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Manager Supply Chain Category - Sourcing and Contracting

Job ID: 43175
Location: Durham, NC
Facility/Division: Shared Services
Status: Full Time
Shift: Day Job

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Job Description


Become part of an inclusive organization with over 40,000 diverse employees, whose mission is to improve the health and well-being of the unique communities we serve.

The Supply Chain Category Manager is responsible for facilitating the system wide value analysis process with the goal of providing high quality, safe, patient-centered and cost effective products, services and technology. The Supply Chain Category Manager will provide clinical and strategic expertise that facilitates supply expense management while continuously improving quality, safety and satisfaction, through clinical engagement.

1. Value Analysis- Works strategically and tactically to identify, analyze, decide and implement best practices and expense management initiatives. Devise long-term development strategies for product categories. Proactively reports and communicates any opportunities that may exist for improvement within clinical and business systems. Responsible for the monitoring value analysis initiatives through various information systems and tools. Responsible for validating assumptions using “evidence-based” clinical research when appropriate. Develop exit strategies for unsuccessful products when necessary.
2. Value Analysis Education- Serves as a facilitator and primary educator of the health care system Supply Chain value analysis process.
3. Relationship Building- Builds relationships with other functional experts and stakeholders within the health system including Clinical staff, Material Management Information Systems (MMIS) Information Services Division (ISD) Clinical system, and other business and clinical application owners. Foster trusted relationships with vendors to achieve better pricing and quality of services.

Other Information

Other information:
Education Requirements:
● Bachelor's degree in an appropriate field
Licensure/Certification Requirements:
● No licensure or certification required.
Professional Experience Requirements:
● Five (5) years’ experience in a clinical setting experience.
Knowledge/Skills/and Abilities Requirements:
● •Excellent communication skills with the ability to tailor the message to the audience including both oral and written formats.
•Develop Value Analysis committees and sub-committees by leveraging category knowledge and leadership skills.
•Strong analytical skills and ability to translate data into insight: ability to interact with various stakeholders to glean understanding.
•Strong ability to create “cost benefit” or “ROI” reports and financial feasibility studies, as well as ability to analyze complex operational and financial scenarios to render solutions that meet the customers’ desired outcomes.
•Ability to develop and maintain excellent relationships with physician and clinical staff
•Ability to build relationships, credibility and influence: facilitates working sessions with large and small internal teams and external stakeholders.
•Demonstrated ability as a project manager who can prioritize workload and manage complex projects that can grow in scope.
•Ability to manage change processes cross-functionally.
•Ensure supplier relationship management by taking supplier development and management actions.
•Able to present key sourcing strategies to various teams, committees and senior leaders.

Job Details

Legal Employer: NCHEALTH

Entity: Shared Services

Organization Unit: Sourcing and Contracting 

Work Type: Full Time

Standard Hours Per Week: 40.00

Work Schedule: Day Job

Location of Job: US:NC:Durham

Exempt From Overtime: Exempt: Yes

This is a State position employed by UNC Health Care System. 

Qualified applicants will be considered without regard to their race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or status as a protected veteran.

UNC Health makes reasonable accommodations for applicants' and employees' religious practices and beliefs, as well as applicants and employees with disabilities. All interested applicants are invited to apply for career opportunities. Please email [email protected] if you need a reasonable accommodation to search and/or to apply for a career opportunity.

This position is employed by NC Health (Rex Healthcare, Inc., d/b/a NC Health), a private, fully-owned subsidiary of UNC Health Care System, in a department that provides shared services to operations across UNC Health Care. This is not a State employed position.
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