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HealthTrust

Director, IT Solutions

Nashville, TN, United States
Full-time • No Weekends
Directors and Managers   Job ID: 10250-3927
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SHIFT: No Weekends
SCHEDULE: Full-time


**THIS POSITION IS LOCATED IN OUR CORPORATE OFFICE LOCATED IN NASHVILLE, TN.  RELOCATION PACKAGE IS AVAILABLE.**

Are you passionate about supplier contract negotiations that drive cost savings and improve on the utilization of quality products and services?  Jump-start your career as a Director, IT Solutions Sourcing today on our Commercial Products IT Sourcing Team.

We are committed to providing our employees with the support they need.  At HealthTrust, we offer an array of medical, dental, and vision packages as well as several add-on perks to make your benefits package truly customizable to you and your family needs. Some of our unique benefits we offer include: 

  • Tuition Reimbursement/Assistance Programs
  • Student Loan Assistance
  • Paid Personal Leave
  • 401k (100% annual match – 3%-9% of pay based on years of service)
  • Identity Theft Protection discounts
  • Auto, Home, and Life Insurance options
  • Adoption Assistance
  • Employee Stock Purchase Program (ESPP)

We are looking for a dedicated Director, IT Solutions Sourcing like you to be a part of our team.

As Director, IT Solutions Sourcing, you will be responsible for negotiating industry leading national agreements for the group purchasing organization in the area of IT (Information Technology products and services).   Objective is to ensure best in class industry pricing and contract terms and conditions.  Your area of focus will be sourcing initiatives that are primarily categories with medium to high spend, complexity, risk and sensitivity.  You should be a seasoned negotiator with in-depth knowledge and experience in contract negotiations and understanding of contract terms and conditions for IT.

In this role you will be responsible for the below activities:

Category Knowledge:
Understanding or aptitude to learn Information Technology categories and how end-users interface with the products.  Understanding or demonstrated ability to learn in-depth aspects of portfolio:

  • Product features and benefits
  • Product comparisons between supplier offerings
  • Operational impact to provider
  • Future product pipe-line and impact on market
  • Interpretation of current and new FDA 510k filings
  • Understanding of cost drivers (direct and indirect)
  • Interpretation and use of market information provided by global sourcing team, plus ability on own to interpret raw materials that impact products and interpret raw material indices.
  • End-user groups and sensitivities they have towards the products

Supplier Knowledge:
Individual must know and be able to use knowledge about supplier to develop strategies, create leverage, mitigate risks, anticipate direction of the market and potential supplier direction.
Includes, but not limited to:

  • Interpret of Supplier SEC filings, annual reports, or analyst reports
  • Discuss future product pipelines with suppliers
  • Review current or future technology, including representation of HealthTrust at supplier and/or provider site-visits
  • Investigate new supplier entrants to market
  • Understand the multi-business unit supplier and how they will leverage their capabilities

Strategy Development, Validation, and Risk Mitigation:

  • Develops the contract strategy for assigned IT categories, formulates a clear vision and articulates steps to achieve the negotiation objectives.
  • You will work closely with customer IDNs (high-level IT executives, IT Directors, IT Managers, etc.) to develop a strategy that aligns with customer needs/requirements, and meets objectives of the group-purchasing organization.  The strategy will be presented and approved by HealthTrust senior leadership.
  • Strategies must contemplate a variety of complex considerations.  Individual must develop a strategy that manages and hedges risk to achieve the desired outcome. 

Sourcing Process:

  • Thorough understanding and accountability for the sourcing process for their assigned portfolio.  Including market research, bid preparation, RFI, Strategy Development & Validation, RFP, Contract Negotiations, and contract launch.
  • CAP category strategies and final awards must be presented and validated by customer-led Advisory Boards and a customer-led, executive-level Supply Chain Board.
  • Individual's board presentations must be well prepared, concise, and articulated clearly. Individual must consistently deliver a dynamic presentation that captures the audience's attention and delivered with enthusiasm/passion. Individual must be able to guide the audience to the desired end result.

Communications:
Communications are primarily focused on effective and efficient communications with internal stakeholders and suppliers, but includes frequent communication to customers.

Major communications include:

  • Facilitate conversations with internal functional team during project kick-off to gather feedback, opinions, and alignment of resource needs to meet contracting initiative timelines
  • Communication of bid process, negotiation status, agreement on terms, financial proposal concerns and other matters with supplier and internal team
  • Engaging customers through one-on-one conversations to articulate business strategy and resolve customer specific issues/concerns with contracting strategy or outcome.
  • Interfacing with key supply chain executives and end-users in a live environment presenting and/or gaining commitment (advisory boards and supply chain board).  Capable of securing desired outcomes through persuasion and influence.

Qualifications

What you need to be considered for the Director, IT Solutions Sourcing role:

  • Bachelor's Degree required
  • 7+ years’ work experience in strategic sourcing, contract negotiation, contract management and supply chain operations
  • 5+ years’ experience sourcing and negotiating IT Products and Services is required.
  • Solid knowledge of all MS Office Products, proficient in the use of Excel, Word and PowerPoint.

HealthTrust is committed to strengthening provider performance and clinical excellence through an aligned membership model and the delivery of total spend management advisory solutions that leverage our operator experience, scale and innovation. With corporate headquarters in Nashville, Tennessee, we serve over 1,600 hospitals and health systems, and more than 43,000 other member locations including ambulatory surgery centers, physician practices, long-term care and alternate care sites.

Our organization operates as a limited partnership with HCA Healthcare as the managing general partner. HCA Healthcare is one of the nation's leading providers of healthcare services, comprising 185 hospitals and approximately 2,000 sites of care, including surgery centers, freestanding ERs, urgent care centers, and physician clinics, in 21 states and the United Kingdom. HealthTrust serves as the shared services supply chain organization for HCA Healthcare.

Be a part of an organization that invests in you. We are actively reviewing applications for our Director, Strategic Sourcing IT opening. Highly qualified candidates will be promptly contacted for interviews. Submit your application and help us raise the bar in patient care!

We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our company. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status.

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COVID-19 Vaccination

In compliance with the emergency regulation issued by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) dated November 4, 2021, and company policy, this role MAY require you to have received the first dose of a two-dose COVID-19 vaccination series (or a one-dose COVID-19 vaccination) by December 6, 2021, or to have applied for a medical or religious exemption. (For further clarification, please ask your recruiter.)

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