Aveanna is the result of a recent merger between 2 healthcare companies – Epic Health Services and PSA Healthcare to form the nation’s largest pediatric home health provider.
Description of Responsibilities
The Director of Procurement is responsible for leading Aveanna’s Procurement organization and proactively managing Aveanna’s annual spend. This role serves as the strategic head of the Procurement team, with regular access and exposure to executives throughout the enterprise to advocate for procurement initiatives and critical procurement-related activities. The Director of Procurement will develop and execute a strategic vision for Procurement across the company and will elevate Procurement’s status by meeting and exceeding internal stakeholder expectations to earn the respect of senior leaders across the company.
The Director of Procurement serves as a vital partner with the Executive Leadership of all Aveanna’s business units and ensures that procurement plans and processes are aligned with the company’s mission, as well as Aveanna’s strategic goals related to growth, cost savings, and risk management. This role will have a heavy customer service orientation and will be focused on delivering the best and highest value to Procurement’s customers so that the organization is viewed as a vital internal partner.
The Director of Procurement will also be tasked with acting as a change agent, leading Aveanna’s implementation of best-in-class procurement capabilities by implementing an operating model and governance structures where strategic sourcing is driven from a company-wide perspective. Strong relationship skills and the ability to interface at all levels of the enterprise will help this person successfully manage any resistance and work through the challenges common with organizational change.
Collaborates with executives to establish Procurement’s strategies and objectives in both the long and short terms
Elevates Procurement’s status and advocates on Procurement’s behalf with Executive Management and Business Units
Develops and maintains strong relationships with business unit leadership and suppliers to consistently demonstrate values
Communicates strategies, priorities, goals, challenges, and results to Aveanna executives and stakeholders
Leads Aveanna’s strategic sourcing program and supports complex sourcing efforts and negotiations with strategically crucial vendors
Implements, innovates, and champions continuous improvement for Procurement procedures, processes, and systems
Hires, retains, and works to develop talent to build a best-in-class Procurement organization
Manage team of Category / Purchasing Specialists
Performs other duties as assigned and tactical responsibilities required by the role to ensure smooth and efficient operation of the department.
Education and Experience:
At least 8 years of experience in Business, Strategic Sourcing, Supply Chain Management, or Consulting
Bachelor’s degree is required, MBA is desirable (but not required)
Demonstrated management capabilities, especially related to leading strategic initiatives, driving performance, leading change efforts, and producing superior results
Prior experience in a medical based industry is desirable
Knowledge, Skills, and Other Qualifications
Visionary mindset with defined strategic orientation
Strong relationship building skills
Excellent interpersonal skills to build influence across the organization
Recognized as a change agent
Entrepreneurial drive and perspective
Excellent oral and written communication and presentation skills
Solid analytical and critical thinking skills
Strong leadership and motivational skills
Ability to lead, manage, and develop personnel
Ability to lead and manage multiple business models and priorities
Flexible nature and comfortable leading organization and making decisions in the face of “gray areas”
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