Mercy Health

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Senior Category Manager

Senior Category Manager

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Position Type 
Full Time
Clinical 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



Provide leadership, project management and expertise for a portfolio of Group Purchasing Agreements. Negotiate and implement Agreements primarily focused on Clinical Services area (Pharmacy,Radiology,Radiation Oncology) to include equipment, supplies or services purchased from the appropriate discipline. Efforts are focused on maximizing quality and service while achieving standardization, maximizing value and performance improvement.




Develops, negotiates, and manages a clinical services contract portfolio of national group purchasing contracts focusing on maximizing service and quality, minimizing cost, and integrating department goals with system objectives related to the acquisition of products and services. Develops the project management for currently non-contracted opportunities for cost efficiency and performance improvement. Works collaboratively with the key stakeholders and other corporate departments to execute contracts based on clinical, functional and cost management needs. Communicates with the ROI Operations and Revenue Management Team to coordinate the implementation of contracts and the management of resulting savings and revenue. Conducts quarterly or semi-annual business reviews as appropriate with vendor partners on existing contracts. Performs all work in accordance with the mission and values of 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 related field 

Experience: Three years of contract development/management experience with a strong emphasis in the Clinical Services area (Pharmacy,Radiology and Radiation Oncology as appropriate)


  • Proven contract negotiation skills
  • Proficiency with business software tools including Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint.
  • Financial acumen coupled with detail orientation
  • Ability to work collaboratively with diverse groups
  • Strong skills in consensus building -Excellent oral, written and presentation skills
  • Ability to travel up to 20% of the time

Preferred Qualification

  • ARRT registered

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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