Surgery Care Affiliates Purchasing, Cost, and Inventory Manager- Supply Chain in Birmingham, Alabama
SCA, a leader in the outpatient surgery industry, strategically partners with health plans, medical groups and health systems across the country to develop and optimize surgical facilities. SCA operates more than 200 surgical facilities, including ambulatory surgery centers and surgical hospitals, in partnership with approximately 3,000 physicians. For more information on SCA, visit www.scasurgery.com.
Accountabilities / Responsibilities
Position provides purchasing, cost and inventory expertise to SCA centers/hospitals. Acts as a liaison between centers, suppliers, and SmartSystem (Surgical Care Affiliate’s catalog and purchasing system). Position will be responsible for identifying and implementing regional or local savings opportunities and will support the implementation of national contracts. Position will provide expertise to facilities in all areas of Supply Chain including, but not limited to, contract negotiation, benchmarking, standardization, market analysis, and industry best practices.
Skills and Abilities:
Expert in purchasing, inventory and cost reduction systems and methods.
Ability to Organizing and execute assigned projects on behalf of SCA facilities according to their individual requirements
Able to meet with SCA facilities when needed and perform an initial assessment of a problematic situation
Collecting information about a facilities business through a variety of methods (shadowing, interviews, surveys, reading reports, data analytics, etc.)
Superior organization, attention to detail and analytical skills with emphasis in managing multi-site requests, workload prioritization.
Excellent interpersonal skills including a proven ability to successfully interact and foster open dialogue with centers, internal departments, field operations, category management, and supply base.
Expert in Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, Access, PowerPoint.)
Ability to simplify and communicate complex data/information with little to no analyst support
Demonstrated success in managing high volume transactions and multiple priorities.
Able to work independently on assigned activities or as part of a structured team as required.
Must demonstrate and maintain an extremely high regard for confidential and sensitive information.
Total education, vocational training and experience:
4-year Bachelor’s Degree required in Business related field
Minimum 5-7 years purchasing, supplier management or contract management experience.
Ability to travel up to 50% nationwide
Extensive knowledge of creating and maintaining item master, catalog database and various analytic tools.
Strong organization skills and relating data to business metrics.
Strong ability to identify barriers, business trends and escalate to operations
Experience in areas related to data warehousing, purchasing, contracts, accounting, budgeting, or healthcare.
Experience in Ambulatory Surgery Center (ASC) or healthcare industry preferred.
Expert in Microsoft applications with working knowledge of industry standard contract management, materials management, and reporting software.
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