Category Manager - Pharmaceuticals
Requisition #: 188560
Location: Johns Hopkins Hospital/Johns Hopkins Health System, Baltimore, MD 21201
Work Shift: Day Shift
Work Week: Full Time (40 hours)
Weekend Work Required: No
Date Posted: July 9, 2019
Thank you for your interest in Johns Hopkins Health System Supply Chain. Supply Chain is embarking on an exciting journey to become a leader in the industry. We have re-set our vision in order to provide even better care for our patients and are looking to hire the best people to enable this. We want to challenge you to think boldly, strategically and to not be constrained by the way things have always been done. Please join us on our journey to building the supply chain of the future.
Reports into the Senior Director of Sourcing of the Johns Hopkins Health System (JHHS) with a dotted reporting line to the Vice President and Chief Pharmacy Officer of JHHS. This position is responsible for creating and executing against a contracting strategy for pharmacy. This includes management of day to day contracting activities such as drafting and negotiating contracts, developing and managing vendor relationships, building relationships with stakeholders across JHHS to reach consensus and implementing contracts with end users. The position collaborates with JHHS pharmacy leadership including the Assistant Director, System Formulary Management and Integration and the Assistant Director, Medication Use Policy and Clinical Informatics to align contracting efforts and drug use policy initiatives for the health system.
The position manages both GPO and local contracts supporting communication for the health-system and supply chain process. In addition, the Pharmacy Category Manager is responsible for leveraging subject matter expertise, conducting benchmarking activities and reviewing industry best practice to achieve cost savings, increase quality, and build and maintain a competitive pharmacy contracting portfolio.
The Category Manager for Pharmaceutical Contracting oversees and manages the relationship with the primary wholesales and other specialty vendors / distributors. In doing so, the role is responsible for maximizing value and optimizing the portfolio (e.g. generic portfolio).
The process of managing pharmacy contracts should at all times be aligned with the vision for the future of Supply Chain, namely, sourcing the best quality products at the best price, treating customers with service orientation and focusing on supply chain excellence internally.
Responsibility includes but is not limited to membership and leadership roles in various value analysis processes and committees. Communicates and recommends to various affiliate representatives regarding alternative products and processes to achieve cost effective contracting models. Facilitates, individually or as part of a committee, disagreements between stakeholders regarding proposed sourcing strategies or product/service selections.
Utilize data and reports obtained from various systems to develop or supplement reporting in support of departmental activities, such as analysis, decision making and management/stakeholder presentations.
Works in a normal office environment where there are few physical discomforts due to temperature, noise, dust, etc. Participates in local, state and national meeting that support the achievement of the goals and objectives of this position including, but not limited to University Health-System Consortium and the health system group purchasing organization.
Experience above and beyond the work experience requirement will be considered in lieu of degree on a 2 years of experience for 1 year of education basis
Johns Hopkins Health System and its affiliates are Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employers. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, sex, age, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, and or any other status protected by federal, state, or local law.
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