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Sourcing Manager

Req #:  110906
Facility:  Support Centers
Department:  Materials Management/Supply Chain
City:  Downers Grove
Posting Budget Status:  Day
Shift Type:  Full Time - Permanent
Posting FTE:  1

Advocate Health Care, the largest health system in Illinois and one of the largest health care providers in the Midwest. Our Corporate Support & Operations Services are equally committed to advancing Advocate's goal of building lifelong relationships with patients by delivering the best health outcomes and highest level of service through an integrated approach to care and wellness.

To provide Advocate Aurora Health with the best value in terms of appropriate quality and cost of products and services purchased. Creates ongoing collaboration within assigned service lines to include optimizing vendors, product mix and obtaining overall best value for all sites, including but not limited to cost reductions, standardization/utilization and clinical/operational outcome improvement.


  • Responsible for articulating Advocate Aurora Health's Supply Chain strategies and the rational for those strategies within the consolidated Supply Chain Department and Advocate Aurora Health Care facilities.
  • Responsible for creating strategies to bring non~contracted products and services under contract and assuring best contract coverage for assigned categories.
  • Responsible for communicating with distribution, vendors, individual facilities, and specific departments in order to implement approved conversions for products and/or services.
  • Works closely with service line leaders to identify standardization opportunities and product/service evaluations. Initiate negotiations, extensions or terminations of agreements with suppliers, manufacturers, service providers, and equipment providers.
  • Activates GPO contracts when those contracts align with categories' strategies. Consult with GPO staff for guidance and insights. Understand GPO relationship and the benefits of using GPO contracts.
  • Stays current on assigned service line / category related market conditions, new products, technology and changes educates physicians, clinical leaders and staff on changes
  • Develops and implements consistent tools and processes to communicate and measure strategic sourcing activities across the organization
  • Consults with Legal on contractual issues concerning proper legal terms and conditions. Ensuring all other relevant departments' evaluations of contracts are triggered (IT, Data Security, etc.) which can vary by contract type.


Position Requirements:

  • Bachelor degree in Business or Equivalent
  • Field of Study (if applicable): None
  • Years of Experience: 5~7
  • Prefer strategic sourcing products/services background A.Contracting, Procurement and Product Standardization
  • Has the ability to create strategies and work with service line leaders to bring non~contracted products and services under contract, standardizing and assuring best contract coverage for assigned categories.
  • Expense Reduction: Contributes toward the annual organizational cost savings / supply expense reduction goal(s). Utilize data analytics from a variety of resources both internally and externally, including industry research, advanced market analytics, national benchmarking, cost per case, and service line quality measures to ensure competitive value return for incurred cost.
  • Contract Management: Drafts, negotiates, and manages contracts keeps current with agreements throughout duration, ensuring that facilities are informed about performance requirements and any relevant changes.
  • Supplier Relations: Actively works with Suppliers and assists with and respond to issues in a timely, professional manner.
  • Supplier Diversity: Supports the supplier diversity goals for the consolidated Supply Chain Department.

About Advocate Health Care


Advocate Health Care, named among the nation’s Top 5 large health systems based on quality by Truven Analytics, is the largest health system in Illinois and one of the largest health care providers in the Midwest. Advocate operates more than 250 sites of care, including 12 hospitals that encompass 11 acute care hospitals, the state’s largest integrated children’s network, the state’s largest emergency and Level I trauma network, one of the area’s largest home health care companies, and the region’s largest medical group. Advocate Health Care has 4 teaching hospitals and is a not-for-profit, mission-based health system affiliated with the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America and the United Church of Christ.

Nearest Major Market: Chicago