Works independently and strategically to identify, project plan, implement and monitor supply chain expense or utilization opportunities to optimize total organizational expenses. The Category Manager works collaboratively with clinical and operational leadership in a team based environment to optimize the selection, standardization and utilization of product and services for the organization.The Category Manger is responsible for the strategic oversight of portfoliosthrough the development and monitoring of a pipeline of projects for assigned portfolio. In addition, this position has operational responsibility in collaboration with Supply Chain subdivisions to ensure that product and services are priced accurately, available timely, carried in the appropriate quantities and locations, and delivered in the most efficient manner to meet patient care needs.
Responsible for optimal product and services selection, standardization, pricing, contracting, purchasing, and servicing of end users for a group products under the direction of leadership.
Performs management duties of assigned purchasing and sourcing team members to ensure streamlined, efficient, accurate, and timely processing of all requisitions.
Manages staffing requirements and Human Resource issues.
Coordinates the hiring and training of all positions within the category team.
Promotes professional growth and development of staff through in-service education and other programs.
Independently develops and maintains productive relationships with suppliers, health system operations leaders, and procurement staff to facilitate comprehensive category strategies that optimize pricing, quality, utilization and standardization across the system.
Monitors assigned portfolio expenses and identifies pricing opportunities to lower organizational expenses via benchmarking and analysis of external market data sources.
Independently develops and directs complex bid solicitation, proposal review and vendor negotiations to optimize contractual terms including, but not limited to, pricing.
Ensures accuracy, data integrity, and validity of data analysis in all work.
Conducts competitive analysis and bidding, independetly develops and executes negotiation strategies with suppliers and implements required contractual agreements for assigned product and service categories.
Evaluates all contractual agreements and proposals for organizational risk and adherence to guidelines established by departments such as Corporate Finance and Treasury.
Fulfills all supply chain database, documentation and reporting requirements.
Ensures timely review of all offers and upcoming contract expirations to evaluate potential impacts to the organization and mitigate risks associated with such.
Provides leadership and direction to assigned staff in negotiation strategies and monitors the work of others to ensure timely and accurate work documents and analysis are completed.
Standardization efforts are conducted from a system approach and require collaboration with end users from all Geisinger entities.
Monitor internal and external compliance against contracts and works with operations to mitigate risk of non compliance if identified.
Meets with suppliers and end-users to assess and improve performance.
Where required, performs in depth analysis on each Product or Service opportunity or request to ensure all financial analysis work is accurate and thorough.
Serves as lead in the absence of the leadership.
Assists in the establishment and implementation of processes, policies and procedures.
Work is typically performed in an office environment. Accountable for satisfying all job specific obligations and complying with all organization policies and procedures. The specific statements in this profile are not intended to be all-inclusive. They represent typical elements considered necessary to successfully perform the job.
*Hours: Monday - Friday, 8am - 4:30pm.
*Certified Materials & Resource Professional (CMRP) is preferred. MBA is preferred.
*Geisinger offers comprehensive suite of healthcare benefits all starting day one of employment! This includes medical, prescription drug, vision and dental coverage. We also offer up to $5,000 tuition reimbursement and 5% contribution to your retirement plan.
Bachelor's Degree- (Required)
Minimum of 5 years-Related work experience (Required)
Certification(s) and License(s)
OUR PURPOSE & VALUES: Everything we do is about caring for our patients, our members, our students, our Geisinger family and our communities. KINDNESS: We strive to treat everyone as we would hope to be treated ourselves. EXCELLENCE: We treasure colleagues who humbly strive for excellence. LEARNING: We share our knowledge with the best and brightest to better prepare the caregivers for tomorrow. INNOVATION: We constantly seek new and better ways to care for our patients, our members, our community, and the nation. SAFETY: We provide a safe environment for our patients and members and the Geisinger family We offer healthcare benefits for full time and part time positions from day one, including vision, dental and domestic partners.* Perhaps just as important, from senior management on down, we encourage an atmosphere of collaboration, cooperation and collegiality. We are an Affirmative Action, Equal Opportunity Employer Women and Minorities are Encouraged to Apply. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment and will not be discriminated against on the basis of disability or their protected veteran status.
We are an Affirmative Action, Equal Opportunity Employer Women and Minorities are Encouraged to Apply. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment and will not be discriminated against on the basis of disability or their protected veteran status.
At Geisinger, our innovative ideas are inspired by the communities we serve – like our Fresh FoodFarmacy, a program that delivers life-saving healthy alternatives to patients with diabetes. With additional tools like our MyCode Community Health Initiative, one of the first health system genome sequencingprograms, and our new asthma app suite that we developed in partnership with AstraZeneca, it’s no wonder we’re ranked one of the Top 5 Most Innovative Healthcare Systems by Becker's Hospital Review. We continually work towards continuous improvement in a culture where everyone has a voice and firmly believe that better begins with all of us.Founded more than 100 years ago, Geisinger serves more than three million residents throughout central, south-central and northeastern Pennsylvania and southern New Jersey. Our physician-led system is comprised of 30,000 employees, including 1,600 employed physicians, and consists of 1...3 hospital campuses, the Geisinger Health Plan, Geisinger Commonwealth School of Medicine and two research centers. What you do at Geisinger shapes the future of health and improves lives – for our patients, communities, and you.