As senior vice president of supply chain, David A. Hargraves leads Premier’s core supply chain business, including sourcing, contract management, operations and business analytics. In his role, he also provides executive leadership for the Premier S2S business.
Hargraves joined Premier in 2015 to lead the negotiation teams responsible for developing contracts within Premier’s $50 billion portfolio. He was promoted to group vice president of strategic sourcing in 2016 assuming responsibility for all of Premier’s strategic sourcing initiatives, as well as the continued build out of Premier’s market-leading, group purchasing differentiation and e-Commerce strategies. Hargraves has over 25 years of leadership experience, including more than 15 years in supply chain.
Before joining Premier, Hargraves worked at University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC) for nine years as vice president of clinical supply chain. While there, he was responsible for all clinical sourcing, procurement operations, value analysis and clinical engineering for the integrated healthcare delivery network. The clinical engineering services organization included more than 150 engineers and technicians that managed approximately 165,000 pieces of equipment valued at over $1.3 billion. Hargraves served as adjunct professor of sustainable supply chain management at Chatham University and held supply chain leadership roles with Alcoa and Ariba. He was also a hospital corpsman and biomedical equipment technician for the U.S. Navy.
Hargraves received his MBA with a concentration in healthcare finance from Waynesburg University and his BS from Duquesne University. He also has an AS in biomedical engineering technology from Penn State University.