Director, Pharmacy Supply Chain & Automation, Req#47356

Christiana Care Health System - Newark, DE4.1



Directs pharmaceutical procurement, warehousing, distribution, and financial forecasting activities to limit costs and improve accuracy, customer service, and safety. Coordinates the implementation and management of automation and technology leveraged to support medication procurement and distribution processes. To operate a value-centric program that assures the delivery of pharmaceutical services in compliance with all regulatory agencies and hospital requirements.


  • Oversees activities related to procurement, accounts payable and data control to support the acquisition of supplies, equipment and services
  • Oversees activities related to receiving and distribution functions to ensure budget compliance and effective inventory control
  • Ensures operations comply with the 340B Federal Drug Discount Program and optimize the financial benefit of the program to the organization
  • Evaluates information or other technology solutions to improve tracking and reporting of materials or product distribution, storage, or inventory
  • Designs or implements supply chains that support business strategies adapted to changing market conditions, new business opportunities, or cost reduction strategies
  • Demonstrates a Culture of Responsibility (CoR) during event investigation, conversations with personnel and proactive identification/resolution of risky behaviors
  • Coordinates the implementation, integration and maintenance of automation and technology to assure safe and appropriate use of medications
  • Identifies opportunities for cost savings and revenue generation
  • Establishes goals, objectives and budgets for assigned areas
  • Ensures fiscal data is appropriately gathered and processed; gathers reliable data to develop realistic budgets
  • Monitors compliance with manpower and operating budgets of assigned area(s) on a regular basis
  • Analyzes monthly productivity reports; takes necessary steps to maintain optimum productivity levels
  • Supervises the storage, dispensing and record keeping of controlled substances
  • Serves as Pharmacist in Charge and CSOS Coordinator for assigned locations
  • Ensures continual compliance with all standards, laws and regulations governing the physical structure of and personnel performance within assigned areas
  • Initiates and implements quality assurance/safety programming that enables ongoing compliance and rapid recognition of deviation from required performance
  • Assures effective implementation of care and process changes that positively impact the pharmaceutical care provided to our patients
  • Establishes and maintains productive relationships with vendors
  • Is responsible for the interview, selection, counseling, discipline, and termination of staff within assigned areas/with approval of Corporate Director, Pharmacy Services
  • Completes performance evaluations for personnel reporting directly to this position; provides guidance to supervisors in the evaluation of their staff
  • Delegates appropriate responsibilities to pharmacy supervisors to manage specific areas to which they are assigned
  • Regularly collaborates with other pharmacy directors/managers to plan and manage efficient delivery of comprehensive pharmacy services to customers
  • Develops and maintains written policies and procedures for day-to-day operations


  • Pharm.D or B.S in Pharmacy required
  • Advanced degree (MS, MBA, MHCDS or MHA) and/or post graduate residency program preferred
  • Current licensure (or eligible to reciprocate) State of Delaware
  • Minimum of five years hospital pharmacy experience with at least three years of experience in a supervisory/managerial role

Christiana Care Health System is an equal opportunity employer, firmly committed to prohibiting discrimination, whose staff is reflective of its community, and considers qualified applicants for open positions without regard to race, color, sex, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, genetic information, gender identity or expression, age, veteran status, disability, pregnancy, citizenship status, or any other characteristic protected under applicable federal, state, or local law.

Christiana Hospital, Newark, Delaware.

This 1,007-bed, 1.3-million-square-foot modern facility provides a level of care only available in large-scale teaching hospitals. Christiana Hospital includes Delaware's only Level-I Trauma center (as verified by the American College of Surgeons), which is prepared to handle the most extreme medical emergencies. In fact, it is the only Level-I Trauma center on the East Coast corridor between Baltimore and Philadelphia. Christiana Hospital has also been nationally recognized in U.S. News & World Report's Best Regional Hospitals rankings as #1 in Delaware and #3 in the Philadelphia metro area, plus High Performing in 9 Adult Procedures/Conditions.

Job Type: Full-time


  • Bachelor's (Preferred)