CATEGORY MANAGER

TARRYTOWN, NY, US


As the academic medical center and University Hospital for Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Montefiore Medical Center is nationally recognized for clinical excellence—breaking new ground in research, training the next generation of healthcare leaders, and delivering science-driven, patient-centered care.

Montefiore is ranked among the top hospitals nationally and regionally by U.S. News & World Report. For more than one hundred years we have been innovating new treatments, new procedures, and new approaches to patient care, producing stellar outcomes and raising the bar for medical centers in the region and around the world. As we build on this momentum, we continue to advance the practice of medicine and set the standard for excellence.

Montefiore is recruiting for seasoned Supply Chain leaders to provide expertise, create efficiencies, realize financial savings, take full advantage of System technology, and add value for our Clinicians and Associates.

The Category Manager position requires an experienced sourcing professional with a background in clinical materials and services contracting with superior analytic and problem-solving skills supporting a fast-paced, transformation-oriented work environment.

The ideal candidate will have experience in contract spend areas such as but not limited to, Laboratory, Radiology, Perioperative, Medical-Surgical and clinical capital purchasing.

This position is responsible for the end-to-end process of source-to-contract for a clinical category(s) within a health care setting utilizing sourcing best practices. The Category Manager will develop sourcing strategies in collaboration with stakeholders that offer optimal balance of cost, quality, and outcomes. The Category Manager will be responsible for identifying initiatives, developing market/spend analysis, benchmarking comparisons, and competitive procurement documents (RFP/RFI). This position will lead supplier negotiations, contract development/management, vendor management, and the identification/realization of savings opportunities. The ideal candidate is skilled at creating presentations and presenting/discussing complex Supply Chain initiatives to all levels of leadership.

 

The individual in this position must:

(1) possess knowledge associated with the professional field of strategic sourcing, project management, systems, and procedures.

(2) have experience in the creation of RFP/RFI documents, driving the solicitation process, with appropriate documentation of processes and decisions.

(3) experience in contracting, vendor management, analysis creation, cross department consensus building.

(4)  have demonstrated ability to apply associated theories, methods, and principles, to practice.

(5) perform associated duties that are predominantly intellectual and varied in nature, requiring creative, analytical, evaluative, interpretive, and/or critical thinking; and

(6) Exercise discretion and independent judgment, requiring only general supervision.

(7) Possess proficiency with Excel, Word and standard computer programs required.

 

(8) Possess excellent planning and critical thinking skills.


SUMMARY OF DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

The Category Manager will be responsible for the contracting and vendor management from the item to the relationship level. The Category Manager is an end user focused position ensuring best value for the goods and services procured by the system. This will be accomplished through strong negotiation, contracting, and management of vendor deliverables.

 

  1. Analyzes business needs and ensures that functional and technical requirements are documented. 
    1. Develops communication strategy and establishes communication plan.
    2. Performs necessary investigations, analyses, and evaluations to determine feasibility. 
    3. Prepares routine department status reports. 
    4. Provide regular department status information to team members, including attending required meetings and following-up on action items.
    5. Ensures adherence to protocols, procedures, and project plans.
    6. Establishes departmental goals and measurements of success.
    7. Ensures each project deliverable has clear completion criteria and acceptance plan.
    8. Maintains all relevant documentation and communications.

 

  1. Provides direction and support to the department ensuring the team is informed of all changes, decisions, etc. that may affect the success of the department.
  1. Establishes and maintains collaborative relationships within the system to obtain information and content from providers and colleagues to foster successful project completion.
  1. Supports short and long term operational/strategic business activities - by developing, enhancing, and maintaining project information and models. Develops and implements effective/strategic business solutions through research and analysis of data and business processes. 
  2. Develops and manages best-practices and tools for performance improvement plan execution and management. Identifies and manages performance improvement dependencies and critical path issues.
  1. Serves as an operational resource for internal team members for expedited problem identification and resolution, provision of project-specific updates, and team interactions and deadlines.
  1. Concurrently coordinates and manages multiple projects across the Health System.
  1. Adheres and assists with business operations and project specific quality documents (for example: SOPs, work plans/practices, training guides).

 

EDUCATION/KNOWLEDGE:

Bachelor's Degree required.  BS Science or Business Administration Degree.   Master's preferred.

Minimum of three (3) years’ contract management experience with a focus on clinical supply and equipment spend.

KNOWLEDGEABLE IN:

  • Supply Chain Management
  • Medical/Surgical Distribution
  • ERP, Contract Management Software, Inventory Systems
  • Healthcare spend contract management.
  • GPO utilization
  • Accounting principles, cost analysis, budgeting, forecasting, market and supplier research and analysis  
  • MS office suite
  • ERP and current supply chain information systems
  • Contract Management Software
  • GHX/EDI Inventory Management Software
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Department: Purchasing Bargaining Unit: Non Union Campus: TARRYTOWN  Employment Status: Regular Full-Time Address: 555 South Broadway, Tarrytown
Shift: Day Scheduled Hours: 8:30 AM-5 PM Req ID: 215588 Salary Range/Pay Rate: $123,750.00  $165,000.00    

 

For positions that have only a rate listed, the displayed rate is the hiring rate but could be subject to change based on shift differential, experience, education or other relevant factors.

 

To learn more about the “Montefiore Difference” – who we are at Montefiore and all that we have to offer our associates, please click here 

 

Diversity, equity and inclusion are core values of Montefiore. We are committed to recruiting and creating an environment in which associates feel empowered to thrive and be their authentic selves through our inclusive culture. We welcome your interest and invite you to join us.

 

Montefiore is an equal employment opportunity employer. Montefiore will recruit, hire, train, transfer, promote, layoff and discharge associates in all job classifications without regard to their race, color, religion, creed, national origin, alienage or citizenship status, age, gender, actual or presumed disability, history of disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, genetic predisposition or carrier status, pregnancy, military status, marital status, or partnership status, or any other characteristic protected by law. 

 

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Mission:
To heal, to teach, to discover and to advance the health of the communities we serve.

Vision:
To be a premier academic medical center that transforms health and enriches lives.

Values
Define our philosophy of care, they shape our actions and motivate and inspire us to pursue excellence and achieve the goals we have set forth for the future. Our values include:

  • Humanity
  • Innovation
  • Teamwork
  • Diversity
  • Equity

 

 

 


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