Manager, Indirect Supplier Data Management

What Indirect Procurement contributes to Cardinal Health

Indirect Procurement is responsible for creating and managing diverse strategic supplier partnerships that drive enterprise value with innovation, best cost and competitive advantages that benefit customers, suppliers and patients. Develops and executes strategic plans by leveraging market intelligence, industry knowledge and cross-functional collaboration. Competitive advantage is created through supplier selection and management, contract negotiation, supply chain optimization and risk mitigation.

Responsible for developing and executing strategy to source indirect goods and services to support our

business stakeholders and programs. Perform analysis in order to select supplier and negotiate best value for Cardinal Health. Provide supplier relationship management and contract compliance management, including maximization of financial deliverables and risk mitigation. Will work within various procurement systems to enable purchasing activities and resolve technical issues as identified.

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
  • Subject matter expert in supplier master data management including project work, data analysis, and process management
  • Coordinate and supervise daily activities of team operations and business support, which includes the set up and maintenance of indirect supplier master data
  • Participates in the development of policies and procedures to achieve specific goals
  • Recommends new practices, processes, metrics, or models
  • Will 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
  • Responsible for helping to develop, monitor, and communicate performance metrics
  • Administers and executes policies and procedures of the Sourcing Organization and Cardinal Health
  • Ensures employees operate within guidelines and performance expectations
  • Decisions have a direct impact on work unit operations and customers
  • Frequently interacts with subordinates and peer groups at various management levels
  • Work shift must align US EST working hours to accommodate business needs in multiple time zones


  • High school diploma or GED required
  • Bachelor’s degree preferred
  • At least 8-12 years of master data management experience
  • Ability to use Microsoft Word, Excel, Outlook, and SAP required
  • Strong organizational and communication skills
  • Minimum 6 years leading people
  • Ability to lead, develop, and train teams
  • Minimum 2 years in Sourcing / Procurement or related field required; indirect supplier or other data management experience, a plus

Candidates who are back-to-work, people with disabilities, without a college degree, and Veterans are encouraged to apply.

Cardinal Health supports an inclusive workplace that values diversity of thought, experience and background. We celebrate the power of our differences to create better solutions for our customers by ensuring employees can be their authentic selves each day. Cardinal Health is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, ancestry, age, physical or mental disability, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, pregnancy, veteran status, marital status, creed, status with regard to public assistance, genetic status or any other status protected by federal, state or local law.