job overview

Purchasing job in Chicago, Illinois

Senior Manager of Supply Chain Systems


Aspen Dental Management, Inc. (ADMI) is one of the largest and most trusted retail healthcare business support organizations in the U.S., supporting 15,000 healthcare professionals and team members at more than 1,000 health and wellness offices across 46 states in three distinct categories: Dental care, urgent care, and medical aesthetics. Working in partnership with independent practice owners and clinicians, the team is united by a single purpose: to prove that healthcare can be better and smarter for everyone. ADMI provides a comprehensive suite of centralized business support services that power the impact of four consumer-facing businesses: Aspen Dental, ClearChoice Dental Implant Centers, WellNow Urgent Care and Chapter Aesthetic Studio. Each brand has access to a deep community of experts, tools and resources to grow their practices, and an unwavering commitment to delivering high-quality consumer healthcare experiences at scale. As a reflection of our continued growth, we have an exciting opportunity to join our Supply Chain team as Sr. Manager, Supply Chain Systems.


At Aspen Dental Management Inc., we recognize that effectively managing our supply base is integral in our ability to deliver innovative and effective services to the practices that we support across the country. In this transformational role, the Senior Manager of Supply Chain Systems, will be responsible for designing, implementing, and administering supply chain systems, processes, and policies for all supply chain related functions. The supply chain related functions include Purchasing, Sourcing, Inventory Management, and Logistics.  In addition, this high visibility leader will assess current processes and policies and drive continuous improvement in these areas to ensure a highly functioning supply chain.


  • Lead supply chain transformation initiative as we roll out our enterprise wide and cloud based Workday Solution to 15,000 employees across the business. Ensure that all technical and functional requirements are gathered from the appropriate stakeholders. This role will be responsible for creating new training material, administering training, data cleansing, data migration, and related activities. Once our Workday transition is complete, the lead will lead data and process governance in a post go-live environment.
  • Align and collaborate with business executives of all related functional areas to understand business strategies, needs of the business, and develop supply chain processes to drive optimal value in the procurement of goods and services.
  • Assess current state suite of technology solutions including our ERP, E-Procurement, Contract Management, TMS, Spend Analytics, Supplier Life Cycle Management, and Supplier Risk Systems. The lead will utilize industry best practices and methods to lead our digital transformation to lean out processes and drive enterprise value.
  • Act as the key liaison between the technical and functional leads to ensure requirements are met as new systems are implemented and upgrades are made to existing systems.
  • The lead will be responsible for gaining a thorough understanding of new software releases and enhancements on a periodic basis and will test accordingly prior to placing into production. Communicate enhancements to the organization and lead training on an as needed basis.
  • Develop and maintain supply chain reporting tools to give visibility into inventory, cost savings, cost fluctuations, contract life cycle, preferred item adherence, sku optimization/rationalization, sourcing spend analytics, key metrics, and ad hoc reporting.
  • Maintain library of supply chain processes and policies that align with financial, risk, information security, regulatory, business, and legal requirements. Act as key liaison with the internal audit team to assess controls and implement improvements when needed.
  • Lead cross-functional teams comprised of business managers, legal, risk management, information security, and other impacted organizations to coordinate continuous improvement activities.  The candidate will need to build and analyze financial models to evaluate proposal scenarios and present recommendations in a clear and concise format.
  • Provide regular communication to Business and Supply Chain leadership on project status, contract renewals, supply chain key metrics, and various initiatives.
  • Assist with driving adoption of company policies, purchase order utilization, e-sourcing activities, and e-procurement activities.

Minimum Education and Experience

  • supplier risk assessment, and related controls.
  • Must have strong leadership and team building skills to integrate and motivate people from different organizations to work together in achieving process objectives and project goals.
  • Must be adept at communicating with vendors and internal business partners to establish and maintain credibility for the function, while increasing service to our internal business partners - improving the quality and performance levels of the supply base to achieve the lowest total cost to the Company.
  • Ability to develop, coordinate and control multiple process and or projects, achieving on-time implementation to satisfy the operating requirements of the Company.
  • Ability to create and maintain documentation, in adherence with policy, to meet internal and external audit requirements.
  • Demonstrates excellent oral and written communication skills to convey technical information to both internal and external sources, including non-technical audiences.
  • Must have excellent oral and written communication skills to effectively and accurately convey detailed and complex information regarding contract specifications, policies and procedures to consultants/contractors and internal clients.
  • Must have experience in effectively establishing supply chain strategy and decision criteria and in bringing decisions to closure while demonstrating business acumen and good judgment.
  • Computer skills should include proficiency in MS Office including: Word, Excel and Power Point. Experience working with E-Sourcing Platforms, and Access or other database tools. Experience implementing new supply chain systems and processes with best of breed solutions is strongly desired. Experience with Workday procurement software or related is preferred.
  • Must be able to maintain a high level of customer service in a work environment of numerous competing demands, and able to comfortably interface with all levels of Management, inside & outside the organization


Educational & Experience Requirements: The successful candidate should have a bachelor's degree in Business Administration, Supply Chain Management, Information Technology, Accounting or Engineering. MBA or equivalent background is preferred. Professional purchasing certification or Lean Six-Sigma is desirable. Solid background in supply chain management, procurement, or project management with an emphasis on supply chain systems with 7+ years of related experience. Demonstrated experience implementing new processes, policies, reporting, training, systems, and continuous improvements.


Company Info: As one the largest healthcare business support organizations in the U.S., ADMI continues to build and strengthen the infrastructure, expertise and core competencies that successful healthcare practices need to accelerate their growth and fuel their success, while also giving providers the freedom to do what they do best: Care for their patients. Through organic growth and a series of strategic acquisitions, ADMI now supports more than 1,000 health and wellness offices across 45 states and in three distinct categories: Dental care, urgent care and medical aesthetics. In dentistry, ADMI supports Aspen Dental, the largest and fastest-growing branded network of dental practices in the U.S. with nearly 900 locations in 42 states, as well as ClearChoice Dental Implant Centers, leaders in fixed, full arch dental restorations for patients with missing or failing dentition, with more than 65 locations in 27 states. Collectively, the two are the largest provider of fixed and removable prosthetics in the U.S. WellNow Urgent Care now stands at more than 85 locations in four states, putting it among the top 10 urgent care providers nationwide, while more recently, the ADMI family has expanded to include the medical aesthetic category with the acquisition of the largest single med spa clinic in the U.S.


Team Overview: The ADMI Supply Chain Team has an overall objective to align with business partners to improve profitability and performance by maximizing the value of our purchased goods and services. This will assure continuous improvement in the cost effectiveness and value of services delivered, ultimately improving customer satisfaction, company financial performance, and the overall strategic position of ADMI. 


The position will report to the Senior Vice President of Supply Chain.


Available Locations

ADMI - Chicago, Illinois 60607 United States