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Lead, Strategic Sourcing

  • Job ID: 788878774
  • Status: Full-Time
  • Regular/Temporary: Regular
  • Hours:
  • Shift: Day Job
  • Facility: Corporate Supply Chain
  • Department: SCM Clinical Sourcing
  • Location: 600 Grant St, Pittsburgh PA 15219
  • Union Position: No
  • Salary Range: $33.86 to $57.80 / 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 Strategic Sourcing Lead reflects the mission, vision, and values of UPMC, adheres to the organization?s Code of Ethics and Corporate Compliance Program, and complies with all relevant policies, procedures, guidelines and all other regulatory and accreditation standards.The Strategic Sourcing Lead (SSL) helps to manage the medical / surgical product portfolio, drive cost reduction initiatives throughout UPMC and act as a consultant to and supporting resource for the clinical and non-clinical areas of UPMC. The SSL drives organization-wide product change, and serves as an internal advocate of UPMC product standardization/utilization initiatives. This individual coordinates new product introduction, product trials and overall product change initiatives on behalf of end users.The Sourcing to Pay Departmental mission is to ensure the preservation and improvement of the quality of patient care while reducing or maintaining costs and risks related to the procurement and the use of products and services at all UPMC business units and facilities through collaborative efforts and effective communication by a mode of service line steering teams and specialty sub-committees.

This position is based in Pittsburgh with the opportunity to work from home.

Responsibilities:

  • Work with Group Purchasing Organization(s) to identify cost savings opportunities, program initiatives and best practices.
  • Coordinate in-servicing with end users for Supply Chain initiated new product introductions, trials and product conversions.
  • ? Serve as intermediary between vendors and end users, helping to screen and analyze new product introductions.
  • Negotiations/Product Screening
  • Plans, coordinates and facilitates meetings, work groups, and committees within various levels of staffing and management.
  • Promotes UPMC philosophy for implementing supply chain cost improvement initiatives, new product introductions and organizational goals.
  • Performs regular business reviews with key vendors and assesses vendor performance (score cards) and impact on UPMC operating goals.
  • Support end-users and Inventory and Logistics in remediation of supply availability disruptions (backorders/recalls).
  • Prepares product and service utilization reports and updates.
  • Monitors, implements and support utilization of electronic product request system (MedApproved) across UPMC entities.
  • Manages communications and clinical literature research to support product utilization, product conversions and additions, trials and committee activities.
  • Communication/Advocacy
  • Identifies and supports product standardization initiatives across UPMC that aligns with quality/safety/financial goals.
  • Participates in developing new programs, training efforts, product trials, departmental or organization goals and projects, etc.
  • Tracks identified and implemented cost savings and audits projected utilization and actual spend.
  • ? Develops qualitative/quantitative analyses, methodologies and reporting platforms for product utilization and cost reduction efforts.
  • Facilitates the use of clinical outcome data to support the selection and ongoing use of selected products.
  • Manages the overall medical / surgical product and services portfolios for various clinical and non-clinical disciplines across UPMC, including regular utilization review, spend analysis, product introductions and trials.
  • Supports clinical specialty committees focused on product introductions, value analysis and utilization review consistent with UPMC policies and procedures.
  • Responsible for negotiation of key business terms related to savings and contracting initiatives, ongoing portfolio maintenance, contract arrangements, and monitoring of vendor contract compliance.
  • Coordinates and conducts Competitive Market Assessment (CMA), Request for Proposal (RFP) and financial negotiations with vendors per UPMC policies and procedures.
  • Facilitates the procurement of medical/surgical products, equipment and services for UPMC in collaboration with end users, UPMC Contracting Services, UPMC Purchasing Services, Inventory and Logistics and third party vendors.
  • Consults with end users throughout UPMC in identifying, analyzing and facilitating implementation of expense reduction initiatives tied to medical and surgical products, equipment and services. Includes communications with vendors, end users, physicians, management and third party partners.
  • Consulting/Utilization Analysis

 

Qualifications

  • Bachelors degree in relevant fields. i.e. Supply Chain Management, Finance, Nursing, Health Care Management, or other healthcare related fields
  • 3 to 5 years of relevant experience
  • Understanding of financial analysis and quantitative/qualitative assessment data
  • Advance skills in spreadsheet, word and presentation computer applications (PowerPoint)
  • Consulting or group presentation skills
  • Ability to organize workload and set priorities
  • Strong communication skills, negotiating skills a plus
  • Deliver presentations to a variety of audiences at various levels
  • Demonstrated ability to facilitate change and achieve savings goals.


Licensure, Certifications, and Clearances:

  • Act 34

  • UPMC is an Equal Opportunity Employer/Disability/Veteran

Total Rewards

More than just competitive pay and benefits, UPMC’s Total Rewards package cares for you in all areas of life — because we believe that you’re at your best when receiving the support you need: professional, personal, financial, and more.

Our Values

At UPMC, we’re driven by shared values that guide our work and keep us accountable to one another. Our Values of Quality & Safety, Dignity & Respect, Caring & Listening, Responsibility & Integrity, Excellence & Innovation play a vital role in creating a cohesive, positive experience for our employees, patients, health plan members, and community. Ready to join us? Apply today.

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