Sourcing Agent I - Supply Chain

Job Description

Strength Through Diversity
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Supply Chain – Req. 76253
Job Title: Sourcing Agent I
Roles & Responsibilities:
Responsible for sourcing and supplier selection within one or more categories, basing decisions on the intersection of cost, quality and outcomes, with consideration of impact to departments and patients within the health care system. The Sourcing Agent negotiates with vendors, conducts RFPs/solicits bids, participates in the award of contractual agreements for the health system, and prepares all analysis and pertinent information to  departments and Purchasing/Sourcing leadership.  This individual works closely with client areas and supply chain representatives and implements best practice sourcing strategies for all assigned categories.
  •  Effectively builds relationships and communicates with client departments and assesses needs and supplier performance expectations. Gathers department, usage and demand; defines client requirements and helps to develop specifications based on needs versus wants.
  • Researches and interprets supplier and market data through formal and informal processes. Evaluates supplier capabilities to meet the institution’s needs through fair and thorough techniques and determines sourcing strategies that optimize value. Periodically reviews supplier effectiveness. 
  • Works with departments to quantify budget impacts of new contracts. Interprets and analyzes data to present to department and Purchasing/Sourcing Leadership.
  • Partners with client departments to implement efficient ordering routines that incorporate appropriate controls within health system operations. Assists departments in implementing changes in sourcing (i.e., moving to a new supplier; implementing increased spends/services, establishing contracts ).
  • Negotiates (or participates in negotiating) contracts, terms and conditions, and ramifications of contractual verbiage as it relates to product/service/supplier and impact on the health system. Develops contracts that support health system business requirements, including clearly defined goods and services expectations, performance measurements, and shortfall remedies.
  • May assist in creation of new policies and procedures that introduce and drive appropriate supplier behaviors, increase efficiencies in department spending, etc.
  • Reviews, vets, assures compliance to the MSHS Purchasing Policies, and processes Reqs and issues Purchase Orders to vendors using ERP systems via EDI, fax, email, phone call
  • Review contract pricing discrepancies against existing contracts and addresses/resolves with vendor, BT and AP teams
  • Utilize GPOs, and the competitive bidding process where possible to confirm that the hospital is receiving the best price possible. Assists end-users with queries and general phone/e-mail inquiries
  • Responsible for general enforcement of the MSHS Purchasing Policy and procedures to prevent breach in policy
  • Maintains current of MSHS, healthcare industry, value analysis trends and market developments.
  • Other duties as assigned
  •  Bachelor's degree (Masters preferred) in a related field (or equivalent combination of education and applicable sourcing/ purchasing experience)
  • 3 years minimum, strong preference in sourcing products and services in a healthcare setting. 
  • Certified Materials Resource Professional (CMRP), CPM, CPSM or other recognized certification is desirable.                                                                            
Strength through Diversity
The Mount Sinai Health System believes that diversity is a driver for excellence. We share a common devotion to delivering exceptional patient care. Yet we’re as diverse as the city we call home- culturally, ethically, in outlook and lifestyle. When you join us, you become a part of Mount Sinai’s unrivaled record of achievement, education and advancement as we revolutionize medicine together.
We work hard to acquire and retain the best people, and to create a welcoming, nurturing work environment where you can develop professionally. We share the belief that all employees, regardless of job title or expertise, can make an impact on quality patient care. 
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Who We Are
Over 38,000 employees strong, the mission of the Mount Sinai Health System is to provide compassionate patient care with seamless coordination and to advance medicine through unrivaled education, research, and outreach in the many diverse communities we serve.
Formed in September 2013, The Mount Sinai Health System combines the excellence of the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai with seven premier hospital campuses, including Mount Sinai Beth Israel, Mount Sinai Beth Israel Brooklyn, The Mount Sinai Hospital, Mount Sinai Queens, Mount Sinai West (formerly Mount Sinai Roosevelt), Mount Sinai St. Luke’s, and New York Eye and Ear Infirmary of Mount Sinai.
The Mount Sinai Health System is an equal opportunity employer. We promote recognition and respect for individual and cultural differences, and we work to make our employees feel valued and appreciated, whatever their race, gender, background, or sexual orientation. 
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