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HCA, Hospital Corporation of America Director of Contracts in Boston, Massachusetts

Are you passionate about supplier contract negotiations that enable hospitals to be profitable and continue delivering best in class services to the end patient? At HealthTrust, we are committed to caring for patients with purpose and integrity. We care like family! Jump-start your career as a Director of Contracts today with our Strategic Accounts 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 * 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) You contribute to our success. Every role has an impact on our patients’ lives and you have the opportunity to make a difference. We are looking for a dedicated Director of Contracts like you to be a part of our team.

As a Director of Contracts, you will be responsible for negotiating industry leading agreements for the group purchasing organization with the objective being to ensure best in class industry pricing and contract terms and conditions. You will have the opportunity to source initiatives that are primarily categories with medium to high spend, complexity, risk and sensitivity and may have some responsibility for other types of categories for the purposes of development and workload allocation.

In this role you will be responsible for the below activities: * Planning and executing project timelines for assigned categories, with minimal oversight. * Translating objectives into project planning priorities, creating and managing work plans and timelines for multiple projects and priorities, and finalizing negotiations in the time-frame designated for the project * Understanding of 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, and end-user groups and sensitivities they have towards the products * Developing strategies, creating leverage, mitigating risks, anticipating direction of the market and potential supplier direction, including, but not limited to: o Interpreting of Supplier SEC filings, annual reports, or analyst reports. o Discussing future product pipelines with suppliers. o Reviewing current or future technology, including representation of HealthTrust at supplier and/or provider site-visits. o Investigating new supplier entrants to market. o Understanding the multi-business unit supplier and how they will leverage their capabilities. * Developing the contract strategy, formulating a clear vision and articulating steps to achieve the negotiation objectives. * Working closely with customer IDNs (clinicians, physicians, and high-level executives) to develop a strategy that aligns with customer needs/requirements, and meets objectives of the group-purchasing organization. * Participating in supplier business reviews and review new products/technologies as they arise in assigned categories. * Facilitating conversations with internal functional team during project kick-off to gather feedback, opinions, and alignment of resource needs to meet contracting initiative timelines * Communicating 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). * Meeting/exceeding financial & operational goals in the annual contracting plan. * Maintaining timely achievement of all assigned sourcing initiatives ensuring activities adhere to all established policies and procedures and standards of business conduct. * Resolving supplier and/or customer issues, as escalated by client. * Maintaining strong customer relationships and building trust and respect by consistently meeting or exceeding customer expectations. * Working with HealthTrust audit team to assist and facilitate engagement and finalization of audit projects. * Acting champion for business process change, organizational change, and cultural change. * Comprehending, and interpreting complex instructions, proposals, and contract language.

What you need to be considered for this role: * Accredited College Bachelor's Degree required (Supply Chain, Healthcare, Business, and Finance). * 5 years of relevant work experience in strategic sourcing, contract negotiation, contract management and supply chain operations preferred. * Healthcare knowledge is preferred. * 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 of Contracts 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.

Job: *Directors & Managers

Title: Director of Contracts

Location: Massachusetts-Boston-HPG - Boston Medical Center

Requisition ID: 10250-3485