Director of Strategic Sourcing

Job Requisition #: JR70417

End Date: 12/4/2023

Location: Newark, Delaware

Position Type: Management/Executive

Shift: Day Shift, No Rotation

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Do you want to work at one of the Top 100 Hospitals in the nation? We are guided by our values of Love and Excellence and are passionate about delivering exceptional health care. Come join us at ChristianaCare!

ChristianaCare is one of the country's most dynamic healthcare organizations, centered on improving health outcomes, making high-quality care more accessible, and lowering healthcare costs. ChristianaCare includes an extensive network of outpatient services, home health care, urgent care centers, three hospitals (1,299 beds), a free-standing emergency department, a Level I trauma center and a Level III neonatal intensive care unit, a comprehensive stroke center and regional centers of excellence in heart and vascular care, cancer care, and women's health. It also includes the pioneering Gene Editing Institute and was rated by IDG Computerworld as one of the nation's Best Places to Work in IT. ChristianaCare is a nonprofit teaching health system with more than 260 residents and fellows. It is continually ranked by U.S. News & World Report as the Best Hospital. With the unique CareVio data-powered care coordination service and a focus on population health and value-based care, ChristianaCare is shaping the future of health care.

ChristianaCare Offers

  • Full Medical, Dental, Vision, Life Insurance, etc.
  • Two retirement planning offerings, including 403(b) with company contributions
  • Generous paid time off with annual roll-over and opportunities to cash out
  • 12-week paid parental leave
  • Incredible Work/Life benefits including annual membership to, access to backup care services for dependents through Care@Work, retirement planning services, financial coaching, fitness and wellness reimbursement, and great discounts through several vendors for hotels, rental cars, theme parks, shows, sporting events, movie tickets and much more!

About This Position

ChristianaCare's Supply Chain Administration Department is searching for a Director of Strategic Sourcing to lead, manage, and develop the Sourcing function and all Sourcing relationships at ChristianaCare. This position will direct the procurement staff in the overall policies and procedures as defined by ChristianaCare in acquisition of goods and services. Experience in sourcing as well as management is vital to the success of this position.

Principal duties and responsibilities:

  • Performs all procurement functions according to established practices and standards.
  • Develops and implements Supply Chain strategies for Clinical and Non-Clinical products, software, distribution, capital, and services while ensuring alignment and compliance with established goals and objectives.
  • Optimizes existing GPO relationships, locally negotiates contracts, and executes against innovative sourcing agreements to achieve savings.
  • Builds and maintains a competitive contract and vendor portfolio and leads supplier relationship management
  • Negotiates major contracts; manages drafting and negotiation by staff of more standard or day-today contracts.
  • Promotes Supplier Diversity and Inclusion initiatives within Supply Chain.
  • Directs services and activities impacting interdepartmental operations, and effects changes to improve.
  • Prepares and monitors annual departmental budget.
  • Prepares and oversees departmental monthly management reports for Administration.
  • Establishes goals/objectives for each fiscal year, in alignment with broader strategic planning at system and supply chain levels
  • Acts as hospital liaison for corporate programs as well as external alliances (e.g., Premier, Association of Delaware Hospitals, Inc.).
  • Maintains confidential personnel records, makes staffing recommendations and maintains overall responsibility for direction and operation of staff.
  • Attends management meetings.
  • Makes presentations to new managers in orientation program as related to Sourcing, Contracting, or new employees in relevant department.

Direction/supervision of others:

Category Managers, Contract Managers, and Contract Specialists

Education and experience requirements:

  • Bachelor's Degree required. Master's degree in business, management, supply chain or a health care-related field preferred.
  • Five years progressive management experience and preferably in the healthcare field.
  • An equivalent combination of education and experience may be substituted.

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.

Why do WE offer careers full of possibilities?

For the Love of Health.

Inclusion & Diversity

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.

Our Values

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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A Great Place To Live

Our region offers a diversity of cultures, lifestyles, sports and entertainment events, housing options and educational opportunities. Located between Philadelphia and Washington, D.C., our locations provide easy access to two international airports, employment opportunities in a tri-state area, and proximity to some of the nation's top universities and colleges, as well as beaches in MD, DE and NJ!

Why Delaware? Why Maryland?

We Serve Together

For the Love of Health

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