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Contract Manager

Kelly Services
Rochester, MN 55901
**Senior Category Manager** needed in **Rochester, MN.**

5 month (Can vary), full-time assignment available.


A **four-year undergraduate degree** in business or a related field is a minimum requirement, along with **8+ years of supply chain management experience** or experience in other relevant roles such as project management, contracting, business agreement analysis and negotiation, and technology or healthcare management. A Master's degree is desirable. In addition to the 8+ years minimum experience, at least **five years' experience in progressively responsible project** or initiative leadership positions in supply chain management is highly desirable. Must have extensive product and market knowledge. Must have broad supply chain experience, extensive contracting and negotiation experience, including knowledge of and ability to apply contract law, skill at developing a negotiation strategy and leading a negotiation team, project leadership experience, experience facilitating cross-site, cross-functional and multi-disciplinary teams, experience with business data analysis and supply strategy development. Advanced certification in healthcare desirable. **Work experience in a hospital, a multi-hospital system or other healthcare related setting is required.**

Certification in purchasing/supply chain management is preferred. Experience in a non-healthcare industry is viewed positively, particularly in an industry recognized as having world-class supply chain management. Working knowledge of the supply chain category management process and associated tools and competencies.


This position receives direction from a Contracting Unit Manager or Director of Category Management within Supply Chain Management. The Senior Category Manager position provides leadership, direction and support to contract portfolio managers, coordinators, and specialists across multiple product categories and multiple sites. The Senior Category Manager will collaborate extensively with physicians, other clinical and administrative leadership and supply chain management leadership across the Health System.

This position will make significant contributions to the total supply chain initiatives the Health System, and member organizations of the UMCSC. The Senior Category Manager will have complete oversight responsibility for multiple product categories within the spectrum of Medical Devices, Medical Supplies, Medical Equipment, Services, and IT products. This includes effective use of the Clinic Category Management Process to develop leading edge supply strategies for assigned categories, resulting in solutions which enable the best possible patient care at optimal cost and which support clinical operations. This also includes appropriate deployment and negotiation of applicable contracts, agreements and tools which facilitate effective operations, ensure legal compliance, prevent business risk, and ensure continuity of product supply. In the development and implementation of these category strategies, in addition to leading enterprise initiatives which support clinical practice convergence, the Senior Category Manager will establish effective working relationships with stakeholders and leadership across the enterprise as well as with external suppliers and partners. The Senior Category Manager will participate in and represent SCM on appropriate enterprise and clinical committees, such as Specialty Councils and initiative work groups. The Senior Category Manager acts as a mentor, coach and resource for analysts, coordinators, and contract portfolio managers within category management, offering product and industry expertise, SCM process expertise, and practical application knowledge of the Clinic Category Management Process (Initiation, Insight, Innovation, Implementation and Improvement). Typically responsible for a contract portfolio in excess of $100M annual spend.

**Why Kelly** **** **?**

At Kelly
Services , we work with the best. Our clients include 95 of the Fortune
100 companies, and more than 70,000 hiring managers rely on Kelly annually to access
the best talent to drive their business forward. If you only make one career connection today, connect
with Kelly.

**AboutKelly Services** ****

As a workforce advocate for over 70 years, we are proud to directly employ nearly 500,000 people
around the world and have a role in connecting thousands more with work through our global network of
talent suppliers and partners. Revenue in 2017 was $5.4 billion. Visit and connect with us on Facebook, LinkedIn and Twitter .

Kelly Services is an equal opportunity employer including, but not limited to, Minorities, Females,
Individuals with Disabilities, Protected Veterans, Sexual Orientation, Gender Identity and is
committed to employing a diverse workforce. Equal Employment Opportunity
is The Law.


Posted: 2019-04-15 Expires: 2019-05-16

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