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Children's Healthcare of Atlanta Strategic Sourcing Specialist in United States

Strategic Sourcing Specialist

Location: Support I

Requisition #: 73306


Assist the organization in evaluating and supporting the system in the development of strategies for the acquisition of products and services and assists the organization in the implementation of these strategies.


  • Bachelor’s degree in Business, Finance, Supply Chain


  • No professional certifications required


  • 5 years of experience in Supply Chain/Materials Management, including experience with competitive procurement practices, contract analysis, and negotiation of goods and services


  • 5 years of experience in a healthcare setting

  • Experience in enterprise resource planning/procurement systems (Infor/Lawson preferred)

  • Industry professional certification (CPM, CSCP, CMRP, CCCM)


  • Must have proven written and oral skills

  • Must have ability to negotiate contractual agreements for goods and services from a business deal perspective

  • Must have proven ability to lead teams as well as plan, manage, and track projects through completion

  • Must demonstrate the ability to develop and maintain good working relationships, and interact with teams across organizational lines including administrative and executive staff

  • Must be able to demonstrate well-developed and proven organizational, analytical, problem solving, and time management skills in a dynamic environment working on multiple projects

  • Must be proficient in Microsoft Office


  • Contracting

  • Drive contract compliance and product standards for consumables contracts which applies to both GPO and local agreements and negotiates improved pricing as well as other aspects of the business deal

  • This includes reviewing monthly reports to identify opportunities to add items to current consumables contracts as well as adding vendors to either local agreements or GPO.

  • Drive contract compliance for non-IT capital, purchased services, professional services, and service/maintenance contracts that are over $150,000 based on the current threshold levels as established by the organization

  • Negotiate pricing and the business deal aspects of contracts in the categories listed above that includes, but is not limited to, terms and conditions, end user licensing agreements, statements of work, placement agreements, and other IT related agreements

  • Strategy Development

  • Drive the formal RFX (Request for Information, Request for Quotation, or Request for Proposal) process as needed by the organization.

  • Guide organizational stakeholders through the process

  • Conduct market intelligence, vendor financial, and performance research

  • Evaluate findings and prepare the analysis for review by the Sourcing Supervisor, Manager, and stakeholder teams through the use of a project charter

  • Create the RFX documents and facilitate specification development with the stakeholder teams as well as leading internal and external meetings, analyze the vendor responses, compile the data, and present the responses and recommendation to the stakeholder team

  • Assist (lead, where appropriate) on various projects designed to standardize and reduce overall cost through process improvement initiatives in order to drive change through the organization

  • Assist the organization in the opening of new facilities and renovations of current facilities by obtaining quotations, negotiating cost, tracking, working with the Capital Purchasing Agent, and ensuring that the strategic team has the appropriate items needed

  • Analyze and prepare data to identify sourcing opportunities and support the Supply Chain strategy

  • Bundle purchases with the top spend vendors per year as identified by the contract plan in order to negotiate lower pricing for both capital and consumable items

  • Value Analysis

  • Researches spend patterns across multiple service lines in order to identify additional savings opportunities for the organization

  • Assist Value Analysis team with product standardization program for both GPO and local items

  • Perform capital evaluations by conducting benchmarking, communicating with vendors, negotiating the evaluation agreements, determining the price impact to the organization as well as the value proposition

  • Partner with Value Analysis team on new product requests to determine product usage, initial cost, contract impact, and negotiate pricing if new product is accepted by the stakeholder team


Safety: Practices proper safety techniques in accordance with hospital and departmental policies and procedures. Responsible for the reporting of employee/patient/visitor injuries or accidents, or other safety issues to the supervisor and in the occurrence notification system.

Compliance: Monitors and ensures compliance with all regulatory requirements, organizational standards, and policies and procedures related to area of responsibility. Identifies potential risk areas within area of responsibility and supports problem resolution process. Maintains records of compliance activities and reports compliance activities to the Compliance Office.

The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work performed by people assigned to this classification. They are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all job duties performed by the personnel so classified.


Bending/Stooping - Occasionally (activity or condition exists up to 1/3 of time)

Climbing - Not Present

Lifting - Occasionally (activity or condition exists up to 1/3 of time)

Pushing/Pulling - Occasionally (activity or condition exists up to 1/3 of time)

Standing - Occasionally (activity or condition exists up to 1/3 of time)

Walking - Frequently (activity or condition exists from 1/3 to 2/3 of time)

Ability to lift up to 15 lbs independently not to exceed 50 lbs without assistance

Hearing/Speaking - Effective communication with employees, supervisors/managers and staff. Effective communications with patients and visitors, as required.

Sitting - Frequently (activity or condition exists from 1/3 to 2/3 of time)


No potential for exposure to blood and body fluids

About Us:

Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta has been 100 percent committed to kids for more than 100 years. A not-for-profit organization, Children’s is dedicated to making kids better today and healthier tomorrow.

With 3 hospitals, 20 neighborhood locations and a total of 673 beds, Children’s is the largest healthcare provider for children in Georgia and one of the largest pediatric clinical care providers in the country. Children’s offers access to more than 60 pediatric specialties and programs and is ranked among the top children’s hospitals in the country by U.S. News & World Report.

Children’s has been recognized as a Fortune 100 Best Place to Work, a Best Place for Working Mothers, and as a top employer for diversity and millennials. We offer a comprehensive compensation and benefit package that supports our mission, vision and values. We are proud to offer an array of programs and services to our employees that have distinguished us as a best place to work in the country. Connect to our mission of making kids better today and healthier tomorrow.

Have questions about the recruitment process? Check out What to Expect (https://careers.choa.org/lp/What%20to%20Expect/2895392d3ba166e6/?locale=en_US) .

Address: 1575 Northeast Expressway, Bldg 1, Atlanta, GA 30329

Function: Supply Chain - Supply chain