Principal Sourcing Officer in the US at Vanderbilt Health: Ensures that all approved products are purchased under cost-effective contracts. Identifies and coordinates all contracting opportunities for new and used equipment, supplies, and services. Products and vendors are evaluated.
- Manages complex areas and products’ existing contracts and supplier relationships.
- Negotiates complex contracts to ensure ongoing cost savings and dependability.
- Performs financial analysis and needs assessment for purchases and products, taking into account total cost impact.
- Using benchmarking data identifies all types of cost-cutting opportunities.
- Buyers’ purchasing strategies are communicated to them.
- The listed responsibilities are merely an overview of the position; additional duties may be assigned.
ADVANCED CONTRACT NEGOTIATIONS:- Demonstrates an understanding of negotiating skills such as building trust, gaining commitment, managing opposition, and maintaining goodwill. Recognizes the need for mutual concessions and accommodations and negotiates resources, actions, or buy-in from others to maximize collaborative outcomes.
PURCHASING (ADVANCED): Recognizes the concepts underlying supplier relations and supply chain management. Handles supplier-related activities, pricing requests, and purchases of goods and services, all while ensuring proper costs, schedules, quality, deliveries, terms, and conditions.
SOURCING (ADVANCED): Finding qualified candidates through a talent network.
COMMUNICATION (ADVANCED):- Communicates with employees or customers in a clear, effective, and respectful manner.
Organizational Impact: Delivers projects/assignments that have a direct impact on the unit/goals/objectives. department’s
Problem-solving/work complexity: Extensive analysis of situations or data is performed in order to resolve numerous, complex issues; may involve the input/work of others.
The breadth of Knowledge: Has in-depth knowledge of a professional area as well as working knowledge of other areas.
Interaction with others: May lead medium-sized projects; coaches and guides team members.
SUPPORTING COLLABORATORS (P4):
- Develops Self and Others: Invests time, energy, and enthusiasm in developing oneself and others in order to improve performance and learn new things.
- Establishes and Maintains Relationships: Keeps in touch with key colleagues and stakeholders on a regular basis, taking advantage of formal and informal opportunities to expand and strengthen relationships.
- Effectively Communicates: Recognizes group interactions and adapts one’s own communication style to different situations and audiences.
EXCELLENT SERVICE DELIVERY (P4):
- Compassionately Serves Others: Attempts to understand current and future needs of relevant stakeholders and tailors services to better meet them.
- Solve Complex Problems: Approaches problems from various perspectives; identifies new opportunities to interpret opportunities and develop concrete solutions.
- Provides Meaningful Advice and Support: Provides ongoing constructive support and coaching to increase employee effectiveness.
PRESERVING QUALITY (P4):
- Produces Excellent Work: Participates in formal and informal quality dialogue on a regular basis; addresses quality issues directly and promptly.
- Promotes Continuous Improvement: Utilizes a variety of learning experiences to uncover underlying causes of problems and identify solutions.
- Meets Safety and Regulatory Requirements: Understands all aspects of providing a safe environment and performs routine safety checks to avoid safety hazards.
EFFECTIVE RESOURCE MANAGEMENT (P4):
- Accountability: Demonstrates a sense of ownership by focusing on and driving critical issues to completion.
- Stewards Organizational Resources: Uses knowledge of departmental work to manage resources effectively for a department/area.
- Makes Data-Driven Decisions: Exhibits a strong understanding of the information or data in order to identify and elevate opportunities.
PROMOTING INNOVATION (P4):
- Creates New Ideas: Proactively seeks out new ideas/opportunities to improve processes from a variety of sources or methods.
- Uses Technology: Demonstrates a desire to learn new technologies, tools, and procedures in order to solve short-term problems.
- Adapts to Change: Sees difficult situations and/or problems as opportunities for growth; actively embraces change rather than emphasizing negative aspects.
Vanderbilt University Medical Center:
Vanderbilt University Medical Center houses Vanderbilt University Hospital, Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt, Vanderbilt Psychiatric Hospital, and Vanderbilt Stallworth Rehabilitation Hospital. During the fiscal year 2015, these hospitals had over 61,000 inpatient admissions. During the same time period, Vanderbilt’s adult and pediatric clinics served nearly 2 million patients. Vanderbilt University Hospital and the Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt have been named among the nation’s best hospitals by U.S. News & World Report, with 18 nationally ranked specialties. Vanderbilt University Medical Center is world renowned for its employees’ innovation, work ethic, and collegiality. Vanderbilt owes its accomplishments and reputation to the staff and faculty who bring skill, drive, and innovation to the medical center on a daily basis, from medical advances to compassionate care.