Director of Supply Chain Operations


Since 1969, OCR has been local and physician-owned with strong ties to the community. With talented, hardworking, and friendly staff, we work toward the common goal of serving residents of CO, WY, and NE with specialty-focused care. We are experiencing tremendous growth and are adding talented people in all of our locations!

Position Summary

The Director of Supply Chain Operations is responsible for leading all purchasing aspects at OCR. This includes inventory management, budgeting, vendor management and relationship development within OCR and with vendors and reps. Purchasing is essential to OCR on a day to day basis, ensuring physicians are adequately equipped to help patients and OCR staff have what is needed to perform their jobs.

To perform this job successfully, an individual must have the knowledge, skills, and abilities identified below and be able to perform each essential duty and responsibility satisfactorily, either with or without a reasonable accommodation. The below is intended to describe the general content of and requirements for the performance of this job and is not to be construed as an exhaustive statement of essential functions, responsibilities or requirements.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

The mission of the Director of Supply Chain Operations will be accomplished by (1) management of purchasing costs (2) optimizing inventory and supply chain management (3) managing purchasing contracts and vendor relations and (4) leadership for purchasing team members.

The Director of Supply Chain Operations will establish a written vision for the purchasing department. The vision will be updated yearly, shared with administration and the purchasing team, and used to guide the strategic objections and decision making of the department.

Key result area #1: Purchasing cost management

  • Data driven identification of areas for savings and improvement.
  • Understanding of purchasing budget and tracking budget versus actual spend.
  • Tracking spend by classification and analyze versus profit to identify red flag areas.
  • Timely completion of monthly items to business office for month end close.

Key result area #2: Inventory and supply chain management optimization

  • Full utilization of Envi to develop an automated inventory process with goals to improve accuracy, automate when possible and maximize visibility.
  • Par level established, reviewed as necessary and monitored regularly with input and discussion with necessary directors.
  • Optimizing storage/location of items.
  • Development of KPI’s and monthly reporting to CFO and other leadership team members as needed relative to status.

Key result area #3: Contract management and vendor relations

  • Proactive maintenance of all purchasing contracts.
  • Maintaining GPO relationship and evaluation of GPO relationship as necessary
  • List maintained of all contracts and expiration dates.
  • Fully executed copies of all contracts maintained.
  • Contracts are renewed timely and do not lapse.

Key result area #3: Team leadership

  • Develop, monitor and communicate performance metrics for team members.
  • Perform performance reviews regularly providing productive feedback and development of growth plans for team members to improve skills and competencies to empower staff to grow to their full potential.
  • Monitor team member work product for accuracy, timeliness and completeness.
  • Take appropriate corrective actions as needed; prepare and plan workload and successfully manage department responsibilities, establish priorities, demonstrate ability to adapt to changing, unusual or difficult situations.
  • Maintain and execute a personal growth plan attending meetings, seminars and/or conferences as needed to maintain a current understanding of the industry.
  • Establish strong working relationship with DON’s and physicians.
  • Addresses issues involving other departments with the respective department leaders for resolution.

Education and Experience: 

  • Bachelor’s degree is required.
  • Five or more years’ experience in purchasing ideally in the medical industry. Management experience required. Additional education may be substituted for experience.
  • Experience with GPO’s and contract management
  • Experience with Envi preferred
  • Proficient with MS Office applications

Core Competencies 

  • Planning/Organizing – Prioritizes and plans work activities; uses time efficiently; plans for additional resources; sets goals and objectives; organizes or schedules other people and their tasks; develops realistic action plans.
  • Detail orientated – Pay close attention to all of the small particulars when working on a task or project; completing task and projects with little to no errors with high quality work and accuracy; remembering important details, facts and figures
  • Process and procedure development and implementation – Complete understanding of department functions and responsibilities; identify opportunity for new or changed processes and procedures; seeking input from others; creating clear, sustainable processes; successful implementation and adherence to processes and procedures
  • Relationship Management: Excellent emotional intelligence and people skills. Demonstrated ability to build long-term, high-trust relationships with internal and external stakeholders, reps and vendors.
  • Business Acumen – Understands business implications of decisions; displays orientation to profitability; demonstrates knowledge of market and competition; aligns work with strategic goals.
  • Strategic Thinking – Develops strategies to achieve organizational goals; understands organization’s strengths & weaknesses; analyzes market and competition; identifies external threats and opportunities; adapts strategy to changing conditions.
  • Leadership – Exhibits confidence in self and others; inspires and motivates others to perform well; effectively influences actions and opinions of others; accepts feedback from others; gives appropriate recognition to others.
  • Oral and Written Communication – Speaks clearly and persuasively in positive or negative situations; listens and gets clarification; writes clearly and informatively; Edits work for spelling and grammar; Able to read and interpret written information. Ability to communicate with clients or customers.
  • Confidentiality – Excellent interpersonal skills with the ability to manage sensitive and confidential situations with tact, professionalism, and diplomacy. Adheres to HIPAA guidelines.

Independence of Action 

Work progress is monitored by supervisor/manager; follows precedents and procedures and may set priorities and organizes work within general guidelines established by supervisor/manager.

Supervisory Expectations

Directly supervises one or more employees. Carries out supervisory responsibilities in accordance with the organization’s policies and applicable laws. Responsibilities include interviewing, hiring, and training employees; planning, assigning and directing work; appraising performance; rewarding and disciplining employees; addressing complaints and resolving problems.

Travel Requirements 

Position requires acceptable motor vehicle driving history, valid and free from restrictions, and must have appropriate vehicle insurance coverage. Ability to travel between all OCR locations.

Physical Requirements

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

(The phrases “occasionally”, “regularly”, and “frequently” correspond to the following definitions: “occasionally” means up to ⅓ of working time, “regularly” means between ⅓ and ⅔ of working time, and “frequently” means ⅔ and more of working time.)

  • The work environment is the typical office environment. The employee must be able to complete their work satisfactorily in an environment where there are significant distractions, including staff, patients, and vendors walking through and conversing, telephones ringing, conversations carrying over, loud noises, and interruptions to answer questions from others.
  • While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit and use hands to finger, handle, or feel objects, tools, or controls up to 8 hours per day. The employee frequently is required to talk or hear. The employee is occasionally required to stand; walk; reach with hands and arms, and stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl.
  • The employee may occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds and should do so in a sound and safe manner. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus.

Job Type: Full-Time

Location: Fort Collins, travel to other locations required

Pay: $100,000 – $150,000/annual salary, commensurate with experience


  • Medical, Dental, Vision coverage
  • Life and AD&D Insurance
  • Short Term and Long Term Disability Insurance
  • Retirement savings and profit sharing plan participation
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Continuing Medical Education (depending on position)
  • Paid Time Off

*Benefit eligibility is dependent on employment status, and a waiting period may apply.

Orthopaedic & Spine Center of the Rockies (OCR) is an Equal Opportunity Employer and prohibits discrimination or harassment of any kind. OCR is committed to the principle of equal employment opportunity for all employees and to providing employees with a work environment free of discrimination and harassment. All employment decisions are based on business needs, job requirements and individual experience and qualifications, without regard to a person’s race, color, age, sex, gender identity, gender expression, marital status, sexual orientation, religion, creed, national origin, the presence of any physical or mental disability, or status as a disabled veteran, recently separated veteran, other protected veteran, or Armed Forces service medal veteran, or any other protected status.

  • Posting Information

  • Posting Date:

    September 8, 2022
  • Location:

    Fort Collins
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  • Job Information

  • Pay Rate:

    $100,000 - $150,000/annual salary, commensurate with experience

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