IT Category Specialist req78186 in Collegeville, PA at Quest Diagnostics

Date Posted: 12/6/2021

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Job Description

IT Category Specialist

Collegeville, PA or Virtual

Monday-Friday  Day Shift

Look for more than answers. Patients and Physicians rely on our
diagnostic testing, information and services to help them make better healthcare decisions. These are often serious decisions with far reaching consequences, and require sensitivity, tact and a clear dedication to service. It’s about providing clarity and hope. 

You will work for the world leader in the industry, with a career where you can expand your skills and knowledge. You’ll have a role where you
can act with professionalism, you can inspire colleagues, and you can care about the work we do and the people we serve. 

At Quest, we are on a continuous journey of discovery and
development. It’s this attitude that has made us an industry leader and the #1 Diagnostic Lab in the US. For those joining us, we offer exciting and fast moving career opportunities where you can affect change at a rate unheard of in many organizations of our size and scope. While we invest in and develop technology to drive our innovations, our ongoing success relies on our people.


  • Negotiate all elements of assigned IT supplier agreements to ensure lowest total cost of procurement, including product cost, various commercial terms and performance metrics.

  • Ability to conduct thorough RFP analysis for effective evaluation of suppliers' competitiveness

  • Secure compliance to terms and conditions of supplier agreements.

  • Develop and manage functional supplier relationships with assigned key/strategic suppliers to optimize financial and operational performance.

  • Identify and execute opportunities for procurement cost reduction and supplier performance improvement.

  • Execute supplier and cost management system/metrics for assigned suppliers and demonstrate continuous improvement.

  • Resolve commercial issues associated with supplier performance issues, and as cost recovery for quality problems and rework, etc.

  • Provide detailed analysis and information that may have financial impact on sourcing decisions.

  • Independently manage segments in functional areas, such as data gathering, detailed analysis, and report generation. Work and coordinate with various IT teams.

  • Effectively leverages all resources (time, information, company position, communication skills) to achieve outstanding results.

  • Ability to maintain strong relationships and exert influence when needed.

  • Ability to quickly grasp business direction, customer requirements and supply chain management strategies.

  • Proven ability to communicate to the right audience in a timely fashion using a effective communication method, depending on the nature of information

  • Proven capability and capacity to manage multiple projects and functional supplier relationships while addressing tactical supplier performance issues.




  • Bachelor's degree required, MS/MBA degree in disciplines such as Supply Chain or Finance is a plus; 5 + years experience in global sourcing/procurement in a relevant industry.

  • -Proven track record in developing and managing supplier relationships worldwide over multiple product lines, resulting in improved performance and cost.

  • Aptitude for developing and utilizing functional regional / global network that enables finding and qualifying suppliers. Working knowledge of purchasing, planning, PeopleSoft and systems applications such as MS PowerPoint, Access and Excel.

  • Strong cost modeling knowledge.

  • Excellent verbal and written skills. Strong consensus-building, teamwork, and creativity.

  • Program management experience and project management experience a definite plus.

Required knowledge:

  • Strong Knowledge of IT Sourcing Categories with emphasis on: Hardware, Software Licensing, Telecom & Services.

  • Clear and thorough knowledge of the negotiation process and key stages of best practice sourcing methodologies.

  • Knowledge of Sourcing Best Practices IT Contract development and negotiations Hardware, Enterprise Software & Services

  • Knowledge of data analytics