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Ascension Health Manager, Critical Products in Milwaukee, Wisconsin

We Are Hiring

We're hiring a Manager, Critical Products

8 AM - 4:30 PM Monday - Friday

What You Will Do

This role falls within The Resource Group's Strategic Sourcing Solution. The Strategic Sourcing Solution is a discipline-based model that uses collaboration to deliver savings and end-user satisfaction. Instead of contracting for resources and supplies end-users may or may not want to use, communities within The Resource Group's Strategic Sourcing Solution take a different approach and focus contracting for the supplies and services that meet the criteria determined by caregivers.

The Critical Products Manager role is perfect for clinicians looking to move into the business side of healthcare.

Critical Products Managers are part of The Resource Group Field Teams (Value Realization Teams) and as such you will work alongside your local Resource Group team and clinical contacts to ensure goals and end-user needs are being met. As a Critical Products Manager, you will produce solutions for the myriad challenges that occur in hospitals. You will implement contract strategies through your honed communication, planning, coordination, and engagement skills to maximize value and enhance clinician satisfaction. Key to your success will be developing local clinical relationships to influence contract compliance, coordinate in-servicing, and address any end-user concerns or questions.


  • Develop relationships with local clinical staff and leadership to aid in implementation of new contracted products and services

  • Lead all product conversions to new contracted items, this includes but is not limited to clinical engagement, education, and serving as the subject matter experts for new products

  • Proactively identify and implement local product savings opportunities

  • Escalate contracted product and service issues as needed

  • Lead local Decision Teams to determine any local products (specialty) needs

  • Coordinate local product needs with your local Operations counterparts

  • Aid in the support of product backorder and recall management, local savings opportunities, and reprocessing management

  • Understand and enforce the Vendor Access Policy(ies)

  • Work with National Training Coordinator to conduct new product trials, training, and introduction of new critical supplies and services with staff and physicians

What You Will Need


  • High school diploma/GED with 2 years of experience, or Associate's degree, or Bachelor's degree required.

  • Bachelor's degree HIGHLY preferred.

  • Clinical Degree preferred (BSN, RT, PT, etc).

Work Experience:

  • 3 years of experience required.

  • 5 years of experience preferred.

  • 1 year of leadership or management experience preferred.

Additional Preferences

Why Join Our Team

Ascension is a faith-based healthcare organization dedicated to transformation through innovation across the continuum of care. As one of the leading non-profit and Catholic health systems in the U.S., Ascension is committed to delivering compassionate, personalized care to all. In FY2020, Ascension provided $2.4 billion in care of persons living in poverty and other community benefit programs. Ascension includes more than 160,000 associates and 40,000 aligned providers across a national network of ministries. We offer rewarding careers across more than 2,600 sites of care – including 146 hospitals and more than 50 senior living facilities – in 19 states and the District of Columbia.

Equal Employment Opportunity Employer

Ascension is an equal opportunity employer (EEO) and affords equal opportunity to all associates and applicants without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, physical or mental disability, veteran status, genetic data, or other legally protected status.For further information regarding your EEO rights, click on the following link to the “EEO is the Law” poster:http://www.dol.gov/ofccp/regs/compliance/posters/pdf/eeopost.pdfEEO is the Law Poster SupplementPlease note that Ascension will make an offer of employment only to individuals who have applied for a position using our official application. Be on alert for possible fraudulent offers of employment. Ascension will not solicit money or banking information from applicants.

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