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Manager Supply Chain

Chagrin Falls, Ohio, 44023, United States
January 18, 2018

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Patrick M. Vanderbilt

**** ******** **, ******* *****, Oh, 44023

Cell 216-***-****

Accomplished professional and experienced manager with expertise in supply chain management, operations, project management, logistics, contract negotiations, purchasing, data analysis, financial management, and strategy development. Outstanding leader with known abilities to advance and foster trusting relationships with vendors, clients (internal and external), and colleagues.


Superior understanding of hospital systems

Purchasing proficiency

Contract negotiations

Capital acquisition & installation

Strategic planning

Project management

Budgeting and forecasting

Operations management

Capital construction

Project management


E-Commerce Supply Chain


2/17-Present Director of Supply Chain

Supply Chain manages all contracts for the parts and services that are sold through the ePartsFinder site, the patented ecommerce site of PartsSource. Currently over $150 million in sales, with over 3.4 million unique SKU's are processed through the site annually. Currently I have 4 main areas of responsibility:

OEM's Customer Relationship Manager (CRM) - Continuously work with OEM accounts to increase sales volumes through the ePartsFinder catalog. Work with OEM's to ensure all customers receive high quality parts and services, on time and at an attractive price.

Replacement Part Supplier Management - Actively seek out non OEM suppliers to fill in gaps of OEM's offerings. Source high quality replacement/used parts for customers that need lower cost, but high quality, options.

New Modality Suppliers - Suppliers outside traditional Clinical Engineering/Diagnostic Imaging Categories - Actively seek out new suppliers that sell products and/or service to our hospital based customers. Currently working on contracting with suppliers from the IT, Medical Surgical, Facilities, Dental, Janitorial, Office Supplies, Pharmacy Products, Laboratory, etc.

PartsSource Solutions Portfolio - PartsSource offers all of its supplier’s additions services to increase sales and/or better understand purchasing patterns. PartsSource offers a wide variety of Marketing Solutions (On-line advertising banners, Search Engine Optimization packages, Search Engine Marketing, etc.), Data Solutions (Multi-Channel Sales Tracings, SKU Pricing Optimization, Competitive Market Intelligence, etc.) and Channel Solutions (Private Label e-Commerce site creation and maintenance, Digital Content Management, Marketplace Brand Showcase, etc.). I work with interested suppliers to create a customer offering to fit their growth strategies and their marketing budget.

Other projects and transactional duties as assigned.


6/09-2/17 Purchasing Manager, Operating Room & Construction/Facilities, Supply Chain

Manage day to day purchasing functions on over $250 million in spend.

Co- Chair capital working group, committee that oversees annual capital acquisition process. Annual spend of $40 Million. Process includes, sorting all new requests for C-suite review, ROI verification, review of system capital needs, capital project management and installation of capital. Currently in charge of all capital projects that require construction.

Project manager for all strategic capital acquisition over $ 1 million. This includes review of IS integration, space requirements, facility review (electrical, HVAC, etc.), procurement options, location downtime, installation, disposable review and service/maintenance contracts.

Work directly with the Construction office relative to the purchasing process as it relates to equipment, supplies and services required for all construction projects.

Co-Chair of the Strategic Technology Acquisition Committee. Responsible for the evaluation of all capital acquisitions and appropriately manage requests for new operating room products and supplies.

Serve as a Project Leader to the Value Analysis Team, which is responsible for reviewing product acquisition and utilization for the entire medical system.

Manage Metrohealth’s Lowest Unit of Measure (LUM) inventory management system. Utilizing the LUM system, serve as the primary liaison to department chairs to effectively evaluate expenditure reductions while successfully managing SKU’s, inventory levels, and vendors.

Manage all aspects of acquiring and inventorying over $30 million in operating room equipment and supplies. Includes sourcing, contract negotiations, bid process, procurement and expediting.

Develop metrics to effectively conduct interviews and the critical analysis of hospital vendors to subsequently pre-qualify service and equipment providers.

Manage and respond to all reverse auctions, electronic request for quote, electronic request for information, and traditional RFP’s and RFI’s to secure most favorable contract terms.

Directly oversee and manage four staff members which represent the MetroHealth Medical System team of buyers.

Responsible for ensuring MetroHealth Medical System works within the scope of the Ohio revised code for public bids and award process.


9/06-5/09 Director of Material Management – St. John West Shore Hospital

Served as the site manager for St. John West Shore Hospital’s supply chain, which included over $36 million in hospital supplies (not including pharmaceuticals).

Played a critical role acting as the liaison for contract administration, purchasing and Lawson support supplied by University Hospitals.

Responsible for on-site vendor management including adhering to key compliance mandates.

Oversaw dispersal of supplies from distribution center to replenishment of supply carts.

Leader of Value Analysis teams for Surgery, Nursing, Non Clinical, and Cardiology/Radiology.

Chairman of the Forms Committee – responsible for the approval process, ensuring compliance with The Joint Commission (JACHO), medically accurate forms, and compliance with hospital committees.

Direct manager of Central Sterile, Store Room, Linen, Mail Room and Receiving with responsibility and oversight of 17 staff members.


Integrated Services Organization (CHNISO)

8/04-9/06 Senior Financial Analyst & Project Manager

Responsible for CHNISO’s contract portfolio representing over $83 million, including medical/surgical, office supplies, copy paper, waste removal (general and medical), medical gas, and others. Negotiated terms and conditions, business reviews, market adjustments, and renewals.

Managed committee of Materials Directors from member hospitals. Worked side-by-side with chairman to set agenda, manage monthly meetings, present findings, record minutes and research cost-saving initiatives.

Served as the primary liaison to Premier, Inc. for CHNISO. Worked directly with Premier on cost saving measures, implementation of ideas, and activation by member hospitals.

Accountable for all aspects of administrative fees paid to CHNISO by vendors, including account reconciliation, collection of fees, and year-end report delivery to all participants.

Maintained and updated CHNISO’s website. Included design, layout, implementation and upkeep.


Electrical Engineering and Computer Science

3/00-7/04 Department Administrator

Analyzed, reconciled and forecasted yearly budgets, including research spending. Responsible for proposals submitted by faculty to NSF, NASA, Microsoft, and other governmental and business agencies.

Coordinated department projects from conception to completion.

Managed a staff of five secretaries. Conducted semi-annual and annual reviews ensuring quality standards and responsibilities were met.

Accountable for 120 full-time graduate students and over 50 part-time students, including hiring, training, payroll management, and dismissal. Analyzed graduation rates, while also tracking the percent with funding and Masters versus PhD’s.

Supervised the graduate student recruitment program which included marketing, application processing, and admissions.

7/95-2/00 Purchasing – Buyer

Solicited bids and placed orders for a variety of product lines from multiple vendors (yearly average savings of 10% over previous year bidding).

Negotiated contracts with vendors including price, quantity and shipping discounts (average savings of 12.5% compared to last signed contract).

Fleet manager for all university vehicles which included over 100 vehicles and trucks.

Expedited orders, dealt with problem accounts, and resolved vendor challenges.


Weatherhead School of Management

Masters of Business Administration


BA, Business Administration

Dual Major: Marketing and Advertising

President Advertising Club – Two Terms, Vice President of Lone Star Fraternity

Member, Who’s Who Among Students in American Colleges and Universities

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