Supply Chain Improvement Manager in Mechanicsville, VA at Owens & Minor, Inc.

Date Posted: 8/21/2019

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We Provide Solutions to Help Healthcare Work. Better.

Are you ready to be a part of the Solution?

Established in 1882, Owens & Minor is a Fortune 300 company with 50+ facilities across the US and 18,000 teammates in over 90 countries. We are a leading provider of healthcare solutions, ensuring that hospitals and healthcare providers are able to offer the best care to their patients through supply chain and point-of-care services.

We believe that our success starts with our teammates and we offer a variety of benefits.

  •  Medical, dental, and vision insurance, available on first working day
  • 401(k), eligibility after 30 days of employment
  • Employee stock purchase plan
  • Tuition reimbursement

Responsible for building business relationships with O&M Top Supplier Partners and Key Supply Chain partners (i.e. Over the Road & Less Than Load carriers, rail, freight forwarders, etc.) to identify profit enhancement opportunities and ensure supplier performance exceeds O&M standards.  This position will be responsible for delivering on specific profit enhancement dollars each year and will be the point contact for all issues (both field and home office) for the top 50 suppliers.


1.         Collaborate with Top Suppliers and Key Supply Chain partners to identify profit enhancement opportunities.  Identify value proposition for all stakeholders and gain consensus on moving forward on identified profit opportunities.

2.         Develop project plans and assign responsibilities among all stakeholders and track plan to successful implementation.

3.         Perform required analytics to ensure lowest cost to serve and negotiate with stakeholders to equitably share in the profit enhancements

4.         Point contact for all issues (both field and home office) for the top suppliers. Collaborates with other departments and Owens&Minor field personnel to identify and develop efficiencies relative to the supplier process.

5.         Point of contact with Global Supply Management to assist in providing top suppliers understanding of benefits of O&M programs

6.         Develop appropriate measurements for each supplier relationship and provide management reporting to aid in understanding actual versus goals for margin enhancement; holds Monthly updates with the field to bring them up to date on progress and improvement areas. 

7.         Proactively communicate to field vendor issues on the Top Suppliers and work with Suppliers to develop appropriate mitigation strategies.

8.        Develops, implements and maintains a Vendor Performance Program that establishes a minimum acceptable performance standard and assesses financial renumeration for less than minimum acceptable performance.  Manages the vendor appeal process and determines whether the appeal should be accepted or rejected.


           Performs additional duties as directed.




            Four year college or university degree required.


            Seven to ten years related experience, preferably in supply chain management or healthcare industry.


Effective negotiating skills

Basic knowledge of the medical-surgical business

Knowledge of the interaction between supply chain partners within the Medical Surgical industry

Ability to manage multiple initiatives or projects simultaneously under tight timelines

Ability to analyze data, draw conclusions and make recommendations

        Note: Owens & Minor is not accepting unsolicited assistance from search firms for this employment opportunity. Please, no phone calls or emails. All resumes submitted by search firms to any employee at our Company via email, the Internet, or in any form and/or method without a valid written search agreement in place for this position will be deemed the sole property of our Company. No fee will be paid in the event the candidate is hired by our Company as a result of the referral or through other means.

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