Ascension Health Sourcing Agent in St Louis, Missouri

Additional Job Information

Title:Sourcing Agent

City, State: St Louis, MO

Location: Westport Center Drive

Department: Office Operations

Additional Job Details:FT Days

About Us

The Resource Group, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Ascension, is a business transformation services organization that specializes in non-payroll spend management. Through the Integrated Change Management Model, The Resource Group delivers value through change management, operations and logistics, sourcing and contracting, analytics, and continuous process improvement.

This model challenges the status quo by:

  • Developing an innovative new approach to contracting, where practicing caregivers from our Participants guide all decision-making, and products and services are contracted for based on attributes rather than brand preference

  • Standardizing and optimizing operations and logistics by closing warehouses, improving inventory management, and improving operational key performance indicators

  • Elevating resource and supply management from the basement to the boardroom by recruiting top talent from a multitude of industries beyond healthcare

From FY14 to FY18, The Resource Group has achieved an incremental annual saving of approximately $102M through Therapeutic Affinity Group initiatives. While these efforts will continue to be supported, we must also begin to identify additional clinical opportunities to support the Ascension Clinical Variation efforts that requires the delivery of $400M in savings.

This success enabled The Resource Group to expand outside of Ascension to serve all healthcare systems looking to decrease non-payroll expenses and increase operational efficiencies. Today, The Resource Group serves 2,500 locations including 160 acute care hospitals across 24 states and Washington D.C.

Job Description

Job Summary:

The Sourcing Agent performs contract administration for contract within the location specified.

Responsibilities:

  • Maintains the quality of contract data within the contract management system.

  • Prepares, edits, and reviews contract information within the contract management system.

  • Develops and reviews contract requests using approved model templates and ensures accuracy within requests.

  • Coordinates and interacts with location leadership for proper approvals.

  • Works 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 Decision Teams.

  • Reviews and analyzes sourcing data, market trends, benchmarking best practices, and maintain market awareness to provide continuous improvements for sourcing strategies.

  • Provides regular updates on category strategies and supplier relationship management programs, including key performance metrics and status of process improvement initiatives.

  • Ensures maximum leverage of The Resource Group and Ascension Health's collective purchasing power and exercise sound business judgment.

  • Implements and maintains quality Strategic Sourcing tools and processes including electronic auctions to facilitate sourcing programs, deliver cost savings, and value added benefits.

Qualifications

Education:

  • Bachelor's Level Degree.

Work Experience:

  • Three years of applicable experience.

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