Hospital Sourcing Specialist in Albuquerque, NM at Owens & Minor, Inc.

Date Posted: 4/16/2018

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The Hospital Sourcing Specialist assists the Hospital Supply Chain Management Department in supporting the hospital contract management program by developing negotiation strategy between the hospital and key suppliers. The Sourcing Specialist takes the lead in developing key contract negotiation strategies on behalf of the hospital in more critical and difficult supply and service categories. The Sourcing Specialist supports the hospital Value Analysis program by working with the hospital executive and clinical leadership in developing strategic sourcing and negotiation strategy.  The Sourcing Specialist is assigned to hospitals or hospital systems that have annual supply and services expense in excess of $200M.


1.         Support the Hospital Director of Supply Chain Management to develop contract strategy in the negotiation of critical supplies and services.

2.         Lead negotiations along with hospital executive and clinical leaders for specified supply and service categories in support of the hospital's cost savings initiatives.

3.         Support the Value Analysis process during the competitive bidding process for key supplier partners by managing the RFP and RFI process.

4.         Support for the Value Analysis Teams, GPO compliance and other hospital committees and Business Partners.

5.         The Sourcing Specialist becomes an expert in their assigned category by staying current with market trends and identifying and introducing new technologies that improves clinical care for the hospital.

6.         Develops strategies and identifying opportunities to effectively leverage the system's size and scope when negotiating for supplies, equipment and services.

7.         Develops a scorecard of annual spend and savings for assigned categories. Utilize the scorecard to benchmark the hospital's performance in assigned categories to determine performance.

8.         Coordinate with hospital legal council as appropriate on hospital negotiated contracts.

9.         Follows hospital policies and procedures, objectives for quality, product safety, infection control, environmental and with requirements from accreditation and regulatory agencies.

10.        Gathers, researches, analyzes, and evaluates data from a variety of sources to produce strategic and actionable short and long-term recommendations. Summarizes key findings and conclusions; presents recommendations to key stakeholders including senior executives and clinical leaders in client organizations.

11.        Conducts interviews, facilitates focus groups, and surveys providers and consumers of supplies and services to identify strengths, weaknesses, opportunities, and threats. Makes recommendations for clients based on industry best practices and/or successfully demonstrated results of similar organizations.


Performs additional duties as directed.



Hospital computer system, personal computer, calculator, telephone equipment, copier, fax machine, and pens.



Inside working conditions.

No environmental hazards indicated for this classification.


Sedentary Work:  Exerting up to 10 pounds of force occasionally and/or a negligible amount of force frequently or constantly to lift, carry, push, pull, or otherwise move objects, including the human body. Sedentary work involves sitting most of the time, but may involve walking and standing for brief periods of time. Jobs are sedentary if walking and standing are required only occasionally and all other sedentary criteria are met.



Acuity, near

Clarity of vision at 20 inches or less.


Adjustment of lens of eye to bring an object into sharp focus.  This item is especially important when doing near‑point work at varying distances from eye.


Maintaining body equilibrium to prevent falling when walking, standing, crouching, or running on narrow, slippery, or erratically moving surfaces; or maintaining body equilibrium when performing gymnastic feats.  This factor is important if the amount and kind of balancing exceeds that needed for ordinary locomotion and maintenance of body equilibrium. 


Seizing, holding, grasping, turning, or otherwise working with hands. Fingers are involved only to the extent that they are an extension of the hand. 


Picking, pinching, or otherwise working with fingers primarily (rather than with whole hand or arm as in handling).


Expressing or exchanging ideas by means of the spoken word.  Talking is important for those activities in which workers must impart oral information to clients or to the public, and in those activities in which they must convey detailed or important spoken instructions to other workers accurately, loudly, or quickly.


Perceiving the nature of sounds.  Hearing is important for those activities which require ability to receive detailed information through oral communication, and to make fine discriminations in sound, such as when making fine adjustments on running engines. 





Requires a Bachelor's degree in healthcare or business administration required. Master's degree preferred. 7-10 years of experience may be accepted in lieu of advanced education requirement.

Certified professional (CMRP) through the Association of Healthcare Resource Management (AHRMM) or a Certified Purchasing Manager (CPM) through the National Purchasing Managers Association is preferred.



Four to five years of progressively responsible purchasing and contracting experience in a large hospital or multi-hospital system.

C.                  KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, & ABILITIES:


Must have a thorough knowledge of hospital purchasing and contract management methods and procedures, contract writing, contract law, purchasing ethics and healthcare regulations.

Must have knowledge of GPO relationships and contract processes.

Individual should be proficient in Microsoft applications; Excel, Word and Outlook, advanced abilities preferred.  Individual should possess a solid knowledge of hospital MMIS systems. Exhibit skills for planning, organizing and completing work projects.

Ability to communicate effectively both verbal and written in a clear, concise manner.


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