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Purchasing Cost & Inventory Manager

Company: Surgical Care Affiliates
Location: Birmingham
Posted on: February 25, 2021

Job Description:

Location: US-AL-Birmingham# of Openings: 1Category: CorporateSystem ID: 12499Overview

SCA, a leader in the outpatient surgery industry, strategically partners with health plans, medical groups and health systems across the country to develop and optimize surgical facilities. SCA operates more than 210 surgical facilities, including ambulatory surgery centers and surgical hospitals, in partnership with approximately 7,500 physicians. For more information on SCA, visit

Accountabilities / Responsibilities

Position provides purchasing, cost and inventory expertise to SCA centers/hospitals. Acts as a liaison between centers, suppliers, and the SmartSystem (Surgical Care Affiliate's catalog and purchasing system). Position will be responsible for identifying and implementing regional or local savings opportunities and will support the implementation of national contracts. Position will provide expertise to facilities in all areas of Supply Chain including, but not limited to, contract negotiation, benchmarking, standardization, market analysis, and industry best practices.


  • Facilitate and drive cost reduction opportunities for SCA centers/hospitals by utilizing standardization, value analysis, utilization, and pricing cost reduction strategies
  • Educate facilities on supply chain best practices, proprietary ordering system, fundamentals of the purchase to pay process, including accruals, in order to maximize opportunities and streamline operations.
  • Deliver savings while maintaining and improving the quality of care provided to patients.
  • Monitor and ensure facility performance meets expectations regarding key metrics; daily supply report, buy right percentage, cost per case and supplies as a percentage of net patient revenue
  • Develops and maintains collaborative relationships with facility staff, including the medical team. Participate in Partnership meetings, Regional meetings, etc. to present opportunities, savings realized, and overall supply chain metrics.
  • Recommend solutions based upon data analysis to increase business efficiency and/or improve business processes.
  • Identify new opportunities, lead supplier negotiations and implement local and regional purchasing agreements , (bids, requests for proposals, etc.); Validates savings opportunity to SCA facilities
  • Participates in the selection, evaluation, monitoring, analysis and implementation of cost effective product, services and processes.
  • Possess knowledge of inventory processes; train and educate the best in class techniques regarding par levels, inventory forecasting, etc.
  • Support implementation of national contracts and product conversions within SCA facilities.
  • Support Help Desk Services
    • Respond to issues and improve operational performance.
    • Identify, analyze and resolve catalog, supply, and supplier performance problems with centers and escalate to appropriate management when required.
    • Develop supplier relations that enable assistance in problem resolution.
    • Perform other duties as assigned by members of management.


      • 4-year Bachelor's Degree in purchasing, operations, business or equivalent experience.
      • Minimum 5-7 years purchasing, supplier management or contract management experience.
      • Extensive knowledge of creating and maintaining item master, catalog database and various analytic tools.
      • Strong organization skills and relating data to business metrics.
      • Strong ability to identify barriers, business trends and escalate to operations
      • Experience in areas related to data warehousing, purchasing, contracts, accounting, budgeting, or healthcare.
      • Experience in Ambulatory Surgery Center (ASC) or healthcare industry preferred.
      • PeopleSoft experience preferred.
      • Expert in Microsoft applications with working knowledge of industry standard contract management, materials management, and reporting software.

        EEO Statement
        We value Diversity, Inclusion, and Belonging at Surgical Care Affiliates: SCA is an Equal Employment Opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy), age, national origin, disability and genetic information, or any other characteristic protected by law.

        UnitedHealth Group is a drug - free workplace. Candidates are required to pass a drug test before beginning employment.

        #DP #SCA #SurgicalCareAffiliates PI129630443

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