1997 to 2001
Director, Supply Chain Operations
Abbott Northwestern Hospital
Director, Materials Management / Supply Chain
Allina Hospitals and Clinics
Manager, Purchased Services and Supplies
2003 to November 2011
What company does Sarah Charai work for?
Sarah Charai works for Xerox Corporation
What is Sarah Charai's role at Xerox Corporation?
Sarah Charai is Account Executive
What industry does Sarah Charai work in?
Sarah Charai works in the Hospital & Health Care industry.
Account Executive @ Xerox Corporation From 1997 to 2001 (4 years) Director, Supply Chain Operations @ Allina Health Oversight of the supply chain logistics and materials management strategy across Allina Health and its key customer groups. Responsibilities include the administration, management, and operations of Allina’s site-based inventory management and distribution programs, and all other operations related to materials management.As Director of Supply Chain Operations I investigate and deploy the best practices across all of Allina’s departments/facilities and participate and drive the distribution strategy, operations and associated third party relationships across Allina Health. I provide consultative, operational, and technical Supply Chain management support to our system, including the Corporate Office. Among my responsibilities is the development, implementation, and coordination of programs across the enterprise including the assurance of policy and procedure standardization for expense management and operations. Director, Materials Management / Supply Chain @ Abbott Northwestern Hospital Currently responsible for materials management, shipping & receiving, mail and case cart picking for Abbott Northwestern, Phillips Eye Institute, West Health, and Allina Central Lab.• Transformed the Abbott Northwestern materials management department and the Allina Home Oxygen & Medical Equipment materials and equipment services departments by implementing new technology, standardization, operational efficiencies and improving employee engagement• Implemented a low unit of measure (LUM) and just in time (JIT) program for supply replenishment • Introduced and implemented the Par Excellence automated ordering system for over 340 of the 450+ supply locations within the hospital• Lead a Materials Management department of 90+ employees including 4 Managers covering 3 shifts• Experienced in leadership of union employees including forming a productive relationship with union leadership• Responsible for inpatient, outpatient, and all procedural supply management including case cart picking • Achieved above national average employee engagement and leader effectiveness results• Hospital Incident Command System (HICS) Logistics Chief for hospital-wide work stoppages and emergency situations at both the corporate and hospital level Manager, Purchased Services and Supplies @ Allina Hospitals and Clinics Responsible for the strategic sourcing, procurement and contracting process for a portfolio of over $400M in spend.• Experienced in system-wide contracting for commodities, general surgery & purchased services• Developed standardized templates and project tracking tools for sourcing, contracting, contract implementation, savings tracking and supplier management• Created and oversaw the system-wide purchased services contracting department• Lead teams of data and analytics professionals, corporate buyers and contract managers • Implemented an intern program which served as a successful feeder to full-time supply chain employment• Consistently achieved system-wide savings goals through contracting and standardization• Group Purchasing Organization (GPO) experience From 2003 to November 2011 (8 years)
Introversion (I), Sensing (S), Thinking (T), Judging (J)
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