Director, Contracts- Spine and Biologics in Nashville, TN at HealthTrust

Date Posted: 10/23/2018

Job Snapshot

Job Description

HealthTrust ( is committed to strengthening provider performance and clinical excellence through an aligned membership model and the delivery of total spend management solutions that leverage its operator experience, scale and innovation. Members include over 1,500 hospitals and health systems, and more than 31,000 non-acute care sites.
JOB SUMMARY – Responsible for negotiating industry leading agreements for the group purchasing organization in the area of Medical Devices with an emphasis on spine and biologics. Objective is to ensure best in class industry pricing and contract terms and conditions.
Position's key area of focus will be sourcing initiatives that are primarily categories with medium to high spend, complexity, risk and sensitivity.  Position may have some responsibility for other types of categories for the purposes of development and workload allocation.
Individual is a seasoned negotiator with in-depth knowledge and experience in contract negotiations and understanding of contract terms and conditions.  Individual must be able to use best practices and knowledge of internal or external business issues to improve contract portfolio.  Individual exercises judgment in selecting and/or adapting methods for obtaining solutions - taking a new perspective on using existing solutions to solve for complex problems. 
Individual demonstrates project leadership for back office team members (finance, contract administration, etc.).

Job Requirements

Accredited College Bachelor's Degree required (Supply Chain, Healthcare, Business, Finance).
5 years of relevant work experience preferred, including: strategic sourcing, contract negotiation, contract management, supply chain operations. Ideal candidate will have experience in strategic sourcing and negotiating a variety of contracts in the Medical Devices area specifically including spine and biologics. Candidate must have demonstrated success in managing equivalent or similar responsibilities. Healthcare knowledge is preferred. Must have strong analytical skills with the ability to create or interpret potentially complex financial models. Requires ability to comprehend, and interpret complex instructions, proposals, and contract language. Solid knowledge of all MS Office Products, proficient in the use of Excel, Word and PowerPoint. Excellent oral, written communication skills, and presentation skills.