Job Information

Corewell Health Sourcing Specialist in Grand Rapids, Michigan

Job Summary

Acts as the key contact and subject matter expert for all strategic supplier management activities. Identifies, develops and manages a preferred supply base that aligns with Spectrum Health strategies and goals. Provides supply chain vision, decision making and execution support to assigned service line, product or support area. Develops strong supplier relationships, ensuring effective internal and external communications and timely resolution of open items.

Essential Functions

  • Develop and manage sourcing strategies and projects designed to meet Spectrum Health objectives. Develops relationships with internal customers and support areas to achieve enterprise objectives, influences key stakeholders and jointly develop strategic sourcing strategies.

  • Deliver positive financial results by managing total costs through developing plans that generate long term cost benefits.

  • Develop statements of work (SOWs), and is responsible for the final versions of requests information (RFI), requests for quotations (RFQ) and requests for proposal (RFP), as well as managing the contract development and negotiation process for assigned products/commodities.

  • For strategic contracts, manages contract review meetings to ensure delivery against objectives and contract budgets; develops regular reports on contract milestones and performance; and informs internal customers, suppliers and management of activities and progress, through both verbal and written communications.

  • Actively participate in or lead the continuous improvement of related business processes. Oversight of supplier issues with pricing, quality, service or system connectivity leading prompt resolution of issues.

  • Administers commercial and financial arrangements with suppliers to include billing, invoicing and performance/penalty adjustments, where appropriate.

  • Creates a customer-focused, service-based approach to working with stakeholders and suppliers, which emphasizes the creation and cultivation of cross-organizational relationships.

  • Accountable as a role model for customer service excellence.

  • Develop supplier risk mitigation plans to ensure business continuity and security.


  • Required Bachelor's Degree or equivalent Supply Management, Business, Finance, or related field required

  • Preferred Master's Degree

  • 2 years of relevant experience Supply Management experience with focus on strategic sourcing and supplier development. Required

  • 2 years of relevant experience Knowledge and application of supplier contract strategy, negotiations, contractual terms, and contract administration. Required

  • 2 years of relevant experience Knowledge of supplier processes and supply chain risk factors including experience in assessing and mitigating risk in the supply base. Required

  • 2 years of relevant experience Knowledge of continuous improvement methodologies & cost reduction methodologies. Required

  • 2 years of relevant experience operating in a highly regulated industry. Medical Device industry sourcing and supplier management. Required

  • CRT-Professional in Supply Management, Certified (CPSM) - preferred

  • CRT-Supply Chain Professional, Certified (CSCP) - preferred

Physical Demands

  • Pallet to Waist (6" from floor) > 5 lbs: Seldom up to 10 lbs

  • Waist to Waist > 5 lbs: Seldom up to 10 lbs

  • Waist to Chest (below shoulder) > 5 lbs: Seldom up to 10 lbs

  • Waist to Overhead > 5 lbs: Seldom up to 10 lbs

  • Bilateral Carry > 5 lbs: Seldom up to 10 lbs

  • Unilateral Carry > 5 lbs: Seldom up to 10 lbs

  • Pushing Force > 5 lbs: Seldom up to 10 lbs

  • Pulling Force > 5 lbs: Seldom up to 10 lbs

  • Sitting: Frequently

  • Standing: Occasionally

  • Walking: Occasionally

  • Forward Bend - Standing: Seldom

  • Forward Bend - Sitting: Occasionally

  • Trunk Rotation - Standing: Seldom

  • Trunk Rotation - Sitting: Occasionally

  • Reach - Above Shoulder: Seldom

  • Reach - at Shoulder or Below: Seldom

  • Handling: Occasionally

  • Forceful Grip > 5 lbs: Seldom

  • Forceful Pinch > 2 lbs: Seldom

  • Finger/Hand Dexterity: Frequently

Primary Location

SITE - Consolidated Service Center West - 2925 Walkent Ct - Grand Rapids

Department Name

Procurement - Analytics and Reporting

Employment Type

Full time


Day (United States of America)

Weekly Scheduled Hours


Hours of Work

8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Days Worked

Monday - Friday

Weekend Frequency


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Corewell Health is committed to providing a safe environment for our team members, patients, visitors and community. That is why we require a drug-free workplace and various vaccinations as a requirement for employment.Corewell Health grants equal employment opportunity to all qualified persons without regard to race, color, national origin, sex, disability, age, religion, genetic information, marital status, height, weight, gender, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, veteran status, or any other legally protected category.An interconnected, collaborative culture where all are encouraged to bring their whole selves to work, is vital to the health of our organization. As a health system, we advocate for equity as we care for our patients, our communities, and each other. From workshops that develop cultural intelligence, to our inclusion resource groups for people to find community and empowerment at work, we are dedicated to ongoing resources that advance our values of diversity, equity, and inclusion in all that we do. We invite those that share in our commitment to join our team.If you are a qualified individual with a disability, you may request assistance in completing the application process by calling 616.486.7447. We are committed to granting reasonable accommodations in accordance with applicable laws.

People are at the heart of everything we do, and the inspiration for our legacy of outstanding outcomes, innovation, strong community partnerships, philanthropy and transparency. Corewell Health is a not-for-profit health system that provides health care and coverage with an exceptional team of 60,000+ dedicated people—including more than 11,500 physicians and advanced practice providers and more than 15,000 nurses providing care and services in 22 hospitals, 300+ outpatient locations and several post-acute facilities—and Priority Health, a provider-sponsored health plan serving more than 1.2 million members. Through experience and collaboration, we are reimagining a better, more equitable model of health and wellness.