Senior Director Supply Chain Operations (Job # 4010)

New York Metro Area

Post Date: 02/22/2017 Job ID: 4010 Department: Admin/Operations

The Senior Director Supply Chain Officer will have a broad set of responsibilities, which will include supporting the VP Supply Chain Operations in the shared mission and vision for supply chain across the system. He/she has responsibility for strategic sourcing, procurement, external logistics and internal distribution functions. He/she will champion and lead efforts to reduce variation of care through product standardization, minimize product waste through utilization management, implement information systems to assist in making appropriate clinical and economic decisions, and maximize resources driven towards a positive bottom line. 

The Senior Director Supply Chain Officer will be responsible for the overall supply chain strategy, organization, operating processes, compliance systems and disciplines to deliver contemporary, best practice sourcing, procurement, and overall supply chain services. He/she will maintain acceptable procurement and distribution performance according to approved service levels and report overall cost performance to the VP Supply Chain Operations. 

He/she will assist the VP prepare a supply chain strategic plan for senior management review, based on financial and institutional guidelines and changing program requirements. In conjunction with subordinate directors, the Senior Director will assist the VP develop the supply chain response for regulatory agency compliance and an emergency preparedness strategy as part of the overall institutional disaster plan.

  • Develops strategies to maintain total cost performance through strategic sourcing for purchased supplies and services within institutional guidelines and part of an overall financial strategy.
  • Develops internal and external supply chain logistics through owned and third-party distribution facilities in accordance with user department requirements and medical center strategic vision.
  • Assists the VP in the preparation of the strategic plan for presentation to senior leadership, including administrative, medical or trustee committees, based on financial and institutional guidelines and changing program requirements.
  • Monitors performance of all local supply chain departments in accordance with established service level and approved benchmarks. Makes necessary adjustments or corrective action to respond to changes in strategic direction or new programs.
  • Accountable for maintaining and reporting budget performance for local supply chain department. Responsible for projecting costs for purchasing supplies and services and for monitoring performance according to acceptable supply chain metrics.
  • Maintains staff resources sufficient to deliver acceptable service levels, in support of clinical and institutional needs. Develops staffing and service plans to address changes in financial condition, new initiatives, or new programs.
  • In conjunction with subordinate directors and hospital interdisciplinary teams, develops an effective supply chain emergency preparedness plan as part of the overall institutional disaster plan and develops the supply chain response for regulatory agency compliance.
  • Perform other related duties as assigned or requested.

  • At least 10 years of supply chain experience
  • Demonstrated track record of supply chain leadership within healthcare, ideally gained from within a large-scale, academic setting.
  • Thorough understanding of industry trends, as well as the application of information technology in supply chain management.
  • Knowledge of the organizational complexities of a major-medical school, teaching hospitals and community hospitals is critical.
  • Strong strategic and business understanding of how supply chain processes enable organizations to meet overall business objectives.
  • Demonstrated proficiency in the management of supply chain programs and services in the health care setting.
  • Significant knowledge of current supply chain trends, standards, management principles and methodologies.
  • Knowledge of methods and procedures for procurement of supplies and equipment; contract law; inventory control; hospital supply requirements; hospital organization and department functions; sterile goods processing; business communication; negotiation; computer science & applications.
  • Strong analytic skills, exhibit a strong business orientation, and a demonstrated ability to assess, evaluate, and implement organizational initiatives.
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