Procurement Contract Specialist

Job Requisition #: JR60322

End Date: 1/31/2022

Location: Newark, Delaware

Position Type: Professional

Shift: Day Shift, No Rotation

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PRIMARY FUNCTION:

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:

Bachelor's Degree

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

SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS:

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.

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At ChristianaCare, we’re committed to treating everyone with dignity and respect. We believe in a safe, inclusive work environment that fosters collaboration between caregivers from all walks of life. We know that each unique viewpoint is vital in delivering high-quality, safe patient care to everyone who walks through our doors. Our policies, benefits, hiring practices, employee resource groups, and corporate citizenship demonstrate our commitment to inclusion and diversity throughout our system.

Why do we embrace inclusion and diversity? For the Love of Health.

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We serve together in Love and Excellence. Our unique values, Love and Excellence are bold and powerful, and they are the reason why working for ChristianaCare is special. The behaviors associated with our values guide how caregivers interact with everyone they work with and make for an exceptional work experience. We believe that when you lead with Love, Excellence is inevitable.

Benefits

ChristianaCare’s comprehensive total rewards package is one of the most competitive in the region. We are proud to offer excellent benefits that reflect the organization’s commitment to being exceptional today and even better tomorrow.

At ChristianaCare, we provide access to high-quality and affordable benefits designed to meet our caregivers where they are. You can tailor your benefits to meet your needs now and adjust them as your priorities change.

Take advantage of ChristianaCare’s wide-ranging benefit offerings from supporting optimal health through medical, prescription, dental and vision coverage to valuable wellness and work/life programs, which include paid parental leave, coverage for infertility and assisted reproductive technologies, an employer-funded short-term disability program, and more.

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