Director of Field Services, CHAMPS Group Purchasing
Ron Esker is the director of field services for CHAMPS Group Purchasing. In this role, he is responsible for leading the CHAMPS Group Purchasing national account management team in order to maintain and develop relationships with its 7,000+ member locations across the U.S. His other responsibilities include developing strategies to increase contract utilization, fostering supplier relationships, as well as implementing sales and marketing growth initiatives.
Esker’s background includes more than 25 years of healthcare marketing agency experience in both Cleveland and New York City working with specializations in pharmaceuticals, banking and motorsports. His most recent healthcare experience in acute care utilized his customer service skills in the delivery and management of products including pharmaceuticals, purchased services and orthopedics.
In September 2016, he authored an article titled "5 Reasons Why Supplier Diversity Matters." In the piece, Esker reviews five reasons the decision (or requirement) to include suppliers that are small, disadvantaged or minority-owned will have a positive impact on an organization. Esker has studied marketing communications at Kent State University and is a member of the Association for Healthcare Resource & Materials Management (AHRMM).
Esker’s areas of expertise include:
- Analytics for Understanding
- Identifying Opportunities
- Process Improvement
- Supply-Chain Purchasing
For more information or to contact Ron Esker, please call 800.362.2628 ext. 3611 or contact us.