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Strategic Sourcing Analyst - Atrium Health

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Charlotte, NC, United States
Job ID: 66045
Job Family: Materials Management Services
Status: Full Time
Shift: Day
Detailed Shift and Schedule: Monday to Friday 8am to 5pm Full Time Remote
Remote Opportunity: Yes
Job Type: Regular
Department Name: 51011028343009-SCM Contracting


Job Summary

Oversees the overall activities of the competitive bid/strategic sourcing process. Utilizes complex negotiating skills with suppliers to finalize terms and conditions for Atrium Health and the regional group purchasing organization (GPO), Atrium Health Supply Chain Alliance (AHSCA) arrangements. Performs complex analyses of high dollar volume and/or high SKU count contracts and non-contracted spend valued at over $1.8B. Collaborates, solicits feedback, and/or provides guidance, as needed, to other internal teammates such as Clinical Value Analysis, Member Services, Capital, Acquisitions, and Operations as well as external GPO Members and various suppliers.

Essential Functions

  • Collaborates with Clinical Value Analysis (CVA) and other AHSCA member stakeholders/Process Enhancement Product Standardization (PEPS) teams to develop the timeline and appropriate sourcing strategy for the product category.
  • Performs strategic contract negotiations with supplier for GPO terms and conditions to ensure most favorable outcomes/operations. Facilitates ongoing communication between the supplier, Office of General Counsel, management, executive leadership, etc. to allow for timely completion of terms and conditions as well as deviations from standards.
  • Creates respective bid documents (i.e., Request for Proposal, Request for Information, Request for Quote, etc.) for solicitation/distribution to suppliers for specific product categories.
  • Facilitates the competitive bid process ensuring timely supplier proposal submissions and adherence to bid protocols/procedures and deadlines.
  • Conducts cost savings analyses of proposal submissions from suppliers within Microsoft Excel and/or other GPO approved contracting and analytical tools with a focus on overall total proposal value. Negotiates with suppliers based on analysis outcome compared to market trends and benchmarking data.
  • Conducts annual, bi-annual, or quarterly business reviews with suppliers to understand trends and metrics within specific product categories, contract compliance successes or issues, new product technology opportunities, GPO member and aggregate performance, etc.
  • Communicates consistently to the CVA team and the AHSCA member stakeholders/PEPS team regarding sourcing process updates. Provides final contract updates to GPO membership in advance of contract expiration to allow for timely purchasing system updates.
  • Creates presentations in Microsoft PowerPoint summarizing proposal responses received from suppliers. Provides final recommendations to respective clinical and non-clinical teams across the GPO membership for decision/contract award.

Education, Experience and Certifications 

  • Bachelor’s Degree with courses in healthcare, supply chain, accounting, economics, and business law or 5 years of demonstrated, progressive work experience in healthcare supply chain/procurement required. 
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Materials and Logistics Management or Supply Chain preferred. 
  • Master’s Degree, CMRP, or other related certification a plus. 
  • Knowledge and ability to use personal computer and related software preferred.
  • Intermediate knowledge of Microsoft Office Products required. 
  • Ability to deliver and utilize strategic negotiating skills, value analysis techniques and complex cost analyses is essential. 
  • Strong communication skills (written and verbal) and customer service skills required.

Physical Requirements

  • Stretching and bending required to access files and assist in conducting physical inventories. 
  • Manual dexterity for keying and retrieving data from automated systems. 
  • Must be able to sit for long periods of time. 
  • May lift up to twenty pounds occasionally.
  • Must be able to handle many varied, time sensitive and stressful tasks and assign priorities and individuals appropriately.