Contact Us: 844-776-1400
Vice President - Supply Chain Operations
Leadership | MO-SSM Health System Office 1015 Corp Sq | Saint Louis, MO | Req #: R40118

VP Supply Chain Operations

SSM Health - a nationally recognized Catholic, not-for-profit integrated health system serving Illinois, Missouri, Oklahoma, and Wisconsin - is seeking a VP of Supply Chain in St. Louis.

To request additional information, confidentially submit your interest, or nominate a fellow colleague, please contact:

Britta Hammond

Executive and Professional Talent Acquisition

Phone 636-947-5204

Britta.Hammond@ssmhealth.com

Job Description Summary

Provides leadership and oversight of system wide supply related logistics, inventory management, purchasing and master data management. Utilizes metrics and organization vision to lead the development of short- and long-term material priorities and operational objectives to ensure a consistent and optimal approach to supply chain operations within the various care settings across the health system. Ensures deployment of innovative and effective inventory management, purchasing and data strategies seamlessly work through an interwoven approach with market leaders to support the needs of our caregivers. Establishes and enhances relationships through intentional connectivity strategies both within and outside the organization.

Job Description

PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Develops and implements processes that drive measurable performance and productivity of a team responsible for buying, inventory and master data management. Oversees all phases of material and equipment buying and management processes. Ensures necessary approvals and communications flow to and from team and executive leadership within each market.
  • Oversees the material management function for all facilities across the organization. Requests and coordinates information as needed. Conducts meetings on material management subjects as needed.
  • Standardizes purchasing policies and ensures consistent supplies and equipment procurement for all organization entities. Oversees a surplus supply and equipment program to ensure maximum utilization within the organization with global support of other organizations.
  • Serves as a member of the leadership team providing strategic direction. Works effectively as a team member in a dynamic executive environment in a matrix organization, and promotes teamwork within and across the organization by maintaining positive relationships and utilizing effective problem solving skills.
  • Assumes fiscal responsibility through budgetary planning and implementation. Establishes and monitors process improvement initiatives to achieve value based outcome metrics.
  • Establishes and maintains professional and ethical relationships with internal and external leaders.
  • Oversees human resource management for the assigned area creating a culture of employee engagement. Ensures HR policies are administered consistently across function. Organizes materials management through appropriate structure and delegation of functions. Identifies succession planning needs within the team.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.
  • Frequent Travel

EDUCATION

  • Master's degree

EXPERIENCE

  • Ten years' experience, with five years' in leadership

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS

  • Frequent lifting/carrying and pushing/pulling objects weighing 0-25 lbs.
  • Frequent sitting, standing, walking, reaching and repetitive foot/leg and hand/arm movements.
  • Frequent use of vision and depth perception for distances near (20 inches or less) and far (20 feet or more) and to identify and distinguish colors.
  • Frequent use of hearing and speech to share information through oral communication. Ability to hear alarms, malfunctioning machinery, etc.
  • Frequent keyboard use/data entry.
  • Occasional bending, stooping, kneeling, squatting, twisting and gripping.
  • Occasional lifting/carrying and pushing/pulling objects weighing 25-50 lbs.
  • Rare climbing.



Express Your Interest
Britta Hammond
Britta Hammond
Executive and Professional Recruiter
LinkedIn
Let's talk!
Contact me to learn more about our outstanding opportunities or to apply for a position.
Britta Hammond
Britta Hammond
Executive and Professional Recruiter
LinkedIn

Why SSM Health

At SSM Health, we are driven by a singular Mission: Through our exceptional health care services, we reveal the healing presence of God. It's a higher calling that binds us. Here, we work together, system and providers alike, to heal the body, mind and spirit of our patients. We are united by a shared commitment to serve through faith, humanity, compassionate care and exceptional medicine.

Employment Benefits

  • Health, dental and vision insurance
  • Malpractice insurance
  • Paid time off
  • Retirement savings plan
  • CME stipends and time
  • Adoption reimbursement
  • And more!
Why SSM Health
Diversity

Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

At SSM Health, diversity, equity and inclusion are integral parts of who we are and a reflection of our Mission and values. We believe that workplace diversity is essential to our success. We seek to foster awareness and appreciation of diversity among our patients, employees, physicians, providers, customers and communities.

We are proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer. Qualified applicants are considered for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or any other characteristic protected by law.

Awards & Recognition

SSM Health continues to expand our heritage of healing. We strive to be system-driven by our Mission and a pursuit of continuous improvement. Through this commitment, we’ve established ourselves as a leading integrated health care system in the Midwest — recognized by prestigious regional and national accrediting bodies with awards for performance excellence, quality, technology, safety and patient experience.

Quality of Life

Missouri - Eastern

From the famed Gateway Arch in St. Louis to Kansas City, Missouri is one of the most livable states in the country. The metropolitan area features a large variety of neighborhoods and communities. With an affordable housing market, trendy neighborhoods, and the booming economic landscape this one of the most attractive areas for professionals. Smaller cities like Jefferson City, our capital, and Columbia, home of the University of Missouri, offer vibrant communities buzzing with activity, yet free of the hustle and bustle of larger metropolitan areas.

Missouri

“This past year has further demonstrated the important and influential role that health care systems can and should play in shaping local communities and society at large,” Joe Hodges, Regional President, SSM Health in Oklahoma. “SSM Health is proud to join this pledge and will continue taking bold steps to ensure better health for all – particularly those who are economically, physically and socially marginalized.”

Collectively, SSM Health and the other Catholic health organizations that have signed the pledge employ nearly a half million people across 46 states and the District of Columbia, and care for almost four million patients annually.

Recognizing that racism is an affront to the core values of Catholic social teaching, CHA members joined in solidarity to promote the common good and seek justice by being actively anti-racist and accountable in effecting positive change in the communities we serve.

Four focus areas

Act for COVID-19 equity: Members commit to ensuring that testing for COVID-19 is available and accessible in minority communities and that new treatments are distributed and used equitably as they become available. Members will also work for prioritization of vaccinations for those individuals and families at higher risk — elder populations and communities of color, including Native American communities.

Enact change across our own health systems: Members are examining how their organizations recruit, hire, promote and retain employees; how they conduct business operations, including visible diversity and inclusivity at the decision, leadership and governance levels; and how they incentivize and hold our leaders accountable.

Advocate for improved health outcomes for minority communities and populations: Members agree to promote and improve the delivery of culturally competent care and oppose policies that exacerbate or perpetuate economic and social inequities, including such issues as education, housing and criminal justice reform.

Strengthen trust with minority communities: Members will continue to foster, strengthen and sustain authentic relationships based on mutually agreed goals to better understand the unique needs of their communities.

Kaiser and other Catholic health care leaders who have signed the pledge recognize that collectively they are in a unique position to bring about overdue change to policies and practices that have allowed systemic racism and health disparities to continue in the United States.

To hold itself and its members accountable, CHA intends to provide updates on the commitment progress annually.