CATEGORY MANAGER/PHARMACY

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 100 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.

To help achieve these goals Montefiore is recruiting for seasoned Supply Chain leaders to provide expertise, create efficiencies, realize financial savings, and add value for our Clinicians and Associates.

The Strategic Sourcing Category Manager/Pharmacy will be responsible for supporting contracting, negotiation, vendor management, savings/efficiencies initiatives, and analytics within the pharmacy category. The Category Manager will collaborate closely with the Senior Director of Strategic Sourcing/Pharmacy to drive standardized spend and realize savings by working with Pharmacy leaders, the system P+T committee, and Physician leaders. This position will identify, vet, present, and drive pharmacy contracting/savings opportunities recognizing all appropriate clinical, financial, regulatory, and operational aspects. The Category Manager will document all initiatives actions and savings as per the guidelines of the health system.

This position requires an experienced pharmacy Supply Chain background with a knowledge of contracting, distribution, supply chain inventory/ordering systems, data management, 340B program, and vendor management. This position also requires strong reporting, analytic, and presentation skills to communicate initiatives status at all levels of the hospital system.

The individual in this position must:

(1) Possess knowledge associated with the professional field of hospital pharmacy supply chain management, contracting, systems, and change management.

(2) Have experience in formulary standardization, financial analysis, and project management to drive pharmacy specific initiatives.

(3) Procure to Pay function, ERP, Logistics, Distribution, Vendor Management.

(3) Apply associated theories, methods, principles, and practices. Strong knowledge of the regulatory requirements of the pharmacy/hospital industry.

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

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

SUMMARY OF DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  1. Leads the day-to-day work management, quality, KPI creation/adherence, and reporting. Develop and manage staff as required.

 

  1. Creates/improves/adheres to procurement policies and procedures. Responsible for assigned pharmacy contracting, savings, standardization, budget adherence, pharmaceutical disaster readiness plan, working with cross functional departments to achieve transactional excellence, and innovation.

 

    1. Implement and execute as per the business needs via following functional and technical requirements.
    2. Develop communication strategy and establish communication plan for assigned initiatives.
    3. Performs necessary investigations, analyses, and evaluations to determine feasibility. 
    4. Prepares routine status reports for the assigned initiatives, spend areas, vendors,
    5. Provide regular department status information to team members, including attending required meetings and following up on action items.
    6. Ensure adherence to protocols, procedures, and project plans.
    7. Ensure each project deliverable has clear completion criteria and acceptance plan.
    8. Maintains all relevant documentation and communications.

 

 

  1. Provides direction and support to the end users, team members and senior management 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. Support short and long term operational/strategic business activities - by developing, enhancing, and maintaining project information and models. Also develop and implement 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. Serve 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. Ability to coordinate or manage multiple projects across the Health System.

 

  1. Adhere and assists with business operations and project specific quality documents (for example: SOPs, work plans/practices, training guides).

 

     10.Excellent planning and problem-solving skills.

 

      11.Excellent communication skills and ability to communicate effectively with all levels of the organization.

 

       12.Proficiency with Excel, Word and standard computer programs required.

 

       13.A highly motivated and meticulous individual with excellent problem-solving and communication skills to join a fast-paced, growth-oriented work environment in a cutting-edge field of business transformation.

EDUCATIONAL LEVEL:

  • BS or Business Administration Degree. Minimum of five (5) years’ management experience in healthcare

 

KNOWLEDGEABLE IN:

 

  • Healthcare Supply Chain Management
  • Hospital Pharmacy Operations
  • Contracting, Materials Management, Distribution, Inventory Management, Logistics, Vendor Management,
  • EMR, ERP, Inventory Systems
  • Pharmaceutical and Pharmacy Technology
  • Regulatory Compliance in Pharmacy Hospital industry
  • Accounting principles, cost analysis, budgeting, forecasting, market and supplier research and analysis

           MS office suite

  • ERP and current supply chain information systems
  • EMR/ Dispensing Software
  • Contract Management Software
  • EDI/GHX
  • Inventory Management Software

 

 

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: 217734 Salary Range/Pay Rate: $108,750.00 - $145,000.00    

 

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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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.

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  • Innovation
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