Job Description


Harris Health System is the public healthcare safety-net provider established in 1966 to serve the residents of Harris County, Texas. As an essential healthcare system, Harris Health champions better health for the entire community, with a focus on low-income uninsured and underinsured patients, through acute and primary care, wellness, disease management and population health services. Ben Taub Hospital (Level 1 Trauma Center) and Lyndon B. Johnson Hospital (Level 3 Trauma Center) anchor Harris Health’s robust network of 39 clinics, health centers, specialty locations and virtual (telemedicine) technology. Harris Health is among an elite list of health systems in the U.S. achieving Magnet® nursing excellence designation for its hospitals, the prestigious National Committee for Quality Assurance designation for its patient-centered clinics and health centers and its strong partnership with nationally recognized physician faculty, residents and researchers from Baylor College of Medicine; McGovern Medical School at The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth); The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center; and the Tilman J. Fertitta Family College of Medicine at the University of Houston.

Skills / Requirements


Program Director Procurement

The Program Director Procurement will provide procurement oversight for projects under the Harris Health $2.9-billion Strategic Capital Plan.   Directly responsible for requirements in the development, monitoring and executing procurement strategy to ensure Harris Health meets the program goals and objectives. The Program Director Procurement is the primary liaison between Facilities PMO, Harris Health Supply Chain, and Harris County Purchasing.   Responsible to initiate and monitoring all procurement activities related to the Strategic Capital Plan and facilitating resources needed, both internal and external, to maintain project schedules and budgets. This includes developing and implementing procurement strategies, managing vendor relationships, assist in negotiating contracts, and ensuring compliance with Harris Health Purchasing Manual, Harris Health and Harris County policies and procedures around procurement and vendor management.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: Education/Specialized Training/Licensure: Bachelor Degree in engineering design, construction, business administration, supply chain, or related technical degree.

LICENSES & CERTIFICATIONS:  CHFM certification and/or PMP preferred

WORK EXPERIENCE (Years and Area):Eight (8) Years Work Experience in Healthcare-Design/Construction & Construction Administration with an emphasis on project team leadership and development

MANAGEMENT EXPERIENCE (Years and Area): 6 years of Project Management; 4 years minimum of leading teams in a multidisciplinary healthcare environment;

COMMUNICATION SKILLS: Above Average Verbal (Heavy Public Contract), Exceptional Verbal (e.g., Public Speaking), Writing/Composing, Writing/Reports

PROFICIENCIES:  MS Word, MS Excel, MS Outlook, P.C. 

KNOWLEDGE/SKILLS/ABILITIES:  Analytical, Design, Mathematics, Medical Terms, Research, Statistical

WORK SCHEDULE:  Flexible (Travel between Harris Health facilities)


EMPLOYEES SUPERVISED:  Supervisory Responsibilities

EQUIPMENT OPERATED: Plotters, Computer, Scanners, A/E tools, Project Management Software

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