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48,000 - 70,000

Norfolk, VA

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NORFOLK , Virginia
48,000 - 70,000
Full Time - Experienced
Materials Management, Purchasing, Supply Chain Management
The Purchasing Manager reports to the Supply Chain Director and is responsible for purchasing functions including policy development, enforcement, vendor negotiation and financial reporting. Directly supervises other members on the purchasing team. Manages workflow, functions, and staffing of purchasing department. Delegates routine tasks within subordinate group. Exercises overall responsibility and accountability for daily operations and other negotiated assigned activities. Responsibilities include but are not limited to working collaboratively with other department managers and directors to improve purchasing efficiency and processes. Communicates with clinical leadership to help set service expectations. Ensures the quality and quantity of work performance for the purchasing team is consistent with customer departmental expectations, policy and standards. Supervises the resolution of financial reporting and processing issues (AP primary contact for purchasing team). Facilitates problem resolution for work performed by others as necessary and communicates ongoing problems. Supports the Value Analysis process and other hospital committees as needed. Must communicate well with all levels internal and external to the organization. Sources new products and services using national contracts, CHKD contracts, or develops new contracts for needed products and supplies. Closes contracts as they expire. Independently makes decisions for purchasing team in the absence of direct supervision. Seeks guidance from the Director and/or upper management for unusual or unanticipated circumstances that require deviation from financial and operational policies. Coordinates and oversees orientation of new staff members. Works collaboratively with Director on department projects and initiatives and with developing and presenting educational programs. Assists with coverage of assignments as needed.
Bachelor's degree in a related field from an accredited college/university or at least eight years of medical logistics experience. Six years of progressive experience in a purchasing role required. Demonstrated proficiency with purchasing related information systems. Knowledgeable of sourcing activities including requests for proposals and final contract negotiations for both materials and services to assist in sourcing and purchasing activities. Must be able to plan, supervise and establish a professional working environment within areas of responsibility. Must possess the ability to identify problems and implement solutions for operational and organizational issues. Leadership skills and delegation experience needed in order to direct and assign work to subordinates, explain hospital and department policies and procedures and communicate effectively with other professionals. Demonstrated proficiency in Microsoft Office suite. Excellent interpersonal, communication, negotiation and analytical skills necessary to interact with supplying vendors, customers and other team members. Ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously. Strong Contract Management skills. Experience with a formal Value Analysis Process
At CHKD, working to improve the lives of our community's children is a twofold endeavor, deeply ingrained in our mission, our history and our daily work.

