Ascension Health Critical Products Manager in Aurora, Illinois

Job ID: 257894

Critical Products Manager

Aurora, Illinois


Additional Job Information

Title: Critical Products Manager

City, State: Aurora, IL

Location: Mercy Medical Center Aurora

Department: Supply Chain Admin

Additional Job Details: FT Days

About Us

The Resource Group, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Ascension, is a business transformation services organization that specializes in non-payroll spend management. Through the Integrated Change Management Model, The Resource Group delivers value through change management, operations and logistics, sourcing and contracting, analytics, and continuous process improvement.

This model challenges the status quo by:

  • Developing an innovative new approach to contracting, where practicing caregivers from our Participants guide all decision-making, and products and services are contracted for based on attributes rather than brand preference

  • Standardizing and optimizing operations and logistics by closing warehouses, improving inventory management, and improving operational key performance indicators

  • Elevating resource and supply management from the basement to the boardroom by recruiting top talent from a multitude of industries beyond healthcare

The collective implementation of these components has delivered over $1 billion in annual savings, improving Ascension's Supply Expense as a percent of Net Patient Service Revenue from a baseline of 19.6% in FY2007 to 15.5% in FY2017.

This success enabled The Resource Group to expand outside of Ascension to serve all healthcare systems looking to decrease non-payroll expenses and increase operational efficiencies. Today, The Resource Group serves 2,500 locations including 160 acute care hospitals across 24 states and Washington D.C.

Job Description

Job Summary:

The Critical Products Manager manages the process related to procuring critical products and high volume clinical items.


  • Ensures that all services and activities regarding critical high volume supplies are planned, implemented, maintained and evaluated.

  • Works collaboratively with Supply Chain and Health Ministries to ensure alignment and achievement of goals.

  • Coordinates trials and introduction of new supplies.

  • Provides project management for product conversions within the organization.

  • Works collaboratively with clinical and non-clinical stakeholders on local and national implementations to ensure achievement of hospital and Ascension Health goals.

  • Liaison between end-users of critical supply items clinical or non-clinical.

  • Responsible for appropriate procurement and use of critical high volume supplies and equipment based on Decision Team and financial analyses within the critical supply area.

  • Coordinates trials, training and introduction of new critical supplies and services with staff and physicians.

  • Leads cost reduction strategies with the critical supply areas that engage physicians, clinicians, and administration.

  • Collaborates with nurses and physicians and other hospital departments as needed.



  • A Bachelor’s degree (BA/BS) in related field from four year college or university is required.

  • Bachelor’s degree in business or nursing-related field preferred.

Work Experience:

  • Three to five years of clinical experience in surgery or other patient care units.

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