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Project Manager III

Project Manager III

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Position Type 
Full Time
GPO Operations &Contract Admin
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

The Project Manager III serves within the Resource Optimization & Innovation (ROi) organization. The Project Manager III is accountable for participating in, leading, and directing technology implementations, process improvement and sourcing projects for ROi. The Project Manager III is able to operate independently at all levels of the organization. Project Manager III is accountable for the execution of the project plan, and budget, as well as providing dotted and/or straight-line management to the project team. The Project Manager III will address business and technical problems presented by key project stakeholders, develop risk mitigation strategies, project requirements, estimates, schedules, budgets and resource plans. Incumbent performs duties and responsibilities in a manner consistent with our mission, values, and Mercy Service Standards.


Working independently, the Project Manager III, will manage and coordinate various short and long term projects/programs including gathering requirements, developing scope, facilitate the development of appropriate solutions, plan/schedule meetings, generate financial estimates (as applicable), capacity and demand planning and prioritize the work based on pre-defined criteria.


Pre-Commit Projects- In coordination with the sourcing team, coordinate and document all work as it relates to pre-commit categories and live bidding events.  This includes potential engagement with customers and/or suppliers.


Systems/data- Coordinate the identification, justification, design, and implementation of systems and data flow between parties within ROi


Process Improvement Projects- With the direction of sourcing and sourcing operations leadership manage projects to make sourcing and operational work more efficient and effective.  Develop metrics to measure progress against improvement recommendations.  


SOP Development- Work with applicable to stakeholders within sourcing and sourcing operations to develop and maintain SOPs and Standard Work.


Reporting- Responsible for maintaining status reports and project metrics. Present status updates and reports to Executive leadership and Project participants within ROi. 



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:


Education: Bachelor's Degree in Business or Engineering



  • With project planning, scheduling, project coordination, and experience presenting to peers and members of leadership.
  • Two years of progressive supply chain experience, to include purchasing, contracting, and materials management


  • Ability to speak and present project updates effectively before groups of co-workers.
  • Demonstrated ability to be collaborative and work in a team environment with diverse group of clinical and non-clinical personnel
  • Energetic and demonstrated ability to be self-driven.
  • Demonstrates a desire for continuous improvement & quality
  • Strong understanding of problem-solving and decision-making approaches.
  • Ability to interpret and analyze large volumes data
  • Ability to influence others without formal authority.
  • Knowledge of work area and needs of internal and external customers.
  • Good listening skills, can look at a project from other’s point of view.
  • Shares responsibility in the content, impact and success of a project.
  • Understanding of how a project will impact the organization financially
  • Ability to manage multiple, complex tasks simultaneously
  • Knowledge of functionality and use of healthcare related products.
  • Proficient with software products regularly used by the organization, but not limited to: Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Word, Microsoft Project, Visio, Microsoft Outlook, Microsoft PowerPoint, Lawson Supply chain,, Mercy Insight (powered by Business Object and/or Cognos).

Preferred Education: Advanced degree highly preferred 

Preferred Certifications: PMI Certification


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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