Franciscan Children's -- Materials Management Manager
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If you're looking for a position where you can truly make a difference, Franciscan Children's
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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
• 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
• Competitive Compensation
• Affordable Benefits
• On-site Child Care
• Professional Development Reimbursement
Insurance and Long-Term Disability
• Free Parking
Pre-Tax MBTA Corporate Pass
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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.
Reports to Director
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.
Acts as the MMIS Lead and provides leadership and guidance to the MMIS administrator
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
of Supply and Logistics
Full Time, 40 Hours, Day
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.
degree in logistics/inventory/supply chain management or related field preferred.
Minimum of 5-7 years in healthcare material management
or related experience.
of 5 years management experience
Supplier management and component supply awareness
working knowledge of database systems, PowerPoint, and MS Office suite.
Excellent analytical skills with the ability to collect and correlate
information and data.
team, leadership, project management, and interpersonal skills.
effective communication to provide excellent customer service.
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.
dedication to diversity includes a unified workforce (through training and education, recruitment, retention and development),
commitment and accountability, communication, community partnerships, and supplier 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
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
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
- 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
- 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
- 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
- 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
- Strong organizational and analytical
- Excellent interpersonal and presentation
- Strong knowledge of Excel, PowerPoint,
and Word; experience with CRM a plus
VIZIENT is looking for Senior
Analyst in the greater Boston area:
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
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.
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
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.
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
- 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
- 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
- Bachelor's degree desired, Master’s
- GPO and/or hospital supply chain/contracting
- 3- 5 years data analytical experience
- 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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