Job Description

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Hiring Pay Scale
$105,000 - $175,000 / Year
Convoy Court
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Work Schedule:
Days, 8 hrs/day, Monday-Friday

#121612 Purchasing Manager-Supply Chain Management

Filing Deadline: Thu 3/30/2023

UC San Diego values equity, diversity, and inclusion. If you are interested in being part of our team, possess the needed licensure and certifications, and feel that you have most of the qualifications and/or transferable skills for a job opening, we strongly encourage you to apply.

For the safety and well-being of the entire university community, the University of California requires, with few exceptions, that all students, faculty and staff be vaccinated against the COVID-19 virus and influenza before they will be allowed on campus or in a facility or office. For more information visit: Flu Vaccine Mandate / COVID Vaccine Policy

Special Selection Applicants: Apply by 03/01/2023. Eligible Special Selection clients should contact their Disability Counselor for assistance.

Placement within the salary range is determined by internal equity, relevant qualifications, and collective bargaining agreements (when applicable).

This position will remain open until filled.


This is a rare opportunity to join the UC San Diego Health Supply Chain Services department in a leadership position. Working with the Associate Director of Strategic Sourcing and the Associate Director of Contracts, this senior leader of the Procurement Services team will develop and execute strategies for obtaining best value for an enormous variety of goods and services in support of an 800+ bed, multi-site inpatient and outpatient network of hospitals and clinics in the San Diego region.

Reporting to the Director of Procurement Services, the Purchasing Manager provides strategic planning, direction, and leadership for purchasing operations. Monitors, controls, and improves core departmental processes including transaction workflow, adoption and optimization of technology, value analysis, reporting, demand planning, and budget management. Mentors, coaches, and develops staff with a focus on creating internal opportunities and succession planning. Serves as the enterprise-wide expert regarding purchasing best practices, policies, and legal and compliance considerations.

Duties and Responsibilities:

The Purchasing Manager has overall accountability for centralized and satellite/clinic-based purchasing operations to include policies & procedures, customer service and SLAs, and purchasing-related benchmark performance. Works equitably and effectively with the Associate Director of Strategic Sourcing and the Associate Director of Contracts to deliver on the operational and financial commitments of the Procurement Services department. Utilizes expertise in healthcare non-labor commodities and purchasing best practices to provide strategic direction to subordinate professional buyers. Uses available technology to optimize processes and monitor the performance of the department. Reviews customer specifications and vendor proposals/quotes to ensure compliance and make purchasing recommendations. Leads key negotiations. Maintains professional relationships with customers and vendors. Adheres to and models confidentiality and privacy standards.

Validates purchase requisitions, participates in developing and soliciting bids, analyzes and evaluates responses, negotiates prices and other terms, monitors delivery, and maintains necessary records. Evaluates supplier reliability and performance and conducts key business reviews. Coordinates competitive and single/sole source procurements to meet required purchase dates and prepares required support documentation. Reviews and analyzes suppliers’ bids. Performs cost and/or price analysis. Represents the organization as the primary Purchasing authority. May represent the Director of Procurement Services in circumstances requiring Purchasing expertise/authority. Provide advice to internal stakeholders on purchasing matters. Ensures all department business is conducted in accordance with California Public Contract Code, University of California standards for procurement, and internal policies. Other duties as assigned or required.


  • Bachelor’s Degree in business, healthcare administration, or a related focus; and/or an equivalent combination of experience/training.

  • Seven (7) years of relevant sourcing, contracting, and/or purchasing experience in a healthcare organization.

  • Proven experience and proven success as a leader of a sourcing/contracting/purchasing function.

  • Exceptional professional written and verbal communication skills.

  • Expert-level knowledge and abilities within purchasing functions of MMIS and/or ERP applications.


  • Purchasing certification form a recognized professional organization or academic program.
  • Previous experience working with key revenue-generating hospital departments, specifically Perioperative Services, Imaging Services, etc. and high degree of familiarity with key commodities, devices, implants, and equipment that drive costs in those areas.


  • Must be able to work various hours and locations based on business needs.
  • Employment is subject to a criminal background check and pre-employment physical.

Pay Transparency Act

Annual Full Pay Range: $78,900 - $179,900 (will be prorated if the appointment percentage is less than 100%)

Hourly Equivalent: $37.79 - $86.16

Factors in determining the appropriate compensation for a role include experience, skills, knowledge, abilities, education, licensure and certifications, and other business and organizational needs. The Hiring Pay Scale referenced in the job posting is the budgeted salary or hourly range that the University reasonably expects to pay for this position. The Annual Full Pay Range may be broader than what the University anticipates to pay for this position, based on internal equity, budget, and collective bargaining agreements (when applicable).

Job offer is contingent on successful engagement in the UC COVID-19 Vaccination program (fully vaccinated with documented proof or approved exception/deferral).

If applicable, life-support certifications (BLS, NRP, ACLS, etc.) must include hands-on practice and in-person skills assessment; online-only certification is not acceptable.

UC San Diego Health is the only academic health system in the San Diego region, providing leading-edge care in patient care, biomedical research, education, and community service. Our facilities include two university hospitals, a National Cancer Institute-designated Comprehensive Cancer Center, Shiley Eye Institute, Sulpizio Cardiovascular Center, the only Burn Center in the county, and and dozens of outpatient clinics. We invite you to join our team!

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