Our client is seeking a Procurement/Sourcing Analyst for a long-term,
multi-year remote contract opportunity.
Occasional travel (2-4 times a year) to Michigan may be
plays a key role in the day-to-day operations
within the Strategic Sourcing division of Supply Chain Management. The
goal is to provide strategic support to the Sourcing Managers via a variety
of essential activities, therefore, allowing the Managers to focus on higher
level projects with significantly more risk. Together, this focus on
activities will support the division in obtaining annual financial goals.
The responsibilities of the Analyst are complex and varied but include
functions ranging from handling the competitive bidding process for low to
low-medium risk (but high volume) projects involving direct & indirect
commodities and/or services; drafting contracts, contract amendments, and
RFP/RFQ information; as well as partnering with the Supply Chain Informatics
System (SCIS) team to ensure proper audit and reporting outcomes. The Analyst
routinely handles and is exposed to confidential information.
- Knows, understands,
incorporates and demonstrates the mission, vision and core values of the
organization's behaviors, practices and decisions.
- Maintains knowledge of
the Group Purchasing Organization's (GPO) and organization's contract
portfolio to leverage and utilize appropriate agreements.
Coordinates and maintains system compliance by optimizing these
agreements. Has a thorough understanding of the review and analysis
process to ensure a timely turn around on agreement approvals.
- Works closely with the
legal department and sourcing manager in the drafting and analyzing of
communications between the organization and contracted partners.
Communications may include a variety of items such as: routine
correspondence, contract amendments and business agreements.
Responsible for ensuring correct distribution, tracking, and
understanding of said communications. Handles or assists in
handling contract compliance issues based on complexity.
- In conjunction with
Sourcing Managers, supports competitive bidding process on direct and
indirect supplies/services/equipment; pre-qualifies suppliers, supports
RFP/RFI creation, accumulates responses, reviews product/service
information to determine applicability and any outliers. Involvement of
Sourcing Manager varies based upon complexity, level of risk and
knowledge/experience of Analyst.
- Drafts and completes
execution of amendments to extend contract terms, participation of
facilities, addition of products/or services, or other amendment
requirements, as determined by contract requirements or as directed by
Sourcing management leadership.
- Analyzes markets to
determine vendor sources and product availability. Supports
development of fact bases for major purchasing categories, including
detailed understanding of descriptions of the product/service/equipment
offerings and price points; recommended suppliers; understanding
capabilities of current suppliers.
- Lends support for
contract management system(s). May include duties such as
supervising audits on database information, producing reports from
contract management system, reviewing information input by Sourcing
Manager, suggesting processes to increase efficiency and effectiveness
of contract systems and overall general support of processes surrounding
- Works with other
Supply Chain verticals to support processes and procedures that optimize
the value of the organization's Supplier relationship.
- Serves as a contact
for RHM management-team members as it relates to purchasing/sourcing
issues. Provides guidance and investigates issues raised by ministries
related to contracts.
- Supports and
contributes to process improvement that provides cost savings, increased
efficiencies and enhanced customer service.
- Maintains a working
knowledge of the organization's Integrity and Compliance Program and
Code of Conduct; as well as other policies and procedures in order to
ensure adherence in a manner that reflects honest, ethical and
- Thorough knowledge of
supply chain principles and practices normally obtained through a
Bachelor’s degree with major course work in business or supply chain
management AND 3 (three) to 5 (five) years of sourcing experience or an
equivalent combination of education and work experience.
knowledge and skills in advanced data analytics and procurement
practices including advanced excel, access and tableau, vendor
relationships, and market analysis for trends. Healthcare industry
experience is preferred.
- Knowledge of methods
used in the access and use of information, the preparation of
specifications and the analysis of bids and contracts. Ability to
set standards for and create and maintain accurate records and reports.
- Ability to identify
problems, utilize originality and ingenuity to make recommendations and
decisions, and implement solutions. Demonstrated ability to identify,
investigate, analyze and resolve complex issues.
- Excellent verbal and
written communication skills.
- Strong problem-solving
skills with ability to research problems and present findings with
attention to detail and a high degree of accuracy.
- Solid customer service
qualities along with excellent interpersonal skills. Must be comfortable
operating in a collaborative, shared leadership environment. Must
have ability to work effectively in a large, multi-level, geographically
- Ability to establish
and maintain productive and positive working relationships with all
stakeholders and external suppliers. Ability to work independently and
in collaboration with others.
- Proven prioritization,
multi-tasking and coordination skills within a fast-paced environment.
Strong organizational skills and high level of initiative.
- Must be able to set
and organize own work priorities with flexibly to adapt to fluctuating
- Only those individuals
selected for an interview will be contacted.
- No calls, inquiries,
or Third Party Vendors please.
- We are an equal
opportunity employer (Unable to sponsor H1B Visas).
Since 1988, The ACI Group, a national IT staffing firm, has been committed
to hiring the industry’s leading professionals and presenting exciting career
opportunities. We have access to varied types of contract, permanent and
contract-to-perm positions and offer a choice of employment options including
a full benefits package.