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Optum Supply Chain Analyst Buyer in Marysville, Washington

JOB SUMMARY: Under general supervision, this position is critical in developing and providing data analysis to assist all functions of TEC’s supply chain. This position supports contract negotiations by providing data analytics, monitoring contract compliance, analyzing contract utilization and formulating recommendations. This position partners with Group Purchasing Organization (GPO) and/or manufacturers to resolve contract related issues. This position works with various sources to obtain product information and investigates potential contract opportunities as directed. This position is responsible for providing financial reporting and budget analysis as required.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES: The duties listed below are intended only as illustrations of the various types of work that may be performed. The omission of specific statements of duties does not exclude them from the position if the work is similar, related or a logical assignment.

20% Importing, cleaning, transforming, validating and/or modeling data with the purpose of understanding or drawing conclusions from the data for decision making purposes

20% Perform advanced analyses to make data driven decisions on sourcing that support the goals of the TEC supply chain

20% Performs advanced level buying tasks to support Request for proposal (RFP’s)

10% Ensuring the accuracy of reported information and the data integrity of supply

chain systems

5% Participation in calculation, validation and updating of cost savings

5% Places orders with vendors and follows up

4% Assists in maintaining optimum economic levels of supplies within the Clinic

4% Works with and monitors reports on GPO website to ensure contracts are signed and loaded appropriately with distributors

4% Enforces product standardization programs

2% Responsible to Accounting staff for any discrepancies and/or invoice concerns and resolving issues in a timely manner

2% Processes Requisitions, reviews approval authority and problem solves in relation

to these duties

2% Assists in coordination with Clinic supervisors the purchasing of supplies that

are not inventoried

Duties listed below are integrated into all job functions:

  • All staff members are to promote a positive and productive work environment by acting maturely and responsibly, satisfactorily performing his or her job responsibilities and conducting themselves in a professional, courteous and respectful manner toward fellow employees, physicians and patients.

  • Must relate to other people beyond giving and receiving instructions: (a) get along with co-workers or peers without exhibiting behavioral extreme; (b) perform work activities requiring negotiating, instructing, supervising, persuading or speaking with others; and (c) respond openly and appropriately to feedback regarding performance from a supervisor.

  • Performs all duties in a manner which promotes and supports the Core Values and Compact of The Everett Clinic.

  • Integrates Lean principles, practices and tools to improve operational efficiency, reduce costs and increase customer satisfaction.

  • Frequently must follow written and oral instructions as well as complete routine tasks independently.

  • Completes annual compliance training on HIPAA/Privacy/Confidentiality/Non-Discrimination/Harassment/Integrity Statement and signs Agreements.

  • Ensures confidentiality of patient information following HIPAA guidelines and TEC policies.

  • Attends training to meet requirements of the job position and as needed or mandated by TEC policies, Div. of Occupational Safety & Health (DOSH), OSHA, L&I and other state/federal regulations.

  • Has regular and predictable attendance.


2% Performs other duties as assigned.


Knowledge, Skills & Abilities : Note that these requirements are representative, but not all-inclusive, of the knowledge, skill, and ability required to perform this job.

Knowledge: Advanced knowledge working with Microsoft Office suite, Cognos Report Studios, Crystal Reports, SharePoint, and Infinium. Strong understanding of lean principles (such as inventory turns and process improvement) and can apply them to supply chain management decisions to enhance quality while being cost effective.

General knowledge of medical supplies. Good written and verbal communications required.

Skills: Team, organizing resources

Abilities: Interpret clinic policies, Ability to work independently, meet deadlines, analyze and solve problems, establishing priorities, communicate effectively. Ability to multi-task and the ability to handle several projects at the same time. Ability to identify and solve complex problems. Ability to work with difficult people and perform in stressful situations. Ability to communicate positively and effectively with Administration, employees and vendors and use discretion in dealing with confidential matters.

Education : Bachelor’s Degree in related field.

Experience : Minimum of 3-5 years Pricing analysis of finished goods comparing like and different Unified Ordering Model (UOMs ), experience with report writing software, experience using and inventory control system and maintaining master files, purchasing, and inventory management.

Diversity creates a healthier atmosphere: Optum and its affiliated medical practices are Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action employers and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, protected veteran status, disability status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital status, genetic information, or any other characteristic protected by law. Optum and its affiliated medical practices is a drug-free workplace.

Candidates are required to pass a drug test before beginning employment.

Benefits Overview

  • Health, vision and dental benefits

  • Paid time off

  • 401k

  • Life insurance

  • Paid CME time with allowance

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