Contracts Administrator

Banner Health - Phoenix, AZ3.8

Banner Staffing Services offers a world of opportunities to make an impact on one of the country’s leading health systems. If you’re looking to leverage your abilities to make a difference – you belong at Banner Staffing Services.

As the internal staffing (registry) provider for Banner Health, Banner Staffing Services (BSS) provides opportunities within one of the country’s leading health systems. The BSS team is dedicated to providing personal attention and professional support for its employees. Registry opportunities are a great way to market your skills within Banner Health. As a BSS employee, you are eligible to apply (at any time) as an internal applicant to any regular full-time or part-time opportunities within Banner Health.

In addition, registry employment through BSS offers:
Competitive wages
Paid orientation
Flexible Schedules (select positions)
Fewer Shifts Cancelled
Weekly pay
403(b) Pre-tax retirement plan
Employee Assistance Program
Employee wellness program
Discount Entertainment tickets
Restaurant/Shopping discounts
Auto Purchase Plan

BSS Registry positions do not have guaranteed hours and no medical benefits package is offered. BSS requires: Completion of post-offer Occupational Health physical assessment, drug screen and background check (includes; employment, criminal and education).

About Banner Staffing Service AZ
Supporting Banner Health, Banner Staffing Services offers a world of opportunities to make an impact on one of the country's leading health systems. In addition, Staffing Services provides the best training in the business, so you can hit the ground running as you enjoy unequaled clinical variety, professional flexibility and lifestyle choices. We provide registry and travel assignments throughout the western United States. The registry allows you to create your own schedule by offering opportunities in a variety of hospital, home care and primary care settings. Banner Travel offers short-term assignments of three twelve-hour shifts per week. Our pay rates are highly competitive, and we offer training in the country's most advanced simulation center. You will also enjoy the stability only an organization as large and successful as Banner Health can offer.

About Banner Health
Banner Health is one of the largest, nonprofit health care systems in the country and the leading nonprofit provider of hospital services in all the communities we serve. Throughout our network of hospitals, primary care health centers, research centers, labs, physician practices and more, our skilled and compassionate professionals use the latest technology to make health care easier, so life can be better. The many locations, career opportunities, and benefits offered at Banner Health help to make the Banner Journey unique and fulfilling for every employee.

Job Summary

This position manages an assigned portfolio of outsourced services programs, procurement contracts and purchasing programs, maximizing value to the company while minimizing cost from vendors and suppliers; provides high quality procurement services to meet the needs of internal customers. The incumbant is accountable for developing efficiencies and for finding new opportunities to reduce supply cost through effective vendor negotiations, and for promoting sound and ethical contracting and purchasing practices between the company and the vendor community; and for developing and maintaining positive vendor relationships based on mutual respect and trust.

Essential Functions

Monitors, assesses and re-bids or re-negotiates existing contracts and vendor agreements in assigned areas as appropriate every one to three years. Regularly evaluates and revises as appropriate company participation in programs such as medical supply agreements, service agreements, capital equipment agreements and pooled purchase agreements. Monitors vendor and company/facility contract compliance and performance.

Identifies and develops new cost savings sources and vendor agreement opportunities through market monitoring, product research, usage, source and cost analysis, and participation in hospital or assigned area procurement association and education. Conducts analysis of products, prices and usage opportunities; prepares spreadsheets and executive summaries of contracts and presents recommendations to the Materials Management Board.

Manages the contracting processes for assigned areas: The development of specifications, performance of due diligence work (such as research and financial analysis) the development and writing of Requests for Proposals (RFPs), and the writing and editing of contract documents. Coordinates legal review of contracts as appropriate.

Provides leadership and information resources for system-wide committees for the standardization of products, the development of product specifications, and for development or management of system - or multiple facility - agreements for products and services. Uses a variety of methods to collect collaborative input of end users and purchasers, builds detail of specification, and develops group consensus.

Facilitates implementation of new procurement processes and agreements. Develops and communicates work plans to all affected parties.

Collects, consolidates and provides contract and procurement information to senior management in the form of reports, financial analysis, supply utilization, capital expenditures, etc. as required or appropriate.

Monitors usage of products under Contract Management Agreements. Assures accurate vendor payments of rebates and dividends.

Provides technical and expert counsel to other staff members in matters of assigned procurement area(s).

Minimum Qualifications

Requires the degree of skills, knowledge and ability normally demonstrated by a Bachelors degree in Business or a related field.

Requires five or more years of similar purchasing experience, including capital equipment purchase, Request For Proposal development, bid analysis, contract negotiation and contracting. Requires extensive knowledge of products, procurement and contracting processes in healthcare, and demonstrated skills in the areas of planning, directing, communications, negotiations and statistical analysis. Effective organizational, communication and human relation skills are necessary, as is the ability to coordinate several projects simultaneously and effectively to meet multiple priorities. Requires the ability to travel to any company facility for meetings and product or service assessment.

Must be proficient in word processing and spreadsheet computer software applications.

Preferred Qualifications

Experience working with Lawson or similar Materials Management information systems is desirable. Supervisory experience is preferred. Certified Purchasing Manager (CPM) certification is preferred.

Additional related education and/or experience preferred.