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Procurement & Purchasing Manager (Healthcare)

University of Colorado Medicine, 13199 E MONTVIEW BLVD, AURORA, Colorado, United States of America Req #402
Wednesday, January 22, 2020

CU Medicine is dedicated to providing business operations and administrative support to the University of Colorado School of Medicine’s nearly 3,000 providers and is affiliated with the leading medical institutions in the West.  Located adjacent to the Anschutz Medical Campus, one of the largest and most advanced academic medical campuses in the country, CU Medicine offers a variety of administrative, technical and healthcare support career opportunities and serves as a resource for patients and physicians.


We are seeking a motivated Procurement & Purchasing Manager to join our Community Practice team. 


Under guidance of the Director of Business Operations, the Procurement & Purchasing Manager will provide overall direction related to evaluation, purchasing and management of all equipment and supplies for CU Medicine Community Practice clinics. The individual in this role will negotiate competitive contracts for supplies, purchased services, and capital equipment.  The Purchasing & Procurement Manager will also provide leadership and guidance to School of Medicine (SOM) departments to maximize operational efficiency and optimize inventory control practices within the clinics.

The Purchasing & Procurement Manager will:

  • Implement a clinically integrated, client-based procurement management and reporting system for sourcing, supplier selection and performance evaluation, quality management, and customer relationship management.
  • Perform administrative activities necessary for the effective management of Community Practice supply chain, including priority setting, goals and objectives, organizing and measuring work and evaluating operational performance.
  • Design and operate clinically friendly supply chain logistical practices to include best in class inventory control management, shipping and receiving processes.
  • Develop, organize and maintain industry best practices for business processes related to the receipt, storage, and distribution of supplies and equipment.
  • Design systems to ensure the correct amount of inventory is on hand and that automation is used wherever possible.
  • Develop contingency plans to handle supply shortages and backorders.
  • Coordinate on time payment of invoices and returned goods including tracking and safe disposal of hazardous waste and recalled products.
  • Ensure effective lines of communication between CU Medicine/SOM departments, clinic managers and the procurement team to meet budgetary objectives and to ensure timely delivery of goods and services.
  • Utilize value analysis strategies to optimize the cost and quality of the supplies, purchased services, and capital equipment.
  • Negotiate contracts for the financial benefit of the Community Practice division (CPD) and organization while always following contracting and formal bidding guidelines and the signature processes.
  • Determine cost-effective means of acquiring equipment – i.e. purchase, lease/buy and rental options- and maintain tight internal controls and reporting requirements for project management.
  • Manage vendor, supplier and contractor relations.
  • Deliver vendor management solutions through third-party vendor management systems that control access and insure compliance.
  • Establish guidelines for formal business partnerships resulting in enhanced value adds for CPD clinics and SOM departments.
  • Develop and implement internal controls to monitor, analyze and report contract performance against agreed benchmarks by both parties.
  • Negotiate solutions to conflicts/problems arising from poor performance or non-compliance and convene meetings for early identification and resolution of disputes.
  • Coordinate asset tagging, verification, maintenance, monitoring, retirement and disposal of equipment and assets with Biomedical Engineering or designated appointee.
  • Ensure equipment held for projects is received correctly and stored safely and securely prior to and including deployment and installation.
  • Perform other duties and assist with special projects as assigned.


Requires a bachelor’s degree and a minimum of 5 years progressive experience in the delivery and management of procurement and supply chain services, logistics, asset management and contracting.  Healthcare industry experience is highly preferred.  High level proficiency with computer applications and the MS Office suite is key.  Must demonstrate excellent customer service, communication, and time management skills.  Strong negotiation skills are required. The ideal candidate will be flexible and possess the ability to collaborate with multidisciplinary teams and respond to time-sensitive situations.


All applications MUST be submitted via our website.


CU Medicine is dedicated to ensuring a safe and secure environment for our staff and visitors. To assist in achieving that goal, we conduct background investigations for all prospective employees prior to their employment. We are an equal opportunity employer.


CU Medicine supports a Tobacco Free Workplace Environment which prohibits smoking and the use of tobacco products on CU Medicine property, Anschutz Medical Campus and adjacent business locations.

Other details

  • Pay Type Salary
  • Required Education Bachelor’s Degree
  • University of Colorado Medicine, 13199 E MONTVIEW BLVD, AURORA, Colorado, United States of America