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Job ID: 44749

Contract Analyst
Our client is looking for a Contract Analyst to join their team. This is a senior level position responsible for the facilitation and implementation of Equipment, Supplies, Service and GPO Contracts. Manages standardization efforts for contracted products while supporting system-wide quality improvement and cost containment efforts.  Routinely audits purchasing performance to contract terms and takes action as appropriate.

Contract Analyst Responsibilities 
Performs financial and market share analysis to determine product optimization and/or cost reduction opportunities.  Articulates issues and opportunities in both written (presentation and spreadsheet) and verbal form to internal customers and management to drive and support point of action.
Leads product and contract evaluation process in support of cost reduction, standardization or quality improvement opportunities.  Independently or collaboratively with Purchasing Staff facilitates a data driven evaluation of supplies and services related to potential contract awards and purchasing decisions.
Implements agreements in collaboration with Purchasing, Stores and Distribution Staff.  Facilitates timely renewal of existing contracts ensuring that all contracts are in accordance with company standards.
Monitors and audits contracts assuring compliance to contract obligations and contract optimization.  Contracts representing the top 75% of purchases will be reviewed annually.
Presents findings and recommendations to the Purchasing and Materiel Managers, customers, department directors and the Product Evaluation Committee relative to issues or opportunities related to product utilization and cost reduction.  Drives group decision making when appropriate.
Demonstrates an in-depth understanding of all information systems (especially the Materiel Management Information System) that support customers and department’s needs.  Ensures accurate and timely availability of contract and pricing data in the Materiel Management Information System (MMIS) and other contractual management systems.
Regularly monitors vendor performance to contractual obligations and takes action as appropriate.  Participates in supplier meetings providing feedback relative to contractual performance.
Provides consultative and liaison services to internal customers educating, informing, training and assisting them with contractual needs.  Proactively provides information and is a resource to user departments for contractual issues by maintaining thorough knowledge of company and GPO contracts and obligations relative to those contracts.
Coordinates all Group Purchasing Organization Contracts and is the liaison between the GPO and company providing excellent two-way communication.
Assists in assuring product/service conversion is smooth and as transparent to internal customers as possible.
Actively participates in the Product Standardization and Evaluation Committee and other related groups.

Contract Analyst Qualifications 
Thorough knowledge of Excel required.  Experience with Access and Materiel Management Information Systems preferred.
Excellent organizational, analytical and decision making skills.
Excellent interpersonal and negotiating skills.
Excellent presentation and communications skills.
Possesses leadership, project management and facilitation skills.
Demonstrated ability to work with a wide variety of people in a professional and effective manner.
Bachelor’s Degree or previous related experience in a healthcare setting.
Four years experience in contracting for supplies, service and maintenance.
Experienced negotiator and excellent working knowledge of contract management concepts and techniques, preferably in a hospital setting.
Previous experience with supplies management activities relating to contractual performance.
Hands-on experience with product conversions and project management.

Benefits
Benefits are available to eligible VanderHouwen contractors and include coverage for medical, dental, vision, life insurance, short and long term disability, and matching 401k.

About VanderHouwen 
VanderHouwen is an award-winning, Women-Owned, WBENC certified professional staffing firm. Founded in 1987, VanderHouwen has been successfully placing experienced professionals throughout the Pacific Northwest and nationwide.  Our recruitment teams are highly specialized in either Technology and IT, Engineering, or Accounting and Finance career markets. Our recruiters value building meaningful, professional relationships with each candidate as well as developing honed knowledge of companies' staffing needs and workplaces. Partner with us to land your next exciting career.

VanderHouwen is an Equal Opportunity Employer and participates in E-Verify. VanderHouwen does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, or any other characteristic protected by applicable local, state or federal civil rights laws.

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