Associate Director, Purchasing - Supply Chain Management - Full Time

Posted 8 days 14 hours ago by Cedars-Sinai

Full Time
Academic Jobs
California, Los Angeles (Downtown), United States
Job Description

Our employees make a difference every day by providing world-class healthcare. You can make a difference, too!
Cedars-Sinai is known for its national leadership in transforming healthcare for the benefit of patients, with the longest-running Magnet designation for nursing in California, and The Advisory Board Company's 2018 Workplace of the Year. Cedars-Sinai impacts the future of healthcare globally by developing new approaches to treatment and educating tomorrow's physicians and other health professionals.
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We know that you have options as to where you choose to work, and we provide our employees with the best possible work environment. One of our goals as an organization is to develop a well-trained and highly motivated workforce. We want to help you achieve your greatest potential by enabling you to progress within your job and advance your career.
Cedars-Sinai's Supply Chain Management Department has an exciting and meaningful opportunity for an Associate Director who will contribute to our mission of providing world-class care.
The Associate Director, is responsible for planning, organizing, directing and controlling of the daily operations of the assigned areas, in order to meet the needs of all customers and support of Medical Center philosophies. You will assume fiscal responsibility through preparation of unit budgets, serves as liaison with medical staff and other personnel, promotes the maximum growth and development of each employee, supports research, participates in strategic planning, both long and short term.
The Associate Director of Purchasing performs and leads all functions needed to ensure the lowest total cost of purchased materials and services. The purpose is to balance the objectives of maximum product availability with strategic inventory plans. You will lead in high standard global critical negotiations to implement proactive procurement philosophies, strategies, policies, and procedures for successful integration into multiple business plans across various corporate departments. Additionally, is responsible for preparing data and analyzing inventory trends, external and internal key performance metrics, and proposing process improvement and the generation or management of key reports, metrics, and projects. This is a service position and is responsive to the needs of internal and external (suppliers) customers. Manage and mentor junior employees as required.
Job Qualifications:
Bachelor's degree is required (preferably in Business Management, Finance, Accounting, Logistics, Supply Chain, or healthcare related focus)
5 years progressive operational and managerial experience an organization of similar scope and complexity required (experience in Healthcare Supply Chain, Purchasing, or Contracting extremely desirable).
Experience in surgical services supply chain in an Academic Medical Center and/or Acute Care Centers setting which includes the assembly and distribution of procedural case carts, office management, budgeting and variance reporting, inventory management, vendor negotiations, physician preference management and clinical value analysis; knowledge of healthcare ERP and inventory control systems including point of use technology, contract management, storeroom management, hospital purchasing and personnel administration. Must have demonstrated the ability to manage the supply chain within a busy surgical services environment
Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with all levels of corporate staff, management, and customers.
Strong leader, people-focused, mentor, forward thinker.
Ability to plan, resource and execute projects.
Strong negotiation and proposal skills.
Demonstrated understanding and execution of the entire procurement cycle.

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