Position Details

Department: Purchasing Management
Category: Material Mgmt/Purchasing
Location: Phoenix
Posting #: 418669
Date Posted: 10/16/2018
Employee Type: Regular

Position Summary

Reporting directly to the Contracts Administrator, this position performs contracting efforts and activity within Supply Chain Management with a direct responsibility to manage Group Purchasing Organization (GPO) contracts. Also managing the MMIS (Lawson) contract database while updating the contract file with current GPO or Local contract pricing. Works with our GPO affiliation to identify contracts for consideration and insures that GPO contracts are properly implemented within PCH as well as with our Distributor when applicable.

PCH Values

  • Family-Centered care that focuses on the need of the child first and values the family as an important member of the care team
  • Excellence in clinical care, service and communication
  • Collaborative within our institution and with others who share our mission and goals
  • Leadership that set the standard for pediatric health care today and innovations of the future
  • Accountability to our patients, community and each other for providing the best in the most cost-effective way.

Position Duties

  1. Contract Pricing Integrity
    • Manages MMIS (Lawson) contract database files and insures that it’s updated with the most current GPO or Local contract pricing. Manages other Supply Chain Management data, such as GHX Contract Center. Resolves price discrepancy corrections with distributors and manufacturers
  2. Collaboration
    • Works closely with Supply Chain Management staff (Purchasing, Inventory Control, and MMIS/Lawson System Administrator) to insure the integrity of data and improve operational processes. Through GPO research and other sources (such as, ECRI and GHX), helps determine the appropriate information to be used when items are to be added to the MMIS (Lawson) database.
  3. Project Management and RFP process Support
    • Provides analytical support to the Contracts Administrator, and others as necessary for other projects, as well as support for all RFP processes that are conducted by Supply Chain Management
  4. Value Analysis Support
    • Provides analytical support for the value analysis decision making processes at PCH, when necessary.
  5. GPO Point Person
    • Acts as the GPO point person for PCH. Reviews GPO contracts for potential savings opportunities and completes contract analysis to identify best possible tier pricing discounts that should be obtained by PCH. Provides summary reports to Contracts Administrator regarding these changes.
  6. Non-Contract Item Maintenance
    • Identifies non-contracted items through various sources, such as the distributor price files and GHX reporting, to improve pricing with migrations to available GPO agreements, new price agreements, and implements/coordinates some conversion opportunities with Value Analysis and /or Purchasing Manager.
  7. Performs miscellaneous job related duties as requested.

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Position Qualifications

Please review the following qualifications and specify whether you meet each of the requirements listed.
Do you meet this requirement?
1. High school diploma or equivalent. Required
2. Bachelors degree or equivalent experience. Preferred
Do you meet this requirement?
1. Two years prior experience in GPO contract management Required
2. Five years prior experience is preferred Preferred
Do you meet this requirement?
1. CPM or equivalent certification Preferred
Do you meet this requirement?
Special Skills
1. Microsoft Office products with strong Excel spreadsheet experience Required
Physical Requirements & Occupational Exposure/Risk Potential
1. Physical Requirement - Feeling (sensing textures and temperatures) Occasionally
2. Physical Requirement - Fine Motor Skills (pinching, gripping, etc) Occasionally
3. Physical Requirement - Hearing Frequently
4. Physical Requirement - Pushing/pulling Occasionally
5. Physical Requirement - Reaching Occasionally
6. Physical Requirement - Sitting Frequently
7. Physical Requirement - Standing Occasionally
8. Physical Requirement - Stooping/crouching/kneeling/crawling Occasionally
9. Physical Requirement - Talking Frequently
10. Physical Requirement - Tasting/smelling Occasionally
11. Physical Requirement - Walking Occasionally
12. Physical Requirement - Near Vision Occasionally
13. Physical Requirement - Far Vision Occasionally
14. Physical Requirement - Color Discrimination Occasionally
15. Physical Requirement - Use of keyboard, mouse and/or computer equipment Constantly
16. Physical Requirement - Lift up to 35 pounds without assistance Occasionally
17. Occupational Exposure/Risk Potential - Inside office environment Applicable
18. Occupational Exposure/Risk Potential - Outdoor weather conditions Applicable
19. Occupational Exposure/Risk Potential - Extreme temperatures Applicable
20. Occupational Exposure/Risk Potential - Confined areas Applicable
21. Occupational Exposure/Risk Potential - Airborne communicable diseases Applicable
22. Occupational Exposure/Risk Potential - Bloodborne pathogens or bodily fluid Applicable
23. Occupational Exposure/Risk Potential - Fumes or airborne particles Applicable
24. Occupational Exposure/Risk Potential - Hazardous materials exposure Applicable
25. Occupational Exposure/Risk Potential - Radiation exposure Applicable
26. Occupational Exposure/Risk Potential - Toxic or caustic chemicals Applicable
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