Supply Chain Purchasing and Systems Director

Avera Health   •  

Sioux Falls, SD

Less than 5 years

Posted 269 days ago

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Job Details


 Only applicants that currently work through Avera Supply Chain are eligible to apply.


JOB SUMMARY: The Purchasing and Systems Director is the primary point of contact within Supply Chain for developing and implementing strategic vision and tactics associated to the successful final acquisition of supplies, capital, services and other goods.  The director oversees the functions necessary for smooth purchasing and systems operations delivered thru the purchasing department, materials management information systems (MMIS) department and capital management department. 


The director is responsible for the strategic vision of the supply chain system tools associated to purchasing, item file maintenance, EDI, capital management and benchmarking.  The director develops strategic operating plans to ensure the health system has the appropriate resources to support current and future operations within MMIS services or ancillary software capabilities while developing reports to assist in driving contract compliance throughout Avera and entities using our MMIS capabilities and purchasing department.  This director's team will develop and implement operational tools and assist in training buyers and end-users to skillfully utilize technology for placing electronic requisitions, and other activity related to facility day-to-day purchasing and receiving functions.


The director is responsible for the purchasing functions for all of the Avera Health System.  They effectively manage the resources and processes across the system related to the purchasing functions and acquisition of goods or services.  They directly work with the other supply chain and Avera departments to coordinate projects and initiatives related to procuring the right product, at the right price, at the right time and deliver to the right place.


The Purchasing and Systems Director develops and directs objectives, policies, and processes regarding all purchasing functions from contract signature through invoice receipt with an eye on continuous improvement towards efficiency.  Reviews vendor quality and maintains price controls and inventory flows to identify and implement efficient purchasing programs.



  • Bachelor's degree in business management, economics, finance or related field is required.
  • 3-5 years relevant experience is required.
  • 3 year leadership experience preferred.
  • Advanced degree is preferred. 


  • This position requires a valid driver's license and that the employee is insurable by the Avera Health automobile liability insurance carrier