At Blue River PetCare, we take pride in adding team members who share our commitment to supporting the veterinary industry and the clinics within the Blue River PetCare family. Below is a list of our current openings, however, please feel free to reach out to: [email protected] if you are interested in a position that is not yet listed.

Accounts Payable Clerk

Position Summary:

The Accounts Payable Clerk performs accounting and clerical tasks for Blue River PetCare clinics across the country, compiling, processing and maintaining accounts payable records.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Reviews and verifies invoices and check requests
  • Sorts, codes, and matches invoices
  • Sets up and enters invoices and expense reports for payment into accounting system
  • Posts daily cash receipts and deposits on Excel spreadsheets
  • Monitors accounts for multiple locations to ensure payments are current
  • Researches and resolves invoice and/or payment discrepancies and issues with various vendors and disputes issues on behalf of the company
  • Creates and reconciles consolidated vendor statements and spreadsheets
  • Updates and maintains vendor database and various accounting spreadsheets
  • Maintains vendor information, including W9s and 1099 tax preparation and related issues
  • Calculates and files sales tax
  • Assists with administrative and clerical tasks
  • Other duties and projects as assigned

Basic Qualifications:

  • Excellent attention to detail is required
  • Proactive problem-solving skills are essential
  • Demonstrated ability to meet deadlines
  • Ability to prioritize and multi-task in a fast-paced environment
  • Must be flexible and willing to assist with tasks where needed
  • Demonstrates excellent customer service skills

Technical Skills:

  • Intermediate proficiency in the Microsoft Office, particularly Word, Excel, and Outlook
  • Understanding of Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP) is a plus

Education Requirements:

  • Associate’s degree required; Bachelor’s degree in Accounting preferred

Physical Requirements:

  • Must be able to remain in a stationary position 75% of the time
  • Needs to occasionally move about inside the office to access supplies and office machinery.
  • Frequently communicates with managers at remote locations using email and phone. Must be
    able to exchange clear, accurate information in these situations.
  • Occasionally moves equipment and supplies weighing up to 15 pounds
  • Frequently communicates and collaborates with co-workers in the office

Supervision:

  • None

Work Location:

Chicago, IL

Diversity is embraced at Blue River PetCare and the uniqueness of all individuals is supported. All qualified applicants will be considered for all positions regardless of race, color, national origin, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, veteran status or ancestry.

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Human Resources Coordinator

Department: Human Resources
FLSA Status: Non- Exempt
Reports To: Human Resources Manager
Version Date: 9.2020

Position Summary:

The Human Resources Coordinator is responsible for supporting the Human Resources/Benefits team and focuses on facilitating the administration of employee changes within the HRIS system. This role often serves as the first point of contact for general human resources questions and acts as a “brand ambassador” for the organization, assisting employees and Managers with their questions. The Coordinator is responsible for Human Resources administration, educating Managers on their Human Resources administrative responsibilities, and compliance to established procedures.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • Partners with our member hospitals to train Managers on their responsibilities in the administration of employee hires, terminations, unemployment responses, employment verifications, and employee changes.
  • Collects all required new hire paperwork or other documentation, monitors handbook and required orientation training checklists. Responsible for reviewing compliance with periodic required training assignments.
  • Reviews and approves I9 documentation for accuracy, answers compliance questions with member hospitals and creates addendum documentation when necessary, tracks I9 recertifications and expirations
  • Completes data entry for Human Resources Information System (HRIS) additions and changes, including adding, approving, and auditing new employees and personnel action form or other change documentation as needed
  • Acquires and maintains an in-depth knowledge of our hospital operations
  • Trains newly acquired hospital Managers on administration requirements in conjunction with the Human Resources team. Audits newly acquired hospital employee information and documentation for accuracy and compliance
  • Assists with maintaining data integrity by performing systemwide audits on a regular basis
  • Acts as first point of contact to answer unemployment claims, contacts clinics for substantiating documentation and submits unemployment information requests and protests to the state
  • Updates and manages contact lists, including the Hospital, Human Resources, and Corporate Contact Lists. Coordinates with Information Technology to ensure email group and employee distribution lists are updated accordingly.
  • Assists and/or facilitates Information Technology requests for new hire setup and termination notice for corporate staff changes. Gathers the appropriate documentation from Managers to facilitate help desk tickets. Assists, as necessary with new employee orientation, computer and tool setup and ticket notices, coordinates on and offboarding and data retention requests with Managers to ensure a smooth experience
  • Maintains the State List of basic HR requirements to ensure all policies are up to date
  • Reviews minimum wage and exemption changes with HR Managers to ensure employee pay is compliant with changing regulations
  • Prepares reports, presentations, memorandums, proposals, and correspondence as needed
  • Responds to employee inquiries and information requests in a professional and timely manner
  • Distributes mass mailings and communications to employee population • Supports the Human Resources and Benefits team
  • May coordinate the supply orders for the corporate office, and maintains basic office postings and protocols
  • Maintains appropriate record retention when applicable, for Human Resources requirements • Other duties and projects as assigned

