What Strategic Sourcing contributes to Cardinal Health
Global Sourcing is responsible for creating and managing diverse strategic supplier partnerships that drive enterprise value with innovation, best cost and competitive advantages that benefit customers, suppliers and patients. Develops and executes strategic plans by leveraging market intelligence, industry knowledge and cross-functional collaboration. Competitive advantage is created through supplier selection and management, contract negotiation, supply chain optimization and risk mitigation.
The Brand Rx team owns the manufacturer relationships and serves as the main point of contact for Cardinal Health. They also own the distribution agreements, metric compliance and in some cases purchasing. Brand Rx is responsible for distribution agreement negotiations, strategy, profitability, and performance to budget.
Location: Fully remote (team members based locally will go into the office a couple times a month)
Participate in and lead Distribution Service Agreement (DSA) and National Logistics Center (NLC) negotiations with Brand pharmaceutical manufacturers
Develop negotiation plan; review contract terms and conditions to maximize buy income and manage risk
Manage to buy income argets for assigned manufacturers
Complete manual buys and actively manage DSA performance metrics
Actively manage inventory and service levels for assigned manufacturers
Build and maintain relationships with Brand Rx pharmaceutical manufacturers
Work with Global Sourcing teams to leverage and incorporate best practices into negotiations
Leverage breadth of Cardinal Health services to create upstream value for manufacturers
Work closely with Finance teams to ensure buy income is received and open disputes are resolved
Utilize business and market data for defined categories to identify strategic opportunities with manufacturers
Ideally targeting 5+ years of Sourcing experience, preferably within pharma/healthcare
Superior interpersonal, verbal and written communication skills; able to communicate effectively and interact with personnel at all levels of technical ability and expertise
Ability to effectively work cross functionally with various departments
Knowledge and practical experience in the healthcare industry, preferably with pharmaceutical products and manufacturers
Practical experience negotiating contracts and managing conflict resolution
Strong analytical and communication skills
What is expected of you and others at this level
Utilizes broad and deep knowledge to develop innovative new business practices, policies and procedures
Works on or may lead highly complex projects of large scope
Projects are typically cross-functional and have significant and long-term impact
Provides solutions which set precedent
Negotiates complex or risky technical business issues on behalf of the company
Independently defines project establishes budgets identifies participants and mitigates risk
Consults with management to determine project objectives with long-term implications
Benefits: Cardinal Health offers a wide variety of benefits and programs to support health and well-being.
Medical, dental and vision coverage
Paid time off plan
Health savings account (HSA)
401k savings plan
Access to wages before pay day with myFlexPay
Flexible spending accounts (FSAs)
Short- and long-term disability coverage
Paid parental leave
Healthy lifestyle programs
Candidates who are back-to-work, people with disabilities, without a college degree, and Veterans are encouraged to apply.
Cardinal Health supports an inclusive workplace that values diversity of thought, experience and background. We celebrate the power of our differences to create better solutions for our customers by ensuring employees can be their authentic selves each day. Cardinal Health is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, ancestry, age, physical or mental disability, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, pregnancy, veteran status, marital status, creed, status with regard to public assistance, genetic status or any other status protected by federal, state or local law.
Headquartered in Dublin, Ohio, Cardinal Health, Inc. (NYSE: CAH) is a distributor of pharmaceuticals, a global manufacturer and distributor of medical and laboratory products, and a provider of performance and data solutions for healthcare facilities.We are a crucial link between the clinical and operational sides of healthcare, delivering end-to-end solutions and data-driving insights that advance healthcare and improve lives every day. With deep partnerships, diverse perspectives and innovative digital solutions, we build connections across the continuum of care. With more than 50 years of experience, we seize the opportunity to address healthcare's most complicated challenges – now, and in the future.As a global, growing company, we’re able to offer rewarding careers that let you make a positive impact on our customers and communities.