About the Company:
Our client is changing health care for the better by improving access to affordable, high quality care, and working together to improve the patient experience. That takes passion, commitment, intense focus and the ability to contribute effectively in a highly collaborative team environment.
They built an entire organization around one giant objective; make the health system work better for everyone. So when it comes to how they use the world's large accumulation of health - related information, or guide health and lifestyle choices or manage pharmacy benefits for millions, their first goal is to leap beyond the status quo and uncover new ways to serve. They have brought together some of the greatest minds and most advanced ideas on where health care has to go in order to reach its fullest potential. For you, that means working on high performance teams against sophisticated challenges that matter. Here you’ll find incredible ideas in one incredible company and a singular opportunity to do your life's best work.
The Manager-Strategic Sourcing position manages and reduces spend in a variety of direct and indirect spend categories. This position works with various key teammates within the company, including senior level. Requires a high level of analytic work, analytical thinking and project management skills. The Manager has 5+ years in Strategic Sourcing and drives projects from start through completion. Must be highly engaged to succeed in this role. Collaboration and teamwork are essential.
Negotiate national and regional contracts for direct and indirect spend categories
Manage projects from start to finish. Position manages many projects including RFP’s, new vendor and new product rollouts, cost savings initiatives
Primary categories may include: Medical equipment, medical supplies, dialysis supplies, common carrier programs, distributors and a variety of other categories that are common in a healthcare setting
Heavy category management – drive formulary standards, ongoing volume forecasting, perform market assessments, seek out operational improvements through data analysis and act as a point of escalation and resolve major service issues
Develop short and long term strategies for each contract and product category
Proactively manage down the costs of assigned categories by executing various sourcing strategies
Proactively identify and achieve savings opportunities and operational improvements
Monitor compliance with DaVita’s product formularies and ensure contact terms are met
Conduct RFP processes and work with legal team to put new contracts in place
Work with cross functional teams to evaluate new products for use in our dialysis centers
Drive operational changes in support of process improvements & clinical initiatives
Bachelor’s degree in Finance/Business with 5 years business experience in Healthcare preferred.
Will consider 3 years’ experience for right candidate. Must demonstrate high level of engagement and desire to learn.
Strong analytical skills A MUST! Advanced excel and ability to think analytically. This position involves working with a vast amount of data to drive decisions.
Ability to develop strategic plans, recommended course of action and implement
Excellent verbal and written communication skills. The position requires a have high level of interaction with teammates in various departments and at all levels throughout DaVita, including senior management, and extensive interactions with key vendor partners
Strong negotiating skills, knowledge of legal contracts and experience with RFPs and competitive bidding processes
Excellent computer skills in Excel, PowerPoint & Word
A "community first, company second" culture based on Core Values that really matter.
Clinical outcomes consistently ranked above the national average.
Award-winning education and training across multiple career paths to help you reach your potential.
Performance-based rewards based on stellar individual and team contributions.
A comprehensive benefits package designed to enhance your health, your financial well-being and your future.
Dedication, above all, to caring for patients suffering from chronic kidney failure across the nation.