Contract Life Cycle Manager

Job Description

Job ID: 1184600
Employment Status: Full-Time
Regular/Temporary: Regular

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BJC HealthCare is one of the largest nonprofit health care organizations in the United States, delivering services to residents primarily in the greater St. Louis, southern Illinois and mid-Missouri regions. BJC serves patients and their families in urban, suburban and rural communities through its 15 hospitals and multiple community health locations. Services include inpatient and outpatient care, primary care, community health and wellness, workplace health, home health, community mental health, rehabilitation, long-term care and hospice.

BJC HealthCare is committed to developing a world class supply chain management organization. Effective management of our supply chain is critical to our long-term success. Supplies account for 22.6% of BJC¿s total expenses. By developing integrated processes to manage product selection and utilization, contracting, purchasing, logistics, distribution, and payment we can ensure our patients have the supplies they need while minimizing the overall cost to our organization. By following the purchasing policies, using the products under contract, and preventing waste, you help make sure we spend our supply dollars wisely.

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Role Purpose

The Contract Life Cycle Manager will support and manage the implementation, operation, and efficiency, of the contracting process at BJC, including managing the web-based contract lifecycle management (CLM) application selected by BJC. This application will be used to initiate and organize all contracting from the initial business request, through negotiation and execution, and finally into permanent retention and ongoing management. The Contract Life Cycle Manager will work with cross-functional groups (including Supply Chain, Legal Services, IT and other BJC departments), to help drive BJC’s efforts to centralize and automate contracting activities at BJC, thereby achieving efficiencies, reducing costs, and establishing best practices, including setting appropriate performance metrics and benchmarks. In addition, the Contract Life Cycle Manager will support the overall contract process including the identification of all key stakeholders, resource mapping, process development and improvement, and will provide training and ongoing support to BJC personnel regarding the CLM application and applicable contracting policies and procedures and improving the flow of contracts throughout the lifecycle.


  • Manage and support the introduction, implementation and ongoing operation of the CLM application, including implementation of developed of legal playbooks and operational process workflows, training end-users at all levels, including executives, while providing timely guidance and support on questions regarding the appropriate and effective use of the CLM application.
  • Manage the efficiency of BJC’s contract process, through the development and utilization of operational metrics. Responsible for the creation of operational processes to streamline BJC’s contracting efforts. Additionally, the Contract Life Cycle Manager will create rules and logic to automate and streamline the administration of contract management. The Contract Life Cycle Manager will have a primary reporting relationship to Contract Life Cycle Director (Supply Chain).
  • Manage and maintain the resource mapping across multiple departments (Supply Chain, Legal, IT, etc.), including coordinating interfaces between CLM application and other IT-based platforms, such as PeopleSoft and ServiceNow.
  • Successfully manage the operational efficiency of the BJC contract process. Manage and prepare contract reports as needed for due diligence, audits, surveys, etc.; assist in responding to requests involving production of contracts or applicable metadata.
  • Manage the process for triaging incoming contract requests, as necessary, and serve as the emergency contact for process related problem solving; also serve as the first point of contact for the functional teams and route as appropriate in connection with the CLM application. Supervise and as needed, participate in the negotiation process to ensure efficiencies and quality level across all contracts.

  • Minimum Requirements



  • Bachelor's Degree


  • 2-5 years


    Preferred Requirements and Additional Job Information



  • Master's Degree


  • 5-10 years

    Additional Job Information

  • 40 Hours per Week -
  • Benefits Eligible -

  • Benefits Statement

    Note: not all benefits apply to all openings

    -  Comprehensive medical, dental, life insurance, and disability plan options
    -  Pension Plan*/403(b) Plan
    -  401(k) plan
    -  Tuition Assistance
    -  Health Care and Dependent Care Reimbursement Accounts
    -  On-Site Fitness Center (depending on location)
    -  Paid Time Off Program for vacation, holiday and sick time

    *Pension does not apply to Memorial Hospital, Memorial Hospital East, Memorial Medical Group, Alton Memorial or Parkland Health Center

    Legal Statement

    The above information on this description has been designed to indicate the general nature and level of work performed by employees in this position. It is not designed to contain or be interpreted as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and qualifications required of employees assigned to this job.


    Equal Opportunity Employer