Are you looking to accel your career? Join our team in the Purchasing Department!
As the Contract Manager, you will assist the Category Manager in creating and driving strategic sourcing initiatives. You will contribute to successful value based purchasing with the focus on achieving significant cost reduction, supporting quality initiatives, establishing successful vendor partnerships and ensuring the introduction of new technology at fair market prices. You will be a strategic business partner, interfacing at the Director and Executive levels of the organization, providing leadership and taking ownership of the defined spend category. You will also gain expertise relating to market trends to identify and promote potential new opportunities for added value.
Principal Duties and Responsibilities:
Lead and direct strategic sourcing initiatives to achieve savings goal for ChristianaCare in the assigned categories of spend
Plan, schedule and monitor category sourcing initiatives, ensuring accurate resource allocation and timely delivery of projects
Provides detailed analysis of proposals and vendor capabilities, negotiations and supplier selection
Effectively communicate new savings and opportunities and initiatives with senior leadership
Along with the Category Manager, collaborates with executive leadership within the organization to build strategies for cost reduction, supplier consolidation, quality improvements while developing and implementing process efficiency improvements
Act as a champion for business development process improvement
Serve as product, contract, and price specialist for the non-clinical spend
Resolve any issues related to products or contracts between ChristianaCare and vendors within assigned categories
Assist and mentor Contract Specialists in the sourcing department
Education and Experience Requirements:
Bachelor's Degree and at least 5 years in a procurement role
Associate's Degree and at least seven years in a procurement role
At least two years of strategic sourcing experience
Certified Professional in supply Management (CPSM) or Certified Purchasing Manager (CPM) preferred.
Project management experience working across multiple healthcare service lines and facilities
Excellent analytical skills and the ability to develop complex supply chain analysis
Internal Number: JR54002
About Christiana Care Health System
Christiana Care Health System is headquartered in Wilmington, Delaware and is one of the country's largest health care providers, ranking 21st in the nation for hospital admissions. Christiana Care is proudly a Nurse Magnet recognized institution. Christiana Care Health System is also one of the largest health care providers in the mid-Atlantic region, serving all of Delaware and portions of seven counties bordering the state in Pennsylvania, Maryland and New Jersey. A not-for-profit, non-sectarian health system, Christiana Care includes two hospitals with more than 1,100 patient beds, and is a major teaching hospital with two campuses. Christiana Care is continually recognized for excellence on a regional and national level. Our role in the community is expressed in the Christiana Care Way: "We serve our neighbors as respectful, expert, caring partners in their health. We do this by creating innovative, effective, affordable systems of care that our neighbors value."Christiana Care is a great place to work because we value diversity and recognize it to be a core part of our success. Because of the diversity of our employees, affiliated health professionals and volunteers, we are... positioned to meet the unique needs of our patients and community. We acknowledge and celebrate the uniqueness and talent of each employee. Because of our talented workforce we are able to provide a quality healthcare experience to our patients and community. We strive to create an inclusive environment in which individual diversity can be leveraged and thrive. Christiana Care Health System is an equal opportunity employer, firmly committed to prohibiting discrimination, whose staff is reflective of its community and considers qualified applicants for open positions without regard to race, color, sex, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, genetic information, gender identity or expression, age, veteran status, disability, pregnancy, citizenship status, or any other characteristic protected under applicable federal, state, or local law.