Sr. Supply Chain Analyst

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10 Brookline Place West, Brookline, MA 02445


Employment Type:
Full time

Work Location:
Full Remote: 4-5 days remote/wk


The Senior Supply Chain Analyst improves the efficiency of supply chain operations through data collection and analysis. Reporting directly to the Director Supply Chain Systems, Analytics, Reporting, Communications within DFCI Supply Chain, this role will provide analytical and financial reporting to the organization.  This information will enable sourcing strategy and execution as well as ongoing performance management and reporting.  This role will be responsible for disseminating information from a spend analytics tool, tracking savings, project reporting as well as executive presentations and documentation. Furthermore, this position will aggregate and present overall performance metrics of the procurement organization from the programs/projects we implement.  The role is responsible for the ongoing financial management of the Procurement budget (forecast, planning and reporting, and reporting impact to P&L The position requires excellent attention to detail, in-depth understanding of the delivery process and exceptional analytics skills. They use interpersonal and problem-solving skills to gather information from different sources to recommend ways of improving the supply chain, identifying sourcing opportunities, identifying operational improvements, and tracking value delivery.

Qualified candidates must reside in MA, NH, RI.

Located in Boston and the surrounding communities, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute is a leader in life changing breakthroughs in cancer research and patient care. We are united in our mission of conquering cancer, HIV/AIDS and related diseases. We strive to create an inclusive, diverse, and equitable environment where we provide compassionate and comprehensive care to patients of all backgrounds, and design programs to promote public health particularly among high-risk and underserved populations. We conduct groundbreaking research that advances treatment, we educate tomorrow's physician/researchers, and we work with amazing partners, including other Harvard Medical School-affiliated hospitals.


  • Provides analytical support to the supply chain team to achieve the supply chain goals and objectives of the organization
  • Develop detailed knowledge of DFCI supply base and spending. Improve accuracy and usability of spend analytics across the organization
  • Assists in the development of key reporting tools
  • Identify data to provide new insights to procurement and accounts payable processes
  • Develop and implement strategy for supply utilization, standardization, and process improvement; evaluate findings, and report and make recommendations utilizing data and analytics
  • Develops and manages ongoing compliance, performance monitoring, and savings reporting
  • Maintain and improve data governance framework to optimize data and reporting
  • Identifies cost savings opportunities for products currently in use through review and analysis of group purchasing contracts and market data
  • Monitors supply utilization and purchase patterns on a routine/scheduled basis
  • Compiles reports, analyzes data, and make recommendations for addition/deletion of products and/or process changes to reduce operating cost and ensure continuity of supply
  • Proactively identifies cost savings initiatives through group purchasing organization (GPO) contracts
  • Develop and populate analytical models to review qualitative and quantitative evaluations and costing scenarios during the bidding process
  • Lead the collection and analysis of market intelligence to support the Sourcing and Category Management Activities.
  • Collaborates with hospital and system-level departments and staff to monitor and report on compliance of implemented changes in products, services, and processes
  • Builds and maintains strong partnerships with Supply Chain Teams and vendors
  • Mentor and develop junior team members


At Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, we work every day to create an innovative, caring, and inclusive environment where every patient, family, and staff member feels they belong.  As relentless as we are in our mission to reduce the burden of cancer for all, we are equally committed to diversifying our faculty and staff.  Cancer knows no boundaries and when it comes to hiring the most dedicated and diverse professionals, neither do we. If working in this kind of organization inspires you, we encourage you to apply.


  • Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, Mathematics, Supply Chain, or Business
  • 3 – 5 years of related work experience in healthcare industry; procurement experience preferred
  • Function independently in a fast-paced environment while managing multiple priorities
  • Must have superior interpersonal and communication skills to effectively work and communicate with all levels of internal and external staff
  • Experience with agile project management
  • Requires demonstrated abilities with SQL, Python, Tableau, and/or R
  • Requires superior computer skills, i.e. MS Excel, Access, PowerPoint, Word and data mining techniques.
  • Passionate about non-profit research and clinical work
  • Strong knowledge or an experience with relevant market research information
  • Strong knowledge of technology and information systems
  • Expert knowledge of business intelligence, visualization, and visual storytelling


  • Knowledge and familiarity with business intelligence tools such as Tableau to design and develop reporting analytics and visualizations
  • Knowledge and familiarity with Microsoft Office suite software (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, Visio, etc.)
  • Ability to sift through large amounts of data from various sources, and summarize relevant information
  • Interpersonal and communication skills to effectively work and communicate with others
  • Quickly and comfortably learn new software tools
  • Demonstrated success leading a complex decision support function including ad hoc reporting, transaction reporting, and market research/analysis
  • Analytical reasoning and problem-solving skill
  • Strong written and oral communication skills; strong presentation development skills
  • Ability to function with the support of their manager in a fast-paced environment
  • Good interpersonal skills
  • Ability to be detailed and accurate
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