Greetings! I’m the national account manager for CHAMPS Group Purchasing (GPO)’s surgery centers and physicians members. I’m excited to have the opportunity to introduce myself and the diverse group of members I work with.
My name is Myra Knouff and I’m the national account manager for CHAMPS Group Purchasing (GPO)’s senior living members. Since we’ve launched our Supply Chain Solutions blog in July, you’ve been introduced to two of my colleagues, CHAMPS GPO director Maria Summers and fellow account manager Connor Hurley. Today, I’ll be giving you a window into the senior living industry and my work with its deeply dedicated professionals.
As the title suggests, I am a national account manager for CHAMPS GPO. I work with a variety of classes of trade, including healthcare (so think home care, hospice, home medical equipment, behavioral health and correctional health facilities) as well as all non-healthcare classes of trade such as education, hospitality, retail, nonprofits, manufacturing and so on.
In the world of the internet, supplier relations is a business-to-business function requiring an academic, systematic and segmented approach. But, when you think about it, supplier relations are actually human relations.
The CHAMPS / Premier group purchasing relationship centers around three main points.