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Director of Purchasing

Scope of Position:
We are currently seeking a DIRECTOR OF MATERIALS MANAGEMENT to provide leadership, and oversee the Purchasing Department, while maintaining an effective and efficient supply chain, utilizing LEAN/SIX SIGMA quality improvement techniques.

  • This position is responsible for the overall supply chain, procurement, acquisition and distribution of materials, equipment and services, by maintaining the supply inventory in a cost saving and timely manner for the hospital’s central supply area, as well as the operating room services.
  • The Director of Materials Management will also serve as a resource to senior management and physicians in matters related to purchasing procedures, expense reduction initiatives, value analysis and contract negotiations.


  • Materials management/purchasing experience within a hospital is required
  • Knowledge and experience with LEAN/Six Sigma quality improvement techniques
  • 7-10 years of leadership experience in business management, supply chain and/or healthcare

BA/BS in Business, Health Administration or related degree required

Job Requirements:

  • 7-10 years progressive experience in Purchasing & Sourcing with extensive experience in the manufacturing industry, preferably in a strategic setting in a mid to large size organization.
  • 2 -4 years most recent experience related to Health & Beauty or Cosmetic industry.
  • Good understanding of packaging components and associated commodities.
    Solid track record meeting substantial material cost reduction targets
  • Bachelor’s degree in Purchasing, Production/Operations Management, or Engineering or equivalent business experience.
  • NAPM (A.P.P. C.P.M.) or APICS (CPIM, CIRM) certification preferred
  • Strong computer skills, ideally with experience using Windows-based PC programs.
  • Ability to coordinate multiple group efforts within the company to achieve objectives.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Excellent organizational and problem solving skills.
  • Ability to handle multiple tasks, with awareness of deadlines.
  • Ability to identify processes needing improvement, and to recommend improvements.

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