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Senior Director, Procurement, Dallas, TX

Canuck Place Children's Hospice

This is a Full-time position in Dallas, TX posted April 2, 2021.


The Senior Director of Procurement will be responsible for developing strategy, implementing, and managing of our strategic sourcing process to include GPO management, contract and vendor management, procurement governance, category management and negotiations and other key initiatives. This individual will play an important role in the procurement transformation and will also be responsible for delivering against a multi-million annual savings target. This role will be expected to support a variety of spend categories, partner with senior Corporate and Market business leaders as well as develop and manage a high-performing team. This is a key leadership role in a larger procurement function responsible for nearly $10B in managed spend. This individual will be a direct report to the VP of Procurement who leads the function.


The person in this position will be responsible for the development and implementation of purchasing strategies, strategic sourcing and category management, policies and procedures based on industry best practice and in alignment with Tenet business objectives. This leader will also be directly responsible for a multimillion-dollar savings agenda.

This leader will be responsible for the following:

  • Establish comprehensive. âbest-in-classâ procure to pay process with a comprehensive view on total cost of ownership and streamlined processes.
  • Streamline, offshore, automate and continuously improve Procurement processes and tools, including implement contract management solution and supply chain ERP.
  • Responsible for aligning departmental plans and priorities to address resource and operational challenges.
  • Develop, implement, and measure initiatives to deliver multi-million savings agenda annually in alignment with best practices and Tenet business objectives.
  • Partner with business and clinical leaders on key negotiations and vendor management and ensuring procurement services meet expectations.
  • Negotiate major contracts involving material dollar amounts, and lead RFP and negotiations for cross-functional vendors.
  • Monitor the cost schedule and performance aspects of key vendors, hold reviews with key suppliers to ensure accountability and develop strategic relationships.
  • Oversee portion of the Procurement budget and team including making hiring decisions, conducting performance evaluations, ensuring that resources are effectively used etc.
  • Other duties as assigned



  • Minimum of 10 years of progressive procurement experience, with at least 5 years in a team leadership role.
  • Minimum of 5 years of procurement experience in a healthcare provider context.
  • Proven success in working with a captive or outsourced off-shore procurement support and analytics function.
  • Detailed knowledge of efficient flow of a purchasing system and the necessary controls to be maintained.
  • Proven track record of using data to inform business decisions at scale.
  • Viable knowledge of vendors and sources of supply.
  • Prior experience with management of indirect and direct spend, ideally in the healthcare industry.
  • Proficiency with MS Office applications (Word/PPT/Excel) are required.
  • Demonstrated ERP system expertise.

Professional Attributes

  • Excellent negotiating skills.
  • Ability to multi-task, strong organizational skills, and superior attention to detail.
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills to include collecting and analyzing data resulting in fiscally responsible decisions.
  • Organizational agility, including the ability to prioritize, meet deadlines, and manage multiple simultaneous projects.
  • Ability to evaluate data and assimilate into a working plan for improvement.
  • Ability to establish long-term goals and determine appropriate intermediate action items required to achieve respective goals.
  • Ability to develop and execute strategic sourcing plans.
  • Strong strategic decision-making capabilities with the understanding of inherent risks, the implications of decisions, and the courage to commit appropriate resources within the context of the strategy.
  • Ability to develop a sound organizational structure, mentor managers and work with new concepts and fix broken ones.
  • Willingness to challenge the status quo by encouraging openness to new ideas and aggressively changing existing strategies, current structures, systems and processes to better utilize resources and take advantage of opportunities.

Personal Attributes

  • Strong people skills. The ability to communicate effectively with diverse constituencies and to deliver high quality written and verbal presentations. Astute interpersonal, public relations, and negotiating skills.
  • Champion change and innovation. Stimulate creativity and innovation within the team. Open to new ideas. Supports team members who initiate change and take risks, while staying aligned to company objectives.
  • Courageous servant leader with a strong sense of accountability
  • Exceptional intellectual pace and ability to learn and process with agility
  • Insatiably curious individual who asks great questions and is never complacent
  • Person who drives an inclusive sense of belonging and values diversity in people and perspectives
  • An individual of highest personal and professional integrity, principle and knowledge, earning respect and support when making difficult decisions and choices. Able to establish immediate credibility with peers, senior leadership and medical staff.


A Bachelorâs degree from an accredited university in Finance, Economics, Supply Chain Management, or in a related field. A Masterâs degree in one of these disciplines, or related field, is strongly preferred.

Job: Executive Search Primary Location: Dallas, Texas Facility: Tenet Executive Search Job Type: Full-time Shift Type: Days

Employment practices will not be influenced or affected by an applicantâs or employeeâs race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy), national origin, age, disability, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, veteran status or any other legally protected status. Tenet will make reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with disabilities unless doing so would result in an undue hardship.

Internal Number: 2105010639

About Tenet Executive Search

Tenet Healthcare Corporation (NYSE: THC) is a diversified healthcare services company headquartered in Dallas with 112,000 employees. Through an expansive care network that includes United Surgical Partners International, we operate 65 hospitals and approximately 510 other healthcare facilities, including surgical hospitals, ambulatory surgery centers, urgent care and imaging centers and other care sites and clinics. We also operate Conifer Health Solutions, which provides revenue cycle management and value-based care services to hospitals, health systems, physician practices, employers and other clients. Across the Tenet enterprise, we are united by our mission to deliver quality, compassionate care in the communities we serve.

To use the power of the collective voice to improve global health and wellbeing through informed investments and policies Learn more .

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