Manager of Purchasing

Position: Manager of Purchasing

Job ID: 147262

Location: US-TX-Houston


Talent Area: Professional - Non-Clinical

Full/Part Time: Full-Time

Regular/Temporary: Regular

Shift: 7a - 3:30p

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 for career opportunities. You can also learn more about our amazing culture at


We are searching for a Manager of Purchasing – someone who works well in a fast-paced setting. In this position, you’ll manage the procurement activities of the Supply Chain Management Department, using resource management, MMIS technology, strategic sourcing and continuing education to provide supplies, equipment, and services in a timely, cost effective manner for all entities, thereby ensuring quality patient care and effective cost management.


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Responsibilities :


  • Manages, operates, and supervises the Purchasing Department and its functions: hiring, developing, and evaluating department personnel in the procurement of goods and services
  • Oversees the operations and maintenance of Supply Chain’s Item file
  • Oversees and manages the maintenance of Supply Chain ERP system (PeopleSoft’s eProcurement/Purchasing modules, Vendor module, and Item module) GHX Electronic Data Exchange, and Vendor internet punch-out ordering systems
  • Develops, trains, and assists the hospital’s end-users and buyers in the understanding and usage of PeopleSoft’s eProcurement/Purchasing modules and Group Purchasing Organization (GPO) contracts
  • Prepares departmental and institutional reports, including but not limited to: savings, financial, personnel, productivity, budget, supply usage, and benchmarking
  • Oversees and reviews bids, market research, product research, vendor negotiations, and evaluates qualifying vendors
  • Writes, reviews, and maintains policies and procedures in the areas of procurement, vendor maintenance, and item file maintenance
  • Oversees and supervises the maintenance of the departmental website
  • Attends and represents the department at internal and external professional meetings
  • Develops and delivers presentations to all entities
  • Prepares and delivers presentations to department director, VP and Executive Council, and other departments
  • Assists in the management of the Hospital’s Procurement Card program, provides training to the new cardholders when required, and assists with card holder issues



  • Bachelor’s degree in business or a related field
  • 7 years of supervisory experience
  • 5 years of experience in Healthcare Supply Chain environment
  • Certified Purchasing Manager (CPM) is preferred
  • Certified Materials and Resource Professional (CMRP) is preferred
  • Certification from the Institute of Supply Chain Management (ISM) is preferred
  • Certification from the Association for Healthcare Resource and Materials Management (AHRMM) is preferred
  • Project management experience is preferred
  • Knowledge of word processing and spreadsheet software, high level contract negotiations, departmental budgeting, MMIS system analysis techniques (including PeopleSoft, Premier, and GHX), spend analysis, strategic outsourcing/purchasing techniques, warehousing and inventory, and purchasing and distribution of healthcare materials/services
  • Ability to operate a personal computer
  • Tactical planning skills, attention to detail, time management skills, organizational ability, and competent resolution skills
  • Excellent written and verbal skills required

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