Vice President (VP), Supply Chain - Sutter Health System Office (SHSO)
POSITION SUMMARY: The Vice President, Supply Chain (VPSC) is responsible for the development and successful implementation of a dynamic and responsive procurement and supply chain operation. Under the leadership of the VPSC, the supply chain services team will ensure Sutter Health requirements are maximized to harness optimal quality, price, and service for all system affiliates. This includes system‑wide purchase contracting (strategic sourcing), bio‑medical engineering, and records management. The incumbent is responsible for the identification, negotiation, and monitoring of system wide sourcing, procurement, distribution, logistics and supply chain informatics. The position provides management direction to regional directors supply chain services. The incumbent represents the organization on assigned related boards and oversees assigned vendor services. The position may be called upon to represent the organization in any due diligence efforts on sales/acquisitions, along with the sale of existing investment/programs. The incumbent may be assigned special projects and operations to manage. MINIMUM POSITION REQUIREMENTS: Education:Master’s degree in Business, Finance, Management, or Health Care Administration or Bachelor’s degree preferred with equivalent experience. Six Sigma Black Belt (SSBB) is preferred. Experience:Must have demonstrated experience in progressively responsible positions in health care or in a health plan environment, with a strong financial background. Must have demonstrated experience operating within an entity at regional levels. Must have demonstrated success in directing and managing health related businesses to profitability. A background that includes experience with acute, non-acute, or medical group operations is strongly preferred.Knowledge/Skills:Familiarity with assigned businesses in both inpatient and outpatient environments. Familiarity with system design and system integration. Knowledge of JCAHO and Title 22 regulations related to areas of responsibility. Demonstrated working knowledge of finance, operational and legal issues involved in system procurement. Thorough knowledge of financial and management principles is required. A knowledge of the relationship between support services and operations, between physicians and healthcare facilities, and between health plans and healthcare facilities is required. Must have excellent interpersonal (written, oral, presentation) skills. Must have well-developed problem identification, analytical, and problem resolution skills, as well as persuasion and negotiation skills. Must have excellent leadership skills. Must be able to influence others without direct lines of authority.