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Sanford Health Contracts Analyst (Category Management) | Supply Chain in Sioux Falls, South Dakota

Sanford Health is one of the largest and fastest-growing not-for-profit health systems in the United States. We're proud to offer many development and advancement opportunities to our nearly 50,000 members of the Sanford Family who are dedicated to the work of health and healing across our broad footprint.

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Facility: GSS National Campus
Location: Sioux Falls, SD
Address: 4800 W 57th St, Sioux Falls, SD 57108, USA
Shift: 8 Hours - Day Shifts
Job Schedule: Full time
Weekly Hours: 40.00

Job Summary

Responsible for identifying, developing, and presenting highly complex strategic opportunities in support of the category management lifecycle for products and/or services. Serves as a strategic advisor to internal customers and the Category Management team by providing decision support and recommendations across multiple clinical and/or business lines. Cultivates potentially transformative relationships with suppliers that maximize value and performance. Optimizes results through cross-functional collaboration and mastery of strategic sourcing practices. Identifies and develops strategic opportunities to present to Category Management leadership and key stakeholders. This includes leading collaborative efforts with other Supply Chain functions and resources. Applies strategic negotiation skills to achieve additional value beyond product and/or service pricing. Responsible for strategic negotiations of various products and/or services across multiple business lines according to clinically-driven and operationally-driven requirements.

Initiates, develops, and manages Request For Proposals (RFP) on identified strategic opportunities. Conducts analytical activities with Supply Chain resources. Analyzes, interprets, and presents data for opportunities or impacts. Connects strategy to outcomes through an extensive understanding of organizational requirements and supplier motivations.

Necessary skills include systems thinking, innovative negotiation, advanced project management, excellent communication, adaptability to a diverse portfolio of work, attention to detail, and knowledge of commonly used Microsoft Office functions. Utilizes a collaborative team-centered approach to forming and maintaining positive working relationships. Participates and may lead in development and continuous improvement of Category Management processes.

Adheres to federal and state laws and regulations pertaining to contracting and procurement of equipment, supplies, and services. Plans and implements recurring work using established procedures, conferring with Category Management leadership as necessary.

Department Details

Sanford Health is seeking a Supply Chain professional responsible for sourcing and contracting products and/or services utilized across the Sanford Health enterprise. Key activities include strategic opportunity development, contract terms and value negotiation, and cultivating effective relationships across multiple clinical and/or business lines. Successful candidates must possess systemic thinking, adaptability to a diverse portfolio of work, and pursuit of a collaborative, team-centered approach to optimizing results. This position offers growth opportunity along with daytime hours and a strong team to work alongside.


Bachelor degree in a related field required. Master degree preferred.

A minimum of five years related experience required of progressive sourcing and contract negotiation experience, including extensive experience developing and executing strategic sourcing plans. Proficiency in Microsoft Office suite required.

Master's degree level, three years of related experience acceptable.

Supply Chain certification desired.


Sanford Health offers an attractive benefits package for qualifying full-time and part-time employees. Depending on eligibility, a variety of benefits include health insurance, dental insurance, vision insurance, life insurance, a 401(k) retirement plan, work/life balance benefits, sick leave and paid time off. To review your benefit eligibility, visit .

Sanford is an EEO/AA Employer M/F/Disability/Vet. If you are an individual with a disability and would like to request an accommodation for help with your online application, please call 1-877-673-0854 or send an email to .

Sanford Health has a Drug Free Workplace Policy. An accepted offer will require a drug screen and pre-employment background screening as a condition of employment.

Job Function: Facilities and General Services
Req Number: R-39152
Featured: No