Ex Dir, Supply Chain Mgmt


Position Details

Department: CORP | Purchasing Management
Category: Director/Management
Location: Phoenix
Employee Type: Regular
Posting #: 806788
Posted On: 1/3/2024

Position Summary

The Executive Director of Supply Chain Management is responsible for the overall strategic planning, design and execution of all supply chain operations. This position establishes and maintains effective standards and processes that ensure excellent and efficient services are provided that support the mission, values, and goals of the organization. Leads the process of developing policies and procedures that provide efficient supply chain directives and services in support of providing quality, cost effective, patient care. The Executive Director is forward thinking, providing business acumen and administrative leadership essential to advancing supply chain practices to meet the current and future needs of the organization. The Executive Director is recognized as the leading expert and authority for all related supply chain activity within the organization, to include negotiating and contracting efforts, and determining strategic direction of corporate relations with various supply and service providers. This position will participate in, or lead, various projects providing knowledge and wisdom from prior experiences to help make decisions that achieve favorable outcomes.

Position Duties

  1. Strategic Planning
    • a) Assesses the healthcare environment for emerging industry trends that will influence supply chain services enterprise wide as well as at an individual department or service line level.
    • b) Identifies opportunities to leverage supply chain expertise to improve quality of service provided in order to enhance patient and staff experience while improving financial performance.
    • c) Focusing on strategies of the organization, develops supply chain strategies by drawing from national best practices, analytics, personal expertise and creativity, processes that deliver high value based on innovative solutions.
    • d) Develops and implements comprehensive materials planning efforts, focusing on effective transition of strategy into operational objectives and measurable goals that support the organizations goals for cost effective supply and logistic programs.
  2. Leadership
    • a) Provides leadership oversight and direction to Supply Chain Management and Biomedical Engineering leaders to design operational and financial objectives that consistently meet the mission and goals of the organization.
    • b) Responsible for oversight of the development of supply chain team members in order to effectively and efficiently support services being provided.
    • c) Leads by example creating an environment that fosters the PCH mission, vision, values and the Standards of Behavior and Conduct; ensuring employees are connected to how they contribute to the mission of quality patient care and cost management of PCH.
  3. Financial Management
    • a) Provides oversight for the budget development of the Supply Chain departments and operations to meet the budget. Assists other departments
    • b) Has overall responsibility for productivity standards of assigned departments, assuring that action plans are developed and implemented to improve unfavorable variances, or that identified exceptions are documented and presented for approval of the ongoing variance acceptance.
    • c) Ensures that capital purchases have been fully reviewed and final negotiations completed by Supply Chain Management for maximum discounting and most favorable terms prior to completion of any purchase.
    • d) Leads expense reduction efforts system wide for supplies, equipment and purchased services.
  4. Collaboration
    • a) Collaborates with leaders and care givers system wide, developing relationships that foster trust and open communications. Leads, supports and/or manages strategic sourcing opportunities with current and future vendors/providers.
    • b) Engages with clinical leaders and staff to advance the value analysis process to provide a more effective and efficient review and decision making process for products and services being considered.
    • c) Acts as the change agent for all supply chain initiatives and other initiatives as assigned.
    • d) Collaborates with Strategic Vendor Partners and other vendors to ensure effective ongoing operations are in line with driving excellence in operations that consistently supports patient care.
  5. Human Resource Management
    • a) Conducts timely staff evaluations of all direct reports, providing appropriate and timely feedback.
    • b) Determines the appropriate number, type and qualifications of staff required for the supply chain and biomedical needs of the organization in order to meet its mission.
    • c) Facilitates the professional growth of staff by assuring learning needs and utilizing internal educational and training resources as well as appropriate professional organization sources.
    • d) Provides administrative support for timely staff recruitment, orientation, and employee retention efforts.
    • e) Effectively leads in a manner that engages and retains well-qualified staff.
  6. Service Optimization
    • a) Oversees the management of GPO relationship and performance compliance, as well as Strategic Vendor Partnerships.
    • b) Provides executive leadership for Supply Chain contracting efforts system wide.
    • c) Has overall responsibility for vendor activity and compliance to PCH policies and procedures system wide.
    • d) Ensures that technology and needed tools to do the job are available for use by staff and that staff are adequately trained.
  7. Performance Improvement
    • a) As a member of key committees, this position has a responsibility to provide input and assist in performance improvement initiatives that improve services provided.
    • b) Reviews all areas of supply chain management, identifying areas for operational and financial improvements, and using internal and external resources as necessary, develops and implements performance improvement plans.
    • c) Utilizes resources such as colleagues at other organizations, professional organization affiliations, and industry information to identify trends and opportunities for performance improvement efforts.
    • d) Utilizes processes such as CQI or Six-Sigma Lean Management processes to identify and implement process improvement initiatives for supply chain efforts system wide.
  8. Performs miscellaneous job related duties as requested.

