Supply Chain Analyst

Shift: Day
Schedule: Full - Time Regular

Ardent Health Services invests in people, technology, facilities and communities, producing high-quality care and extraordinary results. Based in Nashville, Tennessee, Ardent’s subsidiaries own and operate 30 hospitals in six states with more than 25,000 employees including 1,150 employed providers. Ardent facilities exceed national averages in Overall Hospital Quality Star Rating as ranked by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services; 89 percent of its hospitals received a three-star rating or above in comparison with 73 percent of all hospitals ranked. Twelve of the company's hospitals were recognized by Modern Healthcare as "Best Places to Work" in 2019 – the twelfth consecutive year an Ardent facility made this list. Ardent's corporate office was named "Top Work Places" for Nashville based companies in 2017, 2018 and 2019.

We have an exciting opportunity to join our team as a Supply Chain Analyst.

POSITION SUMMARY

Reporting to the Director of Supply Chain, the Supply Chain Analyst will support best practices in the requisition to payment processes for the company.  This position is responsible for daily item master and price file maintenance within multiple MMIS systems, daily addition of items in the item master, and uploading contracts.   This role will assist in the transition of newly acquired facilities from the current MMIS system to Lawson. In addition, the Supply Chain Analyst will use analytic tools to accurately capture spend data in support of savings initiatives.  

PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES 

  • Support efforts to streamline and eliminate duplication from item master.
  • Support data collection from multiple sources, validation, and reporting.
  • Document and analyze supply chain data for monthly reporting.
  • Enter new items into MMIS systems after the items go through the approval process.
  • Research new item requests and item change requests to validate data integrity.
  • Maintain pricing within multiple MMIS systems.
  • Work with the Epic team on data integrity (charge code, supply type, etc.).
  • Provide contract analysis to determine merit of clinical initiatives and opportunity assessments.
  • Constantly review the item/vendor masters in the interest of streamlining spend to leverage existing vendors.
  • Responsible for resolution of procurement issues arising from the hospitals.
  • Develop and maintain relationships with key vendors (Cardinal, Medline, GHX, HPG) to aid in issue resolution and support ongoing business development.
  • Serve as the central point for Lawson related issues/interaction with Lawson COE Help Desk.
  • Other duties as assigned.

QUALIFICATIONS

Education

Bachelor’s Degree required in Finance or Business Administration OR 5 years of work experience in related functions 

Experience

  • Minimum of four years Materials Management experience in a Healthcare setting
  • Lawson procurement experience preferred
  • Knowledge of various system integration points affected by invoice matching
  • Knowledge of PO pricing and GL interaction
  • Clinical experience preferred
  • Knowledge of (Lawson) system tables and report-writing tool
  • Ability to train/mentor new hires throughout the Organization after go-live or acquisitions
  • Knowledge of Master File Maintenance
  • Ability to assist testing prior to go-live, and monitor and test Lawson’s response(s) to bugs