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Cardinal Health Project Manager, Process Excellence - Demand and Supply Planning in Boston, Massachusetts

What Planning Process Excellence contributes to Cardinal Health

Cardinal Health's Planning Process Excellence and Program Management team is responsible for Identifying, developing, implementing, training, and communicating strategic programs across the planning organization that involve cross-functional collaboration, including teams and stakeholders within planning, marketing, distribution operations, transportation, technology, and sales. This team is directly responsible for executing the program roadmap for the planning organization in alignment with the Vice President of Planning’s strategic priorities for the organization. This will include programs to address areas such as process simplification, automation, technology utilization improvements, and cost savings for the organization. Members of this team are accountable for delivering upon identify strategic goals while working within the constraints of budget, schedule, and scope.


  • Lead and deliver complex projects across a variety of strategic areas including automation, workflow maturity, simplification, metrics maturity, and process improvement with multiple functional teams and stakeholders.

  • Develop and report on KPIs for each project (delivery and performance) across the planning team, including business outcomes from each project such as service level improvements, process simplification, technology adoption, efficiency, and savings.

  • Utilize Program and Project governance systems, including operating mechanisms for Project Management Budget/proforma governance, stakeholder communications, and milestone completion.

  • Develop and implement training in accordance with each strategic project, including partnering with Cardinal Health’s learning and leader development team for scalability of program, role, and process changes across the organization.

  • Maintain program governance and communication; engage stakeholders and decisions makers; and establish positive cross-functional program support across the portfolio of projects.

  • Maintain and achieve clear goals, and deliver identified business outcomes for each program across a breadth of cross-functional teams.


  • Bachelor’s degree in related field, or equivalent work experience, preferred

  • 4+ years of experience, preferred within Demand/Supply Planning and planning systems.

  • Experience in Process Improvement and automation with demonstrated experience in delivering business process excellence with measurable results highly preferred.

  • Knowledge in Financial acumen and the ability to develop financial business outcomes for each project, including ROI, Pay Back Period, and Program Cost accounting highly preferred.

  • PMP Certification preferred.

  • Six Sigma certification preferred.

  • Strong technical acumen in SAP, WMS, WES, APS, and similar systems across the supply chain highly preferred.

  • Exceptional Communication (written and verbal) to communicate at all levels with influence highly preferred.

  • Strong Power-Point visualization skill to present to global audiences, articulating succinct executive-level descriptions of program updates/results highly preferred.

  • Change advocacy and leadership: demonstrated peer leadership, cross-functional leadership, coaching, and organizational leadership, including culture change, creating followership for future-state visions, and managing priorities.

  • Ability to simplify complex problems and processes preferred.

  • Relentless curiosity and drive for improvement/best practices, including the ability to simplify transactional business process, reduce hand-offs, and eliminate waste preferred.

What is expected of you and others at this level:

  • Applies comprehensive knowledge and a thorough understanding of concepts, principles, and technical capabilities to perform varied tasks and projects.

  • May contribute to the development of policies and procedures.

  • Works on complex projects of large scope.

  • Develops technical solutions to a wide range of difficult problems. Solutions are innovative and consistent with organization objectives.

  • Completes work independently receives general guidance on new projects.

  • Work reviewed for purpose of meeting objectives.

  • May act as a mentor to less experienced colleagues.

Anticipated salary range: $78,500 - $112,100

Bonus eligible: No

Benefits: Cardinal Health offers a wide variety of benefits and programs to support health and well-being.

  • Medical, dental and vision coverage

  • Paid time off plan

  • Health savings account (HSA)

  • 401k savings plan

  • Access to wages before pay day with myFlexPay

  • Flexible spending accounts (FSAs)

  • Short- and long-term disability coverage

  • Work-Life resources

  • Paid parental leave

  • Healthy lifestyle programs

Application window anticipated to close: 05/25/2024 *if interested in opportunity, please submit application as soon as possible.

The salary range listed is an estimate. Pay at Cardinal Health is determined by multiple factors including, but not limited to, a candidate’s geographical location, relevant education, experience and skills and an evaluation of internal pay equity.

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Candidates who are back-to-work, people with disabilities, without a college degree, and Veterans are encouraged to apply.

Cardinal Health supports an inclusive workplace that values diversity of thought, experience and background. We celebrate the power of our differences to create better solutions for our customers by ensuring employees can be their authentic selves each day. Cardinal Health is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, ancestry, age, physical or mental disability, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, pregnancy, veteran status, marital status, creed, status with regard to public assistance, genetic status or any other status protected by federal, state or local law.

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