Located in Nashville, Tennessee, and operating at a global crossroads of teaching, discovery and patient care, VUMC is a community of individuals who come to work each day with the simple aim of changing the world. It is a place where your expertise will be valued, your knowledge expanded and your abilities challenged. It is a place where your diversity — of culture, thinking, learning and leading — is sought and celebrated. It is a place where employees know they are part of something that is bigger than themselves, take exceptional pride in their work and never settle for what was good enough yesterday. Vanderbilt’s mission is to advance health and wellness through preeminent programs in patient care, education, and research.
VUMC Sourcing is a department within the Supply Chain Organization which report to the Chief Supply Chain Officer for the Vanderbilt University Medical Center. This area of coverage is Cardiology, Radiology, Endoscopy
VUMC Sourcing’s mission is to cooperatively develop and execute sourcing strategies with VUMC departments for products and services that meet or exceed the Medical Center requirements, and to perform these services to the highest ethical and professional standards. VUMC Sourcing and VUMC Purchasing jointly work together to:
Provide leadership through contract negotiation, supplier management and efficient transaction processing using modern e-commerce purchasing technologies
Promote small, disadvantaged and minority-owned businesses through the Small Business and Diversity Supplier program
Support the Medical Center’s commitment to environmental responsibility
Support the Medical Center’s commitment to outreach to the local business community
Assist departments involved in federal contracts and grants in maintaining compliance with all applicable regulations
Assist departments in maintaining compliance to all Medical Center policies regarding contracting and purchasing
Provide leadership of the Medical Center’s Medical Economic Outcomes Committee (MEOC) which helps facilitate the introduction of new products, equipment, and technology as well as expense reduction opportunities for the clinical enterprise
Manage the assessment and selection process for all Approved Suppliers
Negotiate terms and conditions for supply contracts, service agreements and capital equipment
Review, award and execute contracts for the purchase of products and services
Review, award and execute equipment and vehicle leases per the delegation of authority
Execute all purchase orders, regardless of format or process
Conduct bids for general use products and services, as well as support department-specific sourcing projects
Manage the ongoing business relationship with key suppliers
Manage all Requests for Proposal (RFP) projects, contract negotiations and key supplier contracts. Sourcing Officers will utilize and manage the MEOC process for the assessment of new products or technology. They work closely with the Purchasing Agents to insure suppliers comply with our policies, procedures and contracts.
Job requires Bachelor's and 5 years of experience or the equivalent
Sourcing/Contracting experience in healthcare field
VUMC Recent Accomplishments
Because we are committed to providing the best in patient care, education and research, we are proud of our recent accomplishments:
US News & World Report: #1 Hospital in Tennessee, #1 Health Care Provider in Nashville, #1 Audiology (Bill Wilkerson Center), 12 adult and 10 pediatric clinical specialties ranked among the nation's best, #15 Education and Training
Truven Health Analytics: among the top 50 cardiovascular hospitals in the U.S.
Becker's Hospital Review: one of the "100 Greatest Hospitals in America"
The Leapfrog Group: grade "A" in Hospital Safety Score
National Institutes of Health: among the top 10 grant awardees for medical research in the US
Magnet Recognition Program: Vanderbilt nurses are the only group honored in Tennessee
Nashville Business Journal: Middle Tennessee's healthiest employer
American Hospital Association:among the 100 "Most Wired" medical systems in the US