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Sourcing Specialist

Company: The Johns Hopkins Hospital
Location: Baltimore
Posted on: October 13, 2019

Job Description:

Sourcing Specialist - Non-Clinical Requisition #: 188954
Location: Johns Hopkins Hospital, Baltimore, MD 21201
Category: Non-Clinical Professional
Work Shift: Day Shift
Work Week: Full Time (40 hours)
Weekend Work Required: No
Date Posted: Aug. 27, 2019

Thank you for your interest in Johns Hopkins Health System Supply Chain. Supply Chain is embarking on an exciting journey to become a leader in the industry. We have re-set our vision in order to provide even better care for our patients and are looking to hire the best people to enable this. We want to challenge you to think boldly, strategically and to not be constrained by the way things have always been done. Please join us on our journey to building the supply chain of the future.
Position Summary:
Reports into the Sourcing Lead (non-clinical and purchased services) of the Supply Chain Sourcing team at Johns Hopkins Health System (JHHS) and is responsible for executing against a sourcing strategy for the assigned non-clinical items and purchased services. This includes leading day to day contracting activities for assigned categories such as supporting the drafting and negotiating of contracts, supporting the monitoring of contract performance and supporting the development, evaluation and maintenance of vendor relationships and options. This position works with the legal department according to defined processes and procedures. In addition, the non-clinical and purchased services Sourcing Specialist is responsible for supporting with conducting benchmarking activities, reviewing industry best practice and will collaborate with Contract Analysts to achieve cost savings, increase quality, and build and maintain a competitive contracting portfolio for non-clinical items and purchased services. The process of managing contracts in the assigned non-clinical items and purchased services should at all times be aligned with the vision for the future of Supply Chain, namely, sourcing the best quality products at the best price, treating customers with service orientation and focusing on supply chain excellence internally. The Sourcing Specialist may also be assigned additional tasks as required.
Competencies:
Education:
A relevant bachelor's degree is required.
Knowledge:
Knowledge of supply chain contracting strategies and contract management. Knowledge of legal and contract language, non-clinical and purchased services sourcing activities as well as knowledge of contract negotiation techniques. Knowledge of strategic sourcing including analyzing spend, benchmarking, reviewing industry best practice and achieving cost reduction whilst maintaining or improving quality. Maintain a thorough knowledge of all non-clinical and purchased service needs and industry developments in assigned categories, including their applications. Knowledge of healthcare. Knowledge of Microsoft Excel.
Skills:

  • Ability to support execution of contracting strategies for the assigned non-clinical items and purchased services in line with JHHS Supply Chain's strategic vision of sourcing the best quality products at the best price, treating customers with service orientation and focusing on supply chain excellence internally
  • Ability to support contract drafting, negotiation and contract management
  • Analytical skills to inform sourcing/contracting strategies (e.g. benchmarking, industry/market analysis and spend analysis)
    • Ability to support development and maintenance of vendor relationships
    • Relationship building, interpersonal and communication skills
    • Ability to support identification and implementation of cost reduction and quality improvement initiatives (e.g. pricing, standardization and utilization)
    • Ability to support management of internal customer and supplier relationships to ensure successful contract implementation and operational effectiveness
    • Ability to work with Contract Analysts Required Licensure Certification, etc.
      Not applicable / not required
      Work Experience:
      Minimum of 3 years in sourcing, purchasing / contracting field. Experience in a health care setting is preferred.
      Machines, Tools, Equipment:
      Microsoft office (especially Excel and Microsoft Word), benchmarking tools, and ERP applications
      Dimensions:
      Budget Responsibility:
      Promotes and achieves savings opportunities to assure budget reductions whilst maintaining or increasing quality
      Authority/Decision Making Level:
      Makes decisions based on experience and data collection. Works independently as well as in a team environment. Supports the overall goals and objectives of the department
      Supervisory Responsibility:
      Not applicable
      Problem Solving:
      Conducts analysis and provides support to inform sourcing decision-making.
      Information Management:
      Utilize data and reports obtained from various systems to develop or supplement reporting in support of sourcing activities, such as analysis, decision making and management/stakeholder presentations
      Working Conditions:
      Works in a normal office environment where there are few physical discomforts due to temperature, noise, dust, etc.
      Experience above and beyond the work experience requirement will be considered in lieu of degree on a 2 years of experience for 1 year of education basis

      Johns Hopkins Health System and its affiliates are Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employers. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, sex, age, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, and or any other status protected by federal, state, or local law.

      Company Description:

      Patients are the focus of everything we do at The Johns Hopkins Hospital. From our beginnings in 1889 to the opening of our most advanced patient facilities in 2012, our mission to advance patient care, education, and research, continues to change the course of modern medicine.

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