Durham, North Carolina


Job Code: 5584
Job Level: E2
Revised Date: 11/30/2017



Occupational Summary

Collect and organize data to analyze procurement activity for Duke University/Duke University Health System in order to determine methods of improving service and lowering cost.


Work Performed

Conduct analysis of commodity volumes, buying habits, and vendor performance; use procurement software system to generate reports for analysis. Determine non-labor impact of supply utilization on academic/medical community. Identify and determine on an institution-wide basis, best methods for integrating new sources of supply, new products, and actual product selection.

Compile and compare reports, graphs, and charts of data developed; present information does departmental management and supplier management team for review. Recommend vendor and product selection. Participate in special commodity teams, as needed for specific one-time purchases or large commodity purchases.

Establish standards programs for products and services used on a university-wide basis whenever possible.

Evaluate supplier performance through review of reports and customer feedback, resolve issues and implement solutions to address negative supplier performance. Communicate with suppliers or performance and service issues; resolve problems with vendors that affect service levels provided to the institution. Supervision of Purchasing Assistants. Establish measurement tools to benchmark contract and vendor performance.


The skills required for this position include: Analyzing trends Data analysis Update of academic/medical center environment PC word processing software PC spreadsheet software PC database management software


Preferred Qualifications

Education/Training: Work requires knowledge of accounting or business principles and practices obtained through completion of a bachelor's degree program in an accounting, business, healthcare policy/administration, clinical discipline, or related field.


Experience: Three years of purchasing/procurement or related experience or an equivalent combination of relevant education and/or experience in business.


Required Qualifications at this Level


Bachelor's degree in Business, Accounting, Finance and/or another related field required.

Master's degree strongly preferred, but not required.

Professional certifications in Supply Chain or related field strongly preferred, but not required.


3 years of clinical purchasing/procurement or related experience or an equivalent combination of relevant education and/or experience.

Degrees, Licensure, and/or Certification

Valid Driver's License - may be required.

Healthcare certification strongly preferred, i.e. Surgical Technician, LPN.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

- Excellent oral and written communication skills, problem solving, organizational, logistical skills required with the ability to accurately process significant amounts of detail.

- Ability to demonstrate knowledge of specific use of all supplies in the surgical/procedural setting.

- Advanced skill level and working knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite of products; including Access and PowerPoint.

- Tableau experience preferred, but not required.

- Possess a sense of urgency and a proactive, customer-based philosophy.

- Possess good interpersonal skills and the ability to foster/build relationships.

- Ability to be sensitive to the needs of customers through the practice of quality service principles.

- Ability to lead by example.

Distinguishing Characteristics of this Level




Job Code: 00005584 SOURCING ANALYST
Job Level: E2


Duke is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer committed to providing employment opportunity without regard to an individual's age, color, disability, gender, gender expression, gender identity, genetic information, national origin, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, or veteran status.


Duke aspires to create a community built on collaboration, innovation, creativity, and belonging. Our collective success depends on the robust exchange of ideas—an exchange that is best when the rich diversity of our perspectives, backgrounds, and experiences flourishes. To achieve this exchange, it is essential that all members of the community feel secure and welcome, that the contributions of all individuals are respected, and that all voices are heard. All members of our community have a responsibility to uphold these values.


Essential Physical Job Functions: Certain jobs at Duke University and Duke University Health System may include essential job functions that require specific physical and/or mental abilities. Additional information and provision for requests for reasonable accommodation will be provided by each hiring department.


Durham, North Carolina

As a world-class academic and health care system, Duke Health strives to transform medicine and health locally and globally through innovative scientific research, rapid translation of breakthrough discoveries, educating future clinical and scientific leaders, advocating and practicing evidence-based medicine to improve community health, and leading efforts to eliminate health inequalities.

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