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 Franciscan Children's -- Materials Management Manager


At Franciscan Children's, we bring an unparalleled level of expertise to children with complex medical, mental health and educational needs so they can receive specialized care in a compassionate and positive environment. We share an unwavering commitment to excellence, ensuring that every child has the opportunity to reach their fullest potential and live their best life.

If you're looking for a position where you can truly make a difference, Franciscan Children's may be the place for you. We're seeking talented employees who bring a passion for service and a desire to improve the lives of children. Join our team in the convenient, accessible Brighton neighborhood of Boston. Learn how your talents can help...so every kid can.

Position Summary:

Materials Management Manager

Plans, direct, and manage the process of purchasing materials, products and services.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

• Negotiates pricing and monitors buying contracts for all stock and equipment according to policy.

• Applies cost-effective measures in department operations and keeps abreast of all product changes, recalls, and industry trends.

• Oversees centralized procurement of all supplies, equipment, and services.

• Maintains a good working relationship with vendors to utilize them for the best service possible.

• Upholds hospital policies, acts as an advisor/resource to all departments with regard to supply, equipment, and service needs, and keeps management informed of departmental policy changes and any deviation of routine activity.

• Conducts a hospital wide physical inventory on an annual basis and create a perpetual inventory system.

• Maintains database of products in the materials management system.

• Makes assessments of assets to be retired and decides on means of liquidation.

• Plans, organizes, and directs department functions in consultation with administration. Develops departmental goals and objectives.

• Establishes standards of performance and productivity.

• Maintains records and statistics for administrative and regulatory purposes, and provides cost-benefit analysis to substantiate decisions in product selection.

• Evaluates performance and initiates or recommends department personnel actions such as merit increases, promotions, transfers, disciplinary actions, and termination.

• Maintains professional growth and development through seminars, workshops, and professional affiliations, etc.

• Maintains an organized and clean department and safe work environment.

• Substitutes in the absence of Central Supply Technician or the Mailroom Technician.

• Other duties may be assigned.


• Bachelor’s degree required

• Two years’ experience business or health care related fields.

• Strong managerial background in inventory control, procurement, and logistics preferably in the medical field.

• Valid Driver's license

We offer:

Competitive Compensation

Affordable Benefits

On-site Child Care


Professional Development Reimbursement

Life Insurance and Long-Term Disability

Free Parking

Pre-Tax MBTA Corporate Pass

And More

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Franciscan Children's is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment because of race, color, sex, age, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression, status as a veteran, and basis of disability or any other federal, state or local protected class.



Senior MMIS Administrator

Lahey Health

Stoneham, MA

Reports to Director of Purchasing


Position Summary:


Represents Lahey Health MMIS Supply chain functions in the implementation and training of Inventory and Purchasing systems, including the PeopleSoft Materials Management System and GHX EDI.  Manages the item master file data and procedures to ensure that required information is accurately and securely maintained.  Provides responsive information in the form of reports and statistical presentations to management and others with authorized access.  Implements new programs and systems using product and usage data to support all business and functional areas.  Provides day-to-day guidance and direction for all resources assigned to Supply Chain and Purchasing in regards to information systems and inventory control functions. Acts as the lead resource and provides guidance to the MMIS administrator.


Essential  Duties & Responsibilities (including to but not limited to): 


1. Co-lead, with the Director of Purchasing, the implementation, Maintenance and monitoring of the Purchasing and Inventory Control software systems which will best meet the needs of these functions and be in the best strategic interest to the institution. 

2. Manages the MMIS PeopleSoft system reporting to the Director of Purchasing, keeping team members informed, motivated and enthusiastic during technical delays and informational delays in other business areas.

3. Acts as a direct liaison between the Purchasing department for the PeopleSoft Supply Chain system as well as the business owners for all Lahey Health inventories.

4. Respond to Senior Management, CPD, Purchasing, Finance and clinical and hospital manager requests for information by designing/creating processes and reports, producing some on request and some on automatic schedule.

5. Participate in the budget process by researching supply records to identify misappropriated dollars and assisting managers in requisition adjustments to charges. 

6. Maintain the security of PeopleSoft Materials management system by assigning and ongoing review of appropriate passwords to all users.

7. Submit requests to the Director of Purchasing for updates and hardware modifications to the PeopleSoft materials management system.

8. Participate as a member of the Purchasing team on a variety of MMIS and non-MMIS programs and issues.

9. Sets up and Trains new staff system wide in the use of the PeopleSoft materials management information system. Communicates changes and updates to all system users.


