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Operations Manager - Alton Memorial

Job Description

Job ID: 1191698
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 large scale supply chain operational efforts to include; utilization management, operations, vendor relations, and financial oversight. Management of multiple inventory management platforms and processes that can include up to sustainment efforts of BJC system wide inventory system management. Responsible for planning, organizing, staffing, directing and controlling personnel activities at specific entities within the framework and programs established by the System. Leads an operational team utilizing statistical analysis and performance improvement tools to construct and to affect overall service of all departments. Has financial responsibility to determine best value approach for services and support of inventory requirements for BJC departments.


  • Maintains technical knowledge of statistical and data analysis and troubleshooting techniques to resolve supply chain logistics operations problems or enhance overall efficiency and effectiveness.
  • Responsible for the operational effectiveness of multiple supply inventory management systems ensuring accurate and timely inventory valuation for finance and executive leadership
  • Drives quality improvement initiatives by analyzing department procedures and serving as the subject matter expert and operational consultant for other field based supply chain operations supervisors and managers.
  • Develops and manages the sustainment of field based supply chain best practices, policies, and procedures to drive results across multiple key performance indicators.
  • 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.
  • Develops and adheres to departmental staffing, revenue and/or expense budgets. Responds to changes in the business which may affect the ability to achieve the budget goals.
  • Directs the operation of the departments and integrates services within the department and with other departments or the System.

  • Minimum Requirements



  • Bachelor's Degree


  • 5-10 years

    Supervisor Experience

  • 5-10 years


    Preferred Requirements and Additional Job Information



  • Master's Degree


  • 10+ years

    Supervisor Experience

  • 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