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Oversight of a high functioning supply chain:
▪ Day-to-day operations and managing across the entire supply chain: negotiation, acquisition, consumption, delivery and inventory of supplies. Develops a vision for improving productivity and quality in these areas.
▪ Ensures competitive market pricing across the contract portfolio based on effective negotiations.
▪ Implementation of effective user-friendly supply chain processes that optimize the use of technology, enhance practitioner workflow, and provide a competitive advantage in the marketplace. Responsible for the enterprise-wide vendor contract portfolio.
▪ Collaborates with leadership to establish a vision, guiding/operating principles and team commitment to a vendor contracting strategy and processes that result in a comprehensive portfolio that provides coverage for the majority supply, services, and capital expenditures, minimizes risk and direct purchases and assists operating entities in achieving their supply and service budgetary requirements. Enhance capability in supply chain analytics and business intelligence.
▪ Ensures high-reliability processes are in place for data governance, data integration, data mining, spend analytics, comparative benchmarking, utilization trends, procedure costing, spend forecasting and opportunity analysis.
Ensures a high level of data integrity is maintained by providing actionable information that is refreshed on an ongoing basis with the most contemporary data available and that all stakeholder groups have a strong confidence level in the trustworthiness and value of the data.
▪ Establishes and maintains supply chain operational metrics including supply expense as a percentage of net patient services revenue and total operating expenses, realized savings, contract/initiative time to execution, aggregate and service line price index targets, percentage of expenditures on purchase orders, inventory levels and other related metrics. Generates monthly reports and dashboards and participates in executive reviews.
▪ Engages physicians to provide resource utilization and cost data and to present opportunities to leverage the value UHealth receives from the vendors of resource-intensive physician preference implants and devices. Provides credible price benchmark data and implements contracting strategies, scorecards and ongoing monitoring processes that maintain physician support and compliance.
▪ Monitor supply expense trends and ensure optimal use of ERP system. Develops strong relationships with UHealth clinicians.
▪ Perceived as an individual with high credibility when interacting with physicians, nurses and other practitioners in order to successfully implement the supply chain vision, strategies and priorities.
▪ Able to achieve strategic plan alignment for the acquisition of new products, equipment and technology by influencing practitioners and clinical teams to address concerns, overcome resistance, gain support and buy in to UHealth's initiatives involving clinical preference products and service. Works in conjunction with executives and operational leaders to assist with the acquisition of major capital equipment purchases and resource-intensive technologies.
▪ Includes the development of multi-year replacement road maps for major medical equipment.
▪ Oversees negotiation and execution of capital equipment agreements to ensure UHealth achieves a market-competitive total cost of ownership. Maintains adequate inventory levels and emergency reserves.
▪ This includes critical personnel protective equipment and other critical supplies needed for an emergency or pandemic response. Provides oversight to operational inventory reserves maintained by UHealth.
▪ Builds and maintains successful vendor relationships with manufacturers and distributors to secure vendor commitments.
▪ Supports UHealth’s $1.5 billion construction initiative, helping to deliver plans on time and on budget.
▪ Revamps and develops organizational structure the meet the future needs of UHealth.
▪ Implements a results-oriented, collaborative culture within the supply chain function where the supply chain department becomes a trusted resource that partners with operators to produce strategic cost savings.
▪ Evaluates options for joining local GPO cooperatives, as well as other potential partnership and affiliation relationships.
▪ Implements a new ERP system, replacing the 16 separate systems that exist today.
▪ Strengthens the analytics function, enhancing the ability to produce useful insights that support clinical and operational teams.
▪ Evaluates and implements logistics strategy with current or other distributors.
▪ Bolsters the process controls that ensures consistent, high performing operations.
▪ Potentially centralizes the supply chain services that supports both UHealth and the School of Medicine.
Experienced healthcare services supply chain leader
At least 10 years of experience in healthcare supply chain, including at least eight in management. Scope to
include contracting, sourcing, procurement, value analysis and logistics.
Experience leading a sizable sourcing and contracting function in excess of $500 million in spend
Large dollar contract negotiations and procurement of supplies, equipment, pharmaceuticals and services.
Proven ability to create and sustain an integrated supply chain strategy
Advanced knowledge and understanding of transportation, warehousing and distribution ideally in acute care,
academic system environments. In depth knowledge of broad supply chain processes and
Advanced knowledge and understanding of supply chain data and analytics
Has leveraged comparative benchmarking and operational measurement processes related to supply chain to
drive performance and results.
Education and Certifications
Bachelor's degree in supply chain, business, finance, economics or related field. Master's degree is preferred.
Certifications such as CMRP, APICS or CPIM are desired.
CRITICAL LEADERSHIP CAPABILITIES
Collaborating and Influencing
▪ Identifies all necessary stakeholders and connects with them to gain support or agreement
▪ Negotiates with a genuine give-and-take approach that takes all parties’ perspectives into account
▪ Takes advantage of opportunities to build strategic relationships to achieve a specific outcome
▪ Engages others in open dialogue and adapts own influence approach to different stakeholders in ways that address their interests or concerns
▪ Anticipates emerging or potential conflicts among all stakeholders and takes steps to pre-empt them
▪ Creates and promotes a satisfying employee work environment
▪ Attracts, recruits, and retains top talent and motivates the team
▪ Identifies and develops individual strengths and potential within the team
▪ Engages the team in discussions about the longer-term strategy and how each member can make contributions
▪ Delegates significant responsibilities to team members to free self to work on other priorities
Gives team members decision-making authority and accountability within their areas of responsibility
▪ Invites the team to recommend ways to solve problems, discuss challenging issues, or generate new ideas
▪ Acts to surpass team goals, seizing opportunities to extend the limits of what is possible
▪ Sets continually higher goals for the team that are ambitious but achievable
▪ Identifies and acts on new opportunities that enable performance targets to be exceeded
▪ Seeks new challenges and is energized by exceeding targets
OTHER PERSONAL CHARACTERISTICS
▪ Leader that embraces the strong culture at UHealth and creates an environment in the supply chain group that fosters this same team-based, collaborative culture.
▪ Excellent communication skills to interact effectively with a variety of stakeholders: board of directors, executive and clinical leadership, patients, their family members, clinicians, and co-workers.
▪ Customer service-minded in all communication, utilizing positive language principles.
▪ Strategic thinker that is an insightful problem solver and decision maker.
▪ Highest level of integrity.
The University of Miami offers competitive salaries and a comprehensive benefits package including medical, dental, tuition remission and more.
UHealth-University of Miami Health System, South Florida's only university-based health system, provides leading-edge patient care powered by the ground breaking research and medical education at the Miller School of Medicine. As an academic medical center, we are proud to serve South Florida, Latin America and the Caribbean. Our physicians represent more than 100 specialties and sub-specialties, and have more than one million patient encounters each year. Our tradition of excellence has earned worldwide recognition for outstanding teaching, research and patient care. We're the challenge you've been looking for.
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