10. Acts as the MMIS Lead and provides leadership and guidance to the MMIS administrator 




Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent education and experience




Ten years experience with materials management information systems PeopleSoft Preferred.  Direct Healthcare inventory control/ Purchasing experience.  Must be able to act independently, take a proactive approach to problem solving and issue resolution and work well with all levels of the organization.


Skills, Knowledge, & Abilities: 


Supervisory/management skills for managing resources at diverse levels across functional areas (project specific).  Ability to manage and balance conflicting priorities.  Demonstrated negotiation skills with internal resources, external vendors and executive levels.


Please Apply Online at www.Lahey.org 



Manager of Supply and Logistics

Mercy Medical Center

Springfield, MA

Full Time, 40 Hours, Day Shift


Mercy Medical Center, a part of Trinity Health-New England, is currently seeking a Manager of Supply and Logistics. S(he) will provide direction, management and implementation of all matters related to inventory/supply chain management, quality practices and systems, and distribution of supplies ensuring that the key drivers of cost, functionality and timeliness are met. The role is responsible for all matters on all campuses associated with logistics, storage/warehousing, receiving, supply distribution, inventory management, transportation, quality and support. The role will act as a liaison to the purchasing/contracting group in the acquisition of product and the resolution of any issues. Direct supervision of staff including interviewing, hiring, training, motivating and evaluating staff.



  • Bachelor’s degree in logistics/inventory/supply chain management or related field preferred.

  • Minimum of 5-7 years in healthcare material management or related experience.

  • Minimum of 5 years management experience


  • Supplier management and component supply awareness are important.

  • Strong working knowledge of database systems, PowerPoint, and MS Office suite.

  • Excellent analytical skills with the ability to collect and correlate information and data.

  • Excellent team, leadership, project management, and interpersonal skills.

  • Utilizes effective communication to provide excellent customer service.

  • Actively participates in performance improvement activities as it relates to job duties.

  • Demonstrates effective and culturally appropriate communications.


    For more information and to apply, please click here.

Trinity Health employs more than 120,000 colleagues at dozens of hospitals and hundreds of health centers in 21 states. Because we serve diverse populations, our colleagues are trained to recognize the cultural beliefs, values, traditions, language preferences, and health practices of the communities that we serve and to apply that knowledge to produce positive health outcomes. We also recognize that each of us has a different way of thinking and perceiving our world and that these differences often lead to innovative solutions.

Trinity Health's dedication to diversity includes a unified workforce (through training and education, recruitment, retention and development), commitment and accountability, communication, community partnerships, and supplier diversity.


Diversity is important! An equal opportunity employer.


A member of Trinity Health-New England. A legacy of the Sisters of Providence



Yankee Alliance Director of Contracting Position

Title: Director, Contracting

Reports to: Vice President, Contracting and Business Intelligence

Direct Reports:  Manager, Strategic Sourcing; Manager, Contracting; Contracts Coordinator

Summary: This position is responsible for implementing Yankee Alliance’s strategic group purchasing contract vision. The Director will create strategies for contract categories offered by Yankee Alliance’s national group purchasing organization (NGPO) and lead the negotiation of “local IDN tiered” contracts based on business intelligence provided by the analytics department and market intelligence. In addition, the Director will lead the negotiation of regional contracts that complement the NGPO portfolio to enhance the breadth of contract offerings for the Alliance. The Director will create the strategies best suited for all Yankee Alliance members with the expectation that strategies will likely differ for the acute and non-acute members in the Alliance. The Director will manage the Contracting Team’s performance and drive the contracting process, including the identification of any needed changes in process in order to ensure market competitiveness.

Essential duties include:

  • Work with the Vice President of Contracting and Business Intelligence to establish the strategic direction for contracting and manage the day to day implementation of this strategy
  • Negotiate market-leading contract pricing
  • Work with the Vice President of Supply Chain to develop innovative sourcing strategies, such as risk-based contracts
  • Fully integrate business intelligence data, including benchmarking, into the contracting process
  • Continually monitor and strengthen contract competitiveness
  • Systematically review contract expiration reports and NGPO material to ensure there are no gaps between contracts and that no contracts expire without careful review to determine if they should be replaced with new contracts
  • Evaluate NGPO contracts and recommend best alternatives to membership
  • Negotiate “IDN” price tiers under NGPO contracts to offer enhanced prices based upon Yankee’s aggregated volume
  • Manage RFPs, Bulk Buys, committed contracts, custom contracts, and other requests from members; evaluate ROI, create timelines and monitor progress; ensure deadlines and goals are met
  • Review non-contract spend with support from analytics and identify opportunities to negotiate regional contracts that complement the NGPO portfolio
  • Explore contract and product utilization opportunities to increase cost savings to the membership
  • Work with internal staff to maximize member contract compliance and savings opportunities
  • Monitor existing contracts to maximize value, utilization and rebates
  • Establish strong supplier relationships; monitor contract effectiveness; improve contract penetration and performance through impactful business reviews
  • Ensure all contract related information is recorded appropriately in Yankee’s customer relationship management system
  • Manage the financial performance of all contracts, ensuring price competitiveness and strategies to maximize revenue
  • Provide leadership through effective communications, managing, coaching, and developing the Contracting Team; responsible for hiring, firing, and evaluating direct reports

