Contract Manager - 497300



Posted on Thursday, May 16, 2024

Title: Contract Manager

Department Org: Purchasing - 106080

Employee Classification: U1 - Unclassified PSA FT

Bargaining Unit: Professional Staff Association

Primary Location: MC AD

Shift: 1

Start Time: 8:00am End Time: 5:00pm

Posted Salary: commensurate with education and related experience

Float: No

Rotate: No

On Call: No

Travel: Yes

Weekend/Holiday: No

Job Description:

This function is responsible for contract development, negotiation, and management of supplier relationships, credentialing and compliance, item standardization, supplier consolidation, and utilization analysis in the assigned specialty area. The Contract Manager works within a specific area of specialization to link, serve, and lead departments, administration, academia, clinicians, and physicians in improving financial outcomes by refining business processes and enhancing quality as it relates specifically to supply and service procurement, contract analysis, and all aspects of receiving, inventory, and distribution for their assigned areas. This position also represents the internal customer and the organization by focusing efforts on maximizing quality, minimizing costs, and integrating individual departmental goals within system supply chain objectives. Serves as an ambassador of UT in the community, demonstrating our organization's values, services, and mission.

Minimum Qualifications:

• Bachelor Degree in Business or related field required
• A minimum of 5-7 years of purchasing experience is required
• Hospital/Clinical or Higher Education purchasing experience is preferred
• Certified Purchasing Manager (CPM) or Certified Professional in Supply Management (CPSM) certification preferred.
• Must be able to manage multiple, complex projects simultaneously.
• Possess strong communications and public relations skills.
• Computer skills including proficiency in Excel, PowerPoint, database management and report writing.
• Ability to read and interpret legal language
• Excellent analytical skills with the ability to collect and correlate information and data.
• Excellent team leadership, project management and interpersonal skills.
• Utilizes effective communication to provide excellent customer service.
• Identify cost management opportunities based on clinical & financial needs including action plan for implementation.
• Actively participates in performance improvement activities as it relates to job duties
• Continue to reduce overall operating expenses through process improvement.
• Ability to understand and carry out oral and written instructions.
• Ability to communicate effectively with fellow employees, suppliers and the general public.
• Deals with others with tact and courtesy.
• Demonstrates effective and culturally appropriate communications
• Express a willingness to help and seeks resolution of unanswered questions.
• Maintains confidentiality in regards to department’s operational issues.

Conditions of Employment:

To promote the highest levels of health and well-being, the University of Toledo campuses are tobacco-free. To further this effort, the University of Toledo Health Science Campus Medical Center is requiring candidates for employment to be nicotine-free. Pre-employment health screening requirements will include cotinine (nicotine) testing, as well as drug and other required health screenings for the position. With the exception of positions within University of Toledo Main Campus and the University of Toledo College of Medicine and Life Sciences, the employment offer is conditional upon successful completion of a cotinine test and Occupational Health clearance.

Equal Employment Opportunity Statement:

The University of Toledo is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer. The University of Toledo does not discriminate in employment, educational programs, or activities on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, age, ancestry, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, military or veteran status, disability, familial status, or political affiliation.

The University is dedicated to the goal of building a culturally diverse and pluralistic faculty and staff committed to teaching and working in a multicultural environment and strongly encourages applications from women, minorities, individuals with disabilities, dual-career professionals and covered veterans.

The University of Toledo provides reasonable accommodation to individuals with disabilities. If you require accommodation to complete this application, or for testing or interviewing, please contact the HR Compliance at or 419-530-4747 between the hours of 8:30AM and 5:00PM or apply online for an accommodation request.

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