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

Date Posted: 7/18/2018

Job Snapshot

Job Description

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.



ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS:

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.



SUPPLEMENTAL JOB FUNCTIONS:

           Performs additional duties as directed.

EQUIPMENT, TOOLS AND WORK AIDS:

            General office equipment.     

WORKING CONDITIONS AND ENVIRONMENTAL HAZARDS:

            Inside working conditions.

            No environmental hazards indicated for this classification.

 

STRENGTH REQUIREMENT:

Sedentary Work:  Exerting up to 10 pounds of force occasionally and/or a negligible amount of force frequently or constantly to lift, carry, push, pull or otherwise move objects, including the human body.  Sedentary work involves sitting most of the time, but may involve walking or standing for brief periods of time.  Jobs are sedentary if walking and standing are required only occasionally and all other sedentary criteria are met.

 

TYPE OF PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS:

Acuity, near

Clarity of vision at 20 inches or less.

            Accommodation

Adjustment of lens of eye to bring an object into sharp focus.  This item is especially important when doing near‑point work at varying distances from eye.

            Talking

Expressing or exchanging ideas by means of the spoken word.  Talking is important for those activities in which employees must impart oral information to clients or to the public, and in those activities in which they must convey detailed or important spoken instructions to other employees accurately, loudly, or quickly.

            Hearing

Perceiving the nature of sounds.  Hearing is important for those activities which require ability to receive detailed information through oral communication, and to make fine discriminations in sound, such as when making fine adjustments on running engines. 

QUALIFICATIONS:

 

A.        EDUCATION & FORMAL TRAINING:

            Four year college or university degree required.

B.        WORK EXPERIENCE:

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

C.        KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS & ABILITIES:

Ability to work independently and in a group

Ability to organize work and direct that of others

Excellent oral and written communication skills

Effective negotiating skills

Basic knowledge of the medical-surgical business

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

Demonstrated project management skills

Detail oriented with strong planning and organizational skills

Ability to manage multiple initiatives or projects simultaneously under tight timelines

Ability to analyze data, draw conclusions and make recommendations

Proficient in Word, Excel and PowerPoint and familiar with MS Access

 Ability to interface with all levels in an organization

Strong customer service skills



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