  • Evaluate internal processes to ensure most efficient and effective staffing levels and structure
  • Ensure the Contracting Team delivers the highest quality of customer service to all internal and external customers
  • Interface with Account Management Team to promote the adoption and implementation of contracts and resolve contract issues that surface in the field after contract implementation
  • Interface with Analytics Team to support contract uptake
  • Facilitate Contract Operations Meeting
  • Contribute to the success of all Yankee Alliance programs, including but not limited to Utilization
  • Other duties as assigned


  • Bachelor’s degree and a minimum 7 years’ experience directly involved with the sale or negotiation and purchase of acute care hospital products

Skill requirements:

  • Excellent negotiation skills required
  • Knowledge of NGPO and regional contracting process
  • Knowledge of hospital operations and/or clinical product knowledge a plus
  • Demonstrated ability to drive team performance
  • Strong leadership skills and the ability to work in a team environment and be able to communicate with all levels of staff
  • Logical and creative reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions or approaches to problems
  • Ability to understand the implications of new information for both current and future problem-solving and decision-making
  • Strong organizational and analytical skills
  • Excellent interpersonal and presentation skills
  • Strong knowledge of Excel, PowerPoint, and Word; experience with CRM a plus




VIZIENT is looking for Senior Analyst in the greater Boston area:  


Working at Vizient means making a difference in today’s dynamic health care industry, every day. Our mission is to connect providers with the knowledge, solutions and expertise that accelerate their performance. We have 3,100 employees with a breadth of expertise and experience tailored to innovative approaches and solutions that advance health care for the greater good.


Based in Dallas with offices in Chicago and across the United States, our national strength and local presence give us a deeper understanding of our members and customers. We work with hospital executives, physicians, nurses, materials managers, pharmacists and others to implement solutions that promote exceptional, cost-effective care and make a difference in people’s lives.


Senior Analyst


Charlestown, MA


Analyzes contracting/purchasing data to find opportunities for cost savings, standardization and provide analytics support for Vizient supply chain initiatives. Focus will be to support member custom contracting with contract analysis, utilization, savings tracking, and performance measurement. Additionally, analyst will work on other supply chain cost savings and procurement projects. Serves as an HCO based resource, helping member utilize supply chain analytics in a clear concise manner.



  • Facilitates and drives cost reduction opportunities by utilizing collaborative network forums,  meetings, utilization, standardization and pricing cost reduction strategies
  • Conducts “what if” analyses around clinical utilization and potential cost savings. Ability to use pivot tables.
  • Works with Director, Manager, and Contracting Staff to research potential cost saving projects and to document and track savings
  • Utilizes strong communication skills and the ability to facilitate analytic discussion and review of data findings and recommendations for the project throughout the member healthcare organizations.
  • Consults, develops and assists health care organizations with data to support resource council participation and business analysis activities.
  • Facilitates the development and use of clinical criteria for supply chain contracting
  • Supports successful implementations of contract cost savings initiatives and utilization recommendations with data.
  •  Performs research, data analysis and benchmarking; develops tools, graphics and presentations as appropriate to identify potential savings and assist the client in understanding methods and processes required to achieve measurable results
  • Assists with analysis of Vizient vs. non-Vizient contracts, reviewing price, service, and other factors.
  • Develops strategic relationships with key roles in the member healthcare organizations and in Vizient.
  • Increases savings opportunities by utilizing Vizient information tools and reports to identify program and category opportunities
  • Analyzes current product usage, calculates market share, and determines requirements for price tier maximization of Vizient  contracts and local contracts
  • Supports the Vizient embedded team in efforts to document savings related to product utilization and standardization.
  • Cross references products to Vizient contracted products and identify standardization opportunities
  • Assists with materials management/purchasing processes, as requested by hospital. (benchmarking studies, contracting systems, bid/proposal support, ordering Vizient samples and contracts, education on contracted products, obtaining information from PE’s, follow-through on LOPs, etc) 


  • Bachelor's degree desired, Master’s degree preferred.
  • GPO and/or hospital supply chain/contracting experience preferred
  • 3- 5 years data analytical experience required
  • Needs business analytic insight, persuasiveness, facilitation skills, planning and negotiation skills
  • Requires the ability to build strong strategic working relationships
  • Experience in project management and project implementation is beneficial. 
  • Ability to interpret basic financial analyses required.
  • Knowledge of computer software including Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Access required
  • Less than 20% travel required

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VIZIENT is looking for an Enterprise Client Manager in Dartmouth, NH:  


Working at Vizient means making a difference in today’s dynamic health care industry, every day. Our mission is to connect providers with the knowledge, solutions and expertise that accelerate their performance. We have 3,100 employees with a breadth of expertise and experience tailored to innovative approaches and solutions that advance health care for the greater good.


