Project Manager

City of Hope
Duarte, California
Closing date
Jul 13, 2022

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Life Sciences
Position Type
Full Time
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About City of Hope

City of Hope is an independent biomedical research and treatment organization for cancer, diabetes and other life-threatening diseases.

Founded in 1913, City of Hope is a leader in bone marrow transplantation and immunotherapy such as CAR T cell therapy. City of Hope's translational research and personalized treatment protocols advance care throughout the world. Human synthetic insulin, monoclonal antibodies and numerous breakthrough cancer drugs are based on technology developed at the institution. AccessHope™, a subsidiary launched in 2019 serves employers and their health care partners by providing access to City of Hope's specialized cancer expertise.

A National Cancer Institute-designated comprehensive cancer center and a founding member of the National Comprehensive Cancer Network, City of Hope is ranked among the nation's "Best Hospitals" in cancer by U.S. News & World Report and received Magnet Recognition from the American Nurses Credentialing Center. Its main campus is located near Los Angeles, with additional locations throughout Southern California and in Arizona.

City of Hope's commitment to Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

We believe diversity, equity and inclusion is key in serving our mission to provide compassionate patient care, drive innovative discovery, and advance vital education focused on eliminating cancer and diabetes in all of our communities. Our commitment to Diversity, Equity and Inclusion ensures we bring the full range of skills, perspectives, cultural backgrounds and experiences to our work -- and that our teams align with the people we serve in order to build trust and understanding. We are dedicated to fostering a community that embraces diversity - in ideas, backgrounds and perspectives; this is reflected in our work and represented in our people.

Position Summary

Manages supply chain related strategic projects pertaining to strategic sourcing, vendor relationships, inventory management, and value analysis. The incumbent may be asked to work with vendors, distributors and group purchasing organizations to establish and negotiate contracts to ensure the COH receives the best value it is able to attain. The position will work with others in the department to ensure that systems and processes are enabling COH to receive the pricing on supplies and services that it has negotiated. This position may also lead value added committees (VAC's) on behalf of the Director and conduct the necessary research to identify the supplies and services required by the operation to carry out its mission. Projects may include issuing RFIs and RFP's, reviewing proposals and negotiating with multiple vendors. Additionally, this position will assist in gathering clinical research/benchmarks, develop and execute project time-lines, document decision making results and facilitate preparation of needed financial analytics as relates to assigned projects. The incumbent will be responsible for communicating project status to all appropriate stakeholders and reporting on various success metrics to measure the success of the action items and decisions reached throughout the project management lifecycle. Though the position has no direct reports, it will require many of the same skills to be effective.

Key Responsibilities include:
  • Acts as a liaison with end users to determine scope of project requirements, available budget, and required project timeframe.
  • Develops draft project scope, schedule and budgetary estimate. Presents to end user and other responsible parties for approval.
  • This position reports to the Director of Supply Chain and is responsible for building relationships with physicians, teams and counterpart groups in all areas, or representing all business units for the selection of appropriate products and services.
  • Ensure that systems and processes are enabling COH to receive the best total cost on supplies, equipment, and services
  • Administrates pre-project activities, project implementation, performance and reporting, including adherence to project scope, financial targets, adherence to schedule and post-implementation review.
  • Lead efforts to identify and implement cost savings opportunities, measure contract performance and assess the value of new or renegotiated GPO contracts through weekly review of contract changes supplied by the GPO.
  • As requested, facilitate value added committees (VAC's) on behalf of the Director. Research potential vendors for supplies and services needed by COH
  • Assist management with selection processes requiring request for information and/or request for proposals. Including identifying vendors, developing response review criteria, facilitating the review process and negotiations with multiple vendors
  • Monitor supplier performance. Prepares and implements action plans with follow-up for suppliers failing to meet performance requirements
  • Assist management with selection processes requiring request for information and/or request for proposals. Including identifying vendors, developing response review criteria, facilitating the review process and negotiations with multiple vendors
  • Assist the Executive Director of Supply Chain Purchasing in identifying needs for process improvement and innovation across sourcing, contracting, and analytics; assist in developing a standard of metrics using benchmark data to assist in measuring department's performance against goals and industry best practices.
  • Contribute to the development of the annual departmental strategic initiatives and the departmental budget.

Basic education, experience and skills required for consideration:
  • Bachelor's Degree in Engineering, Supply Chain, Finance, or related field.Experience may substitute for minimum education requirements.
  • Two years of experience working in strategic sourcing in a healthcare supply chain related organization.

Required Certification/Licensure:
  • Current CA driver's license and a good driving record for insurance purposes required
  • In-depth knowledge of supply chain related processes and systems

Preferred education experience and skills:
  • Master's Degree preferred
  • Strategic sourcing, complex financial analysis, strong negotiation skills

Additional Information:
  • As a condition of employment, City of Hope requires staff to comply with all state and federal vaccination mandates.

City of Hope is committed to creating a diverse environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, status as a protected veteran, or status as a qualified individual with disability.


City of Hope, an innovative biomedical research, treatment and educational institution with over 5,000 employees, is dedicated to the prevention and cure of cancer and other life-threatening diseases and guided by a compassionate, patient-centered philosophy.

Founded in 1913 and headquartered in Duarte, California, City of Hope is a remarkable non-profit institution, where compassion and advanced care go hand-in-hand with excellence in clinical and scientific research.  City of Hope is a National Cancer Institute designated Comprehensive Cancer Center and a founding member of the National Comprehensive Cancer Network, an alliance of the nation’s 20 leading cancer centers that develops and institutes standards of care for cancer treatment.

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