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Ascension Health Strategic Sourcing Agent in St. Louis, Missouri

We Are Hiring

Strategic Souring Agent, Full-time, Days, Remote

What You Will Do

This role falls within The Resource Group's Strategic Sourcing Solution. The Strategic Sourcing Solution is a discipline-based model that uses collaboration to deliver savings and end-user satisfaction. Instead of contracting for resources and supplies end-users may or may not want to use, communities within The Resource Group's Strategic Sourcing Solution take a different approach and focus contracting for the supplies and services that meet the criteria determined by caregivers.

As an Agent, Sourcing you will be responsible for the development and negotiation of comprehensive sourcing strategies and initiatives that support participants including The Resource Group, Ascension health ministries and other key stakeholders. Reporting to the Sourcing Manager, the Sourcing Agent works with The Resource Group leadership to ensure that supply chain contracts are consistent with and supportive of sourcing strategies. They serve as a key representative for The Resource Group and on behalf of its group purchasing organization (GPO) in interactions with current and potential suppliers. They participate in a variety of teams, initiatives, and projects using established sourcing and category management methodologies and ensure that work complies with internal and external policies and regulations.

Responsibilities:

  • Consistently work to achieve a competitive advantage in total cost, quality, technology, and supply continuity across disciplines to ensure achievement of acceptable products and vendors as indicated by end-user groups

  • Negotiate pricing and contract terms and conditions to minimize risk for all healthcare Participants

  • Ensure consistent and defendable sourcing strategies and supporting supply chain processes are in place and properly administered in compliance with all regulations and policies

  • Perform contract management and maintenance including amendments, extension of terms, and product additions and deletions

  • Review and analyze sourcing data, market trends, benchmarking best practices, and maintain market awareness to provide continuous improvements for sourcing strategies

  • Develop and facilitate collaborative working relationships with Finance, Corporate Risk, Legal, Contract Design and Implementation teams through communications and timely reporting of changes in critical business matters

  • Provide regular updates on category strategies and supplier relationship management programs, including key performance metrics and status of process improvement initiatives

  • Represents The Resource Group in interactions with the supplier community

What You Will Need

Education:

  • High school diploma/GED with 2 years of experience, or Associate's degree, or Bachelor's degree required.

  • Bachelor's degree highly preferred.

  • Master's degree preferred.

Work Experience:

  • Two to five years of applicable experience with strong negotiation skills demonstrated across a range of supplier and commercial goods is highly preferred

  • Healthcare setting experience preferred

Additional Preferences

Why Join Our Team

Equal Employment Opportunity Employer

Ascension is an equal opportunity employer (EEO) and affords equal opportunity to all associates and applicants without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, physical or mental disability, veteran status, genetic data, or other legally protected status.For further information regarding your EEO rights, click on the following link to the “EEO is the Law” poster:http://www.dol.gov/ofccp/regs/compliance/posters/pdf/eeopost.pdfEEO is the Law Poster SupplementPlease note that Ascension will make an offer of employment only to individuals who have applied for a position using our official application. Be on alert for possible fraudulent offers of employment. Ascension will not solicit money or banking information from applicants.

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