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TransForm Shared Service Organization

Being part of a dynamic, growing organization offers an exciting career path full of opportunity.

TransForm Shared Service Organization, a nonprofit, unique, innovative, results-driven organization that provides a broad range of integrated services and support to its member hospitals in the Erie St. Clair and other customers in the healthcare industry. Our services include information technology and information management support, sourcing and contract management, purchasing and logistics services as well as project management. Our Mission is to deliver exceptional service and create new opportunities to improve value to the health system.

TransForm thrives on teamwork, collaboration, respect and accountability; we take a strategic approach to meeting our member’s needs. One of our strengths and strategic priorities are People: We are committed to creating an environment that supports and values our people as they strive for personal excellence. We know our employees accomplish the greatest results when they work together to fulfill our Vision – to lead innovation and change to achieve health system transformation.

If you are service oriented, dedicated to exceeding performance expectations and interested in reaching your full potential, TransForm is for you! We welcome and appreciate your interest in our organization.

Position:  Manager, Strategic Sourcing

Region:  Chatham – Kent

TransForm is seeking a positive and energetic leader that thrives in a fast-paced environment and has a passion for operational excellence.
The Manager, Strategic Sourcing works collaboratively with TransForm customers and partners to establish the overall contracting and sourcing plan for TransForm, with a goal of providing maximum value to the membership. The Manager provides leadership and direction to the strategic sourcing team in the development and management of sourcing activities, contract planning, competitive procurement activities and employee development. This role acts in the capacity of advisor to customers, providing recommendations related to procurement strategies and risk mitigation.

Sourcing and Contract Management:
• Collaborates with customers and employees to develop strategic contract work plan and refreshes plan annually. Establishes priorities based on value proposition, risk and customer priorities.
• Establishes a capital procurement process and framework that supports customers in the procurement of capital expenditures while maximizing value and leveraging volumes across the region.
• Manages and leads staff through all sourcing activities including RFx development, analysis, negotiations and awarding of contract, service contract management
• Ensures leading practices are implemented and followed to promote efficient and effective operations within the strategic sourcing team
• Provides guidance and direction to the team related to applicable legislative requirements including the Broader Public Sector Procurement Directive and Trade Legislation.

Provide Leadership and Coaching:
• Provides training to employees related to departmental standard operating procedures, promoting the delivery of service excellence to customers.
• Acts as a facilitator and coach to staff, providing guidance with customer relationship management and operational expertise.
• Promote a culture of professional growth and development within the team, establishing and monitoring team and individual goals and objectives.

Customer & Vendor Relationship Management:
• Works closely with internal and external stakeholders to promote a positive and collaborative work environment, building trust and fostering strong customer relationships.
• Provides advice, recommendations, risk assessments related to competitive procurement activities and contract management.
• Implements processes to foster strong working relationships between suppliers and end users.
• Engages with internal stakeholders in planning activities related to contracts and competitive procurements to ensure alignment of workflow across the organization.
• Implements, monitors and tracks Key Performance Indicators within the strategic sourcing team.

• Bachelor’s Degree in supply chain or business; or an equivalent level of education, training and experience.
• Certified Supply Chain Management Professional (SCMP) designation an asset.
• Proven leader with 5+ years in Supply Chain, preferably in a healthcare environment.
• Project management experience an asset.
• Excellent communication skills both written and verbal, and ability to effectively engage and influence stakeholders at all levels.
• Thorough understanding of the Broader Public Sector Procurement Directive and procurement legislation.
• Strong strategic thinking skills, organizational and analytical/problem-solving skills.
• Excellent negotiating and conflict resolution skills.
• Technical proficiency in using MS Office applications (e.g., Word, Excel, Power Point, etc.)

Achieving Results: demonstrating collaboration, impact & influence, organizational awareness, the ability to plan, coordinate & execute work, and providing quality stakeholder-centered care that requires getting the job done.
Leading Effectively: demonstrating behaviours that are focused on understanding the direction of the organization, building followership, and creating a sustaining organization
Thinking Critically: demonstrating behaviours that are associated with the critical analysis required to proactively address business and organizational issues into the future
Personal Effectiveness: demonstrating behaviours that are typically associated with emotional intelligence and that focus on self-knowledge/awareness and awareness of how best to conduct oneself in relation to others
Leadership: the ability to establish direction by developing a compelling and shared vision of the future to create a collective sense of purpose, translating that vision into terms that are relevant and meaningful to the work being performed, and communicating it in a way that creates alignment and generates enthusiasm, excitement and buy-in. Leadership begins from a point of deep insight about oneself and one’s impact on others, and using that insight to build followership. It’s about creating the conditions that will motivate and enable people to work towards achieving the vision, and that will foster multi-directional dialogue across the organization. A true leader is a pioneer who challenges the status quo to produce useful change, achieving results that improve the organization and inspire confidence and commitment

• Strategic Visioning – Ability to lead innovation and change to achieve health system transformation
• Oral Communications - Ability to express oneself and communicate with others verbally; recognizing that verbal communication is more than just language - it includes tone, style and structure
• Written Communications - Ability to produce a variety of written communications that demonstrate command of language, clarity of thought and orderliness of presentation
• Accuracy/Attention to Detail - Ability to process information with high levels of accuracy
• Interpersonal Relationships - Knowledge of approaches, tools and techniques for working with individuals and groups in a constructive and collaborative manner
• Problem Solving - Knowledge of approaches, tools, techniques for recognizing, anticipating, and resolving organizational, operational or process problems
• Technology Savvy – High computer literacy with the ability to learn software applications.

• Must be able to sit at a desk for an extended period of time
• Minimal exposure to disagreeable conditions typical of an office position exposed to stress and pressure associated with multiple priorities and deadlines

• Must be available to perform other duties as assigned
• Must meet the benchmarked standards and requirements of the job
• Must follow all company practices, policies and procedures
• Must be able to travel within the Erie St Clair area when required using a reliable vehicle
• Must be available to work after hours on occasion

Salary:  To be negotiated

Terms of Employment:  Full-Time

Deadline for Application:  Friday, September 28, 2018

How to Apply:  Send a current updated cover letter and resume in PDF format to

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Location:  Chatham

Profession Type:  Management

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