Based in Dallas with offices in Chicago and across the United States, our national strength and local presence give us a deeper understanding of our members and customers. We work with hospital executives, physicians, nurses, materials managers, pharmacists and others to implement solutions that promote exceptional, cost-effective care and make a difference in people’s lives.


Enterprise Client Manager


Dartmouth, NH


This position is responsible for supporting Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center; providing sales and revenue growth as defined by annual budget and Member goals. This position will be based on-site at the Member facility, acting as a Member advocate and coordinating activities of the Member, Vizient and vendor community to ensure responsiveness to Member needs and achievement of goals. This position is a resource for all components of the Vizient Supply Chain Systems contract portfolio, maintaining the integrity of data in various systems, and providing information related to all Vizient products and services. This will be achieved through several key job functions:


Contract maintenance Opportunity identification Rebate and revenue management Communication and documentation Member support functions.   This individual is expected to be on-site in the Member facility 4-5 days per week or as assigned by the directing Client Executive.  




  • Partners with Enterprise Client Executive on development of member plan (penetration of contracts) and implementation of new solutions

  • Operationalizes the business strategy by developing actionable plans or programs for assigned member relationships to optimize value

  • May lead and direct group of members within a system in complete sales and service activities

  • May lead and direct activities with new members outside assigned territory (ies)

  • Acts as lead when IDN incorporates additional acute care facilities at any level

  • Works within Strategic Account/Large IDN’s customized solutions to ensure maximum value gained through day to day management

  • Assists with the facilitation and coordination of interface/communications between company and member

  • Coordinates and executes implementation activities for a defined set of solutions, products, and services

  • Works with the education team to develop proper on-boarding and continuing education to ensure breadth and depth of knowledge related to Supply Chain Services portfolio

  • Integral part of NMI team and leads Affiliated Patron, Affiliate I, and Affiliate II on-boarding

  • Identify and implement opportunities for improvement

  • Clearly understand the priorities of both Member and Vizient, and align efforts to achieve overall objectives

  • Conduct in-depth discussions regarding healthcare purchasing with Member and suppliers

  • Establish positive working relationships with all levels of a Member’s organization, from employees of the purchasing department, to Executive level leaders

  • Articulate the value of Vizient products and services in written and verbal communication or formal presentations.

  • Ensures member is maximizing the use of Vizient analytics tools through education and maximization including Marketplace Procure and Vizient LYNX

  • Informs Client Executive of any member changes, including culture, personnel, and policies.

  • May lead and direct team in support of Vizient Network organization(s)

  • Responsible for new member registration, LOCs/LOPs, website navigation training and spend management

  • Follows up on identified opportunities and implementation plan including signing of LOPs/LOCs, identification of sign off of savings, and documenting in savings plan

  • Executes sign-up activities and handles all documentation after Sales gains agreement

  • Responds to CRM targets and documentation (retaining current business) based on members systems

  • Completes forms for new and ongoing maintenance

  • Handles complaints regarding supplier performance or product performance, handling supplier calls related to member issues

  • Manages and monitors service levels (response time, resolution, etc.) to members, suppliers and sales executive issues. Provides feedback on service related issues

  • Partners with others on rollout of new or renewed contracts to ensure timely implementation of changes with members

  • Keeps abreast of industry trends and regulatory requirements to ensure alignment with customer needs

  • Monitors customer satisfaction and provides suggestions for improvements in service or programs



  • Bachelor’s degree preferred

  • Minimum three years of sales/account management experience

  • Able to read, analyze and interpret general business documents, write reports and business correspondence, effectively present information and respond to questions from managers, Members, vendors, and colleagues

  • Ability to analyze data

  • Experience working with complex clients who may have multiple sites

  • Able to calculate discounts, interest, commissions, proportions, and percentages

  • Motivated with ability to work independently

  • Strong communication skills, both written and verbal, are required

  • Strong organizational skills and ability to manage multiple deadlines

  • Strong conflict resolution skills


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