St. Joseph’s Health is recognized for the expertise and compassion of its highly skilled and responsive staff. The combined efforts of the organization’s outstanding physicians, superb nurses, and dedicated clinical and professional staff have made us one of the most highly respected healthcare organizations in the state, the largest employer in Passaic County, and one of the nation’s “100 Best Places to Work in Health Care”.
The Purchasing and Contract Manager has accountability for the overall direction, planning, implementation, and administration for the procurement of supplies, equipment, and services (except dietary, and pharmaceuticals) to support the operations of all St. Joseph's hospitals and other entities. Responsible for supplier sourcing and business relationships (suppliers and end users), order-to-pay processes, open order follow-up, alternative product selections, and also participates in contract negotiations and product utilization management. The Purchasing and Contract Manager is actively involved in assisting Supply Chain leadership in providing leadership towards establishing operational goals and objectives that support the strategic plan and corporate vision, and coordinates with all St. Jospeph's entities to ensure successful outcomes. Creates single vendor/pricing methodology across the Health System, and support the standardization process for all supplies, equipment and services utilized by the Health System.
Associates degree required. Bachelor's degree in Business Administration or closely related field preferred
Must possess solid knowledge of healthcare materials management operations and materials management information systems (MMIS), statistical and financial analysis, and value and cost analysis
Must possess strong negotiating skills and knowledge of Group Purchasing Organization (GPO) relationships, supplier relationship management, and stakeholder analysis
Demonstrates a proven ability to accomplish goals through committee/group decision dynamics with proven conflict management and intervention skills
Goal oriented individual with a demonstrated ability to engage in systems thinking with possession of state-of-the-art knowledge of materials management principles, practices, and relevant information technology to develop enhanced policies, procedures and systems to support a centralized purchasing program
Must demonstate strong knowledge of medical supplies and products used in hospitals and healthcare systems and possess knowledge of Request for Proposal (RFP) and Request for Information (RFI) development, contract analysis, negotiation and process administration and product knowledge
Must be highly articulate with the ability to communicate effectively and credibly in both oral and written context
Must also possess a strong competency in the use of MS Excel, Word, Power-point, Project and other software, as determined necessary to support and justify financial conclusions
All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or protected veteran status.