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Director of Supply Chain Central Operations within BJC HealthCare

Job Description

Job ID: 1216358
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

The leader provides vision and strategic leadership for our enterprise initiative focused on process, organization, and technology. The Director has ownership to help develop and deploy strategy transformation across all businesses and monitors process KPIs to ensure maturity. This includes network strategy governance, processes, systems, and technology to ensure we have delivered an optimization network on a continuous basis.

This leader leads strategic initiatives and programs to oversee complex, comprehensive network strategy and design transformation including standardization of work activities, operating model to qualify and prioritize network projects, establish a cross-functional network strategy governance.
This leader will ensure industry leading network design to exceed quality, service, cost (inventory, distribution, and transportation holistically), and customer experience performance results with process controls. This would include end to end inventory activities and to ensure inventory optimization across the value chain as well takes a leadership role on tools, processes and practices throughout BJC. This role drives execution to achieve Operating Plan targets for inventory, distribution, freight, and order processing


  • 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., operations, purchasing and logistics) and outside suppliers. Provide leadership and guidance in support of system, process and transformational projects that are scalable and sustainable.
  • Develops and implements plans and activities to drive working capital optimization, and Direct Distribution Freight ensuring alignment to corporate and HSO goals and objectives. Identifies potential financial and operational risks and implements mitigation plans (inventory approximately $125M inventory, freight $10M, and distribution $5M).
  • Manages and develops a team of supply chain logistics and planning experts. 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. Identify value creation and capture opportunities to deliver savings / avoidance of costs.and suppliers on optimizing the supply chain across the value chain. 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
  • - Related field of study



  • 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, 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