The Director, Procurement is responsible for establishing and maintaining an effective procurement function for Community Health Choice, in accordance with an approved purchasing manual. Oversees department operating procedures and key performance indicators to ensure department's operating effectiveness. The Director leads and guides interested Community departments in procuring items and services for the Company and for managing the contract development. The Director Coordinates with other department leaders, such as Legal, who manage key components of the purchasing process (e.g. Legal). Manages a team responsible for assisting interested Community departments in procuring items and services for the Company and managing the contract development.
The Director will oversee performance of the competitive bid/Request for Proposal (RFP)/Competitive Sealed Proposal (CSP)/Request for Qualifications (RFQ) procedure. The Director will ensure their Team is knowledgeable of all rules and regulations governing each purchasing process utilized by Community. The Director ensures their Team provides leadership, advisory, and analytical services to the interested Community departments from the solicitation to the acquisition process. The Director oversees the contracting process and ensures Community standards are implemented into each vendor contract including ensuring appropriate Service Level Agreements (SLAs), penalties, tracking, and reporting mechanisms are contractually guaranteed.
The Director will oversee operational relationship management and oversight between Community and assigned third party Service Providers. The Director directly assists interested Community departments in ensuring that the overall services and the service levels for outsourced services/functions are maintained and continually improved, and that any issues with the day-to-day delivery of services provided by the Service Provider are minimized. Develops and implements communication programs in support of the sourcing relationship.
BA/BS required; Advanced degree preferred (MBA, JD, etc); Certified Public Procurement Officer (CPPO), NIGP CPP Certification, Certified Professional Contracts Professional (CPCM), Certified Professional in Supply Management (CPSM) or other professional procurement certification/designation preferred;
Eight years of purchasing, procurement, and/or vendor management experience
Five years of metrics driven performance management in a purchasing, procurement, and/or vendor management context preferably in health care
Writing /Composing (Correspondence / Reports)
Ability to interpret contractual obligations, understand compliance implications, develop reporting for service level and contractual obligations for monitoring purposes.
The Harris Health System is a fully integrated healthcare system that cares for all residents of Harris County, Texas. We are the first accredited healthcare institution in Harris County to be designated by the National Committee for Quality Assurance as a Patient-Centered Medical Home, and are one of the largest systems in the country to achieve the quality standard. Our system includes 23 community health centers, five school-based clinics, a dental center and dialysis center, mobile health units, a rehabilitation and specialty hospital and two full-service hospitals.Ben Taub Hospital is a world renowned Level I Trauma Center with 586 licensed acute-care beds and provides a wide range of specialty care outpatient services. Lyndon B. Johnson Hospital is a 328 licensed bed acute-care hospital with a newly expanded Level III trauma center and a distinguished regional center for neonatal intensive care for high-risk deliveries.Harris Health is a teaching system for Baylor College of Medicine and The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth). We train the next generation of healthcare providers on the latest medical procedures and technological breakthroughs.With... our fully integrated electronic medical records system, we offer patients the convenience and assurance that their medical history is accurate, safe and available when and where it is needed. Our Medical Home designation ensures that we offer a full range of preventive, specialty and acute care services for the entire family.
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