This position reports to the System Director, Strategic Sourcing. The Contracting Director will be responsible for the oversight, coordination and management of orthopedic, cardiology and perioperative strategic sourcing initiatives and additional disciplines as assigned. This position will work in conjunction with the Service Line Directors for the applicable disciplines and provide sourcing, RFP and contracting expertise in support of their efforts.
The Contracting Director is a strategic sourcing professional charged with delivering best in class contracting strategies and expertise that result in supply chain cost reductions while supporting CHRISTUS Health's Spirit of Serving Standards, in line with the Mission, Vision, and values of CHRISTUS Health. This position will accomplish this by contributing in all aspects of the sourcing processes including, but not limited to, opportunity identification, working closely with applicable Service Line Directors, clinical and executive leaders, strategy alignment, RFPs, supplier negotiations and delivering fully executed contracts. This position will develop strong relationships with suppliers, hospital key stakeholders and corporate leadership. This position must be able to articulate and present sourcing initiatives to key stakeholders. To be an effective part of the team; must be a self-sufficient person who can interpret clinical, physician, facility and system needs, think strategically, be able to effectively manage projects from beginning to end, translate objectives and present project deliverables.
Follows the CHRISTUS Health guidelines related to the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) designed to prevent or detect unauthorized disclosure of Protected Health Information (PHI)
Consistently supports CHRISTUS Health's Spirit of Serving Standards, in line with the Mission, Vision, and values of CHRISTUS Health.
Collaborates in the short and long term strategic planning process to identify sourcing opportunities at the local, regional and system level.
Partner with the clinical resources and sourcing team to develop initiative strategy, clinical requirements and category specific terms and conditions for Request for Proposal (RFP) submissions.
Oversees contract negotiation of RFP terms and conditions, for assigned disciplines, with suppliers as well as summarize proposal results.
Follows the contract checklist and contract launch package process upon contract award.
Responsibility for specific sourcing initiatives to include opportunity identification, supplier negotiation and delivering fully executed contracts.
Develop and plan for any mitigation steps necessary to meet customer expectations.
Present for approval project rationale, timeline and opportunity impact.
Manage, track and report regularly on project status
Interfaces with various levels of management and requires external contacts with important end users, hospital executives, internal customers and suppliers to develop solutions.
Performs other duties as assigned by the System Director, Strategic Sourcing.
Our Mission: WHY WE EXIST. To extend the healing ministry of Jesus Christ. Our Core Values: WHAT WE BELIEVE IN.DIGNITY Respect for the worth of every person, recognition and commitment to the value of diverse individuals and perspectives, and special concern for the poor and underserved. INTEGRITY Honesty, justice, and consistency in all relationships. EXCELLENCE High standards of service and per...formance. COMPASSION Service in a spirit of empathy, love, and concern. STEWARDSHIP Wise and just use of talents and resources in a collaborative manner.Our Vision: WHAT WE ARE STRIVING TO DO. CHRISTUS HEALTH, a Catholic health ministry, will be a leader, a partner and an advocate in the creation of innovative health and wellness solutions that improve the lives of individuals and communities so that all may experience God's healing presence and love. Our Name and Symbol:WHO WE ARE. CHRISTUS is Latin for "Christ," and proclaims publicly the core of our mission. OUR NAME choice also recognizes the heritage of our two congregational sponsors, the Sisters of Charity of the Incarnate Word in Houston and San Antonio. Jesus Christ is the Incarnate Word, the Word of God made flesh. It is, therefore, only fitting that it is in another form of His name that our health ministries are called together. OUR SYMBOL Reflects the healing ministry of Jesus Christ - a combination of a medical cross and a religious cross. The flowing banner on the cross is a common symbol of the risen Christ, while the royal purple signifies Christ. The flowing banner also conveys a sense of motion as we move forward into a new era of service to our communities.