Contract Manager (Hybrid)

Job Requisition #: JR67928

End Date: 6/12/2023

Location: Newark, Delaware

Position Type: Management/Executive, Professional

Shift: Day Shift, No Rotation

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Are you looking to excel your career? Join our team in the Purchasing Department!

As the Contract Manager, you will assist the Category Manager in creating and driving strategic sourcing initiatives. This position will contribute to successful value based purchasing with the focus on achieving significant cost reduction, supporting quality initiatives, establishing successful vendor partnerships and ensuring the introduction of new technology at fair market prices. The Contract Manager will be a strategic business partner, interfacing at the Director and Executive levels of the organization, providing leadership and taking ownership of the defined spend category. You will also gain expertise relating to market trends to identify and promote potential new opportunities for added value.

Please Note: This is a hybrid role with the need to be in the office two days per week. Also, to be successful in this position, candidates must have experience in contracting and negotiation.

Responsibilities include:

  • Lead and direct strategic sourcing initiatives to achieve savings goal for ChristianaCare in the assigned categories of spend
  • Plan, schedule and monitor category sourcing initiatives, ensuring accurate resource allocation and timely delivery of projects
  • Provides detailed analysis of proposals and vendor capabilities, negotiations and supplier selection
  • Effectively communicate new savings and opportunities and initiatives with senior leadership
  • Along with the Category Manager, collaborates with executive leadership within the organization to build strategies for cost reduction, supplier consolidation, quality improvements while developing and implementing process efficiency improvements
  • Act as a champion for business development process improvement
  • Serve as product, contract, and price specialist for the non-clinical spend
  • Resolve any issues related to products or contracts between ChristianaCare and vendors within assigned categories
  • Assist and mentor Contract Specialists in the sourcing department

Education and Experience Requirements:

  • Bachelor's degree in Business, Healthcare, or related field required. Master's Degree preferred.
  • Four years of experience in finance, sourcing, project management or other related field.
  • Project management experience.
  • Healthcare industry experience preferred.
  • An equivalent combination of education and experience may be substitute

EEO Statement: Christiana Care Health System is an equal opportunity employer, firmly committed to prohibiting discrimination, whose staff is reflective of its community, and considers qualified applicants for open positions without regard to race, color, sex, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, genetic information, gender identity or expression, age, veteran status, disability, pregnancy, citizenship status, or any other characteristic protected under applicable federal, state, or local law.

UPDATE: ChristianaCare is committed to prioritizing the health and safety of our patients and caregivers. As we continue to meet the needs of our caregivers and our community through the COVID-19 pandemic, our commitment to health and safety requires that we take new steps to ensure a safe environment for medical care for our patients and a workplace that avoids preventable harm for our caregivers. For this reason, vaccination for COVID-19 is required for all caregivers at ChristianaCare and is considered a safety standard that is job-related and consistent with business necessity for all caregivers.

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At ChristianaCare, we’re committed to treating everyone with dignity and respect. We believe in a safe, inclusive work environment that fosters collaboration between caregivers from all walks of life. We know that each unique viewpoint is vital in delivering high-quality, safe patient care to everyone who walks through our doors. Our policies, benefits, hiring practices, employee resource groups, and corporate citizenship demonstrate our commitment to inclusion and diversity throughout our system.

Why do we embrace inclusion and diversity? For the Love of Health.

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We serve together in Love and Excellence. Our unique values, Love and Excellence are bold and powerful, and they are the reason why working for ChristianaCare is special. The behaviors associated with our values guide how caregivers interact with everyone they work with and make for an exceptional work experience. We believe that when you lead with Love, Excellence is inevitable.


ChristianaCare’s comprehensive total rewards package is one of the most competitive in the region. We are proud to offer excellent benefits that reflect the organization’s commitment to being exceptional today and even better tomorrow.

At ChristianaCare, we provide access to high-quality and affordable benefits designed to meet our caregivers where they are. You can tailor your benefits to meet your needs now and adjust them as your priorities change.

Take advantage of ChristianaCare’s wide-ranging benefit offerings from supporting optimal health through medical, prescription, dental and vision coverage to valuable wellness and work/life programs, which include paid parental leave, coverage for infertility and assisted reproductive technologies, an employer-funded short-term disability program, and more.

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