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Procurement Contract Manager

Material Management 
Full Time - 40 Hours
AM Shift 
7:30 AM - 4:00 PM, Mon-Fri

Rated as one of the Top 25 Best Hospitals to Work for in the U.S., the heart of LMC is our 557-bed modern state-of-the-art facility. Winning the prestigious, "Summit Award" from Press Ganey for outstanding patient satisfaction, "Consumer Choice Award" from the National Research Corporation, all contributing to our reputation for giving our patients the highest quality care.  Lexington Medical Center was voted one of South Carolina’s “Best Places to Work” for 2019!

We are located in heart of the Midlands, right outside of Columbia, SC, and one of the most successful integrated healthcare systems in the Southeast. As the third largest employer in the Midlands, we invite you to be a part of our ongoing success and join our LMC Family.

Job Summary

The Procurement Contract Manager is responsible for working with Lexington's in house Legal team to confirm and validate pricing on all agreements, developing a contract strategy, performs local contract negotiations, GPO authorization and GPO tier selection. Ensuring the ERP system has accurate pricing and contract term lengths are correctly loaded into the ERP system. Position utilizes the Value Analysis/New Products Committees to entertain new agreements, identify savings and promote standardization when applicable. Areas of oversight includes Procurement Contract Analysts, Value Analysis Coordinator and Committees.

Minimum Qualifications

Minimum Education: Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration, Accounting, or Finance 
Minimum Years of Experience: 3 Years of Equivalent Management Experience 
Substitutable Education & Experience (Optional): A Bachelor’s Degree and 3 years of management experience can be substituted for an Associate's and 5 Years of Equivalent Management Experience 
Required Certifications/Licensure: None.
Required Training: Excellent verbal and written communication skills;
Excellent knowledge of supply chain processes. Thorough understanding of organization products and logistics;
Excellent interpersonal and negotiation skills with a proven ability to create and maintain positive working relationships with vendors, suppliers, shippers, and customers;
Strong supervisory and leadership skills.Excellent organizational skills and attention to detail;
Strong analytical and problem-solving skills;
Working experience of relevant software (e.g. ERP MM). Proficient with Microsoft Office Suite or related software.

Essential Functions

  • Hiring and training new staff.
  • Oversees the daily workflow and schedules of the department.
  • Conducts performance evaluations that are timely and constructive.
  • Handles discipline and termination of employees in accordance with LMC policy.
  • Collaborates with other departments and stakeholders to identify and maintain resources needed to establish and provide an effective supply chain.
  • Establishes performance metrics for measurement, comparison, or evaluation of factors 
    affecting the contract accuracy.

Duties & Responsibilities

  • Responsible for GPO and local contract analytics, GPO contract activations and GPO contract tier management.
  • Ensuring items in ERP system are linked to a contract and reflect the time frame for the contract length.
  • Meeting with GPO representatives and vendor representatives to ensure an accurate understanding of pricing.
  • Utilizes pricing benchmark tools to include GPOs, ECRI and Md Buyline to validate pricing is adequate for organization.
  • Negotiates pricing when market shows opportunities for savings.
  • Performs other duties as assigned. 

We are committed to offering quality, cost-effective benefits choices for our employees and their families:

  • Day ONE medical, dental and life insurance benefits 
  • Health care and dependent care flexible spending accounts (FSAs)
  • Employees are eligible for enrollment into the 403(b) match plan day one.  LHI matches dollar for dollar up to 6%.
  • Employer paid life insurance – equal to 1x salary
  • Employee may elect supplemental life insurance with low cost premiums up to 3x salary 
  • Adoption assistance
  • LHI provides its full-time employees employer paid short-term disability and long-term disability coverage after 90 days of eligible employment
  • Tuition reimbursement
  • Student loan forgiveness

Equal Opportunity Employer
It is the policy of LMC to provide equal opportunity of employment for all individuals, and to remain compliant with applicable state and federal laws and regulations. LMC strives to provide a discrimination-free environment, and to recruit, select, on-board, and employ all employees without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, disability, national origin, veteran status, or pregnancy, childbirth, or related medical conditions, including but not limited to, lactation. LMC endeavors to upgrade and promote employees from within the hospital where possible and consistent with the employee’s desires and abilities and the hospital’s needs.

Nearest Major Market: Columbia
Nearest Secondary Market: South Carolina