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Associate Contract Manager-Non Clinical Contracting at Partners HealthCare(PHS)

Posted in Other 30+ days ago.

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Type: Full Time
Location: Somerville, Massachusetts

Job Description:

As a not-for-profit organization, Partners HealthCare is committed to supporting patient care, research, teaching, and service to the community by leading innovation across our system. Founded by Brigham and Womens Hospital and Massachusetts General Hospital, Partners HealthCare supports a complete continuum of care including community and specialty hospitals, a managed care organization, a physician network, community health centers, home care and other health-related entities. Several of our hospitals are teaching affiliates of Harvard Medical School, and our system is a national leader in biomedical research.

Were focused on a people-first culture for our systems patients and our professional family. Thats why we provide our employees with more ways to achieve their potential. Partners HealthCare is committed to aligning our employees personal aspirations with projects that match their capabilities and creating a culture that empowers our managers to become trusted mentors. We support each member of our team to own their personal developmentand we recognize success at every step.

Our employees use the Partners HealthCare values to govern decisions, actions and behaviors. These values guide how we get our work done: Patients, Affordability, Accountability & Service Commitment, Decisiveness, Innovation & Thoughtful Risk, and how we treat each other: Diversity & Inclusion, Integrity & Respect, Learning, Continuous Improvement & Personal Growth, Teamwork & Collaboration.
Negotiate and manage enterprise-wide agreements with Professional Services, IT and Research vendors ensuring timely, accurate and market-competitive rates
Involvement in RFP evaluation, market analyses, contract negotiation and contract execution
Assessment of the level of risk of each contract request and mitigate risk through successful negotiations with vendors.
Assist affiliate department managers and staff in managing Partners transactional contracting
Stay current on industry best practices and continuously improve knowledge transfer from Partners corporate end user
Work closely with members of Finance, IT, legal, HR and Business Owners throughout the contracting and negotiating lifecycle
Develop and maintain relationships with key vendors, develop strategic alliances within the organization.
Participate as an active member of committees and special projects as assigned by management
Seek opportunities to consolidate staffing vendors, lower costs and improve operational efficiency
3-5 years experience in a contracting role with a focus on contracting with professional services, IT and research vendors.
Experience working in fast paced environment and managing a high volume of work effectively.
Accountable, self-driven and responsible individual who thrives in a team environment
Detail oriented, organized, and an ability to manage multiple tasks at the same time
Bachelors Degree in Business or a related field, or commensurate experience
Understanding of intellectual property rights, risk assessment and compliance
Comprehensive knowledge of supply chain best practices
Expertise in contract negotiations, cost savings, vendor management, and customer relations
Experience in dealing with and first-hand knowledge of a variety of professional service, IT and research providers in the healthcare industry.
Ability to build credibility to drive change with professionals throughout the organization.
Other Preferred Attributes:
Excellent verbal and written communications skills
Strong presentation skills
Proficient with Microsoft Office Suite including MSWord and Excel, familiarity with PeopleSoft, Ariba and SharePoint administration a plus
Partners HealthCare is an Equal Opportunity Employer & by embracing diverse skills, perspectives and ideas, we choose to lead. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religious creed, national origin, sex, age, gender identity, disability, sexual orientation, military service, genetic information, and/or other status protected under law.