MD Anderson Cancer Center Sourcing Specialist in Houston, Texas

Sourcing Specialist

Location: United States, Texas, Houston, Houston (TX Med Ctr) at

Accounting/Finance at

Finance Division 900134

Requisition #: 118261

The primary purpose of the Sourcing Specialist position at MD Anderson Cancer Center is to provide skilled assistance in the strategic sourcing of goods, equipment, or services. Interacts with customers and stakeholders in identifying categories of spend optimal for strategic sourcing. The ideal candidate will have a strong background in strategic sourcing, RFP management and pricing negotiation. A background in IT software purchasing/negotiation is helpful.

The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center in Houston is one of the world's most respected centers focused on cancer patient care, research, education and prevention. It was named the nation's No. 1 hospital for cancer care in U.S. News & World Report’s 2016 rankings. It is one of only 47 comprehensive cancer centers designated by the National Cancer Institute.


  1. Assists in contract negotiations, development of request for proposals, and implementation and administration of supplier contracts and agreements.

  2. Collaborates with suppliers, group purchasing organizations, and other higher education institutions to assess emerging spend aggregation opportunities.

  3. Monitors supply markets and conduct market intelligence and utilize information obtained to develop comprehensive reports and presentations.

  4. Ensures continued compliance with all regulatory requirements, procurement guidelines, policies and procedures both internally at MD Anderson

  5. Works with suppliers to drive enabling technology solutions including eProcurement & electronic catalogs.

  6. Meets with customers routinely to proactively identify and leverage sourcing and contract value opportunities.

  7. Executes multiple complex analysis using financial models such as Total Cost of Ownership (TCO), Lease vs. Buy and Economic Value Models.

  8. Calculates and reports actual and projected sourcing savings by spend categories.

  9. Result orientated, analytical, decisive, team and customer oriented, strong communicator and innovative.


Required: Bachelor's degree in Science, Healthcare Administration, Business Administration or related field.


Required: Three years professional experience in contracting and/or materials management.

Preferred: A strong background in strategic sourcing and RFP management.

It is the policy of The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center to provide equal employment opportunity without regard to race, color, religion, age, national origin, sex, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, disability, protected veteran status, genetic information, or any other basis protected by institutional policy or by federal, state or local laws unless such distinction is required by law.