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Strategic Sourcing Manager, IT

Job Description

Job ID: 1190727
Employment Status: Full-Time
More Information:

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.


Role Purpose

Responsible for sourcing and procurement activities, including developing sourcing strategies for assigned categories, leading sourcing teams, establishing and prioritizing activities for their team to achieve objectives and results. Responsible for developing an in-depth understanding of all internal and external factors influencing the total cost of ownership for an assigned category of goods and services that results in continuous annual reductions in cost and improvements in outcomes. Leads a team of sourcing managers and provides ongoing training in strategic sourcing and negotiations. Works with senior executives at supplier organizations to measure performance and manage all aspects of their relationship with BJC.


  • Deploys project management strategies to support service initiatives.
  • Manages individual(s) including but not limited to: hires, trains, assigns work, manages & evaluates performance, conducts professional development plans. Ensures that the productivity and actions of that group meet/support the overall operational goals of the department as established by department leadership.
  • Analyzes pricing and financial trends to develop strategic initiatives.
  • Works closely with customers to understand business requirements that drive the analysis and implementation of sourcing activities.
  • Define client stakeholder needs and advises on budget/strategy development. Act as liaison between the client stakeholders and suppliers to determine whether business requirements are met.
  • Develop and maintain supplier relationships and serves as primary point of contact for a designated group of suppliers. Assist in performance reviews with key suppliers and internal stakeholders to evaluate supplier performance and make recommendations to address issues and exploit opportunities.

  • Minimum Requirements



  • Bachelor's Degree
  • - Business/Nursing/related



  • 5-10 years

    Supervisor Experience

  • 5-10 years


    Preferred Requirements and Additional Job Information



  • Master's Degree

    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