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Davita Sr Analyst, Strategic Sourcing in Denver, Colorado

2000 16th St,Denver,Colorado,80202-5117,United States of AmericaJob DescriptionThe Sr. Corporate Procurement Analyst ensures that products, services andsupplier relationships are in the best interest of DaVita. This position isresponsible for the evaluation of suppliers and contracts, including theRequests for Quotes (RFQ), Request for Proposals (RFP) and Requestsfor Information (RFI). This position works under minimal supervision oncomplex assignments that require considerable independent discretion andjudgement. This project-based role requires research, data mining , andcommercial negotiation skills, as well as the ability to evaluate the valueof goods and/or services. The Sr. analyst will make recommendations toleadership on various topics such as supplier selections, based on theirresearch, and is expected to provide support during negotiations.This position will ideally be based out of our Nashville, TN, locationthough we are also open to it being based in Irvine, CA, or Denver, CO.RESPONSIBILITIES INCLUDE, BUT ARE NOT LIMITED TO:Work with internal business partners to facilitate Request for Proposals,Request for Quotes and Invitations to Bid. Future state, the Sr. Analyst mayinterface with eSourcing tool and enter relevant data into system forcorresponding and evaluating suppliers.Will ensure that the Legal department reviews all contracts and fully executedagreements are deposited into the Contract Management System.Conceive, Develop and Deliver techniques, practices, and procedures forcontract administration in a manner that protects Davita's interests.Facilitates delivery of all relevant contract documentation including pricingand other key terms to the procurement systems team to enable purchasingIndependently works on large sourcing/purchasing projects with a high levelof discretion and independenceMaintains all documentation on all procedures including final contractingcommercial terms, final supplier quotes, contact information and RFP/RFI documentationPartners with Category Managers in data gathering, stakeholders discussionsand contract supportAssists Category Managers in evaluating supplier performance as applicable.Has the skills to perform the Category Manager's roles if needed to supportthe Procurement team.Researches relevant market, suppliers and technologies and makesrecommendations to internal customers based on analysis.Correspond with suppliers including gathering supplier data, proposals andcreating templates to gather relevant information from suppliers to facilitateevaluation.Has proficiency in using various sourcing platforms previously i.e. Coupa,Ariba, GEP (preferred, not required)SKILLS:Excellent Customer Service Skills when partnering with the Davita teammates atall levels of the organization. Will also work with suppliers to negotiatewithout damaging relationships but rather work in a spirit of partnership byutilizing the skills of persuasion and influence.Must have strong Communications Skills, both oral and written, andparticipate and/or lead RFP related meetings. Should also have excellentactive listening skills.Must manage the selection and evaluation of preferred suppliers includingdocumenting the selection process, evaluating and comparing supplierquotes, bids and information, and making a recommendation based on thefindings. Will present these findings in presentations and provide supportingdocumentation.Written communication is important since they will need to be able to createprofessional documents for suppliers and internal customers. They will need tobe detail oriented when evaluating bids for pricing and specifications.Should demonstrate the desire to continually learn and evolveMust be adaptable and flexible to market changes, bringing an innovationmindset to the items they are responsible for by leveraging relationships withinternal customers and suppliersAbility to conform to shifting priorities in spend strategies, productdemands and sourcing / purchasing timelinesMINIMUM QU