Managing the purchasing operations of the long-term care and long-term acute care institutions of the
Catholic Health Care System (CHCS) of New York. The scope of responsibility covers the acquisition
of all commodities including, but not limited to, medical/surgical products, laboratory reagents,
capital equipment, dietary goods, leased goods, forms, office supplies, service contracts,
maintenance supplies, non-medical supplies, and pharmaceuticals. Responsibilities include
acquisition of these commodities, negotiation of terms and conditions of sale, contract
preparation, coordination of financing, and leadership of the respective purchasing teams. The
Director of Purchasing must work in concert with all other members of the system senior
purchasing staff. The manager must also coordinate purchasing activities with institution based
clinical management, support management, financial and administrative staff.
• Direct the activities of purchasing staff in all aspects of the procurement cycle from forecasting,
requisitioning, order placement, acceptance, and invoice reconciliation.
• Direct the acquisition of all commodities including, but not limited to, medical/surgical products,
laboratory reagents, capital equipment, dietary goods, leased goods, forms, office supplies, service
contracts, maintenance supplies, non-medical supplies, and pharmaceuticals required by the
• Negotiated the payment terms and conditions of all purchases.
• Monitor and assign commodity purchasing activities to staff buyers based on their expertise and
• Assume the responsible for development of sourcing strategies in all major commodity groups
under the authority of the VP for Network Purchasing Services.
• Conduct the market research, product research, and product evaluation necessary to support the
demand for products and services within the system institutions.
• Prepare analysis of procurement activities: including cost/benefit studies, life cycle costing on
product groupings, and bundling analysis for capital acquisition by institution.
• Manage departmental staffing, budgets, and quality indicators and provide detailed reporting on
contracting, procurement, and cost savings activities as required.
• Report bi-monthly to the VP of Network Purchasing Services on departmental activities,
established reporting indicators, and pending procurement initiatives.
• Coordinate and implement the system-wide redesign of the procurement and supply chain
structure to achieve procurement efficiencies and integration of service.
• Ensure the system procurement goals are aligned with the CHCS Strategic Plan goals and
• Bachelor’s Degree in business administration, economics, or related field.
• A minimum of 5 years management experience as a Manager of Purchasing in the healthcare field.
• Expertise in healthcare purchasing operations, value analysis, budgeting, vendor relations and
equipment maintenance, and profitability.
• Proficiency in benchmarking and trending institutional supply costs.
• Proven skills in leading interdisciplinary teams and providing high levels of service quality.