WellStar Health Systems Sr Contract Specialist in marietta, Georgia

Overview

At WellStar we all share common goals. That’s what makes us so successful – and such an integral part of our communities. We want the same things, for our organization, for our patients, and for our colleagues. As the largest not-for-profit healthcare system in Georgia, this means we pride ourselves on investing in the communities that we serve. We continue to provide innovative care models, focused on improving quality and access to healthcare.

Responsibilities

Provides facilitation and negotiation leadership for the assigned contract portfolio with the goal of attaining the optimal balance of quality, service, availability and value. Works closely with Value Analysis Team facilitators, buyers and key stakeholders to develop effective cost reduction strategies and develop contracts based on WellStar Health System policy. Reviews assigned contracts with the goal of attaining the best value decision. Ensures that all required approvals are obtained prior to contract finalization. Utilizes all available tools to gain market knowledge and to access best pricing of assigned categories. Works with key stakeholders to negotiate pricing and contracts for products and services based on assigned categories. Resolves problems associated with vendor relationships and contract renewals. Effective communications to key stakeholders including but not limited to legal, risk, department directors, executive leaders and supplier executives as required.

Qualifications

Required Minimum Education : Bachelors degree in Business Administration and/or equivalent experience in medical purchasing and/or contracts administration.

Required Minimum Experience : Knowledge of medical/surgical products, services and/or vendors utilized in a hospital setting preferred. Strong negotiation and communication skills. Working knowledge of automated materials management information systems (MMIS) and or Lawson Contract Manager preferred. Ability to perform advanced level on Microsoft Excel to develop spreadsheets as required. Ability to accomplish multiple tasks simultaneously and understanding of uses of products in a medical setting. At times, will be required to exercise independent judgement and discretion.

Required Minimum Skills : Good organization skills. Strong analytical and communication skills, both verbal and written. Familiar with spreadsheet and word-processing software programs.

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Join us for outstanding benefits and development opportunities. We also offer state-of-the-art technology, professional support and advancement, and colleagues that rank amongst the best in the country. The WellStar culture of caring has also been nationally recognized three years in a row by Fortune Magazine as one of the “100 Best Companies to Work For”. Step up to your potential. Find out more and apply today.

WellStar is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. All applicants are considered without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, disability, veteran status or any status which is protected by local, state or federal law.

Department Contracts

Facility WellStar Shared Services

Category Administrative and Clerical

City Marietta

Shift Days

State Georgia