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Ascension Health Strategic Sourcing Agent in St. Louis, Missouri

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Strategic Sourcing Agent - Capital Medical Equipment - Full-Time - Remote

The Resource Group, a subsidiary of Ascension, is a business transformation services organization that specializes in resource and supply chain management.

Through implementation of its User-Directed Integrated Solutions, The Resource Group transforms the resource and supply function by delivering value through Operations and Logistics Optimization, Strategic Sourcing, and Change Management. Although it specializes in these areas, as its core, The Resource Group is rooted in the ideals of hospitality and believes that success is measured by the satisfaction of the customer. The Resource Group’s success has allowed it to expand and serve various healthcare systems looking to decrease non-payroll expenses and increase operational efficiencies. Today, The Resource Group serves over 2,700 locations including over 155 acute care hospitals across 22 states and Washington D.C.

This success and value are delivered by The Resource Group’s people, and it is the people and culture that enables The Resource Group to achieve success while working toward the common goal of lowering the cost of healthcare.

As such, The Resource Group believes in:

1) Hiring talent from all industries and demographics to foster innovation and diversity of thought and experience

2) Investing in the people who deliver long-term success to our Participants

3) Transforming the way our associates develop so they can help transform the organizations we serve

4) Creating a culture of continuous learning to prosper in an ever-changing business environment

The Resource Group offers exciting opportunities for all levels of professionals and views resource and supply management as a dynamic career with opportunities for growth and advancement within and across disciplines and teams. Positions are available across a number of strategic resource and supply management roles, allowing multiple entry points into The Resource Group. Learn more about our company our culture and our remote work options at TheResourceGroup.com

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

Licensure / Certification / Registration:

  • Paralegal preferred. Licensure required relevant to state in which work is performed.

Education:

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

Work Experience:

  • 3 years of experience preferred.

Additional Preferences

  • Bachelor's degree is highly preferred

  • Master's degree is preferred

  • Zero to five years of applicable experience with strong negotiation skills demonstrated across a range of supplier and commercial goods

  • Healthcare setting experience preferred

Why Join Our Team

Ascension is a faith-based healthcare organization dedicated to transformation through innovation across the continuum of care. As one of the leading non-profit and Catholic health systems in the U.S., Ascension is committed to delivering compassionate, personalized care to all. In FY2020, Ascension provided $2.4 billion in care of persons living in poverty and other community benefit programs. Ascension includes more than 160,000 associates and 40,000 aligned providers across a national network of ministries. We offer rewarding careers across more than 2,600 sites of care – including 146 hospitals and more than 50 senior living facilities – in 19 states and the District of Columbia.

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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