One of the nationâ€™s largest and most respected hospital management companies, Universal Health Services, Inc. (NYSE: UHS) has built an impressive record of achievement and performance. Steadily growing since its inception to an esteemed Fortune 500 corporation, UHS today has annual revenues of $10 billion and 83,000 employees. In 2018, UHS was recognized for the eighth consecutive year as one of the Worldâ€™s Most Admired Companies by Fortune; and in 2017, ranked #276 on the Fortune 500, and listed #275 in Forbes inaugural ranking of Americaâ€™s Top 500 Public Companies.
Our operating philosophy is as effective today as it was 40 years ago: Build or acquire high quality hospitals in rapidly growing markets, invest in the people and equipment needed to allow each facility to thrive, and become the leading healthcare provider in each community we serve.
Headquartered in King of Prussia, PA, UHS has more than 83,000 employees and through its subsidiaries operates more than 320 acute care hospitals, behavioral health facilities and ambulatory centers in the United States, Puerto Rico, the U.S. Virgin Islands and the United Kingdom.
The Corporate Supply Chain Department is seeking a dynamic and talented Program Director-Purchased Services and Laboratory.
Under the direction of the Senior Director of Sourcing and Contracting, The Program Director serves as the strategic leader for the prudent sourcing and contracting of all purchased services and laboratory categories managing $250 million in annual spend across 392 facilities. Â Investigates alternatives; reviews cost effectiveness; solicits bids and negotiates with vendors.Â Leads typically high spend/high impact categories initiatives that span the corporationâ€™s Acute Care, Behavioral Health, Physician Practices, and Free-Standing Emergency facility entities.Â Reviews the terms and conditions of local facility contracts to ensure compliance with UHS Legal specifications and to ensure they are most favorable to the facility and UHS. Â Collaborates with UHS facilities and Corporate Operations teams on the development and execution of local contracts, participating early in the process to reduce duplication of effort and renegotiation. . Requires a skill set that includes both technical contracting expertise and strong service excellence acumen.Â Communicates frequently with Executive Management at both Corporate and Facility Levels.
Key Responsibilities include:
Leads the investigation of opportunities for lowering non-labor expenses through the development of contracts within the area of purchased services and laboratory across UHS and, in some situations, in local facility markets.
Analyzes contracts to determine most advantageous participation and commitment of facilities.
Develops presentations, work plans, timelines, and milestones. Assumes responsibility for measuring, tracking, monitoring, and reporting initiatives.
Develops status updates to present to Executive Management.
Leads the bid process per policy and procedure including formal bids and quotes. Writes and issues RFPs.
Analyzes bid responses to determine most prudent, cost-effective contract.
Insures timely bid analysis and the timely development of the contract.
Negotiates with vendors for price, terms and conditions.
Develops and manages strategic relationships with vendor community.
Manages contracts, including implementation of services, training, supplies and supplier support.
Manages contracted vendors performance and accountability for meeting continuous improvement in quality and cost savings.
Works with GPO, supply partners, and UHS Hospital: C-Suite, Laboratory Directors, and Supply Chain Directors to ensure contract participation and maximize value achieved in contract implementation.
Maintains a high level of purchased service and laboratory knowledge applicable to the UHS facilities.
Practices Service Excellence Standards in all job related functions and activities.
Takes a sense of personal responsibility.
Is efficient and effective. Makes communication more effective.