Job Number: 20019398

Location: Dublin, OH

Date Posted: 8-9-2017

Job Title: Senior Software Engineer, Software Engineering (Global Supply Chain Procurement)

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Senior Engineer, Software Engineering, (Global Supply Chain Procurement)


The Senior Software Engineer role will drive the IT strategy and execution of Procurement for the multi-billion-dollar Global Supply Chain. The Global Supply Chain Team is focused on creating/leveraging innovative technology to support Cardinal Health’s new global supply chain and manufacturing and will also be responsible for setting up new technology and new systems to support the growing business.


  • Responsibilities for leading supplier collaboration, tight integration with Planning/Inventory Management and Global Trade
  • Leading a validated Quality process into Procurement for Class II and III medical devices, enabling local procurement within non-US countries (accommodating language and local requirements).
  • Act as a subject matter expert (SME) in the Procurement area
  • Manage and own projects from design through deployment
  • Build a strong working relationship with the IT run team and business end-users.
  • Fully understand technical capabilities of tools as well as needs of users and business processes
  • Gather requirements of end-user community for enhancements and work with team members to develop standard, harmonized requirements
  • Manage issues, document, escalate as appropriate and ensure resolution
  • Partner with Project Management to ensure on-time delivery
  • Develop and deliver training to key-users and end-users as required
  • Document application solutions
  • Manage and publish training plan and coordinate with peers and with end-users
  • Coordinate UAT, data validation and planner data input with key-users during system deployments
  • Participate as appropriate for enhancement testing
  • Anticipate future needs of end-users and initiate activities to close gaps before issues arise


  • Bachelor of Science (BS) in Computer Science, Engineering, Business, related field preferred or equivalent experience.
  • 8+ years experience in related field preferred
  • Working knowledge of three or more technologies preferred
  • 5 years’ experience in Procurement and Supply Chain required.
  • SAP S/4 or ECC experience preferred
  • Proven leadership ability preferred
  • Experience with SAP S/4 HANA, IBP, SNC, Fiori and/or Ariba.
  • Hands on experience with procurement and supply chain processes and procedures
  • Ability to gather requirements of end-user community for enhancements and work with team members to develop standard, harmonized requirements
  • Must have strong communication skills both verbally and written

What Software Engineering contributes to Cardinal Health

Software Engineering is responsible for designing, developing, implementing and supporting applications, systems and IT products required to achieve the company's business objectives.

  • Demonstrates knowledge of software development techniques and fluency in software languages and application programming interfaces.
  • Demonstrates general understanding of hardware/software platforms including but not limited to operating systems, databases, application servers, web servers and integration technologies.
  • Plans and executes system implementations that ensure success and minimize risk of system outages or other negative production impacts.
  • Demonstrates conceptual knowledge of architecture standards and database and operating systems.
  • Demonstrates problem solving ability that allows for effective and timely resolution of system issues including but not limited to production outages.
  • Analyzes production system operations using tools such as monitoring, capacity analysis and outage root cause analysis to identify and drive change that ensures continuous improvement in system stability and performance.
  • Demonstrates knowledge of software development, life cycle, modeling of business processes, application design patterns, business/functional documents. Estimates to high level business requirements and provide options analysis.

What is expected of you and others at this level

  • Applies advanced knowledge and understanding of concepts, principles, and technical capabilities to manage a wide variety of projects
  • Participates in the development of policies and procedures to achieve specific goals
  • Recommends new practices, processes, metrics, or models
  • Works on or may lead complex projects of large scope
  • Projects may have significant and long-term impact
  • Provides solutions which may set precedent
  • Independently determines method for completion of new projects
  • Receives guidance on overall project objectives
  • Acts as a mentor to less experienced colleagues

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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Meet Gopikrishna

I started my career as an IT programming analyst and have progressed into management. Cardinal Health provides various training programs to help individuals be successful in their job and grow professionally. This is a great place to work because the people here strive to make a great difference in healthcare every day. Gopikrishna, Manager, Software Engineering