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Category Lead

  • Job ID: 395548896
  • 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: $30.17 to $50.94 / 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 Category Lead at the US Steel building in Pittsburgh. This position works daylight shift with remote work opportunities available. The Category Lead can expect travel to UPMC hospitals and suppliers as needed.

The Category Lead will negotiate pricing, terms, and all other components of complex contracts and will collaborate with various business leaders and cross-functional teams throughout the organization as well as major vendors and business partners. This position will be responsible for delivering savings and enhancing the competitive positions of the corporation while limiting UPMC liabilities by implementing corporate agreements for products and services.

A successful employee at UPMC is compassionate, determined, committed, and ambitious. Are you eager to be a part of health care excellence? If so, apply today! UPMC also offers one of the best benefits packages in the nation, PTO, retirement plans, and a rewarding career ladder across all departments!

Responsibilities:

  • Present cost savings data with supporting detail on budget and staff impact of projects for senior management.
  • Maintain a working knowledge of current industry trends and product/service development through participation in professional associations and related professional publications.
  • Analyze corporate spreading and develop critical sourcing/optimization strategies.
  • Actively negotiate and administer intricate corporate agreements.
  • 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.
  • Develop and draft complex Requests for Information.
  • Ensure Supplier Diversity participation in the bid process.
  • Present sourcing and optimization strategies to senior management.
  • Develop and draft highly strategic Requests for Proposal.

Qualifications

  • Bachelor's degree and 4 years supply chain experience, OR a High School diploma and a minimum of 8 years of supply chain experience.
  • 1-year Sourcing/Contracting experience preferred.
  • Knowledge of Ariba is preferred.


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



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