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Procurement Contract Specialist

at Christiana Care Health System in Newark, Delaware, United States

Job Description

Do you want to work at one of the Top 100 Hospitals in the nation? We are guided by our values ofLoveandExcellenceand are passionate about delivering health, not just health care. Come join us at ChristianaCare!

ChristianaCare, with Hospitals in Wilmington and Newark, DE, as well as Elkton, MD, is one of the largest health care providers in the Mid-Atlantic Region. Named one of "America's Best Hospitals" by U.S. News & World Report, we have an excess of 1,100 beds between our hospitals and are committed to providing the best patient care in the region. We are proud to that Christiana Hospital, Wilmington Hospital, our Ambulatory Services, and HomeHealth have all received ANCC Magnet Recognition.

Primary Function:
We are seeking aFull-Time Procurement Contract Specialistwho will manage an assigned portfolio of procurement contracts for our organization.The ideal applicant will have experience in a clinical contracting setting.This individual will analyze data to identify cost reduction and IDN aggregation opportunities within their assigned commodity portfolio, coordinate bid/RFQ projects, and makes purchase awards for their assigned portfolio. Assures purchasing decisions meet Supply Chain Services and Legal policies and procedures. This position will develop financial analyses that quantify the cost impact of Group Purchasing Organization (GPO) contract offerings and locally negotiated opportunities.

Principal Duties and Responsibilities:

Manage an assigned portfolio of procurement contracts to assure that all contracts are reviewed and appropriate action taken prior to contract expiration date.

Review contract for standard terms and conditions.

Develops financial analysis that identify cost savings opportunities (both GPO and locally negotiated) and guide decision making for assigned portfolio of contracts.

Coordinates with Value Analysis representatives and departmental personnel across facilities and prepares cost analyses needed to make effective product decisions and conversions.

Load contracts into Supply Chain's contract database.

Ensure all contract pricing is loaded into the item master accurately and timely.

Develop and publish RFP's for contract opportunities.

Conduct RFP evaluation analysis for supplier submissions for RFP award scenarios.

Maintains data within Supply Chain software solutions to maintain pricing and other contracting components in an accurate, current manner.

Reviews, approves and denies non-contract requisitions.

Maintains working knowledge of the procure to pay process and is able to process purchase orders.

Enter Purchase Orders into the Supply Chain Software.

Education and Experience Requirements:

High school Diploma required.

Two (2) years of related administrative/vendor relationship experience.

Associate or Bachelor Degree, Preferred.

2 years experience in a supply chain, vendor management or financial analysis preferred.

Experience in healthcare environment preferred.

Equivalent combination of education and experience maybe substituted.

Christianacare Offers:

Full Medical, Dental, Vision, Life Insurance, etc.

403(b) with company match

Generous paid time off

Incredible Work/Life benefits including annual membership to care.com, access to backup care services for dependents through Care@Work, retirement planning services, financial mentoring, fitness and wellness reimbursement, and phenomenal discounts through several vendors for hotels, rental cars, theme parks, shows, sporting events, movie tickets and much more!


EEO Statement:
UPDATE: ChristianaCare is committed to prioritizing the health and safety of our patients and caregivers. As we continue to meet the needs of our caregivers and our community through the COVID-19 pandemic, our commitment to health and safety requires that we take new steps to ensure a safe environment for medical care for our patients and a workplace that avoids preventable harm for our caregivers. For this reason, vaccination for COVID-19 is required for all caregivers at ChristianaCare and is considered a safety standard that is job-related and consistent with business necessity for all caregivers.

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.

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Job Posting: 1017961

Posted On: Aug 10, 2022

Updated On: Sep 09, 2022