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Children's Mercy Kansas City Strategic Sourcing/Contracting Analyst in Kansas City, Missouri

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Do you envision finding a meaningful role with an inclusive and compassionate team? At Children’s Mercy, we believe in making a difference in the lives of all children and shining a light of hope to the patients and families we serve. Our employees make the difference, which is why we have been recognized by U.S. News & World Report as a top pediatric hospital, for eleven consecutive years.

Children’s Mercy is in the heart of Kansas City – a metro abounding in cultural experiences, vibrant communities and thriving businesses. This is where our patients and families live, work and play. This is a community that has embraced our hospital and we strive to say thanks by giving back. As a leader in children’s health, we engage in meaningful programs and partnerships throughout the region so that we can improve the lives of children beyond the walls of our hospital.


The strategic sourcing analyst is responsible for developing the sourcing strategy and associated contracts for significant levels of non-labor spend in the range of 25 million to 40 million annually, including supplies, equipment, technology and purchased services with low to high complexity and risk. The incumbent will work to understand the needs of the stakeholders while providing strategic decision support and recommendations to maximize value and ensure supplier performance. The incumbent will deliver assistance in clinical improvements, cost savings, operational efficiencies ,and/or added value by their involvement with cross functional stakeholders. Using fact/evidence-based, data-driven sourcing initiatives with strong market and competitive analysis, the incumbent will determine how to create leverage utilizing professional negotiations to secure the best quality, service, and cost for CM. The incumbent will be responsible for project managing the sourcing initiatives within the scope of the role, including development of appropriate sourcing tools, identifying supply alternatives and recommending the sourcing approach.

At Children’s Mercy, we are committed to ensuring that everyone feels welcomed within our walls. A successful candidate for this position will join us as we strive to create a workplace that reflects the community we serve, as well as our core values of kindness, curiosity, inclusion, team and integrity.

Additionally, it’s important to us that we remain transparent with all potential job candidates. Because we value the safety of the patients and families we serve, as well as the Children’s Mercy staff, we want to let you know that theseasonal influenzaandCOVID-19vaccines are a condition of employment for all employees in our organization. New employees must be willing to be vaccinated if found non-immune to measles, mumps, rubella (MMR) and chicken pox (varicella) and/or without evidence of tetanus, diphtheria, acellular pertussis (Tdap) vaccination since 2005. If you become a finalist for this position, and have any concerns about receiving these vaccines, medical and/or religious exemptions can be further discussed with Human Resources.


  • Sourcing Strategy and Contract Management - Leverage sourcing plan to guide project plan. Collaborate with business partners to understand upcoming business requirements including cost, service and quality specifications, encouraging product standardization wherever possible. Prepare for and manage contract renewals.

  • Supplier Relationship Management - Manage supplier relationship of key suppliers assigned to evaluate cost, quality and serviceability as well as issue resolution.

  • Development of Sourcing Plan - Work to understand the industry landscape, competitive landscape, and supplier options for the product categories assigned. Proactively analyze spend data to determine new areas of opportunity. Leverage external benchmarks and tools including but not limited to:

  • Relationship Management - Establish collaborative, value-based relationships with business partners, obtaining feedback on an ongoing basis.

  • Value Analysis Support - Assists Supply Chain Value Analysis staff with financial evaluations of opportunities. Develops product request form. Provides financial analysis for various products options. Provides alternative suppliers for desired product.


  • Master's Degree Preferred and 1-2 years experience Strategic sourcing/procurement and/or contract processing experience strongly preferred (as buyer, value analysis, budgeting, sales in medical supplies and/or equipment) or

  • Bachelor's Degree and 3-5 years experience Strategic sourcing/procurement and/or contract processing experience strongly preferred (as buyer, value analysis, budgeting, sales in medical supplies and/or equipment) or

  • HS diploma or equivalent and 7 or more years experience Strategic sourcing/procurement and/or contract processing experience strongly preferred (as buyer, value analysis, budgeting, sales in medical supplies and/or equipment)

  • Contract redlining experience; including knowledge and application of legal terms and conditions.

  • Experience in managing, understanding, redlining and negotiating technology contracts, specifically software (locally installed, cloud based & hybrid solutions), hardware/equipment/capital, IT professional services and interfaces between systems is a plus.

Remote Work/Work from Home

This is an intermittent remote position, which means that the person hired will work with his/her manager to determine a schedule that includes both at home and onsite hours at a Children’s Mercy location. The incumbent must live in the Kansas City metro area.

EEO Employer/Disabled/Vet

Children’s Mercy hires individuals based on their job skills, expertise and ability to maintain professional relationships with fellow employees, patients, parents and visitors. A personal interview, formal education and training, previous work experience, references and a criminal background investigation all are factors used to select the best candidates. The hospital does not discriminate against prospective or current employees based on the race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, creed, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, ancestry or veteran status. A drug screen will be performed upon hire. Children’s Mercy is smoke and tobacco free.

Our commitment to Diversity & Inclusion

CM is committed to creating a diverse and inclusive workforce. Our patients and families come from all walks of life, and so do we. We know that our greatest strengths come from the people who make up our team so we hire great people from a wide variety of backgrounds, not just because it’s the right thing to do, but because it makes our hospital stronger and our patient care more compassionate.

If you share our values and our enthusiasm for service, you will find a home at CM. In recruiting for our team, we welcome the unique contributions that you can bring, including education, ideas, culture, ethnicity, race, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, national origin, age, languages spoken, veteran status, color, religion, disability and beliefs.

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Requisition ID 2022-20782

Requisition Post Information* : Posted Date 2 months ago (6/23/2022 9:00 AM)

Posting Category Professionals


Shift Day shift

Work Type Full Time

Work Days M - F

Work Hours 8 - 5

FLSA Status Exempt

Location : NameAdele Hall

Recruiter : Full Name: First Last Courtney Roberts

Recruiter : Email cmroberts1@cmh.edu