Responsible for developing, implementing, measuring, and directing Bristol Health Supply Chain strategies in supporting the Perioperative (PeriOp) areas. Responsible for alignment and optimization with GPO and local contracts within PeriOp, ensuring maximum compliance, savings, with the highest quality products. Oversees vendor management, item master integrity, special orders, and par levels. Responsible for PeriOp contract negotiation for purchased services, equipment, supplies/implants, and service contracts.
Essential Job Functions and Responsibilities:
Acts as a resource for new technology and equipment. Assists in arranging vendor in-service education and product trials.
Ensure implants and supplies are loaded in MMIS with complete and accurate information in the item master and available for documenting and charging within the Perioperative record.
Oversee vendor rep compliance with Bill Only process and required documentation.
Oversee and monitor vendor rebates.
Oversee and monitor recalls impacting items used in Perioperative areas.
Obtain quotes for purchased services, supplies/implants, and equipment for PeriOp.
Execute product standardization and conversions in the OR and Endo areas.
Provides support for and is a member of the Medical Supply Standards Committee (MSSC), which includes in depth product research.
Provide CSS ECRI Quote Analysis (Pricing, T&C's, Comparable Equipment/Alternatives) and opportunities for group buys / GPO savings for CSS quotes and contracts for purchased services, service contracts, and equipment.
Review surgical schedule with Charge Nurse and Booking Office daily to ensure patient specific/surgeon special requests for supplies, implants, and equipment are available for each case.
Stay current on market trends for med/surg supplies, PeriOp, and healthcare supply chain. Communicate opportunities and risks to the System Director of Supply Chain, recommending action plans based on forecasted market trends.
Active Supplier Relationship Management: Development and measurement of KPI’s, supplier audits, business reviews, improvement plans, new opportunities, awards, terminations, etc. including savings tracking and ongoing communication to management and stakeholders.
Effectively negotiates with approved vendors to maximize cost reduction opportunities using internal and external pricing information and performance benchmarks.
Monitors staff performance to ensure employees are meeting organizational standards. Provides evaluations of all staff members using approved job descriptions and organizational policy guidelines.
Other duties as assigned.
Educational / Minimum Requirements: Bachelor’s Degree required. MBA preferred. Minimum of Five (5) years’ experience in health care Procurement, Strategic Sourcing, Contracting, or Supply Chain Management. Three (3) years supervisory/management experience required. Advanced negotiations skills courses, a plus.
State/Federal Mandated Licensure or Certification Requirements: Association for Health Care Resource & Materials Management: Certified Materials & Resource Professional (CMRP), Association for Supply Chain Management: Certified Supply Chain Professional (CSCP), and Six Sigma Green or Black Belt (SSGB, SSBB) preferred but not required.
Bristol Health Mandated Educational Requirements: General orientation at time of hire. Fire/Safety/Infection Control annually. Other programs as mandated by the health system.
Special Requirements: Extensive knowledge of supplies, implants, equipment, and instruments used in Operating Rooms and Endoscopy Suites. Experience with managing product trials, conversions, evaluations with physicians and key clinical stakeholders. Proven ability to execute and generate cost reduction improvement. Proficient with PCs and advanced knowledge of Microsoft Office applications. Proficient with Meditech Procurement, Materials Management, and Item Master functionality. Moderate to complex level of financial analysis knowledge including business modeling and problem solving skills. Experience in negotiating pricing, contract terms and conditions including statements of work (SOWs). Experience in providing project management and team leadership for sourcing initiatives stakeholders. The ability to formulate and articulate a strategy and business case for the category and build the tactical path. Critical thinking and decision making: The ability to solve complex problems and think through both tangible (holistic supply chain costs) and intangible (future value of supplier relationships) factors in making decisions for the health system. Ability to develop relationships and build both a strong direct and indirect sphere of influence. Ability to take ownership, lead and influence to deliver the desired results.
Physical Requirements: Position requires ability to occasionally lift light objects. Ability to constantly concentrate on fine detail with interruption and attend to tasks for more than 60 minutes at a time. Individual must be able to understand and relate to theories behind several related concepts and remember multiple tasks given over long periods of time.
Work Environment: Regular exposure to patient elements, high stress.
Cognitive Requirements: Strong critical thinking skills; good communication skills, oral and written.
The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by people assigned to this classification. They are not to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, and skills required of personnel so classified. All personnel may be required to perform duties outside of their normal responsibilities from time to time, as needed.
Additional Salary Information: Based on experience
About Bristol Health
As an integrated delivery network with deep roots in the community, we make a critical impact on the people in the Greater Bristol area and throughout central Connecticut. Bristol Health is always looking for individuals who value a culture of excellence, quality and service to our community to join our team.
It’s important that our employees reflect our values and share our passion. If you want to be a part of a collaborative and caring environment, where the focus is on providing extraordinary patient care, then you belong here!
Our name, Bristol Health, reflects our organization’s growth, our commitment to the overall health of every patient who walks through our many doors and our integrated approach to delivering the highest quality services. With now 20 locations in towns throughout central Connecticut, we have made access to comprehensive and individualized care more readily available and closer to home than ever.