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The Department of Pathology is seeking an experienced individual to serve as the manager of procurement services, internal to the Department of Pathology.
Primary liaison with Michigan Medicine and Central Campus Procurement for all equipment and software acquisitions for the clinical laboratories.
Performs and prepares analyses for equipment profit and loss statements, lease vs. buy analysis, working capital, return on investment, and financial and expense performance comparisons.
Provide support to laboratory managers and business partners to ensure capital and non-capital equipment availability for continuity of clinical laboratory operations.
Coordinate service agreements, software purchases, contract licensing and maintenance agreements for the clinical laboratories.
Manage staff of four individuals who provide procurement and departmental supplies stores support.
Prepares forecasts and analyzes trends in clinical operations.
Adapts new developments in the field of clinical operations.
Assists in the development of departmental policies, conducts special financial studies and cooperates with other departments in the preparation of statistical studies.
Possesses and applies a broad knowledge of principles, practices, and procedures of clinical laboratory operations management strategies in the completion of difficult assignments.
Usually works with minimum supervision, conferring with superior on unusual matters. Assignments are broad in nature, usually requiring originality and ingenuity.
Primary activities and decision making authority are predominantly performed independently affecting business operations to a substantial degree.
In order to be considered for this position the applicant must have met or will have met all the required qualifications prior to the start date of employment.
Bachelor’s degree in accounting, finance, business or related field.
Procurement and supply chain experience.
Excellent inter-personal and communication skills.
Reasonable prior management, supervisory or team leader experience.
Demonstrated ability to work in a high-pace environment
At least five (5) years of professional work experience in pathology or healthcare industry.
Experience with laboratory budget preparation, cost analysis, financial management, supply purchasing, and inventory control systems.
Knowledge of laboratory accreditation standards and requirements.
Demonstrated ability to work effectively with administrators, physicians, peers, and staff.
Outstanding computer skills with proficiency in MS Office Suite applications, especially Excel and Access.
Advanced degree in related field is preferred.
Understanding of fundamental concepts, practices and procedures of financial analysis and accounting.
Significant knowledge with University & Michigan Medicine procurement systems.
Must possess a strong attention to detail and accuracy.
Evidence of LEAN/Six Sigma education or certification.
Experience in collaborative problem solving and negotiations.
Demonstrated ability to prioritize and manage multiple tasks with competing deadlines and work effectively with frequent interruptions.
Demonstrated ability to treat confidential and sensitive information with discretion.
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The University of Michigan is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.
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