Regional Director Supply Chain

Mercy Health Toledo , OH 43601

Posted 2 months ago

Job Summary

Administers, directs, and oversees all Supply Chain Management operations for all the regions's healthcare facilities their affiliated locations. Creates an environment of good stewardship and excellent customer service through cost management strategies and a supporting infrastructure.

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to shipping & receiving, replenishment, inventory management and distribution services. In addition, provides direct oversight for contract administration and value analysis activities. Manages the capital equipment planning process and acts as a liaison to the Home Office Supply Chain department.

Adminsters, directs, and oversees all Supply Chain POU Automation systems for Mercy Health system. Provides internal consulting guidance to system and market Supply Chain and Clinical leaders to optimize workflows, operations, staffing, and technology to take full strategic advantage of POU automation solutions.


Contract Administration:Responsible for contract optimization, to include: administering Request for Proposals (WP's), negotiations and implementation of local (and/or) regional agreements (in collaboration with the VP, Contracting for Catholic Health Partners and the region's senior leadership. Provides direct oversight of contract conversions/implementationactivities. Directs activities related to product standardization, stock keeping unit (SKU) reductions and contract compliance.

Capital Equipment: Coordinates all capital equipment activity for the region , including collaboration with Facilities Management, Home Office Capital Resource Manager and other service-line stakeholders in advance of purchase commitments. Secures budgetary quotes from respective vendors (in collaboration with the CHP Capital Equipment Manager and the region's Finance Capital Team).

Construction and Equipment Planning:Must be able to provide logistics support for small, medium and large-scale construction projects. Responsibilities include interaction with equipment planners and architects as necessary and adherence to CHP's equipment, supply and service standards.

Must be able to provide logistics support such as equipment staging, placement and disposal as required. Actively supports CHP Diversity Program in the construction projects.

Inventory Management:Provides direct or indirect oversight for inventory management, par management and order fulfillment/replenishment of allmajor service-line areas, to include, but not limited to: General Stores, Surgical Services, Cath Lab, Radiology, Interventional Radiology, Medical/Surgical Floors, Laundry & Linen, Forms.

Including reporting inventory dollar values for all official inventory locations. Evalluate and implement automation where feasible,

Logistics and Operations:Responsible for oversight of operational activities such as: timely and accurate shipping and receiving, pick, pack, ship, put away activities, systems maintenance in supply chain information systems (PMM). Leads process improvement teams using LEAN, 6-Sigma, and other PI methods in order to streamline operations and manage an effective/efficient supply-chain. Works closely with Purchasing and Accounts Payable (SSO) , ensuring that procure-to-pay transactions are uninterrupted.

Cost Management and Value Analysis:Provides internal consulting guidance to service line leaders related to expense management strategies, performing moderate and advanced cost analysis in conjunction with Home Office Finance and local decision support departments. Leads, facilitates and coordinates all aspects of value analysis activities, coordinating trials and evaluating new products/technologies before they become standard of care.

Performs utilization and waste studies ensuring products and services are clinically effective. Leads in decision making processes where dual contract arrangement exist. Works closely with VP of Performance Management on budgets, and savings opportunities

Regulatory & Environmental: Ensures vendor compliance to hospital policies, administers recall actions in collaboration with Risk Management. Ensures proper supply levels are available for thorough disaster preparedness and business continuity plans.

Personnel Management:Provides leadership and direction for all accountable associates

(direct, indirect, and middle management), ensuring all levels of the organization are aligned and supportive of the goals and objectives of each hospital as well as those at the CHP level. Also provides leadership for vendor management system (Vendorrmate).

Other Duties : All other duties necessary to support a "customer focused " supply chain function in the region..

Supply Chain POU Automation: Provides internal consulting guidance to system and market Supply Chain and clinical leaders on the implemenation, operations, and maintenance of Supply Chain POU Automation systems.

Directs and oversees all Supply Chain POU Automation systems throughout the system. Serves as project lead for implementation of Supply Chain POU Automation systems in all markets. Works closely with system and market Supply Chain and Clinical leaders to optimize staffing, workflow, and department operations to take full strategic advantage of techology solutions. Works closely with IT on system implementations, system interfaces, and data/networking solutions.

Team Building: Works closely with system and market leaders to build a market team capable of implementing, using, and maintaining a Supply Chain POU Automation system, while providing strategic leadership and oversight to all markets on Supply Chain POU Automation systems.


Must be able to develop & execute strategies that provide a direct impact to the financial statement of the organization.

Must possess strong interpersonal skills and be able to positively influence senior leaders,

physicians and work teams.

Must be able to drive change though data and metrics that positively effect the efficiency of the operation and/or bottom line.

Must be able to create a compelling vision and develop an effective cost management infrastructure to achieve results for the Ministry

Must possess a comprehensive knowledge of industry-associated supply chain management, accounts payable and financial analysis acumen as normally obtained through a Bachelors degree in Business Administration, Finance, or related filed. MBA preferred.

Must be able to identify, embrace and lead change within the respective Ministry Organization at all levels.

Must possess a comprehensive knowledge of point-of-use systems, supply chain automation systems, supply chain MMIS systems, and various clinical documentation and registration systems.

Must possess a working knowledge of various IT-related competencies including, interfacing, networking, and database design and structure.

Must possess strong LEAN, 6-Sigma, project management and change management skills.


Physical: Must be able to be self-directed, organize work priorities, multi-task as business needs change.

Travel: May require travel to support the region's supply chain activities.


  • A Bachelor's Degree from a recognized college or university in Business Administration, Healthcare Administration, or a closely related field is preferred.

  • Five years of progressively responsible work experience within a healthcare materials or supply chain management, including supervisory experience, is required.

  • Comprehensive knowledge of materials management information system encompassing purchasing, inventory control, par supply management, receiving, and POU systems.

  • Ability to apply management engineering concepts such as time studies.

  • Knowledge and the ability to apply financial, quality and productivity documentation standards.

  • Ability to work independently or under only general direction on complex personnel, customer service, and performance problems involving all phases of the supply chain operation.

  • Superior written and verbal communication skills to effectively influence and interact with all levels of the organization.

  • Strong analytical skills, multi-tasking and follow-through.

  • Must be able and willing to effectively address subordinate performance.

  • Must be able to travel to assigned facilities and Corporate locations.


Full-time, 40 hours per week, days, 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.


Equal Employment Opportunity

It is our policy to abide by all Federal and State laws, as well as, the requirements of 41 CFR 60-1.4(a), 60-300.5(a) and 60-741.5(a), prohibiting discrimination against qualified individuals based on their status as protected veterans or individuals with disabilities, and prohibiting discrimination against all individuals based on their race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, or national origin.

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Regional Director Supply Chain

Mercy Health