Future Leaders of Supply Chain: Derek Havens

Derek Havens
Associate vice president, strategic sourcing and engagement
Scottsdale, Arizona

Nomination submitted by Greg Goodall, vice president, commercial contracting, Medtronic MITG

Since Derek’s arrival at HonorHealth, a new culture has been created within the organization centered around the physician engagement strategy that he has developed. This strategy has enabled Derek to have a “new seat” at the table when negotiating with the supplier community, to include physician-preference product portfolios. Suppliers are receptive because Derek and team are now capable of delivering on the commitments they are making … not only the products selected, but also the timeframe in which the products are being converted for the health system. In addition to his knowledge and capabilities, Derek has exhibited great leadership skills by creating a high-performing strategic sourcing team at HonorHealth, which is working across multiple business units to implement culture change and to accelerate the execution of product conversions while improving patient/staff safety and enhancing clinical outcomes.

Born/raised: McPherson, Kansas
Undergraduate degree: Kansas State University (Finance)
Joined HonorHealth: 2017

Some prior work highlights

  • Analyst, financial consultant, Children’s Hospital Association
  • Premier Inc. (Region director. Contracting director. Senior region director.)


  • 5 acute-care hospitals
  • Medical group
  • Outpatient surgery centers
  • Cancer care network
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