Strategic Sourcing Manager

Job Description

UC Health is hiring a full-time Strategic Sourcing Manager for the Supply Chain Management Department.

The Strategic Sourcing Category Manager will develop, implement and maintain a category sourcing and inventory strategy that supports enterprise and Supply Chain objectives. This role will advise internal stakeholders on critical supply decisions, and will combine analytical thinking with hands-on implementation to develop solutions to the most complex inventory/sourcing categories. Includes category management strategies and execution, contract negotiation and management, risk management, inventory management and supply base performance management.

About UC Health

UC Health is an integrated academic health system serving Greater Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky. In partnership with the University of Cincinnati, UC Health combines clinical expertise and compassion with research and teaching-a combination that provides patients with options for even the most complex situations. Members of UC Health include: UC Medical Center, West Chester Hospital, Daniel Drake Center for Post-Acute Care, Bridgeway Pointe Assisted Living, University of Cincinnati Physicians and UC Health Ambulatory Services (with more than 900 board-certified clinicians and surgeons), Lindner Center of HOPE and several specialized institutes including: UC Gardner Neuroscience Institute and the University of Cincinnati Cancer Center. Many UC Health locations have received national recognition for outstanding quality and patient satisfaction. Learn more at


  • Subject matter expert on reducing cost (contracting, utilization and inventory). Optimize inventory and product mix to support hospital while lowering overall cost to the system. Manage implementation, utilization and maintenance of perpetual inventory system to ensure accurate capture of replenishment and patient charge transactions.
  • Work with Materials Management/Logistics to optimize storage locations and implement new technologies to assist with inventory management and lot tracking/dating. Maintain effective communication with all internal and external customers.
  • Category Supply Management based on service line.
  • Develop and implement category strategic plans. Develop policies, procedures and implement best practices in category management. Understand new technology and the impact to strategic plans within the category. Develop/manage consignment inventory programs where appropriate within category.
  • Vendor/Contract Management
  • Maintain positive vendor trade relations and develop strategic alliances.
  • Negotiations/Contract Management
  • Conduct RFPs as required and negotiates Strategic contracts for specific product categories.
  • Create and execute strategic sourcing plans to ensure cost-effective procurement of medical supplies and equipment while maintaining quality and compliance.
    Identify opportunities for consolidation of suppliers and negotiate contracts to achieve optimal pricing and terms.
  • Build and maintain strong relationships with key suppliers, fostering collaboration and ensuring consistent supply of critical items.
  • Analyze spending patterns and identify opportunities for cost reduction and efficiency improvement.
  • Assess and mitigate risks associated with supply chain disruptions, including shortages and regulatory changes.
  • Collaborate with clinical staff, department heads, and finance teams to understand supply needs and align sourcing strategies with organizational goals.
    Participate in cross-functional teams to drive initiatives that improve supply chain performance and patient care outcomes.
  • Stay informed about market trends, new product developments, and best practices in hospital supply chain management.
    Conduct benchmarking exercises to evaluate the competitiveness of existing suppliers and identify potential new sources of supply.


  • Minimum Required: Bachelor's Degree Business, Operations, Supply Chain, Finance, Industrial Engineering or related discipline.
  • Preferred: Master's Degree Business, Operations, Supply Chain, Finance, Industrial Engineering or related discipline.

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