A cover letter is required for consideration for this position and should be attached as the first page of your reume. The cover letter should address your specific interest in the position and outline skills and experience that directly relates to this position.
What will you be doing?
The Sourcing Specialist collaborates faculty, clinical, and supply chain teams to identify and coordinate the vendor selection process to utilize economies of scale and realize cost savings for University of Michigan Health. Sourcing Specialist will also ensure compliance to the contracting standards.
Confers with departments, faculty, and other clinical stakeholders regarding requirements, specifications, quantity and quality of materials, equipment, services, and other relevant requirements.
Performs analysis of diversified portfolio of medical devices and equipment helping to set contracting strategy to capture best price for the organization.
Utilizes and extends use of relevant internally and externally available data for assigned categories.
Continually grows subject matter expertise on all aspects of assigned categories, suppliers, and sourcing best practices to define alternative supplier relationship structures and pricing models
Uses supplier performance systems and information to evaluate suppliers and identify candidates for strategic partnerships and/or replacements.
Identifies strategies for cost reduction and improved efficiencies across the supply chain.
Implements initiatives through coordinated work with clinical, operational, and administrative team.
Partners with Value Analysis to champion and facilitate clinical product conversions.
Partners with University of Michigan Health-West and Sparrow to coordinate mutually beneficial strategies.
Analyzes GPO contracts for contract adherence and pricing to optimize value.
Establishes role as a valued advisor to clinical, administrative, and supply chain partners.
Functions as a valued member of the Supply Chain Service Team
This position is hybrid and requires on site work 3 days/week on site at UMH's Corporate Supply Chain Offices in Ann Arbor.
What will make you stand out:
Expert experience with complex data analysis using tools in Excel, Tableau, etc.
Excellent presentation skills that can be understood by a diverse audience with varying levels of understanding and experience in the sourcing and supply chain space.
Previous sourcing, contracting, supply chain, and/or professional healthcare experience in the Operating Room space.
What is Required
Bachelor's degree in Health Care, Supply Chain Management, Business, or Nursing or equivalent experience
Three years' experience in Sourcing or Contracting activities in a complex Supply Chain, in a Health Care environment.
Three years' experience in performing complex analysis.
High level of professionalism, honesty, and integrity
Dedicated to continuous improvement and personal development.
Able to create and maintain enthusiasm for new and challenging goals.
Demonstrated problem solving, influence and conflict resolution skills.
Demonstrated commitment to continuous improvement
Demonstrated ability to work effectively with diverse, interdisciplinary teams, and represent the mission of the organization.
Strong ability to simultaneously manage multiple complex projects with varying stakeholder groups and deadlines.
Serves as a role model by promoting new ideas and positive change
COVID-19 vaccinations, including boosters when eligible, are required for all University of Michigan students, faculty and staff across all campuses, including Michigan Medicine. This includes those working remotely. More information on this new policy is available on the Campus Blueprint website or the UM-Dearborn and UM-Flint websites.
What will make you stand out:
?Extensive experience with complex data analysis
?Excellent presentation skills with diverse audiences
?Extensive experience with the RFQ and RFP process surrounding medical devices
?Previous sourcing, contracting, supply chain, and/or professional healthcare experience in the Operating Room space.
Michigan Medicine conducts background screening and pre-employment drug testing on job candidates upon acceptance of a contingent job offer and may use a third-party administrator to conduct background screenings. Background screenings are performed in compliance with the Fair Credit Report Act. Pre-employment drug testing applies to all selected candidates, including new or additional faculty and staff appointments, as well as transfers from other U-M campuses.
Michigan Medicine improves the health of patients, populations, and communities through excellence in education, patient care, community service, research, and technology development, and through leadership activities in Michigan, nationally and internationally. Our mission is guided by our Strategic Principles and has three critical components; patient care, education and research that together enhance our contribution to society.
Job openings are posted for a minimum of seven calendar days. The review and selection process may begin as early as the eighth day after posting. This opening may be removed from posting boards and filled any time after the minimum posting period has ended.
The University of Michigan is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.
A great university is made so by its faculty and staff, and Michigan is recognized as one of the best universities to work for in the country. The Michigan culture is known for engaging faculty and staff in all facets of the university to create a workplace that is vibrant and stimulating.For two consecutive years, the Chronicle of Higher Education has placed U-M in its "Great Colleges to Work For" survey. In particular, the university earns high marks for strong relations between faculty and administrators, a collaborative system of governance, strong pay and benefits, and a healthy work/life balance.