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Cedars-Sinai Exec Dir Supply Chain Strategic Sourcing in Los Angeles, California

The Executive Director, System Sourcing, Contracting and Purchasing directs all activities within the Cedars Sinai System to include Strategic Sourcing, Contracts Administration, Supplier Management, Procurement, Supply Assurance and Socially Responsible Sourcing. Oversees activities related to the procurement of materials, equipment, and services for the system. The leader uses cross-functional knowledge and strong working relationships with budget owners and clinical/business line stakeholders to optimize system spend and total cost of ownership. Oversees the entire life cycle of suppliers including identification, selection, on-boarding, and performance management, reviews and approves purchases as authorized, and supports stakeholders and budget owners in negotiating major contracts. Develops policies and procedures for the operation of procurement activities, monitors the cost, schedule and performance aspects of vendors and contracts, and coordinates procurement activities across departments to ensure that desired inventory, quality, and service levels meet business needs. Maintains a strategic alignment with the System's key stakeholder and internal customer leadership. Provides leadership in the standardization, best pricing, purchasing and delivery of products and services for the system. Ensures clear communication to leadership on established financial key performance indicators (KPIs), oversees financial due diligence for new sourcing opportunities, and nurtures relationships with manufacturing and supplier partners to promote a sustainable and resilient supply chain.

Primary Duties and Responsibilities:

•Develops strategic direction for key sourcing initiatives and sets strategies to ensure products or services ordered are delivered on time, at the right quality, and optimal costs. Leads the establishment of goals and execution to achieve total cost savings.

•Develops policies and methodologies for sourcing new products or services, approving vendors, and establishing sourcing category strategies in close collaboration with business partners.

•Serves as lead for all sourcing needs across the entire system. Oversees the Sourcing/Contracting/Procurement groups day-to-day activities and issues. Guides internal customers in identifying and resolving sourcing issues.

•Supports negotiation of business terms and conditions and directs the management of all system’s purchasing contracts in close collaboration with the other departments

•Collaborates with internal business partners to understand clinical and usage trends, and analyzes consolidation opportunities across the system.

•Leads the shared service(s) initiatives for system-wide participation in services and supplies contracts. Partners with other system leaders to facilitate the Socially Responsible Purchasing program. Supports Value Analysis and New Product Introduction (NPI) process across the system.

•Collaborates with physician and clinical groups and other directors to ensure the effective coordination of services within and between departments.

•Directs and oversees supplier relationship management and contract management processes to ensure terms are met and termination dates are monitored. Oversees current vendor services and cost structures to develop short-term and longterm plans to improve sourcing costs and vendor performance. Develops and leads supply chain resiliency initiatives across the supply base and system.

•Serves as the point person for the Group Purchasing Organization (GPO) and manages relationships within Cedars-Sinai Health System. Responsible for leveraging all appropriate solutions from the GPO while also holding them accountable for their role in the partnership.

•Coordinates maintenance of up-to-date records for all purchasing contracts, including pricing and terms. Identifies, manages and mitigates sourcing risks that follow standard operating procedures (SOPs), guiding principles, and templates that align to the Supply Chain Transformation road map.

•Manages the effective allocation of capital and human resources within the department, including the organization of department programs and services, control of appropriate staffing mix and levels, and management of productivity.

•Oversees and continuously improves the major processes and technology related to their areas of responsibility, such as Requisition to Purchase Order cycle and Asset Management.

Teamwork/Customer Relation Responsibilities:

Collaborates to problem solve and make decisions to achieve desired outcomes

Establishes effective working relationships with cross-functional team(s)

Responds timely, effectively and appropriately to deliverables

Shares knowledge, time and expertise to assist other members of the team

Cultivates and maintains strong customer relationships and rapport with stakeholders and/or client groups

Ensures practices and procedures are inclusive of interpersonal and cultural diversity Identifies and responds appropriately to both internal and external customer needs utilizing available resources

Represents the company with external constituents

Team Lead/Supervisory/Management Responsibilities:

Plans, leads, and directs work of staff to ensure goals and objectives are completed within established budget and deadlines are met.

Responsible for hiring, onboarding, managing schedules, personnel actions, performance reviews, and performance improvement plans.

Educational Requirements:

Bachelor's Degree Supply Chain, Finance, Operations Management & Analysis, Business Management, Engineering, and/or related field required.

Master's Degree Supply Chain, Finance, Operations Management & Analysis, Business Management, Engineering, and/or related field required.


15 years

Progressive experience in procurement, strategic sourcing, purchasing, supply

chain management, supplier management, contracts administration, and/or

related required.

5 years Managing departmental service line(s) with a team of direct reports required.

Cedars-Sinai is an EEO employer. Cedars-Sinai does not unlawfully discriminate on the basis of the race, religion, color, national origin, citizenship, ancestry, physical or mental disability, legally protected medical condition (cancer-related or genetic characteristics or any genetic information), marital status, sex, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, pregnancy, age (40 or older), military and/or veteran status or any other basis protected by federal or state law.