DIRECTOR SUPPLY CHAIN SOURCING Job Listing at Corporate in Houston, TX (Job ID 3795)

Houston Methodist


Location: Houston, TX
Application deadline: None
Type: Not specified
Career Level: Director
Salary Range: Not specified
Number of Jobs: 1
Relocation Available: No
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Company Profile

Houston Methodist (HM) is one of the nation’s leading health systems and academic medical centers.  HM consists of five hospitals: Houston Methodist Hospital, its flagship academic hospital in the heart of the Texas Medical Center and four community hospitals throughout the greater Houston metropolitan area.  HM also includes a research institute, an international business division, numerous physician practices and several free standing emergency rooms and outpatient facilities.  Overall, HM employs over 15,000 employees.   FORTUNE magazine has placed Houston Methodist on its annual list of “100 Best Companies To Work For” since 2006.  Houston Methodist is supported by a wide variety of business functions that operate at the system level to help enable clinical departments to provide the best patient care and service in a spiritual environment.

Job Summary

SUMMARY:This position exists to provide leadership and strategic direction to support service-focused and cost effective activities related to sourcing, contracting, and acquisition of supplies, services, and capital equipment.  This individual has direct responsibility for all activities related to purchases for five hospitals, a research institute, and physician organization in excess of $300 million annually.  This individual provides analysis to identify opportunities for cost savings and spend consolidation.

1. Attracts, recruits, and retains top talent.  Trains, develops, and motivates employee team.
2. Creates and promotes a satisfying employee work environment.
3. Provides timely feedback and follow-up on employee concerns or recommendations.
4. Demonstrates components of the ICARE Values statements and complies with Business Practice Standards for performance.
5. Manage and maintain appropriate relationships with vendors.

1. Manages the finances of the department against goals.
2. Forecasts, develops, and maintains budget accurately.
3. Develops and maintains resource plans (staff, materials, equipment, etc.) to support achievement of business objectives.
4. Develop and implement strategies to maximize the effectiveness of the acquisition process for supplies, services and equipment.
5. Identify and employ opportunities to leverage existing suppliers to yield cost savings and spend consolidation.

1. Complies with Business Practice standards for performance.
2. Sets and meets standards for quality and safety.
3. Accomplishes operational objectives through planning, organizing, and managing workload and work processes.
4. Defines standards that ensure performance excellence (e.g., clinical care, quality, and safety).
5. Ensure compliance with any supplier or customer performance issues in accordance with System-wide policies and procedures.
6. Protect continuity within the procurement process and compliance to vendor contracts.
7. Manages the System-wide Manufacturer Product Recall Process.
8. Ensure appropriate level of procurement processes for compliance with System contracts.
9. Ensure high level of service is provided by all vendors.

1. Demonstrates service standards (e.g. ServicePride / Methodist Experience / Service Excellence).
2. Demonstrates improvement in Patient or Customer satisfaction score
3. Creates an environment of personalized service and engages our patients, staff, and physicians.
4. Demonstrates service standards (e.g. ServicePride / Methodist Experience / Service Excellence).
5. Maintain a high level of customer satisfaction.
6. Maintain a high degree of communication, cooperation, and coordination with user departments regarding Supply Chain services.
7. Collaborate with key stakeholders to review on-going performance to ensure key issue, risks, and opportunities are elevated and resolved as necessary.

1. Develops and implements new ideas and best practices in field of expertise.
2. Demonstrates adaptability and flexibility in the face of changing demands.
3. Demonstrates professional growth including individual networking (e.g., professional associations) to positively represent Methodist and gather benchmarking/trend data.
4. Analyze industry trends and evolving technologies to proactively identify procurement opportunities and develop strategies to engage key stakeholders in the process in order to create and execute plans.

This position description is not intended to be all inclusive, and the employee will also perform other reasonably related business duties as assigned by the immediate supervisor and other management as required. The Houston Methodist Hospital reserves the right to revise or change job duties and responsibilities as the need arises.

Bachelors degree required
Masters degree preferred.

10 years of Materials Management/Purchasing/Supply Chain management experience in a large health care setting, preferably in a teaching hospital environment.


Ability to lead teams of professionals, engage physicians in dialog around supply cost management and work with vendors to achieve clinical and financial goals 
Team player with excellent interpersonal, consensus building, and group facilitation skills
Strong analytical, organizational, and customer service skills

Equal Employment Opportunity

Equal employment opportunity is a sound and just concept to which Methodist is firmly bound. Methodist will not engage in discrimination against or harassment of any person employed or seeking employment with Methodist on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, sex, physical or mental disability, medical condition, ancestry, marital status, age, sexual orientation, citizenship, genetic information or status as a Vietnam-era veteran or special disabled veteran .

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