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Contract Design Director

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Director - Contract Design - Office Operations - Full-Time, Day - Presence St Elizabeth Hospital - Chicago, IL

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 an Associate with The Resource Group, you will have the opportunity to advance the development of contracts and pricing agreements for all non-labor related expenses that support patient care delivery.


  • Oversees the engagement of end-users, Ascension Technologies, and The Resource Group leaders in aligning contract opportunities with participant initiatives and groups which includes coordination and assessment of data, monitoring of vendor/market data, and determination of connections with clinical, technology, or operational initiatives
  • Leads the collection and coordination of market research and expert guidance to assist Decision Teams, or user groups, in solution development and contract decisions
  • Facilitates communications, agendas, and follow-up with Decision Teams
  • Helps measure and monitor cost-reduction opportunities through contract development and modifications in utilization
  • Facilitates communication of clinically, operationally, and technologically relevant information pertaining to contracts
  • Oversee team that performs the contract design function within scope of the role
  • Works collaboratively with Sourcing Director counterpart to form category negotiation strategies and report regularly to senior leadership on key contracting metrics
  • Mitigates supplier issue escalations from Vendor Management
  • Provides contract guidance and direction within assigned scope
  • All other duties as assigned

What You Will Need


  • Master's degree required.

Work Experience:

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

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Job ID: 346425
Category: Supply Chain Management
Facility: MOSTL The Resource Group
Ministry: Ascension
Location: Chicago, IL

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