Strategic Sourcing Contract Manager

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  • Supply Chain Shared Services Center Supply Chain Shared Services Center

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  • Full Time

Job Description

To provide maturity and leadership to all CHS Hospitals and Materials Managers regarding the day-to-day activities within the Materials Management functions of the company, with a focus on supply expense reduction and margin improvement enhancement, focusing operations improvement, patient charge maximization, supply and equipment utilization and contract compliance.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Manage the sourcing process for their assigned portfolio. Conduct market research, prepares bids and RFI, Strategy Development & Validation, RFP, negotiate contracts, and execute contract launch
  • Manage supplier performance and leads quarterly business review processes including evaluating vendor compliance with contracts and managing vendor rebates; resolves vendor product or service issues
  • Evaluate primary and secondary sources of supply to understand competitive landscape and identify opportunities for better pricing
  • Manage internal communications across teams and work with key stakeholders and subject matter experts (i.e., legal, finance, operations)
  • Draft and redline contracts for facilities.
  • Develop and implement strategies/contract project plans that create leverage, mitigate risk, and anticipate the direction of the market
  • Draft and present strategic plans to key stakeholders as well as facilitate SME teams to refine strategy and build consensus

Required Education:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration, Economics, or a related field

Required Experience:

  • Minimum 5 to 7 years in a supply chain healthcare setting in:
    • project management
    • value analysis
    • purchase services with medical devices and supplies
    • healthcare contracting
  • Proven negotiator with successful track record
  • Excellent time management and critical thinking skills; ability to prioritize

Preferred Experience:

  • Corporate experience in a multi-hospital setting; MMIS experience with Lawson, Medhost, PMM, Meditech, or Premier; experience with GHX and Healthcare GPO

Computer Skills Required:

  • Advanced level of MS Word, PowerPoint, and Excel


In order to successfully perform this job, with or without a reasonable accommodation, the following are outlined below:

  • The Employee is required to read, review, prepare and analyze written data and figures, using a PC or similar, and should possess visual acuity.
  • The Employee may be required to occasionally climb, push, stand, walk, reach, grasp, kneel, stoop, and/or perform repetitive motions.
  • The Employee is not substantially exposed to adverse environmental conditions and; therefore, job functions are typically performed under conditions such as those found within general office or administrative work.
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