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Contract Design Manager

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Contract Design Manager 

Chicago, IL

Do you have a passion for identifying and developing national and regional strategies for contracting and procurement? We are looking for YOU!

Why Join Ascension?

The Resource Group is a business transformation services organization that specializes in non-payroll spend management. Through its User-Directed Integrated Solutions, The Resource Group transforms the resource and supply function delivering value through Operations and Logistics Optimization, Strategic Sourcing, and Change Management. Although it specializes in these areas, as its core, The Resource Group is rooted in the ideals of hospitality and believes that success is measured by the satisfaction of the customer. The Resource Group started as a Solution of Ascension, its success has allowed it to expand and serve various healthcare systems looking to decrease non-payroll expenses and increase operational efficiencies. Today, The Resource Group serves over 2,500 locations including over 165 acute care hospitals across 21 states and Washington D.C.

The Resource Group is part of Ascension, a faith-based healthcare organization dedicated to transformation through innovation across the continuum of care. As one of the leading non-profit and Catholic health systems in the U.S., Ascension is committed to delivering compassionate, personalized care to all, especially to those most in need.  In FY2018, Ascension provided nearly $2 billion in care of persons living in poverty and other community benefit programs.

What You Will Do

As a Contract Design Manager with The Resource Group, you will have the opportunity to manage the identification and development of national and regional strategies for contracting and procurement of supplies, instruments, services and equipment, focusing efforts in a specified area.

You Will:

  • Engage end-users, Ascension Technologies, and The Resource Group leaders to document solution attributes for the development of contracts that meet stakeholder needs
  • Collect and coordinate expert guidance and market research within contract categories to assist in solution development for Decision Teams, or user groups, to make informed contracting decisions
  • Coordinate communications, agendas, and follow-ups with Decision Teams as needed to meet objectives
  • Facilitate communication of clinically or operationally relevant information such as related product recalls/alerts, contract announcements and other communication strategies
  • Work collaboratively with Sourcing counterparts to form category negotiation strategies and report regularly to senior leadership on key contracting metrics
  • Mitigate supplier issue escalations from Vendor Management
  • Provide contract guidance and direction on assigned contracts
  • Develop agents to perform contracting duties

What You Will Need


  • Bachelor's degree required

Work Experience:

  • 3 years of experience required
  • 5 years of experience preferred
  • 2 years of leadership or management experience preferred.

Equal Employment Opportunity

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Please note that Ascension will make an offer of employment only to individuals who have applied for a position using our official application. Be on alert for possible fraudulent offers of employment. Ascension will not solicit money or banking information from applicants.

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Job ID: 346377
Category: Supply Chain Management
Facility: MOSTL The Resource Group
Ministry: Ascension
Location: Chicago, IL

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