The person in command of Materials Management / Supply Chain will be in charge of all aspects of supply chain/materials management processes for Narayana Hospital - Mysore.
The person in command will make sure that that NH - Mysore has efficient and effective purchasing of high quality supplies and timely deliveries at the lowest possible cost to all user divisions. Additionally, this key leader must make sure that that supply chain activities (purchasing, distribution, value analysis, etc) are fully integrated between various divisions/functions and vendors, where applicable. The person in command will be in charge of Purchasing, Storeroom/Distribution, Print Shop, and Supply Processing Department (Central Sterile Supply) for the facility and will coordinate Unit Purchasing activity and the Materials Management System.
The person in command for Materials Management develops standards, vendor partnerships and contracts for Narayana Hospital business, institutional, medical, lab & surgical supplies procurement. This position is in charge of managing the overall business processes and day to day operations of purchasing including maximizing savings through effective management of Unit Purchasing Organization (Premier) contracts. The person in command will meet or exceed customer expectations by continuously improving services, supplier partnerships, resources & communications to make sure that the best product, at the right place, at the correct time, with the lowest life cycle cost.
In charge of supply chain management for the hospital including continuous evaluation and implementation of best practice standards.
Maintains in depth knowledge of UPO purchasing program and solid knowledge of other UPO product category programs.
Acts as a resource to all clinical and non-clinical staff regarding non-salary expense management by actively communicating contract or purchasing opportunities. Develops and keep-ups above-average working relationships with customer divisions, the management team, and medical staff. Assists in leading the Value Analysis Teams and processes.
In charge of contract management. Develops, keep-ups, and coordinates a system for standardly scheduling contract reviews. Routinely reviews purchasing practices to assure that Purchasing staff are procuring and utilizing appropriate contracts and tiers.
Make sure thats optimal participation in UPO agreements to maximize price savings, rebates, group redistribution and commitments.
Oversees the purchasing function utilizing acceptable purchasing practices. Works with the hospital management staff to procure the appropriate supplies and equipment within agreed upon time frames.
Make sure thats that employee and patient safety is a primary concern in the selection of supplies and equipment.
Oversees the use of information technology in the purchasing and distribution process.
Functional Area: Supply Chain Mgmt / Distribution / Inventory
Functional Role: Head/VP/GM - Supply Chain
Coordinates the standardization of supplies and equipment within the organization. Acts as Chairperson of the Value Analysis Committee.
Coordinates the resolution of equipment and supply quality and service problems with vendors.
Gives consideration to environmental concerns in the selection of supplies and equipment.
Maintains a professional environment in interactions with vendors.
In charge of selection of suppliers giving consideration to quality of service
Coordinates the reconciliation process for invoices with the Accounts Payable division when price and quantities do not agree with the purchase order.
Assists in the preparation of the annual divisional operating and capital budgets; operates each function within the approved budget.
Utilize benchmark comparison data to continuously monitor supply expense at the hospital.
Applies cost-effective measures in division operations and keeps abreast of all product changes, recalls and industry trends.
Bachelor’s degree and a Master’s Degree preferred. This could include business, healthcare, economics, materials management or related degree from an accredited college or university.
Minimum of five years experience with progressive duty required
Experience in successfully gaining buy-in among physicians and clinical staff to standardize products in multiple service lines.
Someone who has successfully lowered supply and/or other controllable expenses within a hospital or health system setting.
Candidates with experience in an organization, where patient/customer satisfaction is considered a very high priority and a part of the culture is a must.
The successful job-seeker will have experience in the entire supply chain process within the healthcare organization. This must include value/clinical product analysis, contracting, order placement, acquisition, distribution, and disposition of all supplies, equipment, and purchased services.
Experience with the use of material management related information systems as well as a commitment to the use of technology to increase efficiency.
Someone with experience in putting in place systems to better manage utilization of products in the key service lines..
Experience: 8 - 15 years
Qualification: Post Graduate, Master in Supply Chain Management(SCM)
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