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Contract Analyst II

Contract Analyst II

Requisition ID 
2017-741529
Position Type 
Full Time
Shift(s) 
..
Department 
Cost Study
Location 
US-MO-Saint Louis

More information about this job

Overview

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We’re a Little Different

 

Our mission is clear. We bring to life a healing ministry through our compassionate care and exceptional service.  

 

We don’t believe in jobs at Mercy, we believe in careers that match the unique gifts of unique individuals; careers that not only make the most of your skills and talents, but also your heart.

 

At Mercy, you’ll feel our supportive community every step of your day, especially the tough ones. We’re a team and love working that way. That team is expanding, and we currently have exceptional opportunities to help our communities grow.

Responsibilities and Qualifications

Overview


This position provides data analytics and is responsible for investigation and resolution of data integrity issues to ensure ROi spend analytics will produce meaningful results. The position compares prospective and current member purchase order data to internal contract portfolio for price, volume or market share discounts, as well as equivalent products to compute savings opportunities. This involves working with advanced functions in Excel, internally developed applications, and occasionally Microsoft Access. Mentors junior analysts and provides support for more complex analyses requiring more in depth product knowledge. The position researches vendor websites to determine product units of measure and alternatively equivalent products and maintains database of equivalent products. The position uses healthcare industry product knowledge to categorize products according to internally defined or industry standard categories. This position involves occasional interaction with contracting managers, clinical consultants, supplier, and supply chain co-workers in analyzing data; level of knowledge will span multiple healthcare verticals and categories. Co-worker will perform duties and responsibilities in a manner consistent with the ROi mission, values, and Mercy Service Standards.

 

Responsibilities


Mathematically compare data sets using advanced functions in Excel, internally developed applications, and occasionally Microsoft Access.

Utilize various sources of data to provide comparative analysis of proposed pricing, terms and conditions against competitive proposals, current user pricing and contract terms, industry benchmarks, and competitive market information.

Develop moderately complex analyses models contributing to the development and/or utilization of multiple product utilization scenarios.

Work with contracting managers, clinical consultants, suppliers, and supply chain co-workers in analyzing data.

Collaborate with Information Technology to provide requirements and test enhancements of the internal tools.

Research supplier websites and other sources and use and develop healthcare industry product knowledge.

Instructions and self-improvement by owning and actively working a career path document and personal development plan.

Qualifications:

Because you’re committed to excellence, you understand the importance of being properly prepared for your role at Mercy. That’s why you’ll bring to your role the right set of qualifications:

 


Education: Bachelors Degree in Business, Accounting, or related field, or commensurate experience

Experience: 3-5 years industry experience in clinical, analytic, or related area

Other: - Advanced skills in database management with business software tools including Microsoft Excel and Microsoft Access - Ability to work both independently and collaboratively in a team environment - Capability of handling multiple projects simultaneously - Demonstrated superior organization skill with orientation to detail - Proven ability to deliver analysis that enables timely, complete, and confident decisions - Proven ability to meet aggressive timelines

 

Preferred Education: Masters Degree in Business, Information Systems, or Healthcare Administration 
Preferred Experience: Experience in defining requirements and testing of custom developed software GPO experience Experience in defining requirements and testing of custom developed software Experience with SQL, Business Objects or other Business Intelligence platform
Preferred Certifications: Lean belt certification or relevant experience
Preferred Other: Competency level in spend analytics Proven ability to interact with customer in both written and verbal communication and presentations

 

We’ll Support You at Work and Home

 

Our foundations are built on dignity and respect. Modern Healthcare Magazine named us as a “top 100 places to work.” We go out of our way to help people feel welcomed. We offer day-one comprehensive health, vision and dental coverage, PTO, and employer-matched retirement funds, even to part-time employees. We’re proud to provide tuition reimbursement to help you grow and learn new skills.

 

What Makes a Good Match for Mercy

 

Compassion and professionalism go hand-in-hand with us, along with exceptional quality care. Having a positive outlook and a strong sense of advocacy is in perfect step with our mission and vision. We’re also collaborative and are not afraid to do a little extra to deliver excellent care – that’s just part of our commitment. If that sounds like a fit for you as well, we encourage you to apply.

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