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Job Description

Job ID: 1196909
Employment Status: Full-Time
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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.


Role Purpose

Provides vision and strategic leadership for enterprise initiatives focused on process, organization, and technology. As the primary and lead Supply Chain Leader for each HSO, this role has direct accountability to develop and deploy supply chain strategy transformation across all business units within BJC. Establishes and monitors process KPIs and service level agreements to ensure maturity, including strategy governance, processes, systems, and technology to ensure we have delivered an optimization network on a continuous basis. Leads efforts across the country with other IDNs and industries in supply chain innovation. Leads strategic initiatives and programs to oversee complex, comprehensive supply delivery structure and design transformation including standardization of work activities, operating model to qualify and prioritize network projects, establish a cross-functional HSO strategy governance. Responsible for ensuring industry leading network design to exceed quality, service, cost (inventory, distribution, and transportation holistically), and customer experience performance results with process controls. Focuses on end to end supply chain visibility activities to ensure inventory optimization across the value chain and takes leadership role on tools, processes and practices throughout BJC.


  • 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.
  • Creates integrated processes among internal functions (e.g., receiving, distribution, warehousing, and point of use) and outside suppliers and distributors. Provide leadership and guidance in support of system, process and transformational projects that are scalable and sustainable.
  • Develop and implement plans and activities to drive working capital optimization, ensuring alignment to corporate and HSO goals and objectives. Identifies potential financial and operational risks and implements mitigation plans for more than $600 million in annual inventory spend in the HSO network.
  • Manages and develops a team of 200+ supply chain logistics professionals across the system; from Regional Managers down to front line employees across 15 hospitals. Design and adjust organizational structure to support current and future business unit requirements. Recruit and develop talent to support current and future state organizations. Build and maintain a highly inclusive and engaged culture with a focus on optimal organizational health.
  • Collaborate with and advise customers, distributors, and suppliers on optimizing the supply chain across the value chain, from suppliers, distributors, to point of use at the bed side. Identify value creation and capture opportunities to deliver savings / avoidance of costs.
  • Ensures the execution, deployment and continuous improvement of logistics processes, such as the replenishment system, data interchange systems, demand management, electronic data systems administration, and related functions.

  • Minimum Requirements



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



  • 10+ years

    Supervisor Experience

  • 5-10 years

    Licenses & Certifications

  • CSCP or CPIM


    Preferred Requirements and Additional Job Information



  • Master's Degree
  • - Business


    Supervisor Experience

  • 10+ years

    Licenses & Certifications

  • Lean/Six Sigma Black Belt

  • 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