's supply chain, as well as through guidance and oversight of the activities of the materials management function a t the hospitals.
Develops and maintains a supply chain strategic plan with clear goals and accountabilities linked to the overall plan for organization. Institutes effective supply chain management practices and identifies opportunities for improvement, sourcing high quality products at the best total cost. Establishes and monitors adherence to controls and policies relate to purchasing and inventory management at the hospitals. – 30%
Establishes performance metrics based on internal data and external industry benchmarks. Publishes comparative hospital performance data to foster change. Leverages information technology to contain costs and create efficiencies in the supply chain. Maintains the quality of supply chain data, including a clean, consistent and accurate supply chain. Maintains the quality of supply chain data, including a clean, consistent and accurate supply chain item master for utilization in discussions with physicians, clinicians, and administrators. Monitors activity to identify purchasing trends and spot fluctuations in volume and pricing. – 30%
Oversees GPO relationship and ensures strong working relationship. Maximizes contract spend compliance. Negotiates and manages procurement contracts and complex service maintenance agreements with suppliers and distributors. Ensures appropriate competitive bidding and request for proposal protocol are in place for procurement and contracting. – 30%
Facilitates procurement of capital equipment process. Ensures appropriate competitive bidding and request for proposal protocol are in place for capital purchases. - 10%
THE QUALIFIED CANDIDATE WILL HAVE EXPERIENCE IN THE FOLLOWING AREAS:
10 or more years of acute care hospital supply chain management experience required
5 or more years of full management/supervisory experience required
MINIMUM EDUCATION REQUIRED/PREFERRED:
Bachelor’s Degree in related field required
Master’s Degree in related field preferred
Supply Chain or Materials Management Certification preferred
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND COMPETENCIES:
Working knowledge of Lawson Procurement system.
Knowledge of the full life cycle supply chain and logistics functions as it pertains to a hospital system environment.
Demonstrated 10 years or more track record of sustained success in monitoring healthcare supply chain activities through standardized operating metrics and providing guidance, assisting facilities to make appropriate improvements, and achieving efficiencies and cost savings through effective supply chain management.
Must possess the competencies required for successfully management of supplier contracts and relationships for medical and non-medical products, hospital maintenance, information management, and general services.
Possess strong interpersonal skills, forging Board, senior leadership, and facility relationships.
Ability to work with medical staff to standardize supplies and implants.
Knowledge of current and emerging practices developing and monitoring standardized operating metrics for the supply chain function and driving state of the art supply chain practices across SHC.
Demonstrated employee management and development skills.
Exceptional contract negotiation skills, that include pre and post award analyses (i.e., providing all information necessary for client to validate most effective sourcing strategy).
Ability to work strategically with GPO.
Have the contracting and sourcing expertise required to facilitate client's complete contracting needs for the non-medical portfolio for product categories such as food distribution, medical / surgical distribution, etc.
Skills in identifying custom contracting opportunities for product categories not covered under a national contract including research, coordinating bid efforts, supervising data analysis, and soliciting client participation in this process.
Ability to evaluate client data to identify spending trends and identify cost-saving opportunities, and present plan to SHC leaders.
Ability to communicate effectively with all levels of client base, and within SHC information necessary in a professional and timely manner.
Skills necessary to ensure that work plan are accurate and up-to-date to keep the various client committees informed of new contracts, status of existing contracts, and any other activities that may affect the client during the year.