Allina Health

Supply Chain - Process Improvement Manager

Minneapolis MN
May 06, 2012
May 08, 2012
Management, Warehouse
Employment Status
Full Time


Allina Hospitals & Clinics 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 Hospitals & Clinics, 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.


70% of daily work is focused around the following areas:

  • Develop, lead and manage projects utilizing Allina's project management methodology and project tools
  • Organize, plan, estimate, and schedule assigned projects and tasks
  • Mentor project team members
  • Evaluate product vendor offering and lead selection process
  • Balance resource requirements, determine project staffing needs
  • Develop, negotiate and manage any associated contracts

Other areas of focus for the role includes:

  • Responsible for forecasting, developing and managing project capital and operating budgets
  • Develop and manage Return on Investment (ROI) analysis for projects
  • Develop standards for the team to adhere to for all project deliverables
  • Develop and manage customer and vendor relationships
  • Maintain / Build relationships across business work groups
  • Facilitate the gathering of requirements and ensure customer expectations are managed
  • Develop and implement project team development
  • Support and communicate Allina's mission and values
  • Balance staffing requirements and assignments in a matrix environment



  • BA / BS preferred in business, management related field or equivalent experience


  • 1-2 years of progressively increasing SCM and/or IS project experience, with direct experience managing project teams  and implementations at multiple sites or related work experience
  • Previous leadership experience
  • 1-2 years experience with lean, six sigma, JIT, value stream mapping, adaptive design or other process improvement methodology
  • ERP experience preferred


  • Ability to lead and mentor team members, project stakeholders, and project steering committess on project priorities, issues and risks
  • Experience with developing, overseeing and managing operating and capital budgets up to a $500,000
  • Ability to develop, lead and manage small and medium sized projects utilizing common project management methodologies
  • Ability and experience in assessing, evaluating and recommending technical solutions
  • Excellent verbal, written and interpersonal communication skills
  • Strong leadership judgment and business acumen
  • Experience with customer relationship management and negotiating requirements
  • Proven ability to effectively lead meetings and direct team problem solving sessions
  • Must be able to think and work independently

Pay,Benefits, & Work Schedule

  • Full Time(40 hours per week).
  • Day shift.
  • 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 Hospitals & Clinics is committed to providing Equal Employment Opportunities to all employees and applicants. EEO / AA


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