Strategic Sourcing Specialist

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Job TitleStrategic Sourcing SpecialistRequisition NumberRE24340Working TitleDepartment Name3P980:PurchasingWork LocationLexington, KYGrade Level46Salary Range$49,254-81,266/yearType of PositionStaffPosition Time Status Full-TimeRequired Education


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5 yrs

Required License/Registration/Certification


Physical Requirements

Sitting and/or standing for long periods of time; ability to lift, push and/or pull objects up to 50lbs.; effectively communicate with individuals from diverse backgrounds and varied professional levels.


Monday – Friday; 8:00 am – 5:00 pm., possible overtime occasionally to fill work requirements.

Job Summary

To manage a defined portfolio of products and services as part of the overall contract portfolio for the University of Kentucky HealthCare. To negotiate agreements optimizing price, delivery and terms. To maintain relationships with vendors and contractors to ensure good, reliable sources of supply and information. To work with Value Analysis and teams in an effort to select, implement and communicate contracts that support the needs of University Healthcare. To monitor market trends and conditions to ensure that contract portfolio is benchmarked appropriately. To work with clinicians, physicians, and Health System affiliates to standardize and optimize across the system as appropriate.

This position is essential to UK Healthcare’s operations and will follow UK Healthcare’s schedule.

Skills / Knowledge / Abilities

Communication, both oral and written

Does this position have supervisory responsibilities? NoPreferred Education/Experience

Bachelor’s Degree

Deadline to Apply09/14/2020University Community of Inclusion

The University of Kentucky is committed to a diverse and inclusive workforce by ensuring all our students, faculty, and staff work in an environment of openness and acceptance. We strive to foster a community where people of all backgrounds, identities, and perspectives can feel secure and welcome. We also value the well-being of each of our employees and are dedicated to creating a healthy place to work, learn and live. In the interest of maintaining a safe and healthy environment for our students, employees, patients and visitors the University of Kentucky is a Tobacco & Drug Free campus.

As an Equal Opportunity Employer, we strongly encourage veterans, individuals with disabilities, women, and all minorities to consider our employment opportunities.

Any candidate offered a position may be required to pass pre-employment screenings as mandated by University of Kentucky Human Resources. These screenings may include a national background check and/or drug screen.

Posting Specific Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * How many years of experience do you have drafting, reviewing and/or negotiating contracts?
    • None
    • More than 0, up through 1 year
    • More than 1 year, up through 3 years
    • More than 3 years, up through 5 years
    • More than 5 years
  2. * How many years of purchasing and/or materials management experience do you have working in or supporting the healthcare industry?
    • None
    • More than 0, up through 1 year
    • More than 1 year, up through 3 years
    • More than 3 years, up through 5 years
    • More than 5 years
  3. * How many years of experience do you have with inventory control systems in a hospital/healthcare environment?
    • None
    • More than 0, up through 1 year
    • More than 1 year, up through 3 years
    • More than 3 years, up through 5 years
    • More than 5 years
  4. * What specific skills or experience do you possess that emphasize teamwork?

    (Open Ended Question)

  5. * Where did you first see this position advertised other than on UK's online employment system?
    • (Diverse Issues in Higher Education)
    • (Higher Education Recruitment Consortium)
    • A Colleague, Friend and/or Family Member
    • None of the Above
Applicant DocumentsRequired Documents
  1. Resume
  2. Cover Letter
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    Posted: 9/1/2020
    Application Due: 9/19/2020
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