Assistant Director-Strategic Sourcing, Supply Chain Management

Job Description

At UC Health, we're proud to have the best and brightest teams and clinicians collaborating toward our common purpose: to advance healing and reduce suffering.

As the region's adult academic health system, we strive for innovation and provide world-class care for not only our community, but patients from all over the world. Join our team and you'll be able to develop your skills, grow your career, build relationships with your peers and patients, and help us be a source of hope for our friends and neighbors.

UC Health is committed to providing an inclusive, equitable and diverse place of employment.

The Assistant Director for Strategic Sourcing and Contracting -Capital and Purchased Services will develop, implement and be responsible for enterprise sourcing and contracting operations. This position will appraise, improve and implement sourcing activities by analyzing system spend, supplier partnerships and assessing new market opportunities for sourcing.

This role will advise internal stakeholders on critical supply decisions, and will combine analytical thinking with hands-on implementation to develop solutions to sourcing categories. This role will be responsible for all phases of sourcing which require skills to identify cost savings opportunities, create competitive environments, creatively negotiate and generate contracts to assure seamless availability of all products to support the company objectives.


Job Function:

  • Responsible for overall strategic sourcing and contract management activities and implement action items to ensure goals are achieved.
  • Conduct eRFP or traditional RFPs as required and negotiates contracts for specific product categories.
  • Responsible for negotiations for best possible cost based on market indexes.
  • Develop optimal strategies that achieve sustainable relationships with suppliers and ensure organizational goals are achieved.
  • Research and anticipate shifts in goods and supplier market and develop action plans based on predicted market changes.
  • Analyze market trends and evolving technology to proactively identify supply base issues to minimize risk, protect supply flow and emerging opportunities.
  • Establish and maintain supplier relationships.
  • Participate and contribute to short-term and long range planning and budget development of the enterprise to support strategic plans and goals.
  • Develop a supplier management program with key metrics including, but not limited to, performance goals, savings goals and quality improvement initiatives.
  • Lead and oversee Capital/Purchased Service Sourcing and Contracting team recruitment / retention, training and coaching of direct reports including performance reviews.
  • Assess and score supplier core competencies and competitive positioning using industry models.
  • Establish and implement supplier agreements by working with cross-functional stakeholders and suppliers to reach agreement on pricing, terms and conditions.
  • Maintain effective communication with all internal and external customers. Serves as subject matter expert on reducing cost (contracting, standardization, and utilization).

Strategy Development
  • Establish, implement and manage policies and procedures related to Capital/Purchased Service sourcing and contracting and ensures compliance within the department and enterprise.
  • Understand organizations spend to identify and pursue optimal sourcing strategy within market.
  • Establish and maintain strategy to identify all viable suppliers within the market and ensure sourcing criteria meets all key stakeholder, objectives and business requirements.
  • Develop, implement and manage category sourcing strategy with rolling multi-year plan.
  • Develop transition plans with disengaging suppliers supporting onboarding and transition process with new suppliers. Support and lead continuous improvement of productivity and efficiency of processes within the department and throughout the enterprise.
  • Maintain positive vendor trade relations and develop strategic alliances.

Other Duties


Bachelors Degree - Minimum Required - Business, Operations, Supply Chain, Finance, Industrial Engineering or related discipline.

Masters Degree - Preferred Degree | Certified Materials & Resource Professional (CMRP) preferred .

LEAN or Six Sigma Certification a plus. | 6 - 10 Years equivalent experience - Minimum Required