Seattle Cancer Care Alliance (SCCA) brings together the leading research teams and cancer specialists of Fred Hutch, Seattle Childrens, and UW Medicine. One extraordinary group whose sole mission is the pursuit of better, longer, richer lives for our patients. SCCA's purpose is to provide state-of-the-art, patient and family centered care; support the conduct of cancer clinical research and education; enhance access to improved cancer interventions; and advance the standard of cancer care regionally and beyond.
Every individual at SCCA plays a unique role in supporting our mission. Our collective success hinges on each of us conducting ourselves in accord with a set of core values:
We are patient-centered. Everything we do must be linked to our ability to deliver better, safer outcomes for our patients.
We are innovative. We nurture an environment that fosters unconventional thinking, a passion for discovery, and the open-mindedness to invite discovery from unexpected places.
We are respectful. We are deeply respectful of our patients, their families, and each of our colleagues who serve them in so many different and important ways.
We are collaborative. We understand that asking for and offering help in how to do better is not just a right, but among our most important responsibilities.
We are agile. We cannot just be comfortable with change; we must embrace it as proof that we are making progress.
We are responsible. Because our work is focused on people's well-being, we approach it with the highest level of ethical, fiduciary, and environmental responsibility.
This is an extraordinary opportunity to lead disruptive continuous innovations in the fight against cancer.
The Sourcing and Contracting Manager is the point of contact responsible for building and managing relationships with customers and key suppliers. Identify strategic sourcing initiatives, drive cost savings, quality improvement, identify and improve efficiencies and support growth strategies across respective departments. The incumbent will execute sourcing strategies, and manage or lead RFI/RFPs and vendor negotiations. Responsibilities include:
Manages and supports the customer relationship. Helps define and manage service level models to support customers through their supply chain needs. Customers include clinical leaders and team members throughout SCCA. Fosters relationships with each customer.
Defines and manages the supplier performance management and development activities. Understands economics, industry trends, market trends, supplier dynamics and the competitive landscape to sustain successful strategic sourcing activities and productive supplier development activities. Fosters relationships with suppliers and monitors supplier performance, development, and risk.
Supports supply chain strategies. Includes partnering with stakeholders to implement strategies that rationalize our supply chain base and standardizes products. Coordinates in-servicing with end users for new product introductions, trials, and product conversions. Plans and facilitates meetings, work groups, and committees. Manages the new item request process.
Effectively communicates throughout the organization strategies and activities related to how products and services are to be sourced, contracted, purchased, and managed. Promotes Supply Chain philosophy for implementing cost improvement initiatives and new product introductions.
Attracts, develops, and retains talent base. Evaluates skill levels of each direct report. Provides employee development opportunities for all levels of the organization. Conducts annual reviews with all direct reports and helps drive career development.
Supports the relationship with the Group Purchasing Organization and primary distributors to create alignment, collaboration, and utilization of contracts/services/resources from those organizations.
Manages the Product Evaluation, Standardization and Safety Workgroup focused on product introductions, value analysis and utilization review consistent with SCCA policies and procedures.
Facilitates the procurement of medical supplies, equipment, and services for SCCA in collaboration with clinical end users, SCCA Contracting, SCCA Purchasing, Inventory and Logistics. Responsible for negotiation of key business terms related to contract arrangements, service level expectations and ongoing portfolio maintenance. Identifies, implements, and tracks cost savings initiatives. Develops qualitative/quantitative analyses and methodologies to support product utilization and cost reduction efforts.
Bachelor of Science or Bachelor of Arts or equivalent experience
5-7 years sourcing experience
Demonstrated ability to facilitate change and achieve savings goals
Experience negotiating with suppliers
Experience managing multiple simultaneous projects in a fast-paced environment
Ability to communicate professionally with all clinical departments
Strong analytical skills; Microsoft Excel proficient; financial modeling
5-7 years Previous lead or supervisory experience
Strong written and communication skills; Microsoft PowerPoint and Word proficient
Ability to collaborate in a team environment
Awareness of best practices regarding vendor management (e.g., strategic alliances, supplier certification, etc.)
Excellent documentation and requirements analysis
Attention to detail and ability to analyze complex data
Our Commitment to Diversity
We are proud to be an Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) and Vietnam Era Veterans Readjustment Assistance Act (VEVRAA) Employer. We are committed to cultivating a workplace in which diverse perspectives and experiences are welcomed and respected. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, creed, ancestry, national origin, sex, age, disability (physical or mental), marital or veteran status, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity, political ideology, or membership in any other legally protected class. We are an Affirmative Action employer. We encourage individuals with diverse backgrounds to apply and desire priority referrals of protected veterans. If due to a disability you need assistance/and or a reasonable accommodation during the application or recruiting process, please send a request to our Employee Services Center at email@example.com or by calling 206-667-4700.
At Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, teams of world-renowned scientists and humanitarians work together to prevent, diagnose and treat cancer, HIV/AIDS and other diseases. Researchers are discovering new ways to detect cancers earlier, improve treatments, and learn how to prevent cancers from growing. Although Fred Hutchinson opened its doors in 1975, its history began about 20 years before that. In 1962 Fred Hutchinson envisioned a center devoted to studying cancer, a disease that took his brother’s life. Today Fred Hutchinson is contributing to the next waves of breakthrough treatments and prevention strategies. Fred Hutchinson collaborates with the Seattle Cancer Alliance, the National Cancer Institute, and the University of Washington.