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Data Scientist Operations

Dignity Health Phoenix, Arizona
Requisition ID 2022-231310 Employment Type Full Time Department Supply & Service Resource Management Hours/Pay Period 80 Shift Day Weekly Schedule Monday - Friday (8:00 AM - 5:00 PM) Remote Yes Category Purchasing and Supply Chain

CommonSpirit Health was formed by the alignment of Catholic Health Initiatives (CHI) and Dignity Health. With more than 700 care sites across the U.S. & from clinics and hospitals to home-based care and virtual care services CommonSpirit is accessible to nearly one out of every four U.S. residents. Our world needs compassion like never before. Our communities need caring and our families need protection. With our combined resources CommonSpirit is committed to building healthy communities advocating for those who are poor and vulnerable and innovating how and where healing can happen both inside our hospitals and out in the community.


Job Summary / Purpose

Primarily responsible for developing advanced statistical models that will provide insight to Supply Chain leaders and leaders from other stakeholder groups in an effort to optimize resources to reduce cost for CommonSpirit Health.  Works with analysts in other functional areas to provide comprehensive models and recommendations for data governance standards. Assess various supply chain operations costs in order to identify and shape cost reduction initiatives.

Essential Key Job Responsibilities

  • Researches and develops statistical learning models for data analysis, using both structured and unstructured data, including key labor drivers and other supply chain performance indicators 
  • Develops statistical models that isolate key drivers of supply chain expense and quantify their impact
  • Creates data collection to generate insight on total cost of servicing contracts
  • Develops reproducible analytics that draw insight from multiple data sources to provide leaders with comprehensive understanding of business opportunities
  • Produces forecasts for activities, savings, and resources necessary to achieve Supply Chain targets 
  • Works closely with analysts and stakeholders in other CommonsSpirit business functions and regions to develop an analyst community, reduce information gaps across functional areas
  • Contributes to the development of data governance standards

Non-essential Job Responsibilities

  • Other duties as assigned by management


Required Education and Experience

  • A Bachelor’s degree (BA/BS) in related field from four year college or university is required
  • Required Master’s or PhD in a related field (e.g., mathematics, statistics, computer science, engineering)
  • Technical skills in relevant software (e.g., SQL, Python, C++)
  • An equivalent combination of education and experience may be considered.
  • 5 years of related experience preferred

  • Demonstrated analytical experience and inventory control or purchasing experience required.

Required Minimum Knowledge, Skills, Abilities and Training

  • Able to function independently, adapt quickly to changing environments and open to new ideas
  • Focuses on skill-building and role modeling at all levels of the organization to ensure a consistent approach to budgeting and analytics
  • Adopts a continuous improvement culture, seeking to make good processes better and to elevate those that need work
  • Capable of maintaining an independent perspective without losing collaborative nature, trust and respect
  • Knowledge of advanced analytic tools, software and coding experience
  • Knowledge of databases and programming languages to manipulate data
  • Ability to extract, combine and organize large data sets
  • Ability to prepare quick pointed summaries for executives and stakeholders
  • Ability to deal with conflict and difficult people
  • Knowledge of the supply chain and healthcare operations is preferred
  • Capability to translate the technical aspects of quality to what it means for the business, both top and bottom line
  • Mathematical skills: Ability to work with mathematical concepts related to financial cost analysis.
  • Track record of data-driven decision making, with a thirst for analytics and an ability to incorporate insights from data sources into organizational strategy development
  • Ability to write reports, business correspondence, and procedure manuals
  • Must be proficient with Word, Excel, PowerPoint Access and Outlook






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CommonSpirit Health™ is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer committed to a diverse and inclusive workforce. All qualified applicants will be considered for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, marital status, parental status, ancestry, veteran status, genetic information, or any other characteristic protected by law. For more information about your EEO rights as an applicant, please click here.

CommonSpirit Health™ will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor’s legal duty to furnish information. 41 CFR 60-1.35(c). External hires must pass a post-offer, pre-employment background check/drug screen. Qualified applicants with an arrest and/or conviction will be considered for employment in a manner consistent with federal and state laws, as well as applicable local ordinances, ban the box laws, including but not limited to the San Francisco and Los Angeles Fair Chance Ordinances. If you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the employment process, please contact us by telephone at (415) 438-5575 and let us know the nature of your request. We will only respond to messages left that involve a request for a reasonable accommodation in the application process. We will accommodate the needs of any qualified candidate who requests a reasonable accommodation under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). CommonSpirit Health™ participates in E-Verify.