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15 May 2018

Full-Time Senior Director – Category Management – Mayo Clinic – Rochester, MN

Mayo Clinic – Posted by Find a Job in Minnesota Rochester, Minnesota, United States

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Position description

Contributes significantly to the supply management initiatives of Mayo Clinic and Mayo Clinic Health System and commercial services provided by Category Management. Develops and participates in short-term tactics and long range plans that result in optimal supply chain management operations and performance. Takes an active Mayo Clinic, Mayo Clinic Health System and a leadership role with physician and executive leadership on proactive supply chain management strategies and addressing daily supply chain operations including customer relationship management, process and project management. Functions as a mentor and facilitator of professional development opportunities in order to keep the team optimally refined and aligned with the changing healthcare landscape. Manages institutional and system-wide initiatives and responsibilities associated with the supply chain, including personnel. Develops commercial services within the category management products to more than 500 healthcare institutions nationwide. Serves as the primary interface on all supply chain related issues including, sourcing and contracting, informatics, analytics, support of key departments/divisions, pharmaceutical formulary, information technology and telecommunications contracting, and procure-to-pay. Responsible for actively advancing strategies and implementation of supply chain programs including but not limited to Mayo Clinic shared services, standardization/value analysis process, servicing key stakeholders and providing customer service, awarding of contracts, business reviews associated with distribution agreements and supplier partnerships, which provide for medical/surgical supplies, non-medical/surgical supplies, capital/non-capital equipment and service agreements for the entire Mayo Clinic, Mayo Clinic Health System and contracted external healthcare organizations. Responsible for an operating budget associated with area of accountability, its management and adherence to operating expense targets and plans. Understands and contributes to the adherence to the overall Supply Chain Management budget targets and plans. Maintains appropriate compliance for Federal, State, local regulatory agencies and oversight bodies.


Master’s degree in business or a related field and a minimum of 10 years of supply chain management experience in a hospital or health-care related environment, which includes at least eight years’ experience in progressively responsible management positions in supply chain management required. Prior experience in product, medical equipment and services knowledge, in addition to broad supply chain management experience, business process standardization and continuous process and performance improvement strategies required. Preference will be given to individuals with prior experience as a Director, Manager or VP of Supply Chain Management.

Additional qualifications

Certification in purchasing/supply chain management is preferred. Experience in another industry viewed positively, particularly an industry viewed as having world-class supply chain management. Advanced certification in healthcare desirable. Experience with cost management consultants working on non-clinical operational efficiency improvements, care process/procedural standardization improvements, and/or improved patient outcome activities is preferred. Well-disciplined in quality improvement methodology. Demonstrated ability to relate to, gain support of, and drive consensus with clinicians and administrators for the purposes of product standardization, operational efficiency improvements related to supply chain management and care process improvement. Must have significant facilitation skills and persistence in gaining physician leadership and clinical/technical support for the implementation of the expense management strategies. Demonstrated knowledge of supply chain management accounting processes, cost/benefit analysis, inventory control systems, strategic planning, healthcare supply vendors and manufacturers. Must be capable of independent work, with little to no guidance provided exercising good judgment, creating an environment in which people communicate with each other respectfully, solving problems, and growing personally and professionally. Must be an advocate of change management, effectively communicating and implementing change and managing it proactively in order to minimize disruption to customers and the supply chain. Must be an individual of high integrity, comfortable working in a team environment, possessing vision, solving problems through effective planning and management. Experience in making and implementing decisions in a complex, consensus-oriented environment required Must have excellent negotiation skills with external and internal constituencies and a thorough knowledge of industry best practices to continually enhance and improve the procurement distribution processes. Will assume a leadership role in conjunction with the Supply Chain Management office to maximize product standardization and promote effective consistent product utilization throughout the system. Must be able to address conflicts of interest between potential suppliers and Mayo personnel consistent with Mayo policy. Promotes teamwork and seeks to maximize the potential of all employees. Demonstrated oral and written communication, interpersonal and customer service skills are essential. Able to effectively communicate Supply Chain Management strategies and initiatives to internal management groups and business partners, including MC executive leadership and industry and Fortune 100 company leaders. Must be proficient with software programs (Excel, Word, etc.).

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Compensation Detail

Education, experience and tenure may be considered along with internal equity when job offers are extended. The minimum salary every 2 weeks is approx $5,589.60, based on a full-time position.

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Full Time

Site description

Mayo Clinic is located in the heart of downtown Rochester, Minnesota, a vibrant, friendly city that provides a highly livable environment for more than 34,000 Mayo staff and students. The city is consistently ranked among the best places to live in the United States because of its affordable cost of living, healthy lifestyle, excellent school systems and exceptionally high quality of life.


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David Binder

Equal opportunity employer

Mayo Clinic is an equal opportunity educator and employer (including veterans and persons with disabilities).


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