The American Hospital Association (AHA) is a national organization that represents and serves all types of hospitals, health care networks, and their patients and communities. We are currently seeking a Director of Supply Chain for the Association for Health Care Resource & Materials Management (AHRMM) based in our downtown Chicago office.
The Association for Health Care Resource & Materials Management (AHRMM) of the American Hospital Association is the leading membership group for health care supply chain professionals. AHRMM strives to advance health care through supply chain excellence by providing education, leadership, and advocacy necessary for its members to remain at the top of their field. With more than 4,300 members, AHRMM offers numerous opportunities for professionals to reach their highest potential and grow their network.
Stays current on key issues faced by the membership and identifies and recommends professional development and resources needed by the membership. Develops new content as the basis for AHRMM programs, products and services, or supplemental content to enhance the value of an established offering, as needed.
Serves as an internal content consultant for all AHRMM staff and select volunteer task forces, particularly with respect to the development of educational programs, and including marketing and communications initiatives, publications and other products and services. Provides feedback on committee project plans. Provides input and guidance (through both personal knowledge and research) on new and existing content and messaging to ensure that AHRMM's programs, products and services are timely, relevant and of high quality, particularly those that are new, being significantly redesigned or are large in scope.
Leads AHRMM advocacy activities including developing and disseminating position and advisory statements as well as recommended practices on key supply chain issues to both external and membership audiences. Serves as a staff liaison to AHA Policy Group, Issues & Legislative Committee and other related Committees and Task Forces, and counterparts in other health care professional organizations.
Partners with the Executive Director and other staff members to frame strategic issues for Board discussion, as needed. Also assists the Executive Director in developing the Association’s strategy map and budget related to all responsibilities. Serves as a key content resource, and may lead the development and implementation of certain strategic initiatives, as assigned.
Maintains an up-to-date knowledge of the changes affecting the health care field, and builds and institutionalizes the organization's professional network. Supports the Executive Director in representing AHRMM to external organizations.
Manages AHRMM's research agenda and related projects, working with member task forces/committees, outsourced researchers and academic institutions. Represents AHRMM on health care supply chain research initiatives with external organizations and academic institutions.
Directs and oversees development and implementation of AHRMM initiatives including the Cost. Quality, and Outcomes (CQO) program, the Clinically Integrated Supply Chain and the Learning UDI Community.
Works collaboratively with the AHRMM Education staff on innovative ideas and product development, as needed.
Manages two direct reports; Education Senior Specialist and the Education Specialist in the development and delivery of educational programs. Recruits, trains, coaches and manages their role in the content development process.
Performs other duties as assigned by supervisor.
Bachelor's degree in Health care Supply Chain, Advanced degree preferred.
7-10 years experience with minimum 7 years of experience in health care supply chain or health care management.
Must be familiar with health care supply chain management and evolving issues in the field.
Intermediate computer and Microsoft Office (Outlook, Excel, Word, PowerPoint).
Abilities Required: The successful candidate will prefer to work in a collaborative environment; strong interpersonal skills and the ability to establish rapport are key. The position requires strong communication skills (written, verbal and presentation) and the ability to think strategically. The ability to synthesize information and distill into an end product is critical. The candidate should be comfortable with ambiguity and able to be flexible as situations and circumstances require. The role will often serve as the ambassador of AHRMM and the profession; the highest level of professionalism is expected.
10-30% travel required.
We offer an excellent total compensation package, which includes medical/dental coverage (PPO/HMO), vision care, life insurance, short and long-term disability plans, 401(k), tuition reimbursement, paid vacation/holidays/sick days, wellness programs and more!
The American Hospital Association (AHA) is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We evaluate qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, veteran status, and other legally protected characteristics. We will provide reasonable accommodation for individuals protected by Section 503 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, the Vietnam Era Veterans' Readjustment Assistance Act of 1974 and Title I of the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990. If, because of a medical condition or disability, you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the employment process, please call (312) 422-3000 and ask for the Director, Human Resources and let us know the nature of your request and your contact information.
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