What Strategic Sourcing contributes to Cardinal Health: Strategic Sourcing is responsible for the development and execution of sourcing strategies to leverage relationships within business entities or across the enterprise to achieve best total value from suppliers. Sourcing roles include Category and or Commodity management strategies and execution, supplier relationship management, negotiation, risk management and supply base performance management.
What is expected of you for success in your role:
Demonstrates advanced knowledge of best practices in strategic sourcing process for defined category
Utilizes business and market data for defined categories to identify opportunities
Develops sourcing strategy specific to defined category in order to reduce cost and mitigate risk for Cardinal Health
Manages projects of medium complexity and utilizes project management skills to drive results and manage deadlines
Identifies, evaluates and recommends suppliers
Develops negotiation plan and contract terms and conditions to manage risk
Participates in and leads negotiation process
Ensures that appropriate supplier metrics are developed
Ensures on-going monitoring of supplier performance
Builds strong relationship with internal stakeholders
Works to understand complex functional situations by paying attention to the details of the tasks at hand and by breaking them down into smaller pieces
Collaborates with others and builds strategic alliances globally; negotiates to build broad-based support and/or persuades others in order to influence important outcomes.
Demonstrates and executes on knowledge and understanding of relevant business process(es), organization and/or function-specific processes, at various levels to ensure successful completion of project, process, etc.
Measures and evaluates the effectiveness of programs or deliverables; compares measurement results to Standards, and takes immediate action to close gaps identified.
Evaluates alternative solutions/decisions in light of the potential impact on the internal/external customer and Cardinal Health; understands the resource implications of solutions and makes recommendations in adherence to governance and prioritization guidelines.
Education: High School Diploma or GED required; - Bachelor's degree in Business Administration or a related degree is preferred.
Experience: Minimum of 4 years of experience in a related field
- Experience with sourcing process is preferred
- Experience with contract language is preferred
Superior interpersonal, verbal and written communication skills
Project Management skills preferred
Able to communicate effectively and interact with personnel at all levels of the organization
Financial acumen to calculate savings and impact business partner budgets
Ability to translate data into information for use by the business for decision-making purposes
Cardinal Health is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer.
All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex,
sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or protected veteran status.
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