SEARHC is a non-profit health consortium which serves the health interests of the residents of Southeast Alaska. We see our employees as our strongest assets. It is our priority to further their development and our organization by aiding in their professional advancement.
Working at SEARHC is more than a job, it’s a fulfilling career. We offer generous benefits, including retirement, paid time off, paid parental leave, health, dental, and vision benefits, life insurance and long and short-term disability, and more.
The Drug Procurement Optimization Analyst will review Financial aspects of medication-related supply chain to assure best available contract pricing, access to special pricing and spot buys, efficient inventory management, vendor management, group purchasing organization (GPO), IHS, and wholesaler relationships, standardization, supply-chain related information systems and technology, and monthly variance reporting related to drug costs and budget. They must have a thorough understanding of supply chain and Drug Supply Chain Security Act (DSCSA) best practices. Additionally, they will service as the primary contact within pharmacy for the Finance Team. The management of supply chain is critical to the success of SEARHC in ensuring that we supply the right product to our patients at the right time. The Drug Procurement Optimization Analyst will report to the Sr. Director of Supply Chain and AP, and work collaborative with Pharmacy Director and other clinical leaders in the areas of drug availability, and best available pricing structures through various procurement models.
The Drug Procurement Optimization Analyst will directly manage the inventory management and mitigation of medication shortages by leveraging technology and predictive ordering processes. Additional areas of oversight include automation related to pharmacy stockroom inventory management, pharmaceutical contracting and GPO optimization activities, evaluation of outsourcing needs for high-risk compounded sterile products, and ensuring compliance with DSCSA provisions. In addition to supply chain functions, the Drug Procurement Optimization Analyst will oversee the pharmacy’s obligations in the order-to-pay process and will work closely with finance to assure the process is completed in an accurate and timely fashion.
Responsibilities include the analysis, identification and implementation of opportunities to improve quality, cost, and productivity within all aspects of department and health-system medication supply chain. All responsibilities are accomplished in collaboration with the consortium pharmacy director and pharmacy team as well as SEARHC Financial leaders.
The scope and complexity of the position requires successful incumbents to possess a diverse and highly developed skill set including but not limited to: time-management, business or supply chain analysis, communication, creativity, vision, teamwork, management, leadership, basic clinical knowledge base/skills, mentorship, and change management.
The manager must be a team leader and strive to generate a vision, establish direction and motivate members, create an atmosphere of trust, leverage diverse views, coach staff, and encourage improvement and innovation.
Some travel required
o Evaluate contracts related to pharmaceutical cost, distribution, technology, and automation.
o Optimization of contract compliance through evaluation and audit of wholesaler pricing systems.
o Ensure systematic and timely audit of contract changes to ensure accurate and timely pricing updates.
o Leverage contracting relationships with pharmaceutical manufacturers, vendors, and suppliers to achieve improved cost of goods.
o Manage all contracts for Pyxis as well as other systems and equipment used in the pharmacy.
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities