Vice President, Supply Chain Management

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Job ID: 55738
Area of Interest: Management
Location: Baltimore, MD US
Hours of Work: M-F 8a-4p
Job Facility: University of Maryland Medical System
Employment Type: Full Time
Shift: DAY
What You Will Do:

University of Maryland Medical System is seeking an experienced Vice President of Supply Chain.

The Vice President, Supply Chain Management is responsible for the development, execution and maintenance of the University of Maryland Medical System Supply Chain processes. The Vice President will work hand in hand with the executive team in planning and executing all supply chain initiatives. This leadership position will also be responsible for the development of performance and financial metrics and establishing solid relationships internal and external to the organization.  


  • Provide leadership and strategic direction for the successful development and implementation of supply chain systems, services, and management as well as the technical infrastructure required to support systems, services, and management for the system-wide mission.
  • Coordinate and oversees the negotiation of integrated supply and distribution contracts.
  • Coordinate the implementation of the product standardization strategy for all medical/surgical supplies.
  • Work with IT and finance staff to implement consistent management reports and underlying computer systems.
  • Assist in developing our integrated capital equipment budgeting and acquisition policy.
  • Provide support, guidance and policies to all system material managers.
  • Develops and implements the system-wide materials strategic plan.
  • Supervise the recruitment, job assignments and training of all appropriate employees.
  • Establish, implement and maintain the appropriate policies, procedures and internal controls for all applicable supply chains functions.
  • Recommend the most effective organization for the department and complement of employees required.
  • Represent the hospital in negotiations for supplies and equipment with objectives obtaining the best cost benefit.
  • Furnish routine and special reports and information to management, controller and department managers.
  • Consults with department managers and medical staff as required to resolve supply and equipment needs and assists local material managers and hospital departments.
  • Participates in capital budget preparation and technology assessment decisions and processes capital purchase documents.
  • Attends meetings as required and participates on committees as directed.  Attends and serves on professional/civic service organizations as hospital representative.

The University of Maryland Medical System, Baltimore, Maryland. The University of Maryland Medical System (UMMS) is a private, not-for-profit academic health system with nine hospital, 1,373 licensed acute care beds and more than 11,500 full-time equivalent employees. It provides a complete range of inpatient and outpatient services to more than 300,000 patients a year.

What You Need to Be Successful:

  • Bachelor’s degree with at least 10 years of relevant health care experience is required.  Masters degree preferred.
  • Experience as an effective negotiator and consensus-builder is required.
  • Demonstrate proficiency in the management of supply chain programs and services in the health care setting.
  • Knowledge of methods and procedures for procurement of supplies and equipment; contract law; inventory control; hospital supply requirements; hospital organization and department functions; sterile goods processing; business communication; negotiation; computer science & applications.  
  • Experience in the support and consolidation of a large enterprise based supply chain management function is essential.


We are an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer.  All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, race, color, religion, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, age, or any other characteristic protected by law. 
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