Manager, Strategic Sourcing -Laboratory
Premier Inc. - Charlotte, NC

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We are currently seeking candidates for the role of: Manager, Strategic Sourcing - Laboratory

The Manager of the Strategic Sourcing processes primarily manages and provides guidance to the ongoing and upcoming Strategic Sourcing projects. The manager also ensures that the strategic direction of the department is implemented and adhered to throughout the department. The Manager is responsible for

(1) project management, including, developing and monitoring project work plans, planning and allocating department resources, and resolving project issues
(2) implementing and ensuring department compliance with quality controls,
(3) integrating with Product Planning and Contract Management areas,
(4) reviewing and approving project deliverables,
(5) conducting negotiation meetings,
(6) resolving supplier concerns
(7) monitoring sourcing events,
(8) reviewing and finalizing the supplier recommendation and final contract,
(9) conducting performance reviews, and
(10) resolving employee issues.

Major Accountabilities:

Project Management
•Develops and manages work plans and monitor necessary timelines
•Uses contract calendar and project work plans to properly allocate resources to projects and tasks
•Prioritizes and systematically organize the team's efforts around project scope and objectives
•Ensures scope is clearly defined and validated continuously
•Adheres to / adjusts the milestones and cycle times outlined in product category work plan
•Coaches team members in prioritizing tasks and handling daily work challenges.
•Delegates decision-making authority and task responsibilities to appropriate subordinates: utilizing subordinates’ time, skills, and potential effectively.
•Develops and review project status reports which outline project accomplishments, issues and timelines
•Sets up ongoing procedures for collection and review of information necessary for the management of projects or an organization
•Reviews and approves deliverables. Reviews work of team members for accuracy
•Identifies and resolves project issues
•Defines critical issues for risk management with clients and manages clients expectations related to these areas
•Participates in Product Planning and Contract Management sourcing meetings to ensure a seamless integration throughout the Product Planning, Contract Negotiation and Contract Management processes

Process Execution
•Develops sourcing strategy for product category
•Communicates with supplier
•Monitors events (RFP, Member Analysis, Negotiation Meetings)
•Reviews Terms and Conditions changes requested by suppliers
•Develops high level negotiation strategy
•Develops supplier detailed negotiation strategies
•Develops negotiation meeting materials
•Conducts simple negotiation meetings with suppliers to maximize participants’ contributions and to develop a creative solution which achieves desired results
•Participates in complex negotiation meetings with suppliers to maximize participants’ contributions and to develop a creative solution which achieves desired results
•Reviews savings analysis
•Reviews and assists in the development of the contract award recommendation
•Creates / coordinates final contract
•Assists Contract Management Area in the development of the Contract Launch Plan

Strategic / Administrative
•Provides detailed, constructive developmental feedback throughout the project as well as during the performance review process
•Evaluates the Sourcing staff during the performance review process. Recommend promotions for the Sourcing staff.
•Resolves employee issues and provides counseling
•Participates in training

Quality Control
•Implements standards for quality and evaluates delivery against those standards
•Develops process and technological improvement ideas. Supervise the implementation of these improvement initiatives.

Education & Experience:

•Bachelor’s degree
•Business, healthcare or related field
•7 years; 10 years preferred
•Experience leading the negotiation and implementation of contracts; Healthcare related contracting preferred.

About the Premier healthcare alliance, Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award recipient
Premier is a performance improvement alliance of more than 2,700 U.S. hospitals and 90,000 other sites using the power of collaboration and technology to lead the transformation to coordinated, high-quality, cost-effective care. Owned by hospitals, health systems and other providers, Premier operates a leading healthcare purchasing network with more than $4 billion in annual savings. Premier also maintains the nation's largest clinical, financial and outcomes database with information on 1 in 4 patient discharges. A world leader in delivering measurable improvements in care, Premier works with the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services. Headquartered in Charlotte, N.C., Premier also has an office in Washington, DC. Come follow us on LinkedIn - Facebook - Twitter - YouTube .

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