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Senior Category Lead

  • Job ID: 210004AW
  • 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: $37.20 to $62.96 / 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 and 2020 Corporate Equality Index. 

• 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 

UPMC is immediately hiring a Senior Category Lead for the Supply Chain team.  This role 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.
  • 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 five 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.

 

Licensure, Certifications, and Clearances:

  • Purchasing management designation/certification (CPM or APP) preferred.
  • Act 34 

 

UPMC is an Equal Opportunity Employer/Disability/Veteran 

At UPMC, we strive to ensure that diversity, inclusion, dignity, respect, and cultural awareness is at the core of everything we do. By fostering an environment where every member of our team has a voice, regardless of race, ethnicity, gender identity, sexual orientation, faith, age, or culture, we aim to emphasize a simple point: who you are is important, and who you are has a place at UPMC. 

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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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