Johnson City, TN
8 - 10 years
Posted 140 days ago
SCOPE OF POSITION
The Supply Chain Purchasing Manager will have daily operational responsibility for the acquisition of supplies, equipment, and other requisite tangibles that are required to fulfill effective patient care. Efficient processes and technologies are to be put in place to minimize labor cost. The purchasing manager purposefully partners and collaborates closely with various department and category leaders throughout the value analysis process to evaluate opportunities, facilitate savings and develop contract strategies. . . . specifically processing, analysis, evaluation of all new product requests, product conversions and/or standardization to functional equivalent that yield to more cost effective supplies. Prepares reports on supply volumes for assigned categories while leading, supervising, and coordinating the programs and activities of the procurement specialists. Evaluates market conditions and trends, and applies creative problem solving techniques to identify cost savings opportunities consistent with organizational goals. The purchasing manager shall provide an expert level of supply market knowledge for the assigned portfolio of contracts, participate in collaborative forums and supplier performance/business reviews in order to execute sourcing initiatives that are aligned to business objectives and deliver added value to major projects.
MSHA expects that every team member will role model Patient-Centered Care behaviors and be guided by MSHA’s Values and the Principles of Patient–Centered Care. Every member of MSHA’s leadership team is accountable for coaching and monitoring reporting team members to ensure that the standards and initiatives of Patient-Centered Care are a living reality in their work units / Departments.
It is vital that an individual in this position be capable of good communication skills. It is of the utmost importance that written communication is legible.
MSHA expects all team members to support the VOS initiative by demonstrating awareness of the VOS system and effectively applying it to his/her work.
Job duties of this position may require access to protected patient information (PHI). The team member will be accountable for appropriate use of the record and compliance with all confidentiality and security policy and procedures related to use, access, and disclosure of PHI.
MSHA expects all team members to comply with Federal civil rights laws and regulations. Team members will not discriminate, exclude people, or treat anyone differently because of age, race, color, national origin, national origin, ethnicity, religion, culture, language, physical or mental disability, socioeconomic status, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression.
EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE
College Degree (i.e., bachelor’s degree); plus, a master’s degree (in business, logistics, finance, information technology, or logistics) is required. A relevant healthcare industry certification is expected. A minimum of 9 years of relevant supply chain experience is required. A minimum of 3 years in a management position is preferred. A comprehensive knowledge of supply chain, inventory control, purchasing, negotiations, and information systems is required. A familiarization with Global Healthcare Exchange (GHX) or similar EDI value-added networks is required. High competence in Microsoft Suite (Word, Excel, and Access) is expected. Lawson experience is mandatory.