Develops, negotiates, maintains and updates contracts for Pharmaceutical products and services. Works with the School of Medicine to identify products and services to target for contracting, solicits and evaluates proposals, negotiates contracts, and works to secure benchmarking information. Prepares contract information for distribution, filing and publication. Reports on contract and customer service activities. Participates in contract and customer service strategy sessions. Reviews purchase request documents for policy compliance and appropriateness.
Specific Commodity: Pharmaceutical Products, Medical Supplies & Equipment, contract responsibility is greater than $500,000,000.
Primary Duties & Responsibilities
Contract Management: Negotiation, RFP development and assessment, supplier relationships, business review meetings, identification and target contracting opportunities, monitor contract utilization, review and assess GPO agreements.
Purchase Request Document Review: Insure appropriateness of requests, advice departments of cost saving opportunities. Purchase order sign-off authority up to $500,000.
Reporting: Develop and review spend analysis, prepare and document cost savings, etc.
Customer Service: Establish and maintain a collaborative relationship with the various organizations at Washington University in St. Louis. Assists schools and departments with pharmaceutical, medical supply and equipment requirements. Troubleshooting issues as they occur. Reviews terms and conditions documents for external documents as needed.
Special Projects: Manage special projects and other duties as assigned.
Other duties as assigned.
Not a physically demanding position in terms of lifting; needs high energy for potential long hours.
Routine travel from office to other university locations and to off-site meetings around St. Louis.Â
Minimal overnight air travel but can happen occasionally.
Minimum of five yearsâ™ experience in purchasing pharmaceutical products, materials management, accounting or other pertinent areas. Five years experience in procurement, contracting or related field, or combination of education and experience to equal eight years of procurement, contracting, business or related field.
A Pharmacy Technicians License is a plus.
Strong negotiation, analytical and communication skills (verbal and written).
Good organizational skills with ability to handle multiple tasks simultaneously.
Working knowledge of personal computers and software such as Excel and Word.Â Â
Knowledge of the WorkDay software tool is a plus.
Bachelorâ™s degree and five years or more related experience or equivalent education and experience.
$77,700.00 - $136,700.00 / AnnuallyThe salary range reflects base salaries paid for positions in a given job grade across the University. Individual rates within the range will be determined by factors including one's qualifications and performance, equity with others in the department, market rates for positions within the same grade and department budget.
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