AVP Supply Chain Operations- Beaumont Health in Southfield, MI at Parallon

Date Posted: 2/22/2018

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Job Description

HealthTrust (www.healthtrustpg.com) is committed to strengthening provider performance and clinical excellence through an aligned membership model and the delivery of total spend management solutions that leverage our operator experience, scale and innovation. Members include approximately 1,600 acute care facilities and more than 26,000 non-acute care sites.


Position Summary- The AVP of Supply Chain Operations is responsible for leading, implementing, measuring, and directing all supply chain operations for a multi-hospital System(s) (8 facilities). The AVP of Supply Chain Operations is responsible for the daily operations of all facility supply chain functions and serves as the liaison and key contact between the system center and the facility. The AVP of Supply Chain Operations integrates the department’s services with the hospital’s primary functions, develops/implements policies and procedures that guide or support service, assesses and improves department performance, and ensures orientation and continuing education of departmental staff.


In addition, The System AVP of Supply Chain Operations provides overall operational direction, oversight and coordination for Purchasing, Warehousing, Distribution as well as any other consolidated or shared services specific activities assigned by the Supply Chain SVP.


The AVP collaborates regularly with value analysis, clinical integration, other transactional processing services, and support services. This individual is jointly responsible for managing $500-800 million in annualized supply expense, through reviewing and optimizing the current GPO contract portfolio, developing comprehensive clinical and utilization protocols, and developing and executing a product standardization plan for the entire System. This Position assists the VP of Supply Chain in recruiting, directing, managing and evaluating consolidated service center and hospital based supply chain FTEs.   This individual is responsible for building strategic relationships and ongoing alliances with key hospital and Division(s) C-suite leaders and other stakeholders.   



Strategic Responsibilities

  • Building Culture
    • Supports a high performance and customer focused culture
    • Ensures alignment around the culture
    • Encourages creative thought leadership
    • Supports a Healthy Work Environment

  • Developing and Aligning Talent
    • Supports leadership and staff development strategies and plans
    • Supports Human Resource and Education initiatives

  • Driving Innovation
    • Supports an environment that encourages and rewards innovation

  • Management of CSC/CDC Operations
    • Leads logistics functions, including warehousing and distribution, transportation, and inventory management
    • Leads pharmacy distribution
    • Responsible for courier services, as applicable

  • Management of Facility Operations
    • Manages the facility operations through the Supply Chain Director
    • Manages Operating Room initiatives through the Supply Chain Director and Operating Room Materials Manager
    • Ensures alignment of facility based supply chain leaders with the clinical initiatives of the facilities
    • Identifies opportunities for and supports development of facility based supply chain leaders

  • Management of Other Division Programs/Initiatives
    • As appropriate, leads other division programs/initiatives such as, but not limited to, record storage, Food and Nutrition Services, Environmental Services, Laundry, etc.



Operational Responsibilities


  • Develop and assist the VP of Supply Chain and their respective divisions/markets to manage operations to an annual aggregate budget
  • Manage the global supply chain performance metrics to ensure operation performance goals are met throughout the division
  • Identify and drive execution of continuous improvement opportunities within supply chain operations based on results of operating and financial performance indicators
  • Successfully migrate new facilities to the standardized Supply Chain operating platform
  • Drive and maintain division executive management emphasis on maximizing the capabilities and new initiatives created by Supply Chain
  • Coordinate and analyze the success of annual Facility, Division, and Supply Chain audits and ensure that corrective actions are initiated to ensure compliance and continuous improvement
  • Support the VP of Supply Chain in minimizing overall costs and maximizing the savings and benefits attributable to implementation of the Supply Chain business plan
  • Manage and execute new Supply Chain initiatives as assigned
  • Identify and develop future strategic plans associated with the Company/Division/Supply Chain activities impacting the CSC and facilities
  • Ensure consistency in the Consolidated Service Center operating platform, which includes purchasing, warehousing, transportation, and coordinate with the Director of Operations on facility supply chain functions
  • Interface with the GHX liaison on master file related operational issues, and implement changes as needed
  • Help guide the Education Manager in the areas of training/education that the employees under his/her direction may need
  • Works with the Facility or Market Supply Chain Directors to ensure efficient timely operations at the facilities and CSC by proper coordination of activities that impact both areas
  • Work with the CFO and Facility SCD’s to coordinate physical inventories at the CSC and the facilities
  • Work with the Director of Pharmacy (where applicable) to coordinate the warehousing and distribution of pharmaceutical items from the CSC
  • Practice and adhere to the “Code of Conduct” philosophy and “Mission and Value Statement”


Job Requirements


Bachelor’s degree required, Master’s degree preferred.



7 years hospital operations experience or supply chain experience. Financial or operational hospital or healthcare related experience required. Clinical understanding preferred. Supply Chain understanding preferred (if no direct supply chain background/experience). Demonstrated passion for building a clinically integrated supply chain. Passion for supply chain operations.





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