The Supply Chain Price and Product Information Management Analyst aids in managing all supplier product pricing and information for SCA. This position is responsible for helping create, and maintaining SCA’s catalog database including all supplier pricing and key information fields along with the cross-reference of clinically alternative products. This information is used by SCA in purchasing supplies and services that offer the best value to our centers/hospitals and surgeon partners.
Assist in creating an efficient method for maintaining and refreshing product/pricing and relevant information with suppliers including GPO’s and distributors.
Perform routine analyses in support of cost savings tool reporting.
Access the data warehouse and report/analyze purchase history as requested.
Assist in maintaining information in the database monthly while updating the SCA data warehouse, SmartSystem product catalog, and any related tools.
Increase catalog and Electronic Data Interchange usage
Assist with maintaining and improving SCA’s contract compliance metric “Buy Right”
Assist with maintaining “Order Right” and catalog usage metrics
Maintain EDI usage information and identify suppliers for expansion
Assist catalog expansion through performing data cleansing/enrichment and developing/publishing catalog measurement metrics.
Provide feedback and new ideas regarding methods to continuously improve SCO’s SmartSystem supplies catalog.
Provide support to the SCO Help Desk, Category Management, and Capital Equipment Help Desk as needed.
Develops and maintains collaborative relationships with facility staff, including the medical team. Participate in Partnership meetings, Regional meetings, etc. to present opportunities, savings realized, and overall supply chain metrics.
Recommend solutions based upon data analysis to increase business efficiency and/or improve business processes. Skills and Abilities:
Superior organization, attention to detail and analytical skills with emphasis in managing multi-site requests, workload prioritization.
Strong communication skills and team orientation.
Excellent interpersonal skills including a proven ability to successfully interact and foster open dialogue with centers, internal departments, field operations, category management, and supply base.
Integrity, professionalism, optimism and energy. Exceptional problem-solving and results-driven orientation.
Expert in Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, Access, PowerPoint.)
Experience in accessing database information, managing queries, running reports etc.
Demonstrated success in managing high volume transactions and multiple priorities.
Able to work independently on assigned activities or as part of a structured team as required.
Must demonstrate and maintain and extremely high regard for confidential and sensitive information.
Critical sense of timeliness.
Must work effectively under pressure in a fast paced environment.
Must be willing to travel Total education, vocational training and experience:
4-year Bachelor’s Degree in finance, purchasing, operations, business or equivalent experience.
Extensive knowledge of purchasing system maintenance and industry standard analytic tools.
Strong organization skills and relating data to business metrics.
Strong ability to identify barriers, business trends and escalate to operations
Experience in areas related to data warehousing, purchasing, contracts, accounting, budgeting, or healthcare.
Solid understanding of surgical supplies and products preferred.
Experience in Ambulatory Surgery Center (ASC) or healthcare industry preferred.
PeopleSoft experience preferred.
Expert in Microsoft applications with working knowledge of industry standard contract management, materials management, and reporting software.
Fluency in database, SQL server and MS Access preferred. Position Reports To :
Product Information Manager