The contract Specialist manages an assigned portfolio of procurement contracts for the organization. Analyzes data to identify cost reduction and IDN aggregation opportunities within their assigned commodity portfolio, coordinate bid/RFQ projects, and makes purchase awards for their assigned portfolio. Assures purchasing decisions meet Supply Chain Services and Legal policies and procedures. Develops financial analyses that quantify the cost impact of Group Purchasing Organization (GPO) contract offerings and locally negotiated opportunities. Performs data maintenance around pricing and other contract components within the supply chain software solutions.
PRINCIPAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Manage an assigned portfolio of procurement contracts (GPO and locally negotiated) to assure that all contracts are reviewed and appropriate action taken prior to contract expiration date.
Develops financial analyses that identify cost savings opportunities (both GPO and locally negotiated) and guide decision making for assigned portfolio of contracts.
Coordinates with Value Analysis representatives and departmental personnel across facilities and prepares cost analyses needed to make effective product decisions.
Updates data within Supply Chain software solutions to maintain pricing and other contracting components in an accurate, current manner.
Reviews, approves and denies non-contract requisitions in the Supply Chain software solutions.
Maintains working knowledge of the procure to pay process and is able to process purchase orders, utilize EDI technology, resolve ordering discrepancies with vendors, resolve pricing discrepancies with Accounts Payable, provide customer service support, etc.
EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTS:
KNOWLEDGE, SKILL, AND ABILITY REQUIREMENTS:
Organizational, interpersonal and communication skills necessary.
Excellent analytical skills and the ability to develop complex supply chain analysis.
Ability to multitask in a fast paced environment.
Working knowledge base in sourcing, contracting, and general purchasing practices
2 years experience in a supply chain, vendor management or financial analysis preferred.
EEO Statement: Christiana Care Health System is an equal opportunity employer, firmly committed to prohibiting discrimination, whose staff is reflective of its community, and considers qualified applicants for open positions without regard to race, color, sex, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, genetic information, gender identity or expression, age, veteran status, disability, pregnancy, citizenship status, or any other characteristic protected under applicable federal, state, or local law.
UPDATE: ChristianaCare is committed to prioritizing the health and safety of our patients and caregivers. As we continue to meet the needs of our caregivers and our community through the COVID-19 pandemic, our commitment to health and safety requires that we take new steps to ensure a safe environment for medical care for our patients and a workplace that avoids preventable harm for our caregivers. For this reason, vaccination for COVID-19 is required for all caregivers at ChristianaCare and is considered a safety standard that is job-related and consistent with business necessity for all caregivers.
ChristianaCare Health System is headquartered in Wilmington, Delaware and is one of the country's largest health care providers, ranking 21st in the nation for hospital admissions. Christiana Care is proudly a Nurse Magnet recognized institution. Christiana Care Health System is also one of the largest health care providers in the mid-Atlantic region, serving all of Delaware and portions of seven counties bordering the state in Pennsylvania, Maryland and New Jersey. A not-for-profit, non-sectarian health system, Christiana Care includes two hospitals with more than 1,100 patient beds, and is a major teaching hospital with two campuses. Christiana Care is continually recognized for excellence on a regional and national level. Our role in the community is expressed in the Christiana Care Way: "We serve our neighbors as respectful, expert, caring partners in their health. We do this by creating innovative, effective, affordable systems of care that our neighbors value."Christiana Care is a great place to work because we value diversity and recognize it to be a core part of our success. Because of the diversity of our employees, affiliated health professionals and volunteers, we are ...positioned to meet the unique needs of our patients and community. We acknowledge and celebrate the uniqueness and talent of each employee. Because of our talented workforce we are able to provide a quality healthcare experience to our patients and community. We strive to create an inclusive environment in which individual diversity can be leveraged and thrive. Christiana Care Health System is an equal opportunity employer, firmly committed to prohibiting discrimination, whose staff is reflective of its community and considers qualified applicants for open positions without regard to race, color, sex, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, genetic information, gender identity or expression, age, veteran status, disability, pregnancy, citizenship status, or any other characteristic protected under applicable federal, state, or local law.