Job Openings

Contract Manager

Job ID: BH434641

Category: Purchasing Manager, Purchasing, Contracts Management and Outsourcing

Specialty: Other

The Contract Manager will work closely with organization leaders to provide Institute-wide contracting under a centralized function. The Manager will conduct opportunity assessments, determine contract needs, manage systems supporting the contracting process for 500 million dollars of spend.  The Contract Manager will review the terms and conditions for supply chain contract and will work collaboratively with internal departments including customers, OGC, BODFI and suppliers as needed for complete contract review.  They will negotiate terms and conditions, including pricing, and business and legal terms and conditions.  They will be responsible for providing timely updates for tracking their contract status from request to completion.

PRIMARY DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: 

  • Understands, communicates, and effectively promotes a user-based customer service approach and the value proposition of the contracting organization. 

  • Develops, negotiates and approves contracts/agreements within purview in accordance with our strategies. 

  • Collaborate with corporate legal services to identify supplier negotiation strategies and to execute contracts, including amendments, extensions, terminations, renewals and new agreements

  • Prepare, issue, and manage RFI, RFQ, and RFP process; evaluate proposals; make recommendation/selection using internal and external sources and technology.

  • Work closely with Group Purchasing Organizations to leverage 500 million of purchase power.

  • Assures compliance with regulatory mandates of the appropriate Federal, State and City governmental agencies, TJC and rules and regulations of DFCI.

  • Work collaboratively with customers and suppliers to focus efforts on the areas of greatest return.

  • Implement and maintain appropriate strategic program that improves the performance of the Institute’s supply base and leverages the aggregated data from artificial intelligent systems. 

  • Work closely and proactively with key stakeholders to plan, prioritize, and implement contracting programs that contribute to Institute's strategic objectives.

  • Consults with leadership on operational areas of weakness (i.e. financial control, customer satisfaction, cycle times, etc.) and implements appropriate short and long-term remedies.

  • Acquires, analyzes, and reports on category specific consumption data, sourcing effectiveness, and compliance to negotiated agreements.

  • Works closely with administration and key department heads to provide visibility and lead role into negotiating contracts.

  • Develop, enhance and influence the contracting process within the Institute to drive operating efficiencies and cost containment.

  • Works collaboratively with the purchasing team and leadership to develop and maintain contracting policies and procedures.

  • Provides input into the development and improvement of contract templates and terms and conditions.

  • Proactively identifies contractual gaps and works to mitigate business and financial risk.

  • Focus on industry best practices

  • Performs other related duties as assigned.
     

MINIMUM JOB QUALIFICATIONS: 

  • Knowledge of applicable policy, regulatory and accreditation standards.

  • Minimum of 4 – 6 years experience in healthcare contracting required.

  • Bachelors degree in business, Paralegal degree, business law degree  preferred

  • Certified Purchasing Manager (C.P.M. or CMRP) preferred.

  • Strong personal computing skills, knowledge and ability to use MS Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, etc.).

  • Excellent organizational, customer service, analytical and problem solving skills.

  • Experience in healthcare or life sciences environment preferred.

The Planet Group of Companies is an equal opportunity employer. We celebrate diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees.

Type: Direct

Location: Boston, Massachusetts