Jim Dahling, CHKD President and CEO
Children's Hospital of The King's Daughters Health System will lead the region as the preferred provider of quality children's health services.
In leading the region in the provision of children's healthcare services, CHKD will:
Deliver excellence in quality and service as we continually measure and improve our outcomes;
Evolve and enhance services in response to the needs of children and the advancement of science;
Educate the next generation of leaders in children's health;
Be the healthcare employer of choice; and
Collaborate with others to attain our vision.
Whether a child needs hospitalization, ongoing care for a chronic illness, outpatient surgery or primary care, CHKD Health System provides the staff, facilities and technologies that address the unique demands of childhood.
A Health System Just for Children
CHKD Health System offers a network of comprehensive pediatric services in more than 40 locations that stretch from Williamsburg to Elizabeth City, North Carolina. On the outpatient side, we offer primary care, diagnostic services, urgent care, emergency care, rehabilitative therapies, day surgery and care in more than 20 pediatric subspecialties. Inpatient care is offered at Children's Hospital of The King's Daughters, Virginia's only comprehensive freestanding pediatric hospital.
Established in 1961, Children's Hospital of The King's Daughters is a 206-bed teaching hospital with special units for neonatal and pediatric intensive care, cancer care, acute inpatient rehabilitation, medical and surgical care, and transitional care. As a freestanding, full-service children's hospital, every inch of our facility and all members of our medical team are devoted exclusively to the needs of young people, and our patients benefit from the full range of pediatric specialists and support services available only at freestanding children's hospitals.
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CHKD is the facility of choice for pediatric care in southeastern Virginia and northeastern North Carolina. Whether a child needs hospitalization, ongoing care for a chronic illness, outpatient surgery or primary care, CHKD provides the staff, facilities and technologies that address the unique demands of childhood. Since the Norfolk City Union of The King’s Daughters established the hospital in 1961, CHKD has undergone two major renovations and expansions and is now at the heart of a comprehensive system of caring dedicated exclusively to children. And we will always provide care for every child who needs it, regardless of the family's ability to pay. Children are admitted for serious illnesses as well as complex conditions and injuries. CHKD provides the highest designation of neonatal intensive care in our region, as well as specialty units for pediatric intensive care, rehabilitation, cancer treatment, medical and surgical care, and transitional care. Patients can visit our fully equipped playrooms, keep up with schooling in our computer-equipped classrooms and participate in fun activities at the bedside, like visits from our Buddy Brigade therapy dogs. Our Emer
gency Center serves more than 47,000 children each year. The staff of pediatric emergency specialists responds quickly to serious illnesses and injuries with the compassion, caring and communication that families need during these difficult times. And if it’s not a true emergency, our patients are put on a fast-track option much like in an urgent care center. Our Surgery Centers – at the main hospital in Norfolk, our Oyster Point facility in Newport News and our Princess Anne facility in Virginia Beach – offer state-of-the-art surgery for both complex and routine procedures. Above all, our surgeons, anesthesiologists and nurses know that children are not small adults. They understand how to calm fears, ease pain and quickly return children to the business of being kids. With many of our surgeries conducted on an outpatient basis, we focus on convenience yet maintain our child-centered approach. Our waiting areas are filled with video games and toys. We offer tours to ease anxieties before surgery. And kids get to choose their “flavor” of anesthesia as well as mode of transportation to the operating room – in a wagon, on a bike or in the arms of our caring staff. CHKD offers a wide range of outpatient treatment and evaluative services in convenient locations throughout the region. From every community within greater Hampton Roads, CHKD Health Centers and satellite locations offer easy access to primary care and specialty services for asthma and allergies, diabetes, heart conditions and many more chronic diseases. Many sites feature state-of-the art radiology and laboratory testing as well as a full complement of rehabilitative therapies, including a unique sports medicine program designed to get young athletes back in the game. The CHKD family includes primary care and surgical practices with offices throughout the region. Our primary care practices, with more than 90 board-certified pediatricians and nurse practitioners, can be found throughout southeastern Virginia and northeastern North Carolina. Most locations offer evening and weekend hours as well as quick access for sick children. And the practices provide after-hours guidance with many using CHKD’s pediatric nurses to answer urgent questions. Our surgery practices offer an array of pediatric expertise in neurosurgery,orthopedics and sports medicine, general pediatric surgery, plastic and cardiothoracic surgeries and urology. CHKD’s board-certified surgeons have pioneered new procedures and learned innovative techniques to bring the best surgical care to children of all ages. They operate at CHKD surgery centers in Norfolk, Newport News and Virginia Beach and see patients for evaluation and follow-up care at our health centers throughout the region. Children’s Hospital is home to Eastern Virginia Medical School’s Pediatric Residency Training Program and to dozens of medical specialists who comprise its pediatric faculty. CHKD supports pediatric research and clinical trials to improve the quality of care and clinical outcomes for our patients. And the hospital offers a variety of educational programs and support groups to help parents tackle issues ranging from asthma management to discipline to childhood obesity. CHKD’s Child Abuse Program, headquartered a few blocks from the hospital, provides a coordinated response to the needs of children who have been abused or neglected. This unique and highly respected program brings together law enforcement, social services, court representatives and CHKD’s medical and psychosocial experts to help victims through the stages of assessment, prosecution and healing. Philanthropy is the lifeblood of CHKD, providing essential services, programs, equipment and technology that might otherwise not be available. Throughout the years, CHKD has relied upon this support from a generous community that is strongly committed to the health of its children. The King’s Daughters, founders of CHKD, lead the way among hundreds of friends, providing volunteerism, advocacy and fund raising, including our ever-popular thrift stores in every corner of the region.
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