Sourcing Operations Specialist
Allina Health System - Minneapolis, MN

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Allina Health is a not-for-profit system of hospitals, clinics and other health care services with more than 23,500 employees, 5,000 physicians and 2,500 volunteers dedicated to meeting the lifelong health care needs of patients and communities throughout Minnesota and western Wisconsin. Allina is a vibrant, growing organization with opportunities to suit your professional skills and a diverse work environment to match your specific interests. We believe employees are our greatest asset and are dedicated to helping you develop and maximize your professional skills.

Allina Commons is the Minneapolis-based headquarters of Allina Health, a not-for-profit health care organization serving patients and communities. Approximately 1,600 corporate and administrative service employees work at offices within Midtown Exchange, site of the historic Sears retail complex at Chicago Avenue and E. Lake Street. This community landmark, adjacent to the campus of Allina's Abbott Northwestern Hospital, is the second largest building in Minnesota and includes offices, an internationally themed public market and residential units.

  • With expert understanding of sourcing team deliverables, continually assess existing practices for efficiency and effectiveness, identifying opportunities for improved work load balancing, prioritization, and resource allocation
  • Lead cross functional teams for the development of common workflow, policies and procedure
  • Support portfolio teams in the development and monitoring of project plans and timelines
  • Expiring contract calendars
  • Modality assessment calendars
  • Equipment Service Vendor Management Activities
  • Develop and oversee strategic supplier performance management program
  • Develop and implement methods to measure end-user satisfaction and solicit end-user insight/recommendations to improve processes and deliverable
  • Other projects and duties as assigned
  • Act as Sourcing team representative on the Allina Lawson Operations Team (A LOT)
  • Develop and monitor appropriate qualitative and quantitative metrics to measure progress toward goals, productivity and throughput.
  • Develop data management tools (or develop expertise to use existing data management tools) to improve accuracy, efficiency, and overall effectiveness
  • Establish staff training opportunities, develop training tools/documents, lead training activities and evaluate staff proficiency in tactical skills
  • on-line bid tools to support faster contract cycles
  • “New Product Request” (NPR) for physician preference items
  • Stream-lined nursing product evaluation forums and processes


Education, Experience & Skills:
  • Bachelors degree in business, healthcare, or related field
  • Minimum 3 years previous supervisory experience preferred
  • Proven ability to lead and manage people and projects
  • Excellent communication skills (written, oral and presentation)
  • Excellent technical writing skills
  • Excellent problem solving skills
  • Effective time management and organizational skills
  • High level of aptitude and demonstrated success in the field of process improvement
  • High level of aptitude in spreadsheets, databases, reporting/analytics, and presentation software
  • Demonstrated success in developing and implementing process improvements
  • Supply Chain Management/Purchasing experience desired
  • ERP system experience, preferable Lawson software, desired

Pay,Benefits, & Work Schedule
  • Full time position 40 hours per week
  • Day hours 8A-5P
  • Non Contract

Location/Community Information

Minneapolis boasts being both cosmopolitan yet small enough that you can find a place to call home whether on a lake, golf course, or in an adjoining suburb. With the fast pace of activity there are professional sports, theater, or enough parks for a quiet walk. The area has numerous schools and colleges, both public or private, and enough teams for all weekend athletes to join.
  • Located in Minneapolis
  • Population = 380,000
  • Service Area = 2,882,245
Community Resource Links:

Community Information School Digger

Explore Minnesota MN Dept of Education

Minneapolis St. Paul Magazine St. Paul Pioneer Press

Twin Cities Living Magazine Star Tribune

Closing Statement

If you are interested in becoming part of our award winning team of professionals, please apply online today. Allina Health is committed to providing Equal Employment Opportunities to all employees and applicants. EEO / AA

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Overview: Allina Health is a not-for-profit system of hospitals, clinics and other health care services with more than 23,500 employees,...