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Contract Manager, Purchase Services


CHRISTUS System Office


Supply Chain, Purchasing, Procurement


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CORP Supply Chain-79900


919 Hidden Ridge
Irving, TX  75038


Full Time

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This position reports to the System Director, Strategic Sourcing. The Contracting Manager, Purchased Services will be responsible for the coordination and management of strategic sourcing initiatives for purchased services categories and other service line disciplines as assigned. This position will work in conjunction with the Service Line Director, Purchased Services and provides sourcing, RFP and contracting expertise in support of their efforts. Additionally, the Contracting Manager, Purchased Services will be responsible for the management and negotiations of local contracting requests and ensures compliance with current contracted pricing and terms and conditions. The Contracting Manager, Purchased Services is responsible for adhering to the current sourcing processes, RFP development, supplier negotiations and developing fully executed contracts. To be an effective part of the team, the Contracting Manager, Purchased Services must be a self-sufficient person who can interpret system and facility needs, think strategically, be able to effectively manage projects from beginning to end, translate objectives, execute outcomes, present project deliverables, and deliver fully negotiated and executed contracts.

  • Follows the CHRISTUS Health guidelines related to the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) designed to prevent or detect unauthorized disclosure of Protected Health Information (PHI)
  • Consistently supports CHRISTUS Health's Spirit of Serving Standards, in line with the Mission, Vision, and values of CHRISTUS Health
  • Manages and negotiates local contracting requests
  • Reviews requisitions to ensure compliance with current contracts and ensures requests do not compete with current committed agreements
  • Negotiates CHRISTUS terms and conditions in direct supplier agreements
  • Collaborates with the Service Line Director, Purchased Services in the strategic planning process to identify sourcing opportunities at the local, regional and system level
  • Partners with the Service Line Director, Purchased Services and sourcing team to develop initiative strategy, business or clinical requirements and category specific terms and conditions for Request for Proposal (RFP) submissions
  • Oversees management and negotiation of assigned RFPs for purchased services categories, as well as summarize and present proposal results
  • Follows the contract checklist and contract launch package process upon contract award
  • Responsibility for specific sourcing initiatives to include supplier identification, RFP management, negotiations and delivering fully executed contracts
  • Develop and plan for any mitigation steps necessary to meet stakeholder expectations
  • Manage, track and report regularly on project status
  • Interfaces with various levels of management, internal customers and suppliers to develop solutions
  • Performs other duties as assigned by the System Director, Strategic Sourcing
  • Bachelor's degree required
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office
  • Ability to translate objectives and tasks into priority project planning and manage multiple projects
  • Ability to write, redline, negotiate and execute custom contracts and pricing tiers
  • Ability to understand and manipulate financial analysis
  • Excellent communication and project management skills
  • Ability to work on assignments independently and collaboratively in a team environment
B. Experience
  • Minimum of 3 years of contract negotiating experience either in a hospital setting, healthcare company, working with a healthcare IDN or Group Purchasing Organization
  • Demonstrated expertise in negotiating favorable terms and competitive pricing with top healthcare service suppliers
  • Experience in drafting and negotiating Statements of Work and Key Performance Indicators in specialized custom service agreements
  • Strong relationship building with key stakeholders and the ability to articulate all aspects of projects
  • A proven track record of successfully managing and delivering multiple, concurrent sourcing projects, activities, and tasks on time, within scope, and within budget
  • Demonstrated high level of project accountability and ownership from inception through completion
  • Demonstrated ability to analyze and interpret product specifications, quotes and cost estimates
  • Experience with formal solicitations, including bids and requests for proposals
  • Excellent analytical, organizational, presentation, customer service, collaboration, and written and verbal communication skills, and the ability to prioritize work and pay attention to detail
  • Demonstrated skill and ability in understanding stakeholders' needs and meeting them within policy guidelines and in building collaborative team relationships
C. Licenses, Registrations, or Certifications
  • N/A
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