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.

Human Resources & Benefits Specialist

The Benefits Specialist administers specified benefit plans and ensures the accuracy of plan and ensures the effective employee communication of plan details.  This position also develops and may facilitate benefit education programs and provides new acquisition benefits orientation and communication.  This role requires independent judgment to solve issues and the integrity to maintain confidential employee information.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Primary contact for the 401(k) and HSA administration and vendor management. Reconciles and reviews benefit file uploads to payroll and vendor sites, provides Accounting benefit reconciliations
  • Manages 401(k) administration and audit, including processing distributions, rollovers, hardships, loans
  • Oversees Workers’ Compensation administration, reporting, and training
  • Oversees and administers Leave of Absence process with external vendors and internally with Human Resources and Payroll
  • Coordinates with benefit insurance carriers and vendors to expediently resolve issues
  • Participates in reconciliation & processing monthly benefits invoices, resolves billing discrepancies in a timely manner
  • Assist with New Hire Benefits Orientation meetings for new acquisitions, with periodic domestic travel to company clinics (travel 5-10%).
  • Assist with Open Enrollment process, including developing materials, crafting communications, and testing enrollment system
  • May develop and administer benefits communication and benefits training webinars directly or with vendors throughout the year.
  • Audits and updates data and reporting to ensure accuracy
  • Performs other duties as assigned, including special projects

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Human Resources or related field required
  • 5+ years of previous benefit administration experience
  • Must be proven self-starter with the skill to achieve results with minimal supervision
  • Good multi-tasking and time management skills with the ability to meet tight deadlines; strong organizational skills
  • Excellent customer service skills
  • 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 and strong acumen in Excel, including the ability to look up, summarize, and manipulate data
  • Adept and experienced with a minimum of 3-5 years background in Payroll/HRIS systems
  • Financial aptitude, ability to review and analyze data
  • Exceptional oral and written communication and platform skills are a must, including the ability to present complicated information in a digestible format

Education Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Human Resources or related field highly preferred
  • PHR or SHRM-CP 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 in the office
  • Must be able to travel domestically via plane and motor vehicle at least once a month 

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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Procurement and Supply Manager

The Procurement and Supply Manager will be an integral part of the Company’s Operations team. The position is responsible for developing and maintaining corporate vendor partnerships with product manufacturers and distributors and for optimizing the Company’s retail sales strategy.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Develop supplier negotiation strategies to minimize cost while ensuring a steady uninterrupted supply of goods that meet the Company’s quality standards and delivery requirements
  • Conduct research and analysis of supplier spend and advise leadership on the financial impact of decisions to consolidate vendor spend or align with vendors on preferred product sales strategies
  • Manage supplier rebate, discount, and marketing programs and hold vendors accountable to the terms of those programs
  • Drive continuous improvement in all aspects of the procurement process
  • Assist in developing procurement strategies for local practices including inventory and equipment
  • Negotiate and monitor reference lab contracts with local practices
  • Assist Accounts Payable in coordinating vendor invoice processes ensuring prompt payment
  • Assist in transitioning vendor accounts for new acquisitions to ensure appropriate terms are put into place
  • Create and/or modify internal processes and procedures to improve the efficiency of inventory replenishment
  • Develop working capital improvement strategies including the reduction of inventory days on-hand and the leveraging of vendor relationships and payment terms
  • Conduct training sessions to educate hospital managers on the Company’s inventory management policies and processes
  • Analyze data and activities with regard to procurement and inventory management activities across the different locations
  • Manage online sales platforms
  • Other duties and projects as assigned

Qualifications:

  • 2-4 years of work experience desired
  • Experience strongly preferred in veterinary or similar industry where rebates/refund programs are prevalent with suppliers
  • Ability to multi-task and organize duties is essential
  • Excellent communication skills are critical

Technical Skills:

  • Must have strong proficiency in Microsoft Office, including Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook

Education Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree required; Master’s degree preferred

Physical Requirements

  • Must be able to travel domestically via plane and motor vehicle at least once a month
  • 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

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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