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IT Vendor Management Specialist - Health Alliance Plan

Company: Henry Schein
Location: Troy
Posted on: January 15, 2023

Job Description:

GENERAL SUMMARY: Manage the daily operations and compliance program as it relates to the Vendor Management and Transparent Sourcing Policy, with a primary emphasis on vendor compliance, reporting, organizational metrics, and minority procurement efforts. Also responsible for analysis of data relative to market and industry conditions, projections and trends; costing factors, historical pricing, volume, spend and utilization; cost savings; and bids/proposals/quotations.PRINCIPLE DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:In conjunction with the Director of Vendor Management, be responsible for all data and records as it relates to purchasing and vendor management activities. Monitors the day-to-day purchase requests to confirm adherence to the company procurement policy and procedures. Provides support to company departments in attaining qualified bidders for purchases and services, referring a certified minority vendor when possible. Builds and maintains a supplier and certified minority vendor list. Collects data and reports metrics to show conformance to policy, company goals and targets.Prepares reports on market and product research, standards, and changing economic factors, to identify potential cost drivers and market trends. Collects, processes and analyzes positive and negative predictive value data (such as Healthcare statistics e.g. admissions & discharges) to help improve forecast projections and visibility of cost spend impact factors. Analyzes economic impact of national group purchasing contracts and utilizes GPO analytic tools. Prepares reports on projected and realized cost savings and price fluctuations. Conducts financial analysis of opportunities for process improvement related to the utilization of supplies, service, and equipment. Prepares reports on consumption and utilization to identify compliance improvement and waste reduction opportunities. Conducts audits on supplier pricing to ensure contract compliance to service level agreements and price integrity. Organizes and executes work with strategic purpose: to identify and prioritize based on the spend of commodities and services, to accomplish team-implemented savings foals by pursuing identified savings, persuading and influencing as necessary and where possible. Conducts quarterly and semi-annual business reviews with key vendors. Meets with departments to coordinate review of supplier performance to ensure conformity to applicable policies, procedures, and established contracts. Works to identify opportunities for pricing discounts, value added services and rebates. Performs as a resource regarding products, vendor management operations, contracting and the like. Informs business partners of contract developments and maintains accessible related written materials. Participates in activities to increase work-related knowledge, professional expertise and delivery of quality contract services. Keeps abreast of market product developments.Additional duties and Responsibilities:Establish and maintain a portfolio of vendor agreements and supplier relationships for IT Vendors.Leverage both current and new supplier relationships to drive cost reductions, negotiate long-term agreements, and form strategic partnerships that enhance supplier portfolio to provide positive financial impacts and increase stability.Collaborate with IT to develop SOWs that reflect business needs in a way to clearly communicate to the supply base and effectively supports business units.Conducts a thorough RFP process and supplier selection to achieve cost targets, adhere to contractual requirements, and follow strategic plans.EDUCATION/EXPERIENCE REQUIRED: Bachelor's degree in Business Administration, Healthcare Administration, closely related field or equivalent combination of education and experience. One to three (1-3) years of progressive experience in professional level analytical role. Healthcare and supply chain management experience preferred. Analytical ability to gather and interpret data from a variety of sources, as well as manage multiple projects and/or assignments simultaneously. Verbal and written communication skills to interact effectively with hospital personnel and vendors. Composition and computer skills to translate data into comprehensive, meaningful reports using word-processing and spreadsheet software. Must possess ability to work confidentially with discretion and forethought. Must be able to remain calm and composed during confrontational situations.Additional Preferred Experience:5 plus years in Purchasing: IT purchasing preferred.IT Software Licensing and/or IT Professional Labor/Services sourcing background is highly desired.Direct experience negotiating IT contracts.Demonstrate a solid understanding of legal terminology, IT contracts, contract language, contract terms and conditions, and contracting, and contract redlining.Strong negotiation skills.Category Management experience a plus.Additional DetailsThis posting represents the major duties, responsibilities, and authorities of this job, and is not intended to be a complete list of all tasks and functions. It should be understood, therefore, that incumbents may be asked to perform job-related duties beyond those explicitly described above.OverviewUnder the leadership of President and CEO Robert G. Riney, Henry Ford Health is a$6 billion integrated health system comprised of six hospitals, a health plan, and 250+ sitesincluding medical centers, walk-in and urgent care clinics, pharmacy, eye care facilities andother healthcare retail. Established in 1915 by auto industry pioneer Henry Ford, the health systemnow has 32,000 employees and remains home to the 1,900-member Henry Ford Medical Group, oneof the nation's oldest physician groups. An additional 2,200 physicians are also affiliated with thehealth system through the Henry Ford Physician Network. Henry Ford is also one of the region's major academic medical centers, receiving between $90-$100 million in annual research funding andremaining Michigan's fourth largest NIH-funded institution. Also an active participant in medicaleducation and training, the health system has trained nearly 40% of physicians currently practicingin the state and also provides education and training for other health professionals including nurses,pharmacists, radiology and respiratory technicians. visit HenryFord.com.BenefitsWhether it's offering a new medical option, helping you make healthier lifestyle choices ormaking the employee enrollment selection experience easier, it's all about choice.HenryFord Health has a new approach for its employee benefits program - My ChoiceRewards.My Choice Rewards is a program as diverse as the people it serves.There aredozens of options for all of our employees including compensation, benefits, work/life balanceand learning - options that enhance your career and add value to your personal life.As anemployee you are provided access to Retirement Programs, an Employee Assistance Program(Henry Ford Enhanced), Tuition Reimbursement, Paid Time Off, Employee Health and Wellness,and a whole host of other benefits and services.Employee's classified as contingent status are noteligible for benefits.Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action EmployerEqual Employment Opportunity / Affirmative Action Employer Henry Ford Health iscommitted to the hiring, advancement and fair treatment of all individuals without regard torace, color, creed, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability, veteran status, size, height,weight, marital status, family status, gender identity, sexual orientation, and genetic information,or any other protected status in accordance with applicable federal and state laws.

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