Category Management Director - Supply Chain - Dept. Only

Avera Health   •  

Sioux Falls, SD

Less than 5 years

Posted 238 days ago

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Job Details

 Only applicants that currently work through Avera Supply Chain are eligible to apply.


JOB SUMMARY: The Category Management Director is directly responsible for all activity related to the decision making and analysis of products and services for the overall Avera Health System.    This director is a highly visible position within the system with accountability to lead, direct and execute viable strategies for an effective decision making and value analysis method, which is essential to the clinical and financial positioning of Avera Health.  This director is a strategic leader with the responsibility to ensure efficient processes are available and deployed for patient care consistent with the Avera standard of high quality, cost effectiveness and customer service.


The purpose of this position is to lead the category management selection in a way that aligns the efforts of Avera entities and clinicians to minimize variability in clinical processes, increasing quality and reduce cost. They will work directly with the Avera Service Lines to help facilitate decision making on products or services with an objective, data based view on the outcomes, total cost of ownership and quality of the products or services. 

The Category Management Director will proactively direct the organization in service-line focused, data driven, leading edge clinical value analysis processes that advance supply, technology and services optimization.  They engage hospital on-site clinical resources and physicians to review cost utilization and evidence based outcomes data, all in efforts to remove variability in clinical processes and support services and ultimately reduce costs. 

They are responsible to build relationships and execute processes designed to eliminate clinical variability, to identify and achieve reductions in supply costs, to evaluate and research requests for new technology/products, and to determine the impact on operational costs and revenue.  This position also assists with coordination of new product/technology implementation with clinical support teams and hospital supply chain operations. 



  • Bachelor's degree in business management, hospital administration or related field is required.
  • 3-5 years of related clinical, procurement, or value analysis experiencerequired
  • 3 years leadership experienced preferred
  • Advanced degree is preferred 



  • This position requires a valid driver's license and that the employee is insurable by the Avera Health automobileliability insurance carrier.