This position collects and analyzes procurement data, and is responsible for the effective development and presentation of financial and statistical analysis supporting System Materials Management contracting and cost reduction goals. Works in conjunction with Clinical Supply Managers, Purchasing Agents, and Facility Materials Management to assure that contractual requirements are met. This position is accountable for managing portfolio of consignment agreements, the operational and personnel activities associated with the operating room implant purchase and reimbursement process, and for identifying/pursuing cost savings opportunities through Group Purchasing Organization (GPO) contract analysis.
Drafts, reviews and analyzes financial and statistical data to assess procurement practices against the guidelines and goals set by Purchasing Agents, Clinical Supply Managers, and Facility Materials Management.
Responsible for initiating new vendor consignment agreements and maintains and reviews existing agreements consistent with direction from Purchasing Agents. Advises the Purchasing Agents of any changes to the agreements which includes pricing and terms. Works with all levels of management, physicians, and vendors effectively to educate and bring together procurement practices.
Assists in maximizing revenue by ensuring that all appropriate patient charges are identified and accurately communicated to the patient charging group. Reports regularly on lost revenue and implements processes to capture additional revenue. Assists to ensure that submitted charges are actually billed to the patient.
Maintains various databases that track high dollar supply purchases. Assures information is accurate and can be extracted in a variety of ways for the purposes of analysis.
Serves as a team member on special projects by gathering data and providing and reporting statistical information creatively and in such a way that can be easily understood.
Identifies and secures continual supply expense reduction through GPO contract analysis, managing consignment inventories, promoting and expanding all system driven expense reduction initiatives, and identifying facility specific supply expense reduction opportunities.
Manages vendor programs as assigned.
As assigned, oversees the work of staff posting patient charges.
A strong knowledge of finance and procurement as normally demonstrated by a bachelor's degree or similar education in business administration and two years or more years of experience in similar health care procurement work.
An understanding of the health care industry is essential.
The incumbent must possess excellent verbal and written communication skills and the ability to communicate Materials information to individuals unfamiliar with such information. The work requires the ability to organize, solve problems, to establish priorities and perform complex assignments at a rapid pace to meet administrative deadlines. Advanced computer skills in database, procurement system and common office software is required. Must be familiar with database use and reporting. Requires effective communications and interpersonal skills, the ability to organize, set priorities, manage time and the ability to work independently. Requires ability to shift into new priorities with ease, use of highest standard of professionalism and discretion in dealing with sensitive and confidential matters.
Bachelor's degree in business, accounting or supply chain management, Two or more years materials management experience with experience in data analysis
Additional related education and/or experience preferred.
Internal Number: 271276
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