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Senior Strategic Sourcing Lead

  • Job ID: 956220430
  • Status: Full-Time
  • Regular/Temporary: Regular
  • Hours: Regular business hours
  • Shift: Day Job
  • Facility: Corporate Supply Chain
  • Department: SCM Clinical Sourcing
  • Location: 600 Grant St, Pittsburgh PA 15219
  • Union Position: No
  • Salary Range: $40.97 to $69.42 / hour


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 Senior 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 Senior 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. As a senior member of the team, the Senior Strategic Sourcing Lead serves as a mentor for Strategic Sourcing Leads and Analysts. The Senior Strategic Sourcing Lead is responsible for more complex categories and strategies within Sourcing. 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 works regular business hours and provides the ability to Work From Home. Travel may be necessary on an as-needed basis.

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



  • One of the following combinations of education and experience is required:

    • Bachelor's degree in relevant fields. i.e. Supply Chain Management, Finance, Nursing, Health Care Management, or other healthcare-related fields and 6-8 years of relevant experience required.
    • Associate's degree in relevant fields. i.e. Supply Chain Management, Finance, Nursing, Health Care Management, or other healthcare-related fields, and 8 to 10 years of relevant experience required.
    • High School diploma and 10 to 12 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.
  • Ability to effectively mentor team members

Licensure, Certifications, and Clearances:

  • Act 34

UPMC is an Equal Opportunity Employer/Disability/Veteran

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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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