We are recruiting for a Contract Analyst to join our Purchasing Team.
Decisions and actions are usually difficult and have both short-term and long-term clinical, operational, and financial ramifications. These decisions often require complex analytical effort and the successful coordination of numerous groups and individuals. The Contract Analyst works collaboratively with Strategic Sourcing, Finance, and Planning and Procurement to mine, coordinate, and maintain information used to maximize use, compliance and economic advantages related to contracting and performs all work with accord to the mission, vision, and core values of Kindred Healthcare.
Develops and performs benchmarking activities related to non-salary expenses for Kindred facilities. Analyzes information to determine best opportunities to reduce expenses and makes recommendations to the Materials Managers, Category Managers and Department Directors. Information is presented in a managerially useful format that identifies each facility's progress, as well as combined Kindred performance.
Through collaborative efforts with Material Managers, Category Managers and the Sr. Director of Utilization, identifies new cost reduction opportunities for opportunities for cost savings portfolio.
Reports the value creation and ongoing results from contracting initiatives in the form of performance dashboards and scorecards.
Promotes Kindred's goal to provide quality medical treatment at the lowest possible cost. Encourage active involvement of all employees to seek a balance between cost effectiveness and customer satisfaction. Increase awareness of the need for "good stewardship" and economic responsibility as it relates to each employee.
Demonstrates knowledge and comprehension of the power of PC software programs (Microsoft Windows, Word, Excel, Access, PowerPoint, etc.) and hardware. Acts as a resource and encourages Materials Management staff in the utilization of PC software to increase productivity and insure professional presentation of information and correspondence.
Promotes the role of "good stewardship" throughout Kindred facilities by recognizing employee cost reduction efforts. Leads and coordinates various methods of recognition, including Administrative presentations, Knect articles, letters of appreciation, etc. Works closely with Corporate Communications, Administration, PEEC and Directors when coordinating activities.
Collaborates with IT to design custom reports to achieve a managerially efficient format for information to be utilized by Materials Managers and user departments
Designs and implements special projects as assigned by Manager.
Essential leadership skills include the ability to facilitate and build consensus, persuasiveness, and ability to build/work in a team.
Must be able to manage multiple, complex projects simultaneously in a high pressure environment.
Strong analytical, conceptual and organizational skills are necessary; as well as, proficient written and oral communication skills that demonstrate a professional image and ensure communication is understood by the listener.
Essential technical skills include technical knowledge and comprehension of the power of the computer, an ability to comprehend and work with financial statements, and a demonstrated base of clinical knowledge with an eagerness to expand that base.
Bachelor's degree or four to six years of progressive experience.
Four to six years of progressive experience in the Supply Chain field.
Emphasis in the area of Business Analytics preferred.
Depending on a candidate's qualifications, this position may be filled at a different level.
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