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Executive Director, Supply Chain, Sioux Falls, SD

Organization: Sanford Health
Category: Executive Director
Location: Sioux Falls, SD
Date Job Posted: May 12, 2020
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Facility: GSS National Campus
Location: Sioux Falls, SD
Shift: Day
Job Schedule: Full time
Weekly Hours: 40.00

Job Summary

Owns the development, maintenance, and communication of supply chain’s strategic plan. Partners with leadership to ensure industry best practices are in place to provide maximum operational efficiencies and financial accuracy in the enterprise processes. Leads supply chain functional assignments and shared service activities. Makes significant contributions to supply expense management initiatives, to include the development of short-term improvements and long-range plans which achieve the greatest overall value in return for its supply expenditures, purchased services and capital equipment. Leads integration practices and strategies to achieve best in class operational performance by capitalizing on synergies. Intellectual contributor to the strategic direction of the department and to the organization. Works on complex supply chain matters where analysis of issues, data and process require advanced specialist knowledge and in-depth industry and technical knowledge.

Takes a leadership role with physicians and executive leadership on proactive supply chain management strategies. Develops and leads the system value opportunities along with other non-salary expense reduction programs and efforts. Drives consensus with physicians and clinicians for the purpose of product standardization and operational efficiencies.

Carries out the duties of the supply chain management office, in consultation of the other leaders in the office, along with indemnification to sign agreements.

Functions as a mentor and facilitator of professional development opportunities, and work with all levels of the enterprise and external vendor community to promote effective procurement management services. Takes a leadership role in moving supply chain to an industry-best practice through the alignment of functional assignments. Implements controls and monitor regulatory compliance for federal grant requirements.

Manages the department within approved budgets and targets, and within the parameters of departmental service audits. Adheres to federal compliance regulations, anti-trust and stark laws, the requirements of the office of the inspector general and all applicable department of transportation (DOT) requirements.

Compiles statistics and data as needed, and develop and monitor appropriate indicators for quality and continuous improvement.

Manages department operations, including human resources, budget and finance, short- and long- range planning, legal and regulatory compliance, and provide professional or technical and clinical expertise.

Maintains contacts with sources of supply, or their representatives, keep informed of price trends, availability of supplies, new items and reliability of suppliers using group purchasing organizations, aggregation groups in the best interest of the enterprise.


Bachelor’s degree in business administration, supply chain management or related field required.

Minimum ten years of progressive supply chain experience, including quality management, demand planning, contract negotiations, vendor relationship management, manufacturing processes, financial analysis, distribution and logistics and at least five years of senior management experience with a multi-hospital Integrated Deliver Network (IDN) required.

Supply Chain Management professional certification, such as American Production and Inventory Control Society (APICS) preferred.

Sanford is an EEO/AA Employer M/F/Disability/Vet.

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