Manager - Strategic Sourcing, Full-Time, Days

Northwestern Medicine Chicago , IL 60602

Posted 1 week ago

Essential Functions and How They Are Accomplished

Consulting/Utilization Analysis

  • Consults with end users throughout NMHC in identifying, analyzing and facilitating implementation of expense reduction initiatives tied to medical and surgical products, equipment and services.

  • Includes communications with vendors, end users, physicians, management and third party partners.

  • Facilitates the procurement of medical/surgical products, equipment and services for NMHC in collaboration with end users, NMHC Contracting Services, NMHC Purchasing Services, Inventory and Logistics and third party vendors.

  • Responsible for negotiation of key business terms related to savings initiatives, ongoing portfolio maintenance and contract arrangements.

  • Supports clinical specialty committees focused on product introductions, value analysis and utilization review consistent with NMHC policies and procedures.

  • Manages the overall medical / surgical product portfolio for various clinical disciplines across NMHC, including regular utilization review, spend analysis, product introductions and trials.

  • Develops qualitative/quantitative analyses and methodologies for product utilization and cost reduction efforts.

  • Tracks identified and implemented cost savings and audits projected utilization and actual spend.

  • Participates in developing new programs, training efforts, product trials, departmental or organization goals and projects, etc.


  • Manages communications and clinical literature research to support product utilization, product conversions and additions, trials and committee activities.

  • Prepares product and service utilization reports and updates.

  • Promotes NMHC philosophy for implementing supply chain cost improvement initiatives, new product introductions and organizational goals.

  • Plans, coordinates and facilitates meetings, work groups, and committees within various levels of staffing and management.

Negotiations/Product Screening

  • Serve as intermediary between vendors and end users, helping to screen and analyze new product introductions.

  • Coordinate inservicing with end users for new product introductions, trials and product conversions.

  • Work with Group Purchasing Organization(s) to identify cost savings opportunities, program initiatives and best practices.

Additional Functions:

  • As directed.



  • Bachelor of Science or Bachelor of Art.

  • Demonstrated ability to facilitate change and achieve savings goals.


  • Masters in Business Administration or Masters in Health Care Management.

  • Registered Nurse.

  • Operating Room Experience / Patient Care Experience.

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Manager - Strategic Sourcing, Full-Time, Days

Northwestern Medicine