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Cardinal Health Advisor, Strategic Sourcing Indirect Procurement in Massachusetts

What Strategic Sourcing Indirect contributes to Cardinal Health

Strategic Sourcing Indirect is responsible for developing and executing strategy to source indirect goods and services to support our business stakeholders and programs. Perform analysis in order to select supplier and negotiate best value for Cardinal Health. Provide supplier relationship management and contract compliance management, including maximization of financial deliverables and risk mitigation. May work within various procurement systems to execute purchase orders and resolve technical issues as identified.

This role is responsible for building out and executing a strategic sourcing strategy for the following categories – Operations, Research and Development. You will work closely with Cardinal Health’s Medical, Pharma, and Manufacturing sites to deploy a strategy that will increase efficiencies, reduce cost, and develop a competitive advantage for the organization. Primary activities include:

  • Act as a primary business partner for key stakeholders
  • Negotiate national and regional agreements and purchases with suppliers
  • Manage purchase requests from the sites via Ariba
  • Prepare and execute Requests for Information, Requests for Quotes, and
  • Requests for Proposals (RFP) through project completion


  • Category Sourcing Lead for assigned indirect categories
  • Primary Sourcing business partner support for key stakeholders within assigned indirect categories
  • Work closely with indirect suppliers to source indirect goods and services
  • Initiate, negotiate and finalize new indirect supplier contracts and maintain existing indirectsupplier contracts
  • Manage Request for Proposal (RFP) events within assigned indirect categories
  • Drive purchasing discipline and compliance with internal stakeholders
  • Review and approve BuyNow purchase requests within assigned categories

Preferred Qualifications

  • BA, BS, or equivalent experience in related field
  • 3-4 years of experience in related field preferred
  • Strategic sourcing experience preferred
  • Knowledge in Ariba and SAP ideal
  • Ability to conduct data analysis for savings and contractual reviews
  • Financial acumen preferred
  • Experience sourcing hardware components related to security systems and capital equipment
  • Ability to operate independently and make decisions with confidence
  • Ability to multi-task and manage several projects simultaneously
  • Travel may be required
  • Occasionally working flexible hours to accomplish task

What is expected of you and others at this level

  • Applies comprehensive knowledge and a thorough understanding of concepts, principles, and technical capabilities to perform varied tasks and projects
  • May contribute to the development of policies and procedures
  • Works on complex projects of large scope
  • Develops technical solutions to a wide range of difficult problems. Solutions are innovative and consistent with organization objectives
  • Completes work independently; receives general guidance on new projects
  • Work reviewed for purpose of meeting objectives
  • May act as a mentor to less experienced colleagues

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.

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Cardinal Health is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or protected veteran status.