Manager, Strategic Sourcing Indirect

Job Description

Global Sourcing 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. May work within various procurement systems to execute purchase orders and resolve technical issues as identified.


  • Indirect Sourcing Category Lead for assigned categories
  • Primary Sourcing business partner support for key stakeholders within assigned indirect categories
  • Work closely with indirect suppliers to source indirect goods and services 
  • Initiate, negotiate and finalize new indirect supplier contracts and maintain existing indirect supplier contracts 
  • Resource for Indirect Procurement team regarding Data Privacy Agreements
  • Manage Request for Proposal (RFP) events within assigned indirect categories
  • Drive purchasing discipline and compliance with internal stakeholders
  • Review and approve Ariba purchase requests within assigned categories

Preferred Qualifications

  • Advanced degree preferred
  • 8-12 years of experience in related field
  • Strategic Sourcing (indirect or direct) experience
  • Understanding of various commodities within the enterprise, including labor, IT, Hardware and Software
  • Advanced Excel skills
  • Supplier management, contracting and negotiation experience
  • Ability to manage competing priorities in a fast-paced environment
  • Strong interpersonal, verbal, and written communication skills with the ability to work cross functionally and inclusively.

What is expected of you and others at this level

  • Participates in the development of policies and procedures to achieve specific goals
  • Recommends new practices, processes, metrics, or models
  • Applies advanced knowledge and understanding of concepts, principles, and technical capabilities to manage a wide variety of projects
  • 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

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.