Job Description

Harris Health is a nationally recognized health system comprising three teaching hospitals and an extensive network of ambulatory care centers serving the people of Harris County, Texas, since 1966.  Staffed by the faculty, fellows and residents from two nationally ranked medical schools, Baylor College of Medicine and The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth), Harris Health is the first healthcare system in Houston to receive the prestigious National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA) designation for its network of patient-centered medical homes.

Each year, Harris Health provides more than 1.8 million total outpatient visits through its more than 40 ambulatory care facilities.  Additionally, Harris Health sees more than 177,000 emergency visits at its Level 1 and Level 3 trauma centers and 35,000 hospital admissions through its three hospitals: Ben Taub, LBJ and Quentin Mease.

Established by voter referendum to enhance the level of charity care available in the community, Harris Health System has often received national recognition for serving those in need and for its achievements in operational excellence, such as being named to the 2011, 2012, 2013 and 2014 Most Wired Hospitals lists by the American Hospital Association’s Hospitals & Health Networks magazine.

Additionally, Harris Health System is pleased that each of its three hospitals — Ben Taub, Lyndon B. Johnson and Quentin Mease — achieved Pathway to Excellence™ designation by the American Nurses Credentialing Center.

Skills / Requirements

JOB SUMMARY: Director of Supply Chain Management (SCM) provides leadership for materials management; implements, monitors and assures an integrated and coordinated supply chain management program based on the operational needs of the assigned pavilion within the Harris Health System. Plans, directs, organizes and coordinates purchasing, inventory management and supply distribution. Has responsibility for oversight of the SCM department to include: financial, operational, and strategic management. Develops and implements cost of service and uses reduction strategies related to technology assessment, planning and management activities for the Harris Health System; provides direct oversight of supply management and guidance to the entire pavilion. Responsible for planning, staffing, and effective and efficient utilization of System resources to better serve the patient satisfaction of services rendered.


Education/Specialized Training/Licensure: BA/BS Business Administration with emphasis on Supply Chain Management or related fields required. Master's degree preferred. CMRP or CSCP certification highly preferred.

Work Experience (Years and Area): Seven (7) years' experience in Supply Chain Management, with at least four (4) years' experience in the acute healthcare sector.

Management Experience (Years and Area): Five (5) years' management or supervisory experience in Supply Chain, Healthcare or Business Management

Equipment Operated: Personal computer, calculator, fax, copier


Communication Skills: Above Average Verbal (Heavy Public Contact); Exceptional Verbal (e.g., Public Speaking); Writing /Composing: Reports

Other Skills: Analytical; Mathematics; P.C.; Word Proc

Work Schedule: Flexible

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