Basic Qualifications:

  • Must be highly motivated self-starter with ability to take initiative and meet deadlines
  • 2+ years of Human Resources experience preferred
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Must be detail oriented with strong organization skills and is comfortable prioritizing and working with requests from multiple sources
  • Ability to manage multiple tasks and projects in a timely manner is essential
  • Must maintain strict confidentiality regarding personnel information

Technical Skills:

  • Proficient in the Microsoft Office Suite, including Word, Excel, and PowerPoint
  • Prior payroll system experience preferred

Education Requirements:

  • Associate degree or requisite Human Resources experience required; Bachelor’s degree preferred

Physical Requirements:

  • Must be able to remain in a stationary position 75% of the time
  • Occasionally moves about inside the office to access file cabinets, supplies, and office machinery.
  • Frequently communicates with managers at remote locations using email and phone. Must be able to exchange clear, accurate information in these situations.
  • Frequent keyboarding/use of computer for data entry
  • Occasionally moves equipment and supplies weighing up to 15 pounds
  • Frequently communicates and collaborates with co-workers and our hospitals remotely, communicates with our hospitals both verbally and via email/in writing. Must be able to exchange clear, accurate information in a professional manner.

Supervision:

  • N/A

Work Location: Chicago, IL

Diversity is embraced at Blue River PetCare and the uniqueness of all individuals is supported. All qualified applicants will be considered for all positions regardless of race, color, national origin, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, veteran status or ancestry.

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Technology Manager

Who We Are
Blue River PetCare is a multi-state owner and operator of high-quality veterinary hospitals, with our corporate office located in downtown Chicago. We provide an exit strategy for owners of veterinary hospitals who are looking to reduce the headaches of business and diversify their asset base while continuing to practice or who are seeking to transition their practice as they consider retirement. We believe strongly in the local franchise and work with our hospitals to strengthen their existing hospital brands and carry on the legacies which have been established.

Job Summary
The Technology Manager will be an integral part of the Company’s Operations team. The position will be responsible for the development and implementation of a strategy for a migration to a modern, scalable, cost-efficient information technology system that supports our business model. This individual will need to understand the complexities of a multi-location business and be able to operate successfully in a lean, agile, high-growth environment. A key focus of this role will be to create a global technology and digital roadmap that enables the business to grow quickly through practice acquisition as well as organically via enhancements to the company’s operations.

Essential Duties & Responsibilities

  • Lead the design, development, and maintenance of our systems, programs, and software suite to meet management and company information needs while maintaining a culture of efficiency.
  • Direct the implementation, execution, and integration of new/upgraded information systems through well-defined plans including specific procedures, deadlines, and accountability.
  • Participate in strategic business planning and identify technology and other business implications, opportunities and change initiatives required to meet strategy plans and growth initiatives.
  • Support and develop technology roadmap, considering emerging technologies (e.g., digital customer experience), growth trajectory, and operating strategy.
  • Establish and update technology policies, standards, practices, and security measures to ensure effective and consistent information processing operations.
  • Build a positive, proactive partnership with the senior leadership team, leading to the effective prioritization and delivery of projects directly linked to the company’s overall strategy.
  • Ensure the continuous and secure operation and maintenance of the company’s corporate strategic applications and infrastructure, including the refinement of security, privacy, disaster recovery and business continuity policies and plans.
  • Ensure the complete and timely creation and maintenance of all written documentation, including system and user manuals, license agreements, and documentation of modifications and upgrades.
  • Foster a service- and action-oriented technology culture that is responsive to the needs of the business and is grounded in a measurable and repeatable set of technology practices.
  • Audit processes and procedures within technology framework to achieve best practices and provide expertise and guidance on functional/technical demands create and/or modify internal processes and procedures to improve the efficiency of inventory replenishment.
  • Manage financial aspects of the technology department, including purchasing, budgeting, and budget review.
  • Manage corporate IT infrastructure.
  • Other duties and projects as assigned.

