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Senior Category Lead

  • Job ID: 684082683
  • Status: Full-Time
  • Regular/Temporary: Regular
  • Hours:
  • Shift: Day Job
  • Facility: Corporate Supply Chain
  • Department: SCM Indirect Sourcing
  • Location: 600 Grant St, Pittsburgh PA 15219
  • Union Position: No
  • Salary Range: $36.11 to $61.13 / hour

Description

Here at UPMC, our employees are devoted to making a profound impact within the communities they serve. We focus on service excellence to provide top care to our patients, health plan members, and employees. We are looking for a person who shares this passion as well to join our team as a Senior Category Lead in the U.S. Steel Tower.


The Senior Category Lead will negotiate pricing, terms, and all other components of tactical contracts and will collaborate with various business leaders throughout the organization, major vendors, and business partners. They will also deliver savings and enhance the competitive position of the corporation.

Responsibilities:

  • Direct various cross-functional teams, including internal (Business Process Champion, Legal, Management Information Services, etc.) and external resources (consultants or contractors, and suppliers, etc.) toward implementation of sourcing objective(s).
  • Work closely with UPMC Legal to draft, develop, and finalize corporate agreements that limit UPMC's liability and clearly identify terms and conditions of said agreements.
  • Actively negotiate and administer intricate corporate agreements.
  • Maintain a working knowledge of current industry trends and product/service development through participation in professional associations and related professional publications.
  • Ensure Supplier Diversity participation in bid processes.
  • Perform product and service cost analysis and access financial standing of vendors participating by conducting vendor presentations and site visits. Summarize responses and present recommendations to senior management.
  • Present sourcing and optimization strategies to senior management.
  • Develop and draft tactical and complex Request For Information. Benchmark competitiveness of existing agreements and identify opportunities to improve service.
  • Analyze corporate spending and develop critical sourcing/optimization strategies.
  • Present cost savings data with supporting detail on budget and staff impact of projects for senior management.
  • Develop and draft highly strategic Requests for Proposals that clearly and articulately define product and service specifications for the bid process.
  • Develop vendor set to participate in the process and summarize responses and present recommendations to senior management.

Qualifications

  • Bachelor's degree and 5 years supply chain experience, OR a High School diploma and minimum of 10 years of supply chain experience. Supply chain experience must include at least 2 years of Sourcing/Contracting experience.
  • Strong negotiation/communication skills, ability to provide exceptional customer service, financial and cost analyses, complex analytical skills, organizational skills, presentational skills, and be a self-starter.
  • Knowledge of PeopleSoft Query, Crystal Reports, Ariba, and Microsoft Office is preferred.


Licensure, Certifications, and Clearances:
Purchasing management designation/certification (CPM or APP) preferred.

UPMC is an Equal Opportunity Employer/Disability/Veteran

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   Current UPMC employees must apply in HR Direct