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Spectrum Health Associate Sourcing Specialist in Grand Rapids, Michigan

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Job Description

Job Summary

Lead the development and implementation of strategic sourcing activities in assigned category. Obtains the best quality, service, and value for products and services through effective bidding, negotiation, and supplier management. Lead the development and implementation of specific strategies and projects related to cost reduction initiatives, new product/service introduction, supply base and sourcing optimization and rationalization, quality improvement, risk assessment, and contract negotiation.

Essential Functions

  • Lead the development and implementation of strategies and goals for assigned categories in support of overall business objectives.

  • Develop and lead cross functional teams and lead the process to create strategic category plans and consolidation strategy.

  • Leads sourcing analysis and selection process and performs cost analyses. Leads development of contract strategy. Negotiates, establishes, monitors and enforces supplier contracts and agreements.

  • Develops and benchmarks best practices amongst suppliers. Identify supply base risk and develop/implement mitigation plans including market assessments, supplier's financial assessments, social responsibility, environment, ethics etc.

  • Obtain and communicate market condition information and technology trends related to commodities and suppliers. Utilize market trends to identify and implement appropriate cost controls and business strategy changes.

  • Manage and develop continuous improvement programs, addressing quality, delivery, service as well as cost.

  • Collaborate across functions, departments, and campuses to develop scorecards and business reviews for key suppliers. Organize and lead scorecard review meetings and business reviews. Create and implement enterprise wide metrics, tools and processes to optimize sourcing and supplier activities.


  • Required Bachelor's Degree or equivalent Supply Management, Business, Finance, or related field required

  • Preferred Master's Degree

  • Supply Management experience with focus on strategic sourcing and supplier development. Preferred

  • 2 years of relevant experience Knowledge and application of supplier contract strategy, negotiations, contractual terms, and contract administration. Preferred

  • 2 years of relevant experience Knowledge of supplier processes and supply chain risk factors including experience in assessing and mitigating risk in the supply base. Preferred

  • 2 years of relevant experience Knowledge of continuous improvement methodologies & cost reduction methodologies. Preferred

  • 2 years of relevant experience Experience operating in a highly regulated industry. Medical Device industry sourcing and supplier management Preferred

  • CRT-Professional in Supply Management, Certified (CPSM) - UNKNOWN Unknown

  • CRT-Supply Chain Professional, Certified (CSCP) - UNKNOWN Unknown

Primary Location

SITE - Walkent Warehouse - 2925 Walkent Ct - Grand Rapids

Department Name


Employment Type

Full time


Day (United States of America)

Weekly Scheduled Hours


Hours of Work

8 a.m to 5 p.m.

Days Worked

Monday thru Friday

Weekend Frequency


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Who We Are

Spectrum Health is a nationally recognized not-for-profit health system, offering a full continuum of health services through our health plan, medical group and hospital group. As an integrated health system, we are able to work together across all facilities, employees and providers to create exceptional, consumer-focused interactions.

Spectrum Health is redefining what it takes to improve the health of our communities and introducing new and innovative ways for consumers to access high-quality, low-cost care so that they can connect with us for a lifetime of health.

We strive to provide one Spectrum Health experience: a consistent, high-quality, seamless health journey for consumers; no matter where, when or how they interact with us. The result is better health outcomes for the thousands of individuals, families and communities we serve.

We are the region’s largest employer, with corporate offices located in Grand Rapids, Michigan. Spectrum Health Hospital Group and Spectrum Health Medical Group are consistently recognized for the exceptional care they provide. Priority Health is among the largest health system-sponsored health plans in the U.S. and offers extensive experience serving large and small employer groups, individuals, Medicare Advantage, Healthy Michigan Plan and Medicaid populations.

Since 2010, Spectrum Health has been listed five times among the 15 Top Health Systems in the U.S. by Truven Analytics™. Click here (https://www.spectrumhealth.org/about-us/quality-safety-and-patient-experience/awards) to see a complete list of our safety, quality and patient experience awards.