Phoenix Children's Mission, Vision, & Values


To advance hope, healing and the best healthcare for children and their families


Phoenix Children's will be the leading pediatric health system in the Southwest, nationally recognized for exceptional care, innovative research and advanced medical education.

We realize this vision by:

  • Offering the most comprehensive care across ages, communities and specialties
  • Investing in innovative research, including emerging treatments, tools and technologies
  • Advancing education and training to shape the next generation of clinical leaders
  • Advocating for the health and well-being of children and families
  • We place children and families at the center of all we do
  • We deliver exceptional care, every day and in every way
  • We collaborate with colleagues, partners and communities to amplify our impact
  • We set the standards of pediatric healthcare today, and innovate for the future
  • We are accountable for making the highest quality care accessible and affordable

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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. Bachelor's Degree
2. Master's Degree
Do you meet this requirement?
1. Five (5) years of hospital-based experience at the management level with responsibility for integrated computer-based materials management applications.
2. Additional experience with Lawson.
Certifications / Licenses / Registries
Do you meet this requirement?
1. CPM or CRMP
Special Skills
Do you meet this requirement?
1. Microsoft Office products
Physical Requirements & Occupational Exposure/Risk Potential
1. Physical Requirement - Climbing - Occasionally
2. Physical Requirement - Feeling (sensing textures and temperatures) - Occasionally
3. Physical Requirement - Fine Motor Skills (pinching, gripping, etc) - Occasionally
4. Physical Requirement - Hearing - Frequently
5. Physical Requirement - Pushing/pulling - Occasionally
6. Physical Requirement - Reaching - Occasionally
7. Physical Requirement - Sitting - Frequently
8. Physical Requirement - Standing - Frequently
9. Physical Requirement - Stooping/crouching/kneeling/crawling - Occasionally
10. Physical Requirement - Talking - Frequently
11. Physical Requirement - Tasting/smelling - Occasionally
12. Physical Requirement - Walking - Frequently
13. Physical Requirement - Near Vision - Occasionally
14. Physical Requirement - Far Vision - Occasionally
15. Physical Requirement - Color Discrimination - Occasionally
16. Physical Requirement - Use of keyboard, mouse and/or computer equipment - Frequently
17. Physical Requirement - Lift up to 35 pounds without assistance - Occasionally
18. Physical Requirement - Lift more than 35 pounds without assistance - Occasionally
19. Occupational Exposure/Risk Potential - Inside office environment - Applicable
20. Occupational Exposure/Risk Potential - Outdoor weather conditions - Applicable
21. Occupational Exposure/Risk Potential - Extreme temperatures - Applicable
22. Occupational Exposure/Risk Potential - Confined areas - Applicable
23. Occupational Exposure/Risk Potential - High places - Applicable
24. Occupational Exposure/Risk Potential - Extreme noise levels - Applicable
25. Occupational Exposure/Risk Potential - Airborne communicable diseases - Applicable
26. Occupational Exposure/Risk Potential - Bloodborne pathogens or bodily fluid - Applicable
27. Occupational Exposure/Risk Potential - Fumes or airborne particles - Applicable
28. Occupational Exposure/Risk Potential - Hazardous materials exposure - Applicable
29. Occupational Exposure/Risk Potential - Radiation exposure - Applicable
30. Occupational Exposure/Risk Potential - Toxic or caustic chemicals - Applicable
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