SUPPLY CHAIN CONTRACT MANAGER
St. Joseph Healthcare, a Member of Covenant Health | Tewksbury, MA
* Three to five years experience required
* JOB SUMMARY
The Supply Chain Contract Manager is responsible for overseeing the Supply Chain Contract Management at the Hospital level.
Conducts price benchmarking and utilization analysis in preparation of contract negotiations by providing sound operational, clinical and financial recommendations for controlling costs and increasing contract savings.
Participates in value analysis, product standardization and continually pursues clinical supply chain cost savings.
Utilizes benchmarking tools to evaluate, compare and contract pricing on non-stock and stock items. Analyzes usage of supplies, equipment and services throughout assigned departments; develops an ongoing list of items that are candidates for standardization throughout the system; reducing clinical variation by promoting clinical best practices, ie., OR preference cards, etc.
Applies knowledge and experience as a Supply Chain professional and GPO negotiator. Reduces outsourced purchase service costs, including but not limited to linen cleaning, clinical engineering, medical/surgical supply distribution, pharmacy wholesaler distribution, etc.
Participates in task groups and implementation teams involved with Information Systems activities that affect the Supply Chain Department.
Provides direct contact with vendors/suppliers in negotiating and drafting contracts.
Reviews, drafts and maintains contracts while communicating key issues to System Director of Supply Chain.
Implementation and compliance monitoring of all contracts for goods and services.
Ensures that all contracts adhere to Covenant policies, procedures and legal requirements.
Coordinates with affected departments and vendors concerning anticipated and pending contracts, changes and amendments.
Supports organizational goals by providing quality customer service, participating in performance improvement efforts, LEAN, ARCI and demonstrating a commitment to teamwork and cooperation.
Bachelor's degree in Supply Chain Procurement or related field required.
Minimum of 3-5 years of contract/purchasing experience.
Extensive knowledge and expertise in healthcare operations with a concentration in group purchasing and strategic sourcing.
Other Skills Required:
Advanced Excel and analytical skills.
Current aptitude of McKesson system; EPIC experience a plus
Organizational skills with ability to manage multiple, complex programs and projects within deadlines.
Knowledge of computer inventory systems with operating room equipment/materials.
Nashua office location
We are an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, age, disability status, gender, sexual orientation, ancestry, protected veteran status, national origin, genetic information or any other legally protected status.