The Manager-Strategic Sourcing position will focus on category management and data analysis for various spend categories. The position will partner with Managers & Directors on the Strategic Sourcing team with various projects and will focus on reducing spend in a variety of direct and indirect spend categories. The ideal candidate must have excellent communication skills as they will be working with DaVita teammates and DaVita Vendors. Requires a high level of analytic work, analytical thinking and project management and organizational skills. The Manager has 2-5 years of Strategic Sourcing or Finance experience and must be able to drive projects from start through completion.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES
o Analyze various spend categories for cost savings opportunities
o Assist with volume forecasting, perform market assessments, seek out operational improvements through data analysis
o Provide data and assist with developing short and long term strategies for each contract and product category
o Proactively identify and achieve savings opportunities and operational improvements
o Monitor compliance with DaVita’s product formularies and ensure contact terms are met
o Negotiate national and regional contracts for direct and indirect spend categories
o Conduct RFP process and work with legal team to put new contracts in place
o Be willing to own and manage low risk indirect spend categories
o Bachelor’s degree in Finance/Business with 2-5 years business experience - Healthcare preferred.
o Strong analytical skills - advanced excel and ability to think analytically. This position involves working with a vast amount of data to drive decisions.
o Excellent verbal and written communication skills. The position requires interaction with teammates in various departments and with vendor partners
o Experience with RFPs and competitive bidding processes a plus
o Excellent computer skills in Excel, PowerPoint & Word
o Personal values in line with DaVita’s values of Service Excellence, Integrity, Team, Continuous Improvement, Accountability, Fulfillment & Fun.
o Ability to get the job done, push through obstacles and take full accountability and ownership of work
Job Type: Full-time
- Irvine, CA 92618 (Required)