Desired Skills & Experience

  • 5-7 years of work experience desired, with a background in technology
  • Technical planning, project management, and supervisory experience.
  • Experience in a multi-location setting is preferred.
  • Ability to work with cross functional teams, field partners, and senior leadership.
  • Ability to multi-task and organize duties is essential. Ability to work against deadlines, with minimal direction and competing priorities.
  • Excellent communication skills are critical
  • Experienced in CRM software platforms, Salesforce experience preferred; Enterprise (ERP) system background is a plus
  • Must have strong proficiency in Microsoft Office, including Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook

Education Requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree required; Professional certifications preferred.

Physical Requirements

  • Must be able to travel domestically via plane and motor vehicle.
  • Must be able to remain in a stationary position 75% of the time.
  • The person in this position frequently communicates with managers at remote locations using email and phone. Must be able to exchange clear, accurate information in these situations.
  • The person in this position frequently communicates and collaborates with co-workers in the office.
  • Frequent keyboarding/use of computer for data entry

Position Details

  • Full-time, non-commissioned, non-exempt
  • Benefits package including health/dental/vision coverage, 401k plan, PTO allowance
  • Paid holidays

Work Location
Chicago, IL – temporary remote due to COVID

Diversity is embraced at Blue River PetCare and the uniqueness of all individuals is supported. All qualified applicants will be considered for all positions regardless of race, color, national origin, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, veteran status or ancestry.

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Senior Accountant

Department: Accounting
FLSA Status: Exempt
Reports To: Accounting Manager
Version Date: 5.2021

Position Summary:
The Senior Accountant takes the lead on key monthly accounting tasks and communicates with the Accounting Supervisor to ensure that these tasks are completed accurately and by the specified deadline. The Senior Accountant also provides assistance to the Accounting Supervisor and Accounting Managers on accounting and financial projects. They will work with and mentor the staff accountants on various tasks.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Provides timely, insightful, actionable, and accurate financial reporting and analysis.
  • Facilitates and completes monthly close activities, ensuring financial statements are accurately and appropriately stated.
  • Assists in preparing quarterly and annual financial statements.
  • Prepares and books monthly account reconciliations and journal entries.
  • Reviews and tracks Real Property Tax payments and accruals.
  • Reviews credit card transactions processed by the Accounts Payable Team.
  • Reviews processed invoices and prints checks.
  • Onboard and close newly acquired clinics.
  • Assists in due diligence process for new clinics, reviewing financials and preparing cash proof.
  • Prepares Purchase Accounting Memos for each clinic acquisition.
  • Completes post-close reconciliations for newly acquired clinics in a timely manner.
  • Oversees the Big Vendor Process to ensure accurate and timely payments.
  • Oversees the completion of all sales tax returns on a monthly, quarterly, or annual basis.
  • Reviews fixed asset schedules.
  • Assists with year-end financial audits.
  • Assists in documentation and monitoring of internal controls.
  • Assists in the preparation of the tax workpapers.
  • Assists in onboarding new employees.
  • Leads and mentors the staff on monthly tasks including bill paying, big vendor processing, payroll journal entry uploads, credit card review, sales tax filing, etc.
  • Performs other duties as assigned, including special projects.

Basic Qualifications:

  • 2-3 years of Accounting or Finance experience required, preferably in a Public Accounting setting
  • Strong analytical and accounting skills are a must, possesses financial acumen
  • Strong verbal and communication skills are necessary as this position will be required to present complex information in a clear, digestible manner
  • Excellent attention to detail with strong organizational skills
  • Proven track record of successfully meeting deadlines while producing high quality work
  • Ability to work cooperatively and collaboratively with all levels of employees, management, and external agencies to maximize performance, creativity, problem solving, and results
  • Ability to act and operate independently with minimal direction from manager to accomplish daily tasks
  • Strong time management and prioritization skills are a must in order to complete multiple projects simultaneously

Technical Skills:

  • Thorough understanding of Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP)
  • Advanced proficiency in the Microsoft Office suite, especially Excel

Education Requirements

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting, Finance or related field is required; Master’s degree is plus
  • CPA accreditation is a plus

Physical Requirements:

  • Must be able to remain in a stationary position 75% of the time
  • The person in this position needs to occasionally move about inside the office to access file cabinets, supplies, and office machinery.
  • The person in this position frequently communicates with managers at remote locations using email and phone. Must be able to exchange clear, accurate information in these situations.
  • Occasionally moves equipment and supplies weighing up to 15 pounds
  • The person in this position frequently communicates and collaborates with co-workers in the office
  • Frequent keyboarding/use of computer for data entry

Supervision:

  • None

Work Location: Chicago, IL
Diversity is embraced at Blue River PetCare and the uniqueness of all individuals is supported. All qualified applicants will be considered for all positions regardless of race, color, national origin, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, veteran status or ancestry.

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Corporate Talent Sourcing Specialist

Department: Operations
FLSA Status: Exempt
Reports To: Talent Acquisition Specialist
Version Date: 11.2020

Position Summary:
We are looking for a Talent Sourcing Specialist to support our Field Operations department. This role will be responsible for identifying qualified veterinarians for clinical positions. The Talent Sourcing Specialist will also continue to build our external pipeline by sourcing, engaging, and screening individuals to promote Blue River PetCare as the employer of choice.

The ideal candidate will have a penchant for building long-lasting candidate relationships and connect qualified talent to our clinical career opportunities. Ultimately, the responsibilities of the role are to ensure our company attracts, hires, and retains the best veterinary talent, while growing a strong talent pipeline.

The ideal candidate would have high-volume recruiting experience and a working knowledge of general HR/talent sourcing principles. Any experience or knowledge of the veterinary industry is a plus.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Proactively sources candidates using a variety of techniques and resources, including X-ray/flip & Boolean search, resume databases, Indeed, LinkedIn, etc. (70%)
  • Develop sourcing strategies in accord with TA partners and managers to achieve organization’s short- and long-term hiring goals
  • Solid problem-solving and thinking creatively around strategies for identifying quality talent
  • Collaborate with Hiring Managers, as directed, for identifying the requirements for each position
  • Monitor and advise on market and industry trends to ensure proactive sourcing efforts.
  • Sending recruiting emails as needed and following up with candidates
  • Measuring and reporting on recruiting metrics (e.g. time-to-fill, source-of-hire etc.)
  • Asking for referrals from external/internal networks to fill extremely important roles.
  • Effectively screens candidates to ensure basic requirements are met (10%)
  • Leverages candidate pipeline and referral network to fill open positions (10%)
  • Maintains appropriate records, databases, and communication history (10%)
  • Perform other duties as assigned

Basic Qualifications:

  • 2+ years of high-volume recruiting experience (agency or corporate recruiter experience a plus)
  • Working knowledge of various hiring processes (phone interviewing, reference checks, etc.) and general human resources principles
  • Must be proven self-starter with the skill to achieve results autonomously with minimal supervision
  • Must be able to respond to hiring manager questions in a pleasant and timely manner and demonstrate exceptional customer service skills.
  • Good multi-tasking and time management skills with the ability to meet tight deadlines
  • Proactive mindset to solve problems and research new ideas and technologies quickly

Technical Skills:

  • Proficiency in the Microsoft Office suite, including Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook
  • Familiarity with Applicant Tracking Systems (ATS) and Candidate Management Systems (CMS)
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
    Education Requirements:
  • Associate degree or equivalent combination of education and experience

Physical Requirements:

  • Must be able to remain in a stationary position 75% of the time
  • The person in this position needs to occasionally move about inside the office to access file cabinets, supplies, and office machinery.
  • The person in this position frequently communicates with managers at remote locations using email and phone. Must be able to exchange clear, accurate information in these situations.
  • Occasionally moves equipment and supplies weighing up to 15 pounds
  • The person in this position frequently communicates and collaborates with co-workers in the office
  • Frequent keyboarding/use of computer for data entry

Diversity is embraced at Blue River PetCare and the uniqueness of all individuals is supported. All qualified applicants will be considered for all positions regardless of race, color, national origin, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, veteran status or ancestry.

Apply