Program Manager, Sourcing Category Mgmt, Strategic Sourcing and Contracting

Sharp Healthcare San Diego, CA

This position will be in Kearny Mesa, San Diego, CA.


Full Time, Day Shift

Required Skills and Qualifications

* When submitting your application to this position, it is recommended that you please include a cover letter that speaks to your sourcing and contracting experience.

* Bachelor's degree required in business administration, finance, operations research, materials management, economics, or related discipline

* Valid driver's license

* Minimum of (7) seven years of progressive, sourcing and contracting experience, including extensive experience developing and executing strategic sourcing plans

* Must possess excellent influencing skills as well as strong interpersonal communication skills for building relationships with internal stakeholders and supplier executives at all levels

* Must be a skilled negotiator with a proven ability to move negotiations forward to a supplier's best and final offer in the designated time frame for the project; and must be skilled at presenting in a live environment and achieving agreement with others, with a demonstrated ability to maintain grace under pressure in difficult negotiations

* Must possess a solid understanding of strategic sourcing fundamentals and a demonstrated track record of facilitating and executing successful sourcing initiatives; as well as a thorough understanding of contracting methods and procedures, techniques of specification and contract writing, purchasing law, and ethics and have the ability to read, analyze and negotiate high-level contracts

Preferred Skills and Qualifications

* Master's Degree

* Supply chain related certification


The Program Manager, Strategic Sourcing has a significant level of spend responsibility, oversees and manages approximately $50M-$100M per year of supplies/services with categories of medium-to-high complexity and risk, and will provide strategic decision-support and recommendations to clinical and non-clinical stakeholders to maximize and ensure the value of supplier performance at Sharp HealthCare. Delivers clinical improvement, cost savings, operational efficiencies, and/or added value by leading cross functional stakeholders through fact/evidence-based, data-driven sourcing initiatives with strong market and competitive analysis, creation of leverage, and professional negotiations to secure the best quality, service, and cost to meet Sharp's business needs. Lead the development of sourcing strategies for key projects, utilizing appropriate sourcing tools, aligning key business stakeholder needs, identifying supply alternatives and recommending the sourcing approach, and establishing the project plan/timeline to deliver an effective sourcing solution.

System Supply Chain Services is a team of more than 25 people responsible for the overall operation, planning and strategic direction of all system wide supply chain functions, purchased services, projects and priorities.

Sharp System Services have campuses located in the communities of Kearny Mesa and Serra Mesa and consist of the Spectrum location, the Ruffin Road location and Sharp Operations Center (SOC). These offices provide the centralized integrated system support services to the operating entities within the system. These services include: Strategic Planning, Business Development, Information Technology, Compliance, Internal Audit, Legal, Risk Management and Insurance, Contracts, Human Resources, Facilities Management and Development, Clinical Effectiveness, Finance, Nursing, Systems Supply Chain Services, Marketing and Communications, The Sharp Experience and Sharp University.

Physical Requirements may be discussed during the interview

Sharp HealthCare is proud to be an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, gender identity, transgender status, sexual orientation, protected veteran status or any other protected class.

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