This newly created critical position reports directly into the SVP of Operations. The VP will manage the end-to-end supply chain process, accounts payable, and overall supply chain management function. The scope includes procurement, strategic sourcing, inventory management, warehouse operations, logistics, distribution, value analysis, pharmacy supply chain, Group Purchasing Organization (GPO agreements), central sterile supply, device certification and maintenance for all clinical and infusion care at all DFCI care sites and the retail operations (gift shop, boutique and DME fitting).
The VP Supply Chain will manage a spend and accounts payable of more than $1 billion with a team size of more than 79 and will be the architect of DFCI’s supply chain strategy and transformation- both strategically and operationally. This leader will be expected to drive efficiencies, in addition to cost savings, and build out a best-in-class supply chain while achieving a high level of customer satisfaction. They will also be expected to transform the overall end-to-end supply chain, contracting function (in collaboration with the General Counsel’s staff), procurement processes, develop category-led strategic sourcing and improve the efficiency of accounts payable function and procure-to-pay (P2P).
The VP Supply Chain will also develop short- and long-term objectives to create process improvements that will optimize the end-to-end supply chain, streamline the contracting process, and refine the demand planning and supply chain planning process The VP Supply Chain will be expected to build a customer-centric supply chain function that yields high customer satisfaction, and increased efficiency as well as create synergies to achieve costs savings.
This leader will be a critical partner in creating, designing and implementing the technology that supports the procurement, demand and supply chain planning and accounts payable. They will develop a robust P2P function. This seasoned leader will develop spend analytics, a robust eProcurement program, supplier risk management and a well- defined supplier relationship management (SRM). They will build out an operational excellence program, bring innovation to the value analysis program and create a P2P super user group that will increase adoption of P2P, increasing usage of existing blanket order agreements.
The VP Supply Chain must be a trusted adviser to executive leadership and internal customers. The role requires sophisticated stakeholder management skills.
Duties and Responsibilities
Develop a strategic road map for transformation of the end-to-end supply chain.
Create short and long-term goals for the supply chain transformation.
Analyze and evaluate the workflow for the entire supply chain, end-to-end procurement, and payable processes. Create a plan for continuous improvement and operational excellence.
Develop a detailed plan to build a best-in-class supply chain.
Streamline the contracting, requisition-to-source and source-to-pay process to maintain high levels of compliance, achieve process improvement, and standardization of policies and procedures and deliver an improved level of customer service.
Create a customer-centric supply chain function for the research and clinical operations of DFCI. Develop and implement surveys to measure customer satisfaction on an on-going basis.
Establish well- defined metrics for accounts payable function with KPIs and quantitative targets for improved efficiency in accounts payable as a function.
Implement system wide modules in contracting, spend analytics and P2P that will yield process improvements and overall efficiencies.
Optimize inventory levels through demand planning and supply chain planning.
Evaluate existing current vendor contracts with distributors and GPO partners, including vendor capabilities that could drive cost savings and better optimization of DFCI’s existing warehouse space. Evaluate alternative models of supply chain management to optimize end-to-end supply chain.
Develop a robust value analysis program in collaboration with all clinical stakeholders and internal customers.
Create supplier relationship management (SRM) to maximize future capabilities of suppliers and establish supplier risk management programs for goods or services that are sourced to one or two suppliers.
Build an infrastructure to transform end-to-end procurement process.
Establish template agreements and standardized agreements in collaboration with the general counsel.
Analyze and resolve bottlenecks in the accounts payables process and identify upstream causes that may have occurred in the contracting process.
Develop strong relationships with internal customers/stakeholders. Become a trusted adviser to all internal stakeholders and executive leadership team on all matters relating to supply chain, procurement and accounts payable.
Create well- defined policies and procedures in the procurement and payables processes.
Increase the use of electronic invoicing and electronic payment.
Improve data analytics and data management utility and capabilities.
Develop a talented, diverse team that will meet the needs of the strategic and operations goals of the supply chain transformation at DFCI.
Develop further category-led strategic sourcing with increased spend aggregation and a high degree of category knowledge and added value for internal stakeholders across all categories of spend.
Ensure that all contracts are created with qualitative and quantitative performance metrics.
Interface with internal customers in research to ensure compliance with all FAR requirements pertaining to sponsored research.
Develop systemwide interface improvement with PeopleSoft around supply chain modules.
Develop a supplier diversity program.
Extensive experience with federal and state regulations and compliance for procurement is highly preferred. Knowledge of FAR is preferred.
Extensive knowledge of ERP systems, P2P tools, contracting and spend analytics modules.
Track record of leading a major supply chain transformation and creating a best in-class supply chain organization, building a talented and diverse team.
Extensive experience as a process owner of procure-to-pay. Experience managing accounts payable is preferred.
Experience in streamlining the contracting process and collaborating with the general counsel to create master agreement and templates for procurement.
Extensive experience in developing and refining spend analytics is required.
Highly effective at implementing successful e-procurement programs
Very broad knowledge across an array of spend categories is required. Experience in patient care related spend is highly preferred.
Track record of aggregating spend and building a robust category-led strategic sourcing, including multi-year category plans is required.
Deep experience in establishing well-defined supply chain and procurement metrics and KPIs is required.
Long track record of leading sizable teams with highly developed leadership and change management skills.
Able to navigate through resistance
Displays good judgement for risk taking and acts decisively to create maximum impact
Demonstrated ability to motivate, mentor, train and recruit a diverse and highly skilled team that can meet the needs of DFCI’s internal customers Creates an environment where people want to do their best
Stakeholder management skills are essential.
Long track record as a highly effective change agent who can work strategically and operationally with an analytic, quantitative and interpersonal approach to problem solving.
Executive presence. Highly articulate. Polished in both verbal and written communications.
A deep commitment to the mission of DFCI.
High personal integrity, ethics, and respect for medical research and patient care.
How to apply for the role:
Dana-Farber Cancer Institute has engaged a national supply chain/procurement search firm to manage the search process for this role. All applicants should send a cover letter and resume directly to the search firm.
Steven Lutzer c/o Lutzer Global Inc.
Dana-Farber Cancer Institute is an equal opportunity employer and affirms the right of every qualified applicant to receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, gender identity or expression, national origin, sexual orientation, genetic information, disability, age, ancestry, military service, protected veteran status, or other groups as protected by law.
Supply Chain/Procurement Expertise
Bachelor’s degree from a four-year accredited college or university. An advanced degree such as MBA or JD is highly preferred.
Additional certification in supply chain, procurement, continuous improvement (Lean, Agile, and Six Sigma), operational excellence and operations management (APICS) is preferred.
A minimum of 10 years of progressive experience leading a complex supply chain and procurement organization managing a spend more than $500 million. Experience managing health care and research spend is highly preferred.
A quantitative approach to decision making.
Deep expertise in redesigning procurement processes, selection and optimization of procurement tools/modules, and establishing metrics/ KPIs.
Track record of implementing and optimizing P2P, including the creation of a super-user group.
About Dana-Farber Cancer Institute
Dana-Farber Cancer Institute
Dana-Farber Cancer Institute blends leading science and exceptional care into transformative medicine. The mission of Dana-Farber Cancer Institute is to provide expert, compassionate care to children and adults with cancer while advancing the understanding, diagnosis, treatment, cure, and prevention of cancer and related diseases. Founded in 1947, Dana-Farber is one of only 10 federally designated Comprehensive Cancer Centers created by the National Cancer Act. The Institute develops and disseminates innovative patient therapies and scientific discoveries throughout the world. The Institute also provides training for new generations of physicians and scientists and designs programs that are highly innovative and on the cutting edge of cancer care and science. Through its powerful fundraising organization, the Jimmy Fund, Dana-Farber has raised millions of dollars through thousands of community efforts to advance its lifesaving mission.
Facts about Dana-Farber Cancer Institute
• The Institute employs more than 6,000 staff, faculty and clinicians- providing more than
640,000 annual outpatient visits, more than 1000 hospital discharges ...and more than 1,100 clinical trials.
• DFCI has developed, tested and gained FDA approval for new cancer therapies in its lab and clinical settings.
• Dana Farber has contributed to the development of 35 of 75 cancer drugs recently approved by the FDA for use in treating cancer patients.
• The Institute provides advanced training in cancer treatment and research for an international faculty.
• DFCI conducts community-based program in cancer prevention, detection and control throughout New England with joint programs with institutions affiliated with Harvard Medical School, Partners Health Care System, including Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Boston Children’s Hospital and Massachusetts General Hospital.
• Dana-Farber is supported by the National Cancer Institute, National Association of Allergy and Infectious Diseases and generous support from several foundations. The
Jimmy Fund, the principal charity of the Institute is named after one of its child patients.