Department Enterprise Supply Chain Services Department
Works independently and strategically to identify, project plan, implement and monitor supply chain expense or utilization opportunities to optimize total organizational expenses. The Category Manager works collaboratively with clinical and operational leadership in a team based environment to optimize the selection, standardization and utilization of product and services for the organization. The Category Manger is responsible for the strategic oversight of portfolios through the development and monitoring of a pipeline of projects for assigned portfolio. In addition, this position has operational responsibility in collaboration with Supply Chain subdivisions to ensure that product and services are priced accurately, available timely, carried in the appropriate quantities and locations, and delivered in the most efficient manner to meet patient care needs.
Responsible for optimal product and services selection, standardization, pricing, contracting, purchasing, and servicing of end users for a group products under the direction of leadership.
Performs management duties of assigned purchasing and sourcing team members to ensure streamlined, efficient, accurate, and timely processing of all requisitions.
Manages staffing requirements and Human Resource issues.
Coordinates the hiring and training of all positions within the category team.
Promotes professional growth and development of staff through in-service education and other programs.
Independently develops and maintains productive relationships with suppliers, health system operations leaders, and procurement staff to facilitate comprehensive category strategies that optimize pricing, quality, utilization and standardization across the system.
Monitors assigned portfolio expenses and identifies pricing opportunities to lower organizational expenses via benchmarking and analysis of external market data sources.
Independently develops and directs complex bid solicitation, proposal review and vendor negotiations to optimize contractual terms including, but not limited to, pricing.
Ensures accuracy, data integrity, and validity of data analysis in all work.
Conducts competitive analysis and bidding, independently develops and executes negotiation strategies with suppliers and implements required contractual agreements for assigned product and service categories.
Evaluates all contractual agreements and proposals for organizational risk and adherence to guidelines established by departments such as Corporate Finance and Treasury.
Fulfills all supply chain database, documentation and reporting requirements.
Ensures timely review of all offers and upcoming contract expirations to evaluate potential impacts to the organization and mitigate risks associated with such.
Provides leadership and direction to assigned staff in negotiation strategies and monitors the work of others to ensure timely and accurate work documents and analysis are completed.
Standardization efforts are conducted from a system approach and require collaboration with end users from all Geisinger entities.
Monitor internal and external compliance against contracts and works with operations to mitigate risk of non compliance if identified.
Meets with suppliers and end-users to assess and improve performance.
Where required, performs in depth analysis on each Product or Service opportunity or request to ensure all financial analysis work is accurate and thorough.
Serves as lead in the absence of the leadership.
Assists in the establishment and implementation of processes, policies and procedures.
Work is typically performed in an office environment. Accountable for satisfying all job specific obligations and complying with all organization policies and procedures. The specific statements in this profile are not intended to be all-inclusive. They represent typical elements considered necessary to successfully perform the job.
*Hours: Monday - Friday, 8am - 4:30pm.
*Certified Materials & Resource Professional (CMRP) is preferred. MBA is preferred.
*Geisinger offers comprehensive suite of healthcare benefits all starting day one of employment! This includes medical, prescription drug, vision and dental coverage. We also offer up to $5,000 tuition reimbursement and 5% contribution to your retirement plan.
Bachelor's Degree- (Required)
Minimum of 5 years-Related work experience (Required)
Manages Projects And Functions; Mentoring Skills; Organizational Skills; Critical
Thinking; Builds Relationships
Our Purpose & Values
Everything we do is about caring for our patients, our members, our students, our Geisinger family and our communities.
KINDNESS: We strive to treat everyone as we would hope to be treated ourselves.
EXCELLENCE: We treasure colleagues who humbly strive for excellence.
LEARNING: We share our knowledge with the best and brightest to better prepare the caregivers for tomorrow.
INNOVATION: We constantly seek new and better ways to care for our patients, our members, our community, and the nation.
SAFETY: We provide a safe environment for our patients and members and the Geisinger family.
We offer healthcare benefits for full time and part time positions from day one, including vision, dental and domestic partners.* Perhaps just as important, from senior management on down, we encourage an atmosphere of collaboration, cooperation and collegiality.
We are an Affirmative Action, Equal Opportunity Employer Women and Minorities are Encouraged to Apply. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment and will not be discriminated against on the basis of disability or their protected veteran status.
Geisinger is committed to making better health easier for the more than 1 million people it serves. Founded more than 100 years ago by Abigail Geisinger, the system now includes nine hospital campuses, a 550,000-member health plan, two research centers and the Geisinger Commonwealth School of Medicine. With nearly 24,000 employees and more than 1,600 employed physicians, Geisinger boosts its hometown economies in Pennsylvania by billions of dollars annually. Learn more at geisinger.org or connect with us on Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn and Twitter.