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Contract Specialist I (IT Focus)

CommonSpirit Health
Requisition ID 2021-193812 Employment Type Full Time Department Finance Hours/Pay Period 80 Shift Day Standard Hours varies Remote Yes

CommonSpirit was created by the alignment of Catholic Health Initiatives and Dignity Health as a single ministry in early 2019. More than 150,000 physicians, nurses, caregivers, and other staff are employed by CommonSpirit Our hospitals and care centers cover 21 states. CommonSpirit has the size and ability to scale best-in-class clinical service lines; recruit and retain top talent; standardize operations to improve quality and reduce the cost of care; and advocate more effectively for all people, especially those who are poor and vulnerable. For more information, please visit our website at You can also follow us on Twitter and Facebook.


Job Summary / Purpose
The Contract Specialist I is responsible for transaction-based contracting activities in support of CommonSpirit Health's system-wide IT contract portfolio.  This position will manage the maintenance renewal process, help identify cost reduction opportunities, help ensure contract requests move through the process in a timely fashion and collaborate with internal customers and vendors to promote and/or resolve key issues related to IT contract management.

Essential Key Job Responsibilities

  • Customer Relationship Development
  • Monitor IT Contracting email box and other intake tools ensuring requests are properly routed in a timely fashion.
  • Source Selection
  • Assist with research for RFX initiatives.
  • Contract Management
  • Process vendor order forms including signature routing. 
  • Monitor contract requests to ensure they are being addressed. 
  • Proactively manage maintenance renewal process, engaging internal customers to verify contract usage and identify price negotiation and/or RFX opportunities.  Present opportunities to senior level contracting staff.
  • Forecast, Utilization, and Savings Management
  • Identify cost savings opportunities and present to senior level contracting staff.  Assist in cost cutting work efforts.
  • Process and Project Management
  • Participate in projects to improve internal business processes.


Minimum Qualifications

Required Education and Experience 
Bachelor’s degree in Information Management, Business Administration, Healthcare Administration or a related program.  2 years’ experience in sourcing, procurement, contracting, and/or project management.  

Required Minimum Knowledge, Skills, Abilities and Training
Self-direction working with internal and external customers, and SSRM teams.

Ability to prepare and present data in MS Excel, PowerPoint and Access.

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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.