Contracts Specialist - Supply Chain

 
Position: Contracts Specialist - Supply Chain

Job ID: 145304

Location: US-TX-Houston

Department: Supply Chain, Contracts Admin

Talent Area: Professional - Non-Clinical

Full/Part Time: Full-Time

Regular/Temporary: Regular

Shift: 8a - 5p

About Texas Children's Hospital

Since 1954, Texas Children’s has been leading the charge in patient care, education and research to accelerate health care for children and women around the world. When you love what you do, it truly shows in the smiles of our patient families, employees and our numerous accolades such as being consistently ranked as the best children’s hospital in Texas, and among the top in the nation by U.S.News & World Report as well as recognition from Houston Business Journal as one of this city’s Best Places to Work for ten consecutive years.   Texas Children’s comprehensive health care network includes our primary hospital in the Texas Medical Center with expertise in over 40 pediatric subspecialties; the Jan and Dan Duncan Neurological Research Institute (NRI); the Feigin Center for pediatric research; Texas Children’s Pavilion for Women, a comprehensive obstetrics/gynecology facility focusing on high-risk births; Texas Children’s Hospital West Campus, a community hospital in suburban West Houston; and Texas Children’s Hospital The Woodlands, a second community hospital opening in 2017. We have also created the nation’s first HMO for children, established the largest pediatric primary care network in the country and a global health program that is channeling care to children and women all over the world. Texas Children’s Hospital is also academically affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine, one of the largest, most diverse and successful pediatric programs in the nation.   To join our community of 13,000 dedicated team members, visit texaschildrenspeople.org for career opportunities. You can also learn more about our amazing culture at infinitepassion.org.

Summary:

We are searching for a Contracts Specialist– someone who works well in a fast-paced setting. In this position, you will provide skilled professional duties relating to the initiation and completion of contractual arrangements entered into by and on behalf of hospital entities in a manner that enables the hospital to conduct its business effectively and in accordance with established laws, regulations, policies and procedures and good business practices. Duties include coordinating the vendor selection, contract initiation and negotiation, and contract review and approval processes for business arrangements.

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Responsibilities :

 

  • Coordinates, drafts and finalizes Requests for Information and Requests for Proposal
  • Reviews, negotiates, drafts and facilitates award for assigned contracts and amendments
  • Answers customer questions regarding the contracts process in a professional, courteous and timely manner
  • Maintains positive working relationships with customers and vendors
  • Demonstrates and maintains strong professional knowledge of contracting, negotiating, and area(s) of specialty
  • Edits and maintains RFI, RFP and contract files
  • Inputs and maintains Purchase Orders that directly relate to assigned contracts
  • Collaborates with other Contract Specialists to improve effectiveness of the Contract Administration function


Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's Degree in business or related field
  • 5 years of contracting, preferably in a healthcare environment


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