Title:  Vice President, Procurement

Division:  Finance
Schedule:  Monday - Friday 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Work Location:  Texas Medical Center, Houston, TX
Salary Range:  Commensurate with experience
FLSA Status:  Exempt
Requisition ID:  3459
Job Purpose

The VP of Procurement will manage the end-to-end procurement process, accounts payable and the overall supply chain management function.  The scope also includes shipping, receiving, distribution, inventory management, value analysis and administration of Group Purchasing Organization (GPO) agreements.  

The VP of Procurement will need to be a trusted adviser to the executive leadership team and internal customers.  

Job Duties
  • Develop a roadmap for transformation of the end-to-end procurement and supply chain. Build an organization that is best-in-class with lean practices.
  • Streamline the requisition-to-source and source-to-pay process from a process and technology standpoint.  Streamline the requisition and contracting process while maintaining high levels of compliance.
  • Create a customer-centric procurement function with high levels of customer satisfaction in a research, clinical and academic organization.  Measure customer satisfaction on an on-going basis using objective and well-defined surveys.
  • Develop procurement, supply chain and AP metrics with well- defined KPIs.
  • Create clear and well- defined policies and procedures within the procurement/ accounts payables function.
  • Implement systemwide modules in contracting, spend analytics and procure-to-pay.
  • Assist in the interface of an SAP upgrade implementation.
  • Build the infrastructure and team to transform the end-to-end procurement function; including contracting, processes, strategic sourcing, e-Procurement and accounts payables.
  • Develop strong relationships with internal customers.  Become a trust adviser to internal stakeholders.
  • Create template agreements and standardized contracts in partnership with the general counsel.
  • Create and implement a plan that will increase the use of electronic invoicing and electronic payment.
  • Develop a strong team that can meet the strategic and operational needs of the organization. 
  • Interface with internal customers and grant/contracts group on procurement for sponsored research- including FAR compliance.
  • Maximize the effectiveness of GPO agreement on an operational, strategic and developmental level.
  • Become a partner in the development of value analysis that aligns with the needs of physician and clinical goals.
  • Optimize inventory through effective demand planning and supply chain planning tools.  
Minimum Qualifications
  • Required: Master’s degree.
  • Required: Fifteen years of relevant experience. 





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