The Purchasing Director leads OSUWMC Supply Chain’s strategy for non-clinical sourcing with the objective to deliver maximum value and competitive advantage to the business while ensuring compliance to the highest ethical business standards and Ohio State Law; to act as a spokesperson and ambassador for change; and to ensure continuous improvement and development of the Sourcing Process. Works with individuals and groups within and outside the organization to develop and manage tactics designed to improve the strategic direction, positioning, and performance of OSUWMC and its affiliated organizations, and lower total cost of ownership, acquisition, or operation of a business entity. The Purchasing Director – Non-Clinical Sourcing has responsibility to develop, implement and monitor policies, procedures and systems that ensure cost-effective procurement processes across all of OSUWMC. The Purchasing Director is the central point of contact to prioritize sourcing and savings projects in the non-clinical space, to improve supplier performance metrics (quality, delivery, price), and to interface across multiple cross-functional support services to align strategies in support of the extended enterprise, including the university. Other responsibilities include those designated by the Chief Supply Chain Officer.
Duties and Responsibilities
The Purchasing Director will interface with the Chief Supply Chain Officer and other Supply Chain functional leaders (Strategic Sourcing/VA, Supply Chain Operations, Distribution & Logistics), OSUWMC leadership, OSU’s Office of Business & Finance (office of the CFO), University Purchasing, Finance, IT and other departments to control cost, manage spend, and maintain contract integrity for non-labor material spend per adjusted admission. Specifically, the Director will:
80% Strategic Sourcing
Oversee a sourcing staff comprised of non-clinical and capital sourcing professionals that manage institutional and enterprise-wide supply chain initiatives administering an annual spend of approximately $250MB in supplies, purchased services and capital equipment.
Direct the sourcing process for OSUWMC non-clinical and capital spend, incorporating sourcing best practices internal and external to healthcare.
Establish and maintain a compliant internal control environment, as well as maintaining compliance with Federal, State, local regulatory agencies and oversight bodies.
Implement supply chain programs including strategic category management processes and tools for sourcing and contracting, servicing key stakeholders, providing customer service, and fully implementing business reviews with key supplier partners.
Partner with institutional leadership to develop, communicate, and implement the strategic direction for businesses and service lines in support of OSUWMC standards while minimizing the financial and legal risks.
Direct the analysis of OSUWMC supply chain financial and business information to identify areas with maximum institutional impact.
Oversee the development of programs, tools, and Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) for reporting savings, TCO improvements, cost avoidance, and quality.
Provide overall leadership to ensure delivery of agreed upon divisional and cross-divisional targets.
Establish effective ongoing relationships with business partners and senior management to ensure Procurement is involved upfront and integrated into the strategy of the business
Demonstrate leadership in a wide range of Procurement areas and drive identification, implementation and continuous improvement of sourcing best practices, systems and processes.
Lead by example through the cascade of cross-industry experience, established best practices for contract management and robust spend analytic development
Plan, prioritize, delegate and review the work of assigned staff to achieve key performance goals and assisting with communication and promotion of desired work product
Provide effective oral and written communication to staff to facilitate understanding, ownership and accomplishment of project goals and objectives
Maintain a high degree of motivation by working collaboratively with all team members to focus on cost reduction while providing the highest levels of customer satisfaction to OSUWMC stakeholders
Utilize GPO contracts and tools
20% Leadership & Development
Develops and maintains a high-performance work team that contributes to OSUWMC mission by executing the strategic goals of the purchasing department. Creates and sustains positive and collaborative work culture by identifying, recruiting, and developing key talent. The non-clinical sourcing team currently consists of 6 direct reports with potential augmentation by student interns, and is made up of senior commodity managers, commodity managers, and potentially senior buyers. Leading the non-clinical sourcing Team, the Director will:
Establish an environment that allows for the creation of the Supply Chain Management workforce of the future, translating the departmental vision into meaningful and effective results, and identifying, developing, and mentoring a pool of potential future leaders.
Ensure that the right talent and capabilities are in place, maximizes talent development and ensures effective succession planning in collaboration HR guidelines.
Lead by example through the cascade of cross-industry experience, established best practices for commodity management, and robust supplier negotiating plan development.
Plan, prioritize, delegate and review the work of assigned staff to achieve key performance goals and assisting with communication and promotion of desired work product.
Provide effective oral and written communication to staff to facilitate understanding, ownership and accomplishment of project goals and objectives.
Maintain a high degree of motivation by working collaboratively with all team members to focus on cost reduction while providing the highest levels of customer satisfaction to OSUWMC stakeholders.
Conduct on-going employee performance appraisals, building functional teams and promoting staff development by ensuring there is synergy between purchasing department objectives and individual P3 key result areas
B.S. degree, with an MBA preferred
A minimum of 15 years purchasing or equivalent experience in positions of progressive responsibility
A minimum of 5 years purchasing management experience at the supervisory level
Certified six sigma green/black belt preferred
Strong communication, interpersonal, organizational and consensus building skills
Analytical skills, including an understanding of cost-benefit analysis
Strong background in building strategic relationships with suppliers and internal stakeholders
As central Ohio’s only academic medical center, The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center values learning, development and innovation. Working here is more than just a job – it’s a career in which you can help change the face of medicine. Ohio State is always looking for experienced professionals to join our team.
Ohio State's Wexner Medical Center includes the College of Medicine, the Sc...hool of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences, six hospitals, more than a dozen research institutes and primary and specialty care facilities throughout central Ohio.
For eligible faculty and staff we offer great pay, complete benefits, state retirement options, tuition assistance and access to the cultural and sporting resources at one of the nation’s largest universities.