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Senior Category Lead

  • Job ID: 033120327
  • Status: Full-Time
  • Regular/Temporary: Regular
  • Hours:
  • Shift: Day Job
  • Facility: Health Center Pharmacy Central Inc
  • Department: Pharmacy
  • Location: 3175 East Carson Street, Pittsburgh PA 15203
  • 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 

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 and major vendors and business partners. They will deliver savings and enhance the competitive position of the corporation. 

This position will work Monday through Friday from the Southside Distribution Center and may be required to travel between sites occasionally. There is a possibility to work from home occasionally as well. 

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 recommendation 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 Request for Proposal's that clearly and articulately define product and service specifications for bid process.
  • Develop vendor set to participate in process and summarize responses and present recommendation 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 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
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  • The ideal candidate will have a background in healthcare sourcing with a focus on pharmacy or pharmacy automation and software.
  • This position would manage pharmacy automation contracts within the UPMC health system.
  • Knowledge of the Federal 340B program and / or a background as a pharmacy technician is a bonus.


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


UPMC is an Equal Opportunity Employer/Disability/Veteran

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