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Jan ElderJan Elder
Director of Contracting Services, CHAMPS Group Purchasing

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Jan Elder is the director of contracting services for CHAMPS Group Purchasing. As director of contracting services, Elder is responsible for the CHAMPS portfolio of GPO contracts, aggregations of Premier contracts and the CHAMPS revenue recovery program.

Elder comes to CHAMPS with more than 20 years of experience in healthcare materials management. She has held several purchasing positions ranging from buyer to director of materials management. Throughout her career, she has purchased supplies and capital equipment for every department within a hospital including storeroom, nursing and operating room. Elder worked daily with a group purchasing portfolio and negotiated many of her own contracts.

Elder has been a part of the CHAMPS Group Purchasing team for more than ten years working in various positions within the department. Prior to her current position, she was the account manager for non-acute facilities and later managed accounts in all classes of trade, including acute care.  She now applies her group purchasing and negotiation expertise to benefit both members and vendors.

In October 2017, Jan Elder authored an article highlighting credit card services savings opportunities. In the piece, she elaborates on why GPO members should care about credit card services, as well as two under-utilized portfolios of contracts available to CHAMPS members interested in credit card services saving.

She has experience with:

  • Healthcare Purchasing and Materials Management
  • Contract Negotiations
  • Purchasing Analytics
  • Revenue Recovery
  • Inventory Control

Jan Elder received a Bachelor of Arts degree in sociology and anthropology from Carleton College in Northfield, Minnesota. 

Elder’s speaking topics include:

  • Contract Negotiations
  • Revenue Recovery
  • Understanding Group Purchasing Contracts and Aggregations

For more information or to contact Jan Elder, please call 800.362.2628 ext. 3611 or contact us.