Develop, coordinate, and administer contracts for products and/or services for UNM Hospitals. Negotiate, extend, and renegotiate contracts as appropriate. Serve as primary point of liaison with contractors, monitors existing contracts for compliance with terms and conditions in accordance with New Mexico State Purchasing Act. Responsible for managing Hospitals' confidential information such as employee information, performance management, legal and regulatory compliance. Ensure adherence to Hospitals and departmental policies and procedures. No patient care assignment.
Related Education and Experience may be substituted for one another on a year for year basis.
CONTRACTING - Negotiate, establish, and administer contractural arrangement and procurement proposals for a range of services associated with the operating unit
CONTRACT MANAGEMENT - Analyze and approve or reject internal and/or contractor request for deviation from contract specifications and delivery
PURCHASING - Obtain materials from suppliers at the lowest cost consistent with considerations of quality, reliability of source, urgency of need and all applicable guidelines
RESOURCE - Act as a resource to department personnel and other Hospitals departments in matters related to purchasing procedures, product detail, contracts, legal matters, etc.
BUDGET - Assist in the preparation of Hospitals/departmental budgets and allocations of funds based upon reviews of department estimates and recommendations
PURCHASE ORDER - Place orders as required in accordance with New Mexico State Purchasing Act
PURCHASE ORDER - Correspond with suppliers for quotations; maintain contact with vendors regarding current status of purchase orders
PURCHASE ORDER - Institute tracers and follow-ups of purchase orders not received within a reasonable length of time
VENDOR MANAGEMENT - Handle negotiations with suppliers on all conflicts or questions on prices, deliveries and specifications
RECORDS - Maintain files and records of current and potential suppliers, materials, prices, delivery dates and inventories
RESEARCH - Visit vendor offices and plants to investigate facilities, capacity, and ability to meet quality requirements, specifications and delivery dates
DEVELOPMENT - Enhance professional growth and development through participation in educational programs, reading current literature, attending in-services, meetings and workshops
Bachelor's Degree in related discipline
2 years directly related experience
Experience Requirements - Preferred:
3 years directly related experience
Physical Demands Requirements:
Sedentary Work: Exerting up to 10 pounds of force occasionally (Occasionally: activity or condition exists up to 1/3 of the time) and/or a negligible amount of force frequently (Frequently: activity or condition exists from 1/3 to 2/3 of the time) to lift, carry, push, pull, or otherwise move objects, including the human body. Sedentary work involves sitting most of the time, but may involve walking or standing for brief periods of time. Jobs are sedentary if walking and standing are required only occasionally and all other sedentary criteria are met.
Working Conditions Requirements:
No or min hazard, physical risk, office environment