This supply chain opportunity will provide strategic direction, innovation, and support for our award winning clinical laboratory. This position is critical to our laboratory operations, as it helps to ensure that our testing facilities have what they need to continually provide service excellence to our patients and our community. Previous supply chain experience in healthcare is preferred.
POSITION SUMMARY This position leads Strategy Development & Deployment, Supplier Relationship Management, Savings Initiatives, Supplier Contract Management and Supplier Performance Management across Categories of Materials, Equipment and Services of up to $100M in Annual Spend and a supplier count of up to 500, maximizing value to the company while minimizing cost from vendors and suppliers. Provides high quality procurement services to meet the needs of internal customers. The incumbent is accountable for developing efficiencies and for finding new opportunities to reduce supply cost through effective vendor negotiations. Promotes sound and ethical contracting and purchasing practices between the company and the vendor community and develops and maintains positive vendor relationships based on mutual respect and trust.
ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS Savings Initiatives: Negotiates contracts, supplier claims and supplier contributions, adds targeted parts to contracts, identifies dual source opportunities and executes. Ensures lowest possible contract pricing is used by Buying Team, understands material market movements and effects on parts and acts as P&L Leader for Categories Owned.
Strategy Development & Deployment: Develops new sourcing strategies to drive competition, identifies new grow suppliers, creates simplicity through supplier rationalization, develops emerging market strategies, develops full lifecycle sourcing strategies, links to Operations, supports Platform Transitions (Identifies, negotiates, tracks and implements initial phases, supports other phases), sustains business continuity plans (to overcome disasters), performs project management of strategic initiatives and maintains Grow/Maintain/Phase-Out Supplier designations.
Supplier Relationship Management: Leads supplier business reviews, acts as escalation point for late/incorrect payments and logistics issues, from within organization. Develops Grow opportunities (or Maintains/Phase out relationships) and proliferates organizational initiatives/systems.
Supplier Contract Management: Negotiates with suppliers to support save, contract penetration and other deliverables for initial contracts, additions and supporting through the lives of contracts, negotiates PIA/NDA and lead Stakeholder Reviews and Approval for supplier contracts, monitors, assesses and re-bids or re-negotiates.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS •Bachelor’s degree in a related field and five (5) years’ of directly applicable experience.
Sonora Quest Laboratories, a joint venture between Banner Health and Quest Diagnostics, is the nation’s largest integrated laboratory system with approximately 3,100 employees serving more than 23,000 patients every day throughout Arizona. We are the market share leader in clinical laboratory testing in Arizona, performing more than 60 million diagnostic tests per year.