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The Department of Healthcare Supply Chain has an exciting opportunity for a Full-time Contract Specialist. The Contract Specialist with the Clinical Sourcing team is responsible for obtaining the best pricing and achieving the best contract terms aligned with UHealth's needs and requirements in a fast paced and dynamic environment. Performs professional and technical work supporting the Sourcing Manager and Sr. Contract Specialists, which consists of contracting for procurement of diverse goods and services. Work includes executing contract processes, including analysis of contractual data and preparation of contractual documents, requesting and reviewing proposals, negotiating pricing and terms, recommending award of contracts, and maintaining contract information.
Assist Sourcing Manager and Sr. Contract Specialist on the team on an as needed basis with research tied to commodities, support sourcing decisions, contract negotiations and development. Anticipates issues and assists in the development of solutions. Applies strategic and logical thinking to business situations.
Identify cost reduction opportunities in order to meet UHealth's savings targets.
Actively support the department's Supplier Diversity initiatives by identifying opportunities on any assigned contracts and bid opportunities to work towards increasing the participation of diverse suppliers at UHealth.
Bids or negotiates specific contracts as identified and assigned. Manages assigned contracts and projects to completion.
Create/establish contracts for products and services. Ensures contracts are properly executed and archived.
Provide day-to-day support concerning contract status and requirements.
Works with Purchasing to support contract compliance and supplier performance management.
Works closely with co-assigned healthcare service line teams which may include but not limited to Surgical Services, Cardiology, Imaging, Interventional Radiology and Ophthalmology, alongside with Value Analysis to identify cost reduction opportunities to achieve saving targets.
Provide timely research and resolution on contract price discrepancy issues.
This list of duties and responsibilities is not intended to be all-inclusive and may be expanded to include other duties or responsibilities as necessary.
Bachelor's degree in relevant field
Minimum 1 years of relevant experience
Certified Public Purchasing Buyer (CPPB), Certified Professional in Supply Management (CPSM), or Certified Materials & Resource Professional (CMRP), or Project Management Professional (PMP) Certification preferred.
Ability to work in a team environment.
Experience drafting contracts, which includes knowledge of contract terms and conditions for the purchase of goods and/or services, and the ability to analyze and revise complex documents, with strong attention to detail, preferably in a healthcare setting. Understanding of University goals and operations.
Excellent verbal and written communication skills and experience in managing multiple and diverse stakeholder groups.
Strong negotiation skills required.
Proficiency with microcomputer applications. Microsoft Office software required.
Any appropriate combination of relevant education, experience and/or certifications may be considered.
The University of Miami offers competitive salaries and a comprehensive benefits package including medical, dental, tuition remission and more.
UHealth-University of Miami Health System, South Florida's only university-based health system, provides leading-edge patient care powered by the ground breaking research and medical education at the Miller School of Medicine. As an academic medical center, we are proud to serve South Florida, Latin America and the Caribbean. Our physicians represent more than 100 specialties and sub-specialties, and have more than one million patient encounters each year. Our tradition of excellence has earned worldwide recognition for outstanding teaching, research and patient care. We're the challenge you've been looking for.
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