Client Advocate

Owens & Minor   •  

Columbus, OH

Industry: Education


8 - 10 years

Posted 179 days ago

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Develops a relationship with customer(s) through the Integrated Program offering.  Manages the day to day needs of the client and works withinternal teams to quickly resolve issues.  Works with the sales team to present program opportunities to ensure the customer's satisfaction and potentially increase sales opportunities. Trains end users on Owens & Minor technology. This role is the liaison between the customer end user and both Operations & Sales within Owens & Minor.


1.       Manages day-to-day relationships with customer to ensure customer satisfaction with service from Owens & Minor.

2.       Manages customer's contract compliance through formulary management.

3.       Identifies opportunities to offer Owens & Minor products and Services, coordinates with Sales on appropriate offerings.

4.       Ensures compliance to all terms and conditions of the distributioncontract with Owens & Minor.

5.       Resolves pricing issues and delegates to the appropriate department for resolution.

6.       Works with sales to communicate customer's corporate initiatives and engages sales team when appropriate.

7.       Delegates customer service actions required to the Service Teams as appropriate.

8.       Provides customer training on Owens & Minor website and ordering platform.

9.       Manages formulary issues and works with customer on SKU rationalization.

10.   Manages issues with manufacturers for resolution.

11.   Interfaces with Implementation Manager to ensure account set up and any on-going concerns are addressed.

12.   Works with the customer to ensure their policies and procedures are communicated to end users.

13.   Collaborates with Owens & Minor Operations teams to facilitate the resolution of day-to-day issues.

14.   Manages projects for client product conversions.

15.   Attends monthly/quarterly client meeting to present sales metrics and savings opportunities.


1.      Performs additional duties as directed.



  • Bachelor's Degree required; Master's Degree preferred
  • Eight plus years of applicable experience
  • In depth knowledge of best implementation practices and client relationship strategies


  • Must possess effective verbal and written communication skills with the ability to communicate with multiple audiences, including senior management, corporate and distribution center teammates
  • Proven project management experience
  • Able to manage geographically dispersed teams
  • Experience working with many and varied third party vendors
  • Demonstrated analytical skills including the ability to make and act on decisions with limited information
  • Ability to manage large teams across multiple operational related disciplines
  • Experience in development processes including requirements gathering and analysis design, selection of tools and technologies, release and version control, testing methodologies and deployment management
  • Demonstrated negotiation, persuasion and conflict management skills; proven ability to serve as champion for multiple projects simultaneously
  • Ability to identify opportunities that lead to operational improvements and/or savings
  • Self-starter with a sense of urgency, ability to work independently and in a team setting involving multiple departments, partners, and business processes