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Sr. Category Manager

  • Job ID: 642570128
  • Status: Full-Time
  • Regular/Temporary: Regular
  • Hours: 8:00am to 5:00pm
  • Shift: Day Job
  • Facility: Health Center Pharmacy Central Inc
  • Department: Pharmacy
  • Location: 3175 East Carson Street, Pittsburgh PA 15203
  • Union Position: No
  • Salary Range: $45.74 to $77.62 / hour

Description

At UPMC, we’re all here for the same reason — to make Life Changing Medicine happen. Join our team and you will play a unique and important role in our mission to change healthcare for the better. 

Why Join UPMC? 

We don’t just take care of patients — we take care of our team, too. And we have the data to prove it. In addition to the benefits you’d expect from an industry leader you can expect: 

• AWARD-WINNING WORKPLACE: Ranked #1 for Best Places to Work for Women & Diverse Managers by Diversity MBA

• A recent study showed that UPMC benefits are 20% higher in value than other healthcare providers in our market. 

• Competitive pay 

• Tuition reimbursement 

• Opportunities to grow in your career at UPMC 

The Sr. Category Manager will provide strategic direction, guidance and accountability for the management of assigned spend categories for all UPMC business, and includes the following objectives: drive and deliver competitive advantage and cost savings for UPMC by managing the execution of a comprehensive commodity management approach that includes in-depth global market analysis as part of the overall detailed strategic sourcing plan, establish a strategic commodity group structure and corresponding category strategies and plans to execute UPMC requirements in the supply market and deliver the highest value through total cost of ownership solutions to the business, and interface with business leadership to ensure that effective spend management of the spend portfolio occurs at all levels of the organization and that business requirements and needs are met.

This position will be a primarily remote job but will travel to various conferences and job sites as needed. 

Responsibilities:

  • Interface with executive leadership to ensure that effective spend management of the spend portfolio occurs at all levels of the organization and that business requirements and needs are met.
  • Drive and deliver competitive advantage and cost savings for UPMC by managing the execution of a comprehensive commodity management approach that includes in-depth global market analysis as part of the overall detailed strategic sourcing plan.
  • Effectively establish and develop strategic commodity teams? structure and corresponding category strategies and plans to execute UPMC requirements in the supply market and deliver the highest value through total cost of ownership solutions to the business. Function as a subject matter expert to address end user and keep stakeholder requests.
  • Work with SCM leadership to identify process deficiencies, optimization opportunities and other improvement initiatives. Expected to lead and manage these initiatives. Leads a team of SCM leaders within the sourcing teams.
  • Provides mentorship to the sourcing teams to advance a world-class SCM organization. Work with user group to identify and qualify lower cost alternative products and services.
  • Drive supplier relationship activity to ensure continuous quality and delivery of supply to meet business demands. Establishes supply chain contingency plans for sole source or critical items to prevent supply interruption. Ensure alignment and interface with other organizations to effectively execute commodity and sourcing strategies and tactics.

 

Qualifications

  • Bachelor's Degree in Business, Finance, Engineering, or Supply Chain Management and 10 years previous supply chain experience required
  • Minimum of 5 years previous supervisory or management experience required
  • Advanced degree in in Healthcare or Business Administration is preferred
  • Strong procurement and sourcing knowledge/skills required.


Licensure, Certifications, and Clearances:
Professional certifications (CPM, APICS) preferred.
 

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UPMC is an Equal Opportunity Employer/Disability/Veteran

Individuals hired into this role must comply with UPMC’s COVID vaccination requirements upon beginning employment with UPMC. Refer to the COVID-19 Vaccination Information section at the top of this page to learn more.

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