JOB SUMMARY: The candidate selected for this role will provide daily operational management for Purchasing at Vanderbilt University Medical Center. He/she will develop work goals, common policies and procedures; in addition, he/she will work with appropriate leadership to recommend and establish departmental goals.
KEY FUNCTIONS & RESPONSIBILITIES:
* Provide support to the execution of the overall VUMC Purchasing strategy and direction
o Assists in managing VUMC Purchasing that meet VUMC's goals and objectives
* Collaborates with department heads and executives of the various entities within VUMC to determine product and services needs are met.
o Acts as purchasing business advisor to leaders
o Ensures useful supply chain knowledge is captured and promotes continual improvement.
* Manages the standardization of programs, files, processes and systems in for purchasing functions.
o Ensure Vanderbilt University Medical Center principles, policies, and programs are consistently practices
o Assures effective communications are maintained with areas of responsibility and coordination among the departments and other segments of the medical center.
o Consults with all segments of management responsible for policy or action.
o Makes and manages recommendations for improving effectiveness of supply chain policies and practices.
* Collaborates on key strategic decisions with patient care centers relative to the supply chain.
o Coordinates communication with VUMC administration, department directors, support staff and other interested parties to discuss and develop solutions to supply chain systems issues in the department.
o Facilitate projects and oversee committees in support of program goals.
o Present recommendations to management for approval and implementation.
* Establishes and maintains effective relationships with governmental agencies, suppliers of goods, services, and equipment toVanderbilt University Medical Center.
o Keeps abreast of current trends and practices in the field of purchasing.
Vanderbilt University Medical Center is home to Vanderbilt University Hospital, The Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt, the Vanderbilt Psychiatric Hospital and the Vanderbilt Stallworth Rehabilitation Hospital. These hospitals experienced more than 61,000 inpatient admissions during fiscal year 2015. Vanderbilt’s adult and pediatric clinics treated nearly 2 million patients during this same period. Vanderbilt University Hospital and the Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt are recognized again this year by U.S. News & World Report’s Best Hospitals as among the nation’s best with 18 nationally ranked specialties. Vanderbilt University Medical Center is world renowned because of the innovation, work ethic and collegiality of its employees. From our health care advances to our compassionate care, Vanderbilt owes its accomplishments and reputation to staff and faculty who bring skill and drive and innovation to the medical center day after day. World-leading academic departments and comprehensive centers of excellence pursue scientific discoveries and transformational educational and clinical advances across the entire spectrum of health and disease.As t...he largest employer in middle Tennessee, we welcome those who are interested in ongoing development in a caring, culturally sensitive and professional atmosphere. Most of us spend so much of our lives at work, we want to be part of maintaining a workplace in which people support one another and encourage reaching for excellence. Many high-achieving employees stay at Vanderbilt because of the professional growth they experience and because of their appreciation of Vanderbilt’s benefits, public events and discussions, athletic opportunities, beautiful setting and, above all, sense of community and purpose.Vanderbilt and its employees share a set of mutual expectations that have been created with productivity, legality, fairness and safety always in mind. We believe that our investment in training and compensating employees multiplies in value when we enable individuals to deliver their best performance for the benefit of us all.