Senior Sourcing Analyst - OC

City of Hope

Duarte, CA

Job posting number: #7092967 (Ref:10014807)

Posted: January 27, 2022

Application Deadline: Open Until Filled

Job Description

About City of Hope

City of Hope, an innovative biomedical research, treatment and educational institution with over 6000 employees, is dedicated to the prevention and cure of cancer and other life-threatening diseases and guided by a compassionate, patient-centered philosophy.

Founded in 1913 and headquartered in Duarte, California, City of Hope is a remarkable non-profit institution, where compassion and advanced care go hand-in-hand with excellence in clinical and scientific research.  City of Hope is a National Cancer Institute designated Comprehensive Cancer Center and a founding member of the National Comprehensive Cancer Network, an alliance of the nation’s leading cancer centers that develops and institutes standards of care for cancer treatment.

Position Summary:

The Strategic Sourcing Analyst Sr. will be responsible for supporting and leading mid to high complexity sourcing and procurement projects for Capital Equipment, Facilities Services, Medical and Laboratory Supplies and various other categories of spend associated with a medical and research organization. Successful candidates must be self-starters who can effectively contend with ambiguity, communicate clearly and have a proven track record of delivering results. Experience should include, but not be limited to, data analytics, product category management, supplier relationship management and development, commercial negotiations, procurement process management and improvement, opportunity analytics, and a clear working knowledge of current supply chain management trends.

The Strategic Sourcing Analyst will be an advocate for product standardization will look for opportunities to get the best value at the best price.  The Analyst is expected to work persuasively with users to consider alternate products to attain better economics including consolidating demand versus purchasing items on a “one-off” basis.   The Analyst will work across organization lines to find sourcing opportunities that may not be seen by a single entity.  Is responsible for all needs identified by customers (user departments) including specification of supplies and equipment, placing and expediting orders, securing installation and delivery as well as assuring proper payment by Accounts Payable.  This role includes working with operational stakeholders across City of Hope, participation with other teams on strategic integration and implementation efforts in support of Supply Chain initiatives. Incumbent will be required to negotiate as necessary and responsible for making purchases that are in the best interest of the organization. The nature of the job demands that the Analyst is able to act in an independent nature and make crucial decisions during the process and act as a liaison and maintain close contact and relationship between the customer and supply partners. 

Key Responsibilities include:

  • Develop comprehensive strategic sourcing plans. Gather information for internal data discovery, scope and specification development, market due diligence, and perform alternative source development RFI’s and RFP’s
  • Create, publish and evaluate RFP’s using Best-in-Class sourcing tools, techniques, and business practices.
  • Establish negotiation plans with clearly defined desired outcomes and strategic goals.
  • Negotiate agreements with manufacturers, distributors, and service providers, either singly or as part of a team, to complete supplier agreements.
  • Execute operationally complex sourcing activities
  • Measure supplier performance against key business objectives. Participate in formal supplier business reviews as part of the overall Supplier Relations Management process, including but not limited to supplier evaluation, supplier audits and other related activities.
  • Identify opportunities for continuous improvement through cost reduction and performance improvement, involving suppliers as required.
  • Develop compelling business case/analysis to drive meaningful change in process, supplier or material as appropriate, to meet sourcing/strategic objectives.
  • Manage and achieve savings targets.
  • Proactively seek new opportunities and/or to optimize current agreements to drive efficiency and cost savings.

Basic education, experience and skills required for consideration:

  • Bachelor’s degree (BA or BS) in supply chain management, business administration, or other related field.
  • Minimum 5+ years relevant experience in procurement, sourcing or similar supply chain role with contract negotiation experience.

Additional Information:

  • To protect the health of patients and staff and to comply with new State of California mandates, City of Hope staff are required to show proof of full vaccination by September 30, 2021.  Compliance is a condition of employment.  

City of Hope is committed to creating a diverse environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer.  All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, status as a protected veteran, or status as a qualified individual with disability.

City of Hope is a community of people characterized by our diversity of thought, background and approach, but tied together by our commitment to care for and cure those with cancer and other life-threatening diseases. The innovation that our diversity produces in the areas of research, treatment, philanthropy and education has made us national leaders in this fight. Our unique and diverse workforce provides us the ability to understand our patients' needs, deliver compassionate care and continue the quest for a cure for life-threatening diseases. At City of Hope, diversity and inclusion is a core value at the heart of our mission. We strive to create an inclusive workplace environment that engages all of our employees and provides them with opportunities to develop and grow, both personally and professionally. Each day brings an opportunity to strengthen our work, leverage our different perspectives and improve our patients’ experiences by learning from others. Diversity and inclusion is about much more than policies and campaigns. It is an integral part of who we are as an institution, how we operate and how we see our future.

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