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Full-time Business Specialist

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Edina, MN

VHA Inc., based in Irving, Texas, is a national health care provider alliance that provides an innovative approach to clinical improvement, industry-leading supply chain management services and supports the formation for regional and national networks to help members improve their clinical and economic performance. With offices across the U.S., VHA has a track record of delivering proven results in serving thousands of hospitals and more than 21,000 other health care providers.

Founded in 1977, we are dedicated to the success of not-for-profit, community-based health care. To help our members meet the needs of their communities, our mission is to improve members' clinical and economic performance. We deliver on our mission by providing industry-leading clinical improvement services, supply chain management services and facilitating the development of member networks to drive sustainable results.

The Upper Midwest Consolidated Services Center (UMCSC) is a member-owned organization through VHA Inc. for healthcare organizations, primarily hospitals and clinics that work together through collaborative efforts to leverage their expertise, experience and collective strengths. Members leverage their capabilities through:

Collective purchasing power

Executing joint projects

Sharing knowledge

Fostering business partnerships

The UMCSC was founded in 2008 and currently has 41 members in 19 states.

Title: Business Specialist Upper Midwest Consolidated Services Center (UMCSC)

Job Summary:

Reports to a UMCSC leader and provides support to a 7 person analyst team and other UMCSC staff as needed.

Business Specialist responsibilities: data gathering, data entry, research, organization, running reports and performing analyses as well as team coordination responsibilities such as scheduling/coordinating, website access, goal tracking, and providing assistance with projects/initiatives.


Gathers data and information to support team projects (e.g., internal databases, competitive and business intelligence, secondary research, industry/analyst reports, etc.)

Works with stakeholders to validate data and ensure current and accurate department reports

Collects, reviews, enters, and tracks data from multiple sources with minimal direction

Assists with developing surveys, distribution and summary of results

Generates and/or creates standard reports to support department activities

Assists with budgets, department databases, and operational reports

Puts together presentations based upon data/info gathered

Provides support for UMCSC initiatives/projects including serving as contact for members, business partners and suppliers regarding projects

Schedules meetings and coordinates calendars/logistics for project initiatives

Assists with department databases and goals tracking

Other duties as assigned


Strong customer service orientation

Relishes fast-moving environment, fluidly managing competing priorities with limited oversight

Adept at multi-tasking

Comfortable with ambiguity, problem-solving and being self-directed at times

Team player

Excellent organizational and time management skills

Demonstrated analytic skills and attention to detail

Capable of communicating clearly and concisely, in both written and oral formats

Willing/able to learn new skills and competencies quickly

Strong skills with standard office software: Excel, Word, PowerPoint. Project Management, Access and database work a plus


Minimum Associates degree preferred

2+ years of related experience

Demonstrated skills with standard office software: Excel, Word, PowerPoint

The Company is committed to equal employment opportunity to all employees and applicants without regard to race, religion, color, gender, ethnicity, age, national origin, sexual orientation, disability status, veteran status or any other category protected by applicable law.

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VHA Inc.

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