The UAMS Assistant Vice Chancellor of Supply Chain provides overall strategic and operational direction for purchasing, including strategic sourcing, value analysis, operational logistics and the effective use of supply chain innovation and technology for the System. The position reports directly to the UAMS CFO. The position is responsible for developing and implementing a system wide strategy and the future direction of the supply chain functions for the System. This position is responsible for supply chain functions in clinical, research, and education. The AVC of Supply Chain creates and fosters effective strategic relationships with the organization’s Executive Team and key leaders to maximize opportunities for driving cost reduction, maximizing the use of innovation and technology within the supply chain, improving facility operations/logistics and positively impacting the patient experience. This person provides the leadership and direction to develop, recommend and implement best in class programs, policies and procedures and standards. He/she will develop and provide metrics to all members of the organization to document performance and effectiveness of the operations associated with supply chain. This person will act as a collaborative partner with key leaders and participate in strategic planning and attainment of supply chain goals and objectives. The AVC of Supply Chain must be a visionary leader who knows how to effectively drive change in a complex and distributed yet system-oriented environment.
About the Division of Finance
The Finance Division provides management oversight and coordination of core functions including financial accounting and reporting, budgeting, revenue cycle, treasury operations, supply chain management, grants accounting, student accounts and financial aid, and contract services. The division employs more than 700 individuals across these operations, each of whom is dedicated to providing services effectively and efficiently to UAMS’ patients, students, faculty and staff and the communities UAMS serves across the state of Arkansas.
It is our mission to ensure the financial integrity of UAMS through effective stewardship of resources, to utilize current financial and administrative best practices within health care and higher education, to offer exceptional customer service, and to work closely as a business partner with our clinical, research and academic leadership.
Role & Responsibilities
Lead the development and implementation of supply chain system-wide strategy to support enterprise goals
Implement the vision and operationalize the people, structure, processes, communications and technology to ensure that supply chain solutions and sourcing efforts deliver significant financial, quality and service results
Develop annual department operational and capital budgets, and manage Supply Chain logistics and operations
Benchmark, track, and analyze annual performance metrics against budget to demonstrate continuous improvement and progress against strategic objectives
Supervise and direct assigned staff including monitoring and evaluating work performance, interviewing, hiring staff, and conducting training and development
Direct the major supply chain solutions and sourcing functions, ensuring cost, quality and service are properly balanced with outcomes
Oversees the supplier selection, negotiation, value creation and supplier relationship management processes
Working closely with peers within the Division of Finance to advance the operational goals of the division
Manage relationships with internal and external stakeholders to provide service, information, and advice as needed. Represent the finance department as a subject matter expert in various meetings and committees. At all times, model the core values of UAMS
The ideal candidate will have the following professional qualifications and personal characteristics:
Bachelor’s degree in Supply Chain, Operations, Business or a related discipline; Supply Chain certification and/or MBA preferred
7 years of progressive experience in healthcare supply chain operations and management, including 3 years of proven staff supervision
Demonstrated team building and leadership, exceptional verbal and written communication, and interpersonal skills
The position requires a solid background in management with a large and or integrated health system
Must have the ability to motivate and lead groups and programs and manage multiple projects and initiatives
Must have interpersonal negotiation skills, problem solving and analytical skills, presentation skills and the ability to motivate and lead groups and programs
Preferred Professional Experience and Characteristics
Additional training or advanced degree in management or administration.
Knowledge of higher education functions is essential as is a working knowledge of hospital operations, quality improvement, and strategic planning
Strategic planning skills and expertise in Supply Chain Management and clinical operations
Demonstrated track record of mentorship and evidence of having developed others in theircareers
Understanding of compliance requirements at the federal and state levels.
Well-developed emotional intelligence with exceptional interpersonal and communication skills;
Passion for excellence and a high level of energy and enthusiasm;
Demonstrated ability to work in a matrixed organization with multiple lines of reporting;
Demonstrated record of promoting collaboration and cultivating strong internal and external relationships;
Capacity to embrace change with an appropriate respect for culture and tradition;
Analytical and intellectual skills to lead cogent planning and sound management systems;
Demonstrated commitment to diversity;
Motivator and mentor capable of developing strong teams and developing others; and
Unquestioned personal integrity.
Interested individuals are asked to submit their CV and a letter addressing their experiences that fulfill the criteria for this position to Executive and Faculty Recruitment at firstname.lastname@example.org Contact Julian Tunno by phone at 501-686-2590 or Khris Bone by phone at 501-686-2590.
Written nominations, inquiries, and applications (including emails) may be subject to disclosure under the Arkansas Freedom of Information Act.
UAMS is an inclusive Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Employer of individuals with disabilities and protected veterans and is committed to excellence
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About University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences
The University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) in Little Rock is the only health sciences university in the state of Arkansas. We are the state’s largest public employer with more than 10,000 employees in 73 of Arkansas’ 75 counties. UAMS and its clinical affiliates, Arkansas Children’s Hospital and the VA Medical Center, are an economic engine for the state with an annual economic impact of $3.92 billion.
UAMS offers 73 baccalaureate, master’s, doctoral, professional and specialist degree programs and certificates through our Colleges of Medicine, Nursing, Pharmacy, Health Professions, Public Health and graduate school. Students attend classes at the UAMS main campus in Little Rock and our regional campus in northwest Arkansas.
With our combination of education, research and clinical programs, UAMS has a unique capacity to lead health care improvement in the state. Our assets include:
A statewide network of regional health education centers
Advanced telehealth and telemedicine program
The Winthrop P. Rockefeller Cancer Institute
The Jackson T. Stephens Spine & Neurosciences Institute
The Donald W. Reynolds Institute on Aging
The Harvey & Bernice Jones Eye Institute
The Psychiatric Research Institute
The Translational Research Institute