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University of Utah Health Product Portfolio Administrator in SALT LAKE CITY, Utah


As a patient-focused organization, University of Utah Health exists to enhance the health and well-being of people through patient care, research and education. Success in this mission requires a culture of collaboration, excellence, leadership, and respect. University of Utah Health seeks staff that are committed to the values of compassion, collaboration, innovation, responsibility, diversity, integrity, quality and trust that are integral to our mission. EO/AA

This position will help design and execute an environmentally preferred purchasing program with an emphasis on product selection for economic cost savings, social impact, and environmental sustainability. This position will aid in purchasing products and services that integrate with environmental factors, social factors, and economic factors. This position will report to the Director of Value Analysis, and will receive strategic direction from a collaborative multi-departmental team including: the Director of Environmental & Social Sustainability, Medical Director of Environmental & Social Sustainability, Director of Community Engagement. This position is not responsible for providing care to patients.

Corporate Overview: The University of Utah is a Level 1 Trauma Center and is nationally ranked and recognized for our academic research, quality standards and overall patient experience. Our five hospitals and eleven clinics provide excellence in our comprehensive services, medical advancement, and overall patient outcomes.


  • Establishes a sustainable procurement strategy and goals.

  • Assesses current sustainability purchasing practices, and researches opportunities related to cost savings and environmental impacts.

  • Collaborates with hospital administration, departments, and medical staff to facilitate and support sustainability and value analysis objectives.

  • Facilitates and prioritizes multiple projects with Value Analysis and Sustainability team.

  • Manages value analysis data for outcome documentation and educational processes.

  • Coordinates product and purchased service evaluation processes including life cycle cost and total cost of ownership.

  • Leverages data in order to conduct comprehensive analyses, data mine, identify benchmarks and trends.

  • Facilitates projects, including but not limited to Practice Greenhealth, Healthcare Anchor Network, and STARS.

  • Reports status on projects and timelines for analytics.

  • Embeds sustainability into pre-purchasing, purchasing and post-purchasing processes.

  • Reviews contracts to prevent potential disputes and financial risks.

  • Analyzes contract clauses, stipulations, obligations, and liabilities.

  • Recommends and draft contract provisions and amendments.

  • Reviews supplier contract terms and conditions.

  • Ensures that contract terms comply with legal requirements and policies.

  • Advises internal departments on contract compliance.

  • Documents processes and maintaining files.

Knowledge / Skills / Abilities

  • Demonstrated potential ability to perform the essential functions as outlined above.

  • Demonstrated human relations, collaboration, and effective communications skills.

  • Demonstrated computer, analytical, organizational, facilitation and negotiation skills.

  • Demonstrated ability to seek answers and work independently.

  • Knowledgeable about sustainability and environmental considerations of products.

  • Ability to manage multiple projects at once.

  • Ability to analyze and document complex business processes.

  • Ability to think analytically and offer guidance to the team regarding business solutions.

  • Ability to gather and interpret relevant data and information.

  • Ability to prepare written and verbal communications for projects.

  • Experience with Word and Excel (ability to create pivot charts, v-lookups, diagrams, graphs etc.) needed.

  • Ability to review and update contract terms and conditions.


Qualifications Required

  • Bachelor’s degree in a health or sustainability related specialty or equivalent.

  • Five years of related experience.

Qualifications (Preferred)


  • Master’s degree in health, business, or environmental specialty.

  • Licensure as a registered nurse.

  • Clinical experience, with perioperative or O.R. experience particularly preferred.

  • Experience conducting product evaluation, cost benefit analysis, and financial feasibility studies.

  • Sustainability reporting, including Practice Greenhealth preferred.

Working Conditions and Physical Demands

Employee must be able to meet the following requirements with or without an accommodation.

  • This is a sedentary position that may exert up to 10 pounds and may lift, carry, push, pull or otherwise move objects. This position involves sitting most of the time and is not exposed to adverse environmental conditions.

Physical Requirements

Lifting, Listening, Manual Dexterity, Sitting, Speaking, Standing, Walking

EEO Statement

University of Utah Health Hospitals and Clinics, a part of The University of Utah, values candidates who have experience working in settings with students from diverse backgrounds and possess a strong commitment to improving access to higher education for historically underrepresented students.

Individuals from historically underrepresented groups, such as minorities, women, qualified persons with disabilities and protected veterans are encouraged to apply. Veterans’ preference is extended to qualified applicants, upon request and consistent with University policy and Utah state law. Upon request, reasonable accommodations in the application process will be provided to individuals with disabilities.

University of Utah Heath Hospitals and Clinics, a part of The University of Utah, is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer and does not discriminate based upon race, ethnicity, color, religion, national origin, age, disability, sex, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, gender expression, pregnancy, pregnancy-related conditions, genetic information, or protected veteran's status. The University does not discriminate on the basis of sex in the education program or activity that it operates, as required by Title IX and 34 CFR part 106. The requirement not to discriminate in education programs or activities extends to admission and employment. Inquiries about the application of Title IX and its regulations may be referred to the Title IX Coordinator, to the Department of Education, Office for Civil Rights, or both.

To request a reasonable accommodation for a disability, please contact the University of Utah Health Hospitals and Clinics Human Resources office at 801-581-6500.If you or someone you know has experienced discrimination or sexual misconduct including sexual harassment, you may contact the Director/Title IX Coordinator in the Office of Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action:

Sherrie Hayashi

Director/ Title IX Coordinator

Office of Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action (OEO/AA)

135 Park Building

Salt Lake City, UT 84112


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The University is a participating employer with Utah Retirement Systems (“URS”). Eligible new hires with prior URS service, may elect to enroll in URS if they make the election before they become eligible for retirement (usually the first day of work). Contact Hospitals and Clinics Human Resources at (801) 581-6500 for information. Individuals who previously retired and are receiving monthly retirement benefits from URS are subject to URS’ post-retirement rules and restrictions. Please contact Utah Retirement Systems at (801) 366-7770 or (800) 695-4877 or Hospitals and Clinics Human Resources at (801) 581-6500 if you have questions regarding the post-retirement rules.

This position may require the successful completion of a criminal background check and/or drug screen.

Requisition Number 53843
Reg/Temp Regular
Employment Type Full-Time
Shift Day
Work Schedule 8-5 p.m.
Location Name Business Services Building
Patient Care? No
State UT
Category Supply Chain