Mercy Health

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Category Manager

Category Manager

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Position Type 
Full Time
Support Services Contracting
US-MO-Saint Louis

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We’re a Little Different


Our mission is clear. We bring to life a healing ministry through our compassionate care and exceptional service.  


We don’t believe in jobs at Mercy, we believe in careers that match the unique gifts of unique individuals; careers that not only make the most of your skills and talents, but also your heart.


At Mercy, you’ll feel our supportive community every step of your day, especially the tough ones. We’re a team and love working that way. That team is expanding, and we currently have exceptional opportunities to help our communities grow.

Responsibilities and Qualifications

ROi is looking for a high performing member with prior experience in actively managing and sourcing a contract portfolio consisting of healthcare services and products. 

Category Manager Responsibilities include:

  • End to end project management, including: defining category strategy, engaging with ROi Members, interpreting data, understanding category market, sourcing, negotiations, and implementation
  • Optimize current contracts within the portfolio by driving savings for ROi Members
  • Continual Member facing communication to drive compliance and development towards current contracts as well as promoting newly signed contracts to Members
  • Actively seek new opportunities for contract coverage by using available data and collaborating with ROi Members
  • Lead negotiation meetings
  • Resolve supplier and Member concerns
  • Achieve and grow the targeted revenue for the portfolio and contracts assigned
  • Lead standing and Ad-Hoc Service Lines to understand ROi Member needs and help drive compliance
  • Possibility for 1-3 direct reports
  • Identify gaps and opportunities within ROi’s current contract portfolio


Because you’re committed to excellence, you understand the importance of being properly prepared for your role at Mercy. That’s why you’ll bring to your role the right set of qualifications:

  • Required Education - Bachelor's degree
  • Required Experience - 2 to 5 years of relevant experience in a product management, business development, and contract management.
  • Other Skills & Knowledge –
    • Prior experience in healthcare environment
    • Experience presenting to customer and C suite level professionals
    • Contract negotiation experience
    • Proficient in interpreting data and analytic
  • Preferred Education – Master’s degree in Business or Health Administration (or currently/will complete within 3 years)
  • Preferred Previous leadership experience in both projects and people
  • Preferred Sales experience highly desirable


We’ll Support You at Work and Home


Our foundations are built on dignity and respect. Modern Healthcare Magazine named us as a “top 100 places to work.” We go out of our way to help people feel welcomed. We offer day-one comprehensive health, vision and dental coverage, PTO, and employer-matched retirement funds, even to part-time employees. We’re proud to provide tuition reimbursement to help you grow and learn new skills.


What Makes a Good Match for Mercy


Compassion and professionalism go hand-in-hand with us, along with exceptional quality care. Having a positive outlook and a strong sense of advocacy is in perfect step with our mission and vision. We’re also collaborative and are not afraid to do a little extra to deliver excellent care – that’s just part of our commitment. If that sounds like a fit for you as well, we encourage you to apply.

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