Lakeland Regional Health is a nationally recognized healthcare system located in central Florida. Our 849-bed Lakeland Campus is one of the largest hospitals in the state and operates the nation's busiest emergency department.
Growth and Opportunity
100 years of stability
If you are a leader in your own right, join us as a:
The Manager - Purchasing Assistant is responsible for providing leadership to the Purchasing department and for management of its human, material and financial resources. Responsible to ensure compliance to specific policies regarding internal controls for all purchasing activities to ensure optimal use of national and locally negotiated contracts. This position negotiates purchases/contracts for consumable supplies, routine capital and equipment, and maintenance/support services.
What You Will Do:
Monitors contract expiration dates to ensure timely renewal or rebidding process occurs. Oversees the day-to-day purchasing and materials management activities which include evaluating vendors, facilitating meetings, developing contracts, processing orders and inventory management. Investigates product alternatives, reviewing cost effectiveness, soliciting bids and negotiating with vendors. Serves as Supply Chain liaison for specialty product sourcing and pricing.
Manages product conversations and penetration levels as required for compliance by GPO Opportunity programs.
Works with Supply Chain Inventory Distribution and Logistics Management to maintain Just-In-Time (JIT) inventory.
Facilitates and maintains initiatives related to MMIS to assure that the Item Master is always up-to-date and accurate. Assists in the development and/or amending internal policies and procedures associated with supply chain item master activities and assists in improving workflows associated with the organization's item Master activities.
Prepares accurate and comprehensive decision support data which includes cost analytics, usage data, forecasting, benchmarking analysis, compliance reporting, and a compilation of other significant data to assist supply chain leadership.
Facilitate the standardization of products and optimize supply utilization through effective collaboration with Physicians and Clinicians via the Value Analysis Committee.
Creates a supportive environment for supply chain staff development and the delivery of supply chain solutions. Supervision of staff to include hiring, training and evaluating performance.
Reviews product Recall activities for the organization daily. Coordinates recall efforts with Receiving, Inventory Control, Clinicians, Pharmacy and Resolution Services to ensure patient safety.
Monitors vendor performance and end-user satisfaction throughout the term of negotiated contracts.
Assists in the development and/or amending internal policies and procedures associated with supply chain contracting activity and assists in improving workflows associated with the organization's contracting activities.
What You Will Need:
Experience working in a healthcare provider environment or with medical products.
Minimum of 5+ years of supply chain /procurement related experience with at least two years of managerial experience.
Certified Materials & Resource Professional (CMRP) or Certified Professional Contracts Manager (CPCM)
Zero-deductible/zero-co-pay medical coverage with LRH providers
$5,000 educational assistance
Vision and dental
401A and 403B retirement plan with employer match
Discounts and wellness programs
Lakeland Regional Health provides everything you need to succeed professionally and personally, from our award winning culture, to education and training, to exclusive perks found only at Lakeland Regional Health.