Join our team and be part of the talent that makes UW Health the best work and academic environments.
Overall responsibilities involve strategic category management duties to include development of category strategy in collaboration with stakeholders, market analysis, contract development, supplier negotiations and selection of UW Health’s equipment, supplies, services, and construction. With limited direction, this position requires effective team leadership of supplier negotiation strategies, including the ability to develop Request for Information of Proposal (RF(x))’s and review and execution of contracts. Overall obtaining the best products and services at the lowest cost to UW Health. A working knowledge of the procurement laws, rules, regulations, and standardized principles, processes, and practices of professional procurement are required.
Customer service is the focus of the Category Account Manager role, providing consultation to internal customers in Sourcing/Contracting and PeopleSoft ERP system policies and processes. Our success is our customer’s success, we exist because of them.
This position has involvement in the final supplier and material selection making phases of high-valued standard supply chain matters and requires knowledge of UW Health’s procurement policies and procedures. Problems encountered are often of a complex nature and need to be completed with limited guidance, using tools, structural support, independent judgment and flexibility to make decisions.
Minimum - Bachelor’s degree in business, supply chain or related field
Preferred - Master’s Degree
4 years of progressive experience in category management of product and/or services portfolio, market analysis, contract analysis, contract negotiation and financial analysis
2 years of experience with sophisticated materials management information systems software (preferably PeopleSoft)
Preferred - Category management in a healthcare setting
Licenses and Certifications:
CPSM - Certified Professional in Supply Management
CMRP - Certified Materials & Resource Professional
Required Skills, Knowledge, and Abilities:
Strong leadership ability
Understand and observe policies and procedures related to procurement activity
Understand and observe sound business practices and principles
Possess advanced computer skills including Microsoft Office; and proficiency in Excel spreadsheet analysis
Possess excellent verbal, interpersonal, and written communication skills
Possess significant organizational skills in integrating, monitoring and scheduling activities
Possess ability to work in a team environment and to collaborate with a variety of professionals
Possess ability to maintain and convey a positive attitude and customer service approach
Demonstrate skills in prioritization, problem solving, team building, decision-making, time management, and strategic planning
Possess advanced knowledge of managerial finance
Possess external knowledge of healthcare market influences concerning current group purchasing activities
Understand efficient and current supply chain trends within the healthcare industry
Understand basic clinical supply and equipment use and application
Sedentary: Ability to lift up to 10 pounds maximum and occasionally lifting and/or carrying such articles as dockets, ledgers and small tools. Although a sedentary job is defined as one, which involves sitting, a certain amount of walking and standing is often necessary in carrying out job duties. Jobs are sedentary if walking and standing are required only occasionally and other sedentary criteria are met.
Work Schedule: 100% FTE, 40 hours per week (Monday through Friday). Hours may vary based on the operational needs of the department.
UW Health Clinics- our physicians and staff are dedicated to providing an exceptional patient and family experience by delivering the highest quality of care in a compassionate environment. With more than 80 primary and specialty care clinics located throughout Dane County and the surrounding areas, we are proud to have the opportunity to impact the communities we serve.
UW Health values and embraces diversity and is proud to be an Equal Employment Opportunity, Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, sex, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, age, status as a protected veteran, among other things, or status as a qualified individual with disability.
Internal Number: 17002412
About UW Health
UW Health is the integrated health system of the University of Wisconsin-Madison. UW Health consists of 6 hospitals and 80 outpatient sites, including University Hospital, UW Health at The American Center, American Family Children's Hospital and UW Carbone Cancer Center. UW Health partners with the UW School of Medicine and Public Health to fulfill our shared patient care, research, education and community service missions.