Ensure optimal contracting relationships -- cost and quality -- by providing in-depth cost and product analysis, lead and staff teams to identify and implement supply chain improvement and performing on-going contract management.
Evaluates internal and benchmarking data to identify supply chain opportunities. Consults with clinicians and staff to identify, develop and manage supply chain improvement opportunities.
Develops and implements BIDMC contracts to ensure cost effective and quality driven supplies and services. Manages contract / supplier relationships, develops contract / relationship performance goals and criteria and serves a subject matter expert resource to the Medical Center.
Leads and/or staffs multi-disciplinary teams to select/standardize contracting choices that maximize supply chain savings while meeting clinical and operational needs. Conducts and/or staff group meetings to facilitate product review, trials, and implementation.
Evaluates success of contract once implemented, reconciles problems between BIDMC and suppliers, and makes relevant recommendations to best meet the supply chain needs of the medical center.
Analyzes data and provide cost savings reports to director and others on a routine basis. Shares information and educates managers and physicians throughout the medical center to advance others' ability to improve supply chain performance.
Has the authority to direct and support employees daily work activities. Has authority to undertake or recommend the following employment actions: hiring, termination, corrective action and performance reviews. Direct Reports: None Indirect Reports: None
High School diploma or GED required. Master's degree in Business Administration or related field preferred.
5-8 years related work experience required and 0-1 years supervisory/management experience required
Advanced skills with Microsoft applications which may include Outlook, Word, Excel, PowerPoint or Access and other web-based applications. May produce complex documents, perform analysis and maintain databases.
Prior clinical experience in a tertiary care hospital or academic medical center environment.
Decision Making: Ability to make decisions that are guided by precedents, policies and objectives. Regularly makes decisions and recommendations on issues affecting a department or functional area.
Problem Solving: Ability to address problems that are highly varied, complex and often non-recurring, requiring staff input, innovative, creative, and Lean diagnostic techniques to resolve issues.
Independence of Action: Ability to set goals and priorities for functional area. May make recommendations for department policies, practices and programs. Manager or Director provides broad guidance and overall direction.
Written Communications: Ability to communicate complex information in English effectively in writing to all levels of staff, management and external customers across functional areas.
Oral Communications: Ability to verbally communicate complex concepts in English and address sensitive situations, resolve conflicts, negotiate, motivate and persuade others.
Knowledge: Ability to demonstrate broad and comprehensive knowledge of theories, concepts, practices and policies with the ability to use them in complex and/or unprecedented situations across multiple functional areas.
Team Work: Ability to act as a team leader for small projects or work groups, creating a collaborative and respectful team environment and improving workflows. Results may impact the operations of one or more departments.
Customer Service: Ability to lead operational initiatives to meet or exceed customer service standards and expectations in assigned unit(s) and/or across multiple areas in a timely and respectful manner.
Physical Nature of the Job: Sedentary work: Exerting up to 10 pounds of force occasionally in carrying, lifting, pushing, pulling objects. Sitting most of the time, with walking and standing required only occasionally
Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center (BIDMC) is one of the nation's preeminent academic medical centers. We are committed to excellence in clinical care, biomedical research and education, and to the health and wellness of our patients and our communities.
A major teaching hospital of Harvard Medical School (HMS), BIDMC is a fully integrated medical center, providing adult care, with over 1,250... full-time staff, virtually all of whom are faculty at HMS. Our focus on safe and quality patient care has helped establish us as a national leader in health care quality, safety and transparency.
BIDMC is home to a renowned academic research program where scientific discoveries are helping to transform medical care. We rank third in the country for National Institutes of Health funding among independent hospitals. With revolutionary advances and therapies happening right here within our walls, BIDMC is a national leader in "bench to bedside" research.
BIDMC is also training the next generation of physicians. We have raised medical education to a higher level, with a uniquely strong and deep program that enhances our ability to attract top faculty and residents. All of our physicians are on the staff of Harvard Medical School and our education programs are highly sought after.
Our nurses have a longstanding reputation of leadership in patient care and compassion. Our quality and safety initiatives are second to none and are often held up as a model for other institutions. As a "Most Wired" - and a "Most Wireless" - Hospital, we also lead the way in understanding the importance of health information technology: our systems are state-of-the-art, and all BIDMC clinicians use centrally hosted, certified electronic medical records.