Category Analyst

Position: Category Analyst

Job ID: 153494

Location: US-TX-Houston


Talent Area: Professional - Non-Clinical

Full/Part Time: Full-Time

Regular/Temporary: Regular

Shift: 8a - 5p

About Texas Children's Hospital

Since 1954, Texas Children’s has been leading the charge in patient care, education and research to accelerate health care for children and women around the world. When you love what you do, it truly shows in the smiles of our patient families, employees and our numerous accolades such as being consistently ranked as the best children’s hospital in Texas, and among the top in the nation by U.S.News & World Report as well as recognition from Houston Business Journal as one of this city’s Best Places to Work for ten consecutive years.   Texas Children’s comprehensive health care network includes our primary hospital in the Texas Medical Center with expertise in over 40 pediatric subspecialties; the Jan and Dan Duncan Neurological Research Institute (NRI); the Feigin Center for pediatric research; Texas Children’s Pavilion for Women, a comprehensive obstetrics/gynecology facility focusing on high-risk births; Texas Children’s Hospital West Campus, a community hospital in suburban West Houston; and Texas Children’s Hospital The Woodlands, the first hospital devoted to children’s care for communities north of Houston. We have also created the nation’s first HMO for children, established the largest pediatric primary care network in the country and a global health program that is channeling care to children and women all over the world. Texas Children’s Hospital is also academically affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine, one of the largest, most diverse and successful pediatric programs in the nation.   To join our community of 14,000+ dedicated team members, visit for career opportunities. You can also learn more about our amazing culture at   Texas Children’s is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All applicants and employees are considered and evaluated for positions at Texas Children's without regard to mental or physical disability, race, color, religion, gender, national origin, age, genetic information, military or veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status or any other protected Federal, State/Province or Local status unrelated to the performance of the work involved.


We are searching for a Category Analyst — someone who works well in a fast-paced setting. In this position, you will be responsible for spend management activities, as well as assisting in the execution of sourcing/vendor management strategies. Functions of this position include but are not limited to: controlling spending by category through pricing variance analysis and identifying savings opportunities through spend analytics to increase the percent of spent on a contract, conduct vendor management reviews, assist in the sourcing process, make versus buy analysis and total cost of