Job Description

MultiCare Health System

Internal Number: JR12293

You Belong Here.

At MultiCare, we strive to offer a true sense of belonging for all our employees. Across our health care network, you will find a dynamic range of meaningful careers, opportunities for growth, safe workplaces, and flexible schedules. We are connected by our mission – partnering and healing for a healthy future – and dedicated to the health and well-being of the communities we serve.

FTE: 1.0 Shift: Day Schedule: M-F

    Position Summary

    The Lab Strategy Manager reviews and assesses applicable financial, clinical, and operational data, along with evidence-based literature, to assist in the selection, evaluation, monitoring, analysis and implementation of cost-effective products, technologies, services and processes that support strategic sourcing for the lab. The Manager makes presentations and recommendations to key stakeholders, staff and leadership that achieve the best value for NWCL and MultiCare.


    • Recommends the most appropriate and efficient method for formation of strategic sourcing initiatives/agreements for NWCL & MultiCare from the analysis of institutional spend, end-user activity and the marketplace
    • Develops, implements and manages a value analysis business plan, strategies, goals, and objectives including a communication plan for internal and external marketing of the value analysis program related to lab
    • Negotiates strategic sourcing agreements and any changes in vendor contracts in accordance with NWCL, MHS, state, and federal rules and regulations and for the maximum benefit to NWCL & MHS
    • Determines appropriate resolution to problems that may arise during the strategic sourcing contracting processes by mediating disputes between NWCL, MHS, and the vendor/contractor
    • Develops and maintains awareness of changing commodity-related business trends in the marketplace and the possible impact to the hospital system
    • Develops and composes bids specification assuring that NWCL, and MHS stakeholder needs, are addressed
    • Creates support structures within value analysis to promote clinical quality, efficiency, compliance, and productivity


    • Advanced degree (MS/MBA/JD) required
    • Seven (7) years of experience to include direct management of supply chain contracts, developing, implementing, operating or maintaining analytics for contract processes and/or business support required
    • Supply chain analytics experience strongly preferred
    • Healthcare and laboratory experience preferred

    Our Values

    As a MultiCare employee, we’ll rely on you to reflect our core values of Respect, Integrity, Stewardship, Excellence, Collaboration and Kindness. Our values serve as our guiding principles and impact every aspect of our organization, including how we provide patient care and what we expect from each other.

    Why MultiCare?

    • Belonging: We work to create a true sense of belonging for all our caregivers
    • Mission-driven: We are dedicated to our mission of partnering for healing and a healthy future and the patients and communities we serve
    • Market leadership: Washington state’s largest community-based, locally governed health system
    • Employee-centric: Named Forbes “America’s Best Employers by State” in 2023
    • Technology: “Most Wired” health care system 15 years in a row
    • Leading research: MultiCare Institute for Research & Innovation, 40 years of ground-breaking, clinical and health services research in our communities
    • Lifestyle: Live and work in the Pacific Northwest – offering breathtaking water, mountains and forest at every turn

    Pay and Benefit Expectations

    We provide a comprehensive benefits package, including competitive salary, medical, dental and retirement benefits and paid time off. As required by various pay transparency laws, we share a competitive range of compensation for candidates hired into each position. The pay scale is $98,634.00 – $143,229.00 USD. However, pay is influenced by factors specific to applicants, including but not limited to: skill set, level of experience, and certification(s) and/or education. If this position is associated with a union contract, pay will be reflective of the appropriate step on the pay scale to which the applicant’s years of experience align.

    Associated benefit information can be viewed here.

    Position Type: Full time – Regular Primary Shift: Day
    Work Schedule: Day

    MultiCare is a not-for-profit health care organization with more than 20,000 team members, including employees, providers and volunteers. MultiCare has been caring for our community for well over a century, since the founding of Tacoma’s first hospital and today is the largest community-based, locally governed system of health in the state of Washington, serving communities across Washington and Northern Idaho.

    MultiCare’s comprehensive system of health includes numerous primary care, urgent care and specialty services — including Mary Bridge Children’s Hospital & Health Network; MultiCare Indigo Urgent Care; Pulse Heart Institute; MultiCare Medical Associates, affiliated physicians; MultiCare Rockwood Clinic, the largest multispecialty clinic in the Inland Northwest region; and MultiCare Connected Care, our Accountable Care Organization.

    Eleven hospitals complete the organization: Allenmore Hospital, Auburn Medical Center, Capital Medical Center, Covington Medical Center, Deaconess Hospital, Good Samaritan Hospital, Mary Bridge Children’s Hospital — the Puget Sound region’s only children’s hospital and state-designated Level II Pediatric Trauma Center for Western Washington — Navos Behavioral Health Hospital, Valley Hospital, Tacoma General Hospital — which is home to the South Puget Sound region’s only Level IV Neonatal Intensive Care Unit — and Wellfound Behavioral Health Hospital.

    Our core values of Respect, Integrity, Stewardship, Excellence, Collaboration and Kindness, serve as our guiding principles and impact every aspect of our organization, including how we provide patient care and what we expect from each other.

    MultiCare is also proud of our commitment to workforce diversity and culturally competent care. This commitment is led by our CEO and supported through employee education and community outreach.

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