Strategic Sourcing Specialist in Indianapolis, IN at Eskenazi Health

Date Posted: 2/16/2021

Job Snapshot

Job Description

Organization: HHC

Division:Eskenazi Health  

Sub-Division: Hospital  

Req ID:  7489 

Schedule: Full Time 

Shift: Days 

Eskenazi Health serves as the public hospital division of the Health & Hospital Corporation of Marion County. Physicians provide a comprehensive range of primary and specialty care services at the 327-bed hospital and outpatient facilities both on and off of the Eskenazi Health downtown campus as well as at 10 Eskenazi Health Center sites located throughout Indianapolis.

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Job Role Summary

The Strategic Sourcing Specialist coordinates and manages all aspects of sourcing and purchasing for assigned departments per policy.  This position coordinates with Department Heads and Legal in leading negotiations that develop contracts containing appropriate language that protects Eskenazi Health, supports cost controlling/savings goals, provides for continuous process improvements and vendor diversity inclusions.  The Strategic Sourcing Specialist proactively contributes to Eskenazi Health’s mission:   Advocate, Care, Teach and Serve with special emphasis on the vulnerable population of Marion County.  Models Eskenazi Health values of Professionalism, Respect, Innovation, Development and Excellence (PRIDE).  

Essential Functions and Responsibilities

Contract Management
Manage supplier/vendor/partner contract lifecycles, including negotiations, pricing structures, and delivery of various contracts covering a range of transactions
o    Monitor contract utilization and compliance
o    Manage expiring/renewing contracts using contract management system 
o    Evaluate and implement Group Purchasing Organization (GPO) standardization programs

Value Analysis
Supports value analysis process by providing product or service analysis, cost comparison, industry benchmarking, contract development if needed and product change coordination to help reach established savings goals including Supporting the coordination of implementation of new or changed product/services when necessary

RFx Development:
•    Coordinates the development of RFP/RFI/RFQ including:
o    Coordinating communication between supplier and end user
o    Assembling an appropriate cross-functional team
o    Coordinate with Manager Supply Chain Strategic Analyst to evaluate responses
o    Coordinating evaluations and/ or supplier presentations
o    Benchmark pricing and analyze quotes and proposals

Supplier Development:
•    Coordinates regularly scheduled business reviews with key suppliers
•    In coordination with department heads, develops service level benchmarks
•    Monitors supplier service levels
•    Conducts supplier and program rebate audits
•    Supports Diversity Inclusion initiative

Job Requirements

•    B.S. degree in business or related field, plus a minimum of 3 years’ experience with contracting in a Purchasing environment or Supply Chain Management
•    Purchasing certification (C.P.M., CRPM, CPSM) preferred but not required 
•    Paralegal experience and/or health care experience a plus

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities

•    Regular departmental personnel contacts to develop specifications and advise of product alternative
•    Frequent contacts with suppliers to obtain price/product/delivery, specifications and to obtain service, or adjustments
•    Contacts with Leadership, Managers, Directors, and Vice-Presidents in the execution of contractual negotiations
•    Knowledge of advanced purchasing principles/practices 
•    Strong analytical skills and attention to detail
•    Ability to coordinate and organize multiple tasks and projects at once
•    Mathematic and quantitative skills to analyze prices, budgets and inventory
•    Ability to create, use and analyze spreadsheets
•    Strong written and verbal communication skills
•    Hands on experience of using Microsoft Office Suite
•    Leadership skills
•    Strong negotiation skills
•    Database management skills
•    Strong written and verbal interpersonal communication skills and leadership abilities
•    Strong ability to work in teams and collaborate with peers and internal customers

Accredited by The Joint Commission and named one of the nation’s 150 best places to work by Becker’s Hospital Review for four consecutive years and Forbes list of best places to work for women, and Forbes list of America’s best midsize employers’ Eskenazi Health’s programs have received national recognition while also offering new health care opportunities to the local community. As the sponsoring hospital for Indianapolis Emergency Medical Services, the city’s primary EMS provider, Eskenazi Health is also home to the first adult Level I trauma center in Indiana, the only verified adult burn center in Indiana, the first community mental health center in Indiana and the Eskenazi Health Center Primary Care – Center of Excellence in Women’s Health, just to name a few.


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