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Tenet Healthcare is searching for a Sr. Director, Supply Chain Operations to support the USPI business. The candidate must have healthcare materials management experience. This position negotiates, directs, and implements national and regional purchasing agreements, processes, contracts, and materials management initiatives. This position will report to Tenetâ��s VP Supply Chain and Procurement with a dotted line to the USPI CFO and Market Presidents. The candidate will have responsibility for the entire USPI supply chain function for our Ambulatory Surgery Centers (ASCâ��s) and Surgical Hospitals. The position will be based in Dallas, Texas and approximately 20% travel is required.
Supporting cost savings objectives and implementing Best Practices in support of budgeted procurement and productivity initiatives
Leading the negotiation of national, regional, and at times facility-level contracts
Analyzing financial information and implementing strategic solutions to meet budgeted case cost and EBITDA targets
Managing market compliance to USPI and GPO national contracts
Management of the implant category for USPI facilities
Lead the USPI Corporate Procurement Team to stay abreast of industry reforms and corporate initiatives and providing communication and implementation of initiatives.
Providing focused prioritization and support for the implementation of new contracts, contract conversions, and procurement initiatives
Overseeing new acquisition integration including capability and competency assessment of materials management personnel and transition support to include system transition, contract conversions, and personnel training.
Ensuring staff performs Materials Management Operational Reviews, audits, and monitoring on purchasing and inventory control processes within all Markets.
Work with hospital partners to align with objectives for the management of non-GPO-related categories.
Participating in Home Office Quarterly Business Review (QBR) Meetings.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
Responsibility for the establishment and maintenance of a work environment that reflects USPIâ��s EDGEâ�¢, performance improvement and customer service program consistent with the Corporationâ��s Mission Statement.
Lead in the negotiation of rebate and/or tiered level contracts, where appropriate, for specific facilities or the entire market. Track all monetary benefits related to these contracts.
Manage the Materials Management functions within USPI, including purchasing, inventory management, distribution of supplies, management and tracking of suppliers and capital equipment.
Oversight for the team in training, implementation, and various facets of the automated Materials Management system â�� (ENVI/Cerner/Meditech), to include requisitioning, purchasing, inventory management, invoice reconciliation, and accrual management.
Research and evaluate products/services and supplier performance in support of existing and/or new contracts.
Ensure the gathering, interpret, and analyze data from various systems to:
Determine budget issues and savings opportunities
Lead discussions and meetings to determine conversion opportunities
Implement Savings opportunities and measure results
Recommend and/or adjust procedures relative to Materials Management practices
Oversight of the development and preparation of reports and presentations based on usage statistics, purchasing trends, marketing data and savings relative to competitive bidding and national agreements.
Develop and maintain relationships with various HQ departments and levels throughout USPI and vendor organizations.
Drive savings and improve USPIâ��s financial performance through contract negotiation, process improvements, strategy recommendations, and the implementation of existing GPO and USPI contracts.
Perform budgetary research for capital equipment planning and procurement.
Lead USPI Supply Chain meetings to provide value, vision, and strategy to managed facilities around purchasing and materials management activities
Strong negotiation experience required
Excellent understanding of ASC service line areas such as Orthopedic Implants highly preferred
Ability to successfully negotiate with implant vendors
Experience in driving value through rebates and tier level contract negotiation required
5-10 years healthcare materials management experience
Knowledge of healthcare purchasing, inventory management systems, procurement, supplies distribution/operations and contracting, capital equipment and automated systems.
Strong written and verbal communication skills, Strong problem solving skills.
Proficient in the Microsoft Product Suite.
Acute Care Hospital procurement knowledge strongly preferred
Knowledge of IOS/ENVI, Cerner, and HCIQ systems preferred.
Bachelorâ��s Degree in busines, procurement, or health care administration. MBA strongly preferred.
Job: Executive Search
Primary Location: Dallas, Texas
Facility: Tenet Executive Search
Job Type: Full-time
Shift Type: Days
Employment practices will not be influenced or affected by an applicantâ��s or employeeâ��s race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy), national origin, age, disability, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, veteran status or any other legally protected status. Tenet will make reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with disabilities unless doing so would result in an undue hardship.
Tenet Healthcare Corporation (NYSE: THC) is a diversified healthcare services company headquartered in Dallas with 112,000 employees. Through an expansive care network that includes United Surgical Partners International, we operate 65 hospitals and approximately 510 other healthcare facilities, including surgical hospitals, ambulatory surgery centers, urgent care and imaging centers and other care sites and clinics. We also operate Conifer Health Solutions, which provides revenue cycle management and value-based care services to hospitals, health systems, physician practices, employers and other clients. Across the Tenet enterprise, we are united by our mission to deliver quality, compassionate care in the communities we serve.