University of Utah Health Care

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Manager, Contracts

Manager, Contracts

Requisition Number 
Employment Type 
Work Schedule 
M-F 8am - 5:00pm (No weekends)
Location Name 
Business Services Building
Patient Care? 
Supply Chain

More information about this job


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 is responsible for managing contracts within the Purchasing Department of the University of Utah Health Hospitals and Clinics. The position manages the requirements and processes associated with organization's access of Group Purchasing Organization (GPO) awarded contracts and contracts generated internally through other approved processes. This position negotiates individual contracts and enhancements to GPO contracts. The incumbent is responsible for reviewing contracts processed through the organization's contract management system for Utah State procurement code and University policy compliance.

This position has no responsibility for providing care to patients. 

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Job Specific Responsibilities and Accountabilities

  • Performs to required standards for job specific responsibilities and technical competencies.

Talent Management

  • Hiring, training, developing, and communicating with staff.

Financial Management

  • Responsible for developing, monitoring and achieving budget goals.
  • Manages labor and non-labor expenses to budget or flex budget.
  • Manages revenue to budget to maximize potential revenue.


  • Responsible for patient satisfaction scores within assigned area(s).
  • Responsible for upholding PROMISE standards of direct reports and team members.


  • Responsible to achieve quality goals for assigned area(s).
  • Manages and promotes continuous process improvements in assigned area(s).

Performance Management

  • Responsible to provide staff feedback on performance, including on-time appraisals and coaching.
  • Responsible to deal with conflicts in a proactive manner and to reach resolution in a timely manner.

Building Relationships

  • Forms positive relationships with staff, peers, and senior leadership to support the mission, vision, values, and performance standards of the organization.
  • Actively engages staff with updates and news as well as involving staff in decisions and work teams. Provides feedback and recognition when appropriate.

Knowledge / Skills / Abilities

  • Ability to perform the essential functions of the job as outlined above.
  • Demonstrated leadership skills in planning and directing employees, and processes, in order to effectively monitor and develop subordinates, and to ensure the smooth operation of the department.
  • Knowledge of assigned department’s area of specialization in order to analyze, plan, and draw conclusions for recommendations to superiors.
  • Comprehensive knowledge of University procurement policies and procedures as well as the Utah State Procurement Code.
  • Self-motivated with effective time-management skills.
  • Working knowledge of healthcare financing and billing principles and operations.
  • Knowledge of legal principles and contract language as instructed by the office of General Counsel.
  • High degree of effective oral and written communication skills.
  • Working knowledge of available contract sources (Utah State, GPO, Bid/RFP generated, etc).
  • Ability to effectively work closely with business and clinical representatives




  • Bachelor’s degree in Business, Accounting, Health Care Administration, or a related field, or equivalency.
  • Four years of progressively more responsible contract negotiating, processing, and managed care and contract related experience.

Qualifications (Preferred)


  • Health Care and/or equivalent contracting experience.

Working Conditions and Physical Demands

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

  • This is a sedentary position in an office setting 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.
  • We are University of Utah Health.

Physical Requirements

Carrying, Color Determination, Lifting, Listening, Reaching, Sitting, Speaking, Walking