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As a federally-funded institution, UC San Diego Health maintains a marijuana and drug free campus. New employees are subject to drug screening.

#114411 Supply Chain Vendor Relations Manager

Extended Deadline: Wed 8/24/2022

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 02/22/2022. Eligible Special Selection clients should contact their Disability Counselor for assistance.

This position will remain open until filled.


Involves administration and operational oversight of vendors for outsourced activities, projects and programs in collaboration with key stakeholders. Evaluates vendor logistical and performance capabilities, establishes vendor monitoring and tracking processes, and assesses vendor performance using a variety of vendor management strategies (e.g., service level agreements, operational audits, surveys, etc.) to ensure continuous improvement. Monitors participant satisfaction with vendor services. Provides liaison to stakeholders / users of vendor services and handles escalated problems and program appeals.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Responsible for oversight and day-to-day operations of Supply Chain's Managed Services programs, including Contract Labor, Print Services, and DME.
  • Provides strategic support and input to Director, Supply Chain Services regarding Program service level and offerings.
  • Serves as Supply Chain Diversity program leader; proactively engages with prospective vendors to meet organizational goals for working with small, diverse, and sustainable businesses.
  • Interfaces with leaders across the Health System to integrate key business and clinical services into hospital operations.
  • Operational oversight of $100MM vendor managed contract labor program
  • Collaborate with internal and external stakeholders to achieve supply chain resiliency goals through Small and Diverse Business development and sustainability initiatives.


  • Bachelor's degree in related area and/or equivalent experience/training.

  • Five (5+) or more years of project management, vendor relations, strategic sourcing, program management, and/or MSP oversight experience.

  • Advanced knowledge of applicable policies, practices and procedures for the organization/client groups.

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.

  • In depth ability to analyze, interpret and research essential information from multiple sources.

  • Effective interpersonal skills required to establish and maintain credibility and working relationships with vendors, colleagues and client groups.

  • Strong customer service orientation as demonstrated by the ability to respond proactively and positively to customer service needs and problems.

  • Proficient knowledge of office and web-based applications.


  • 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.

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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To foster the best possible working and learning environment, UC San Diego strives to cultivate a rich and diverse environment, inclusive and supportive of all students, faculty, staff and visitors. For more information, please visit UC San Diego Principles of Community.

UC San Diego Health is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, age, protected veteran status, gender identity or sexual orientation. For the complete University of California nondiscrimination and affirmative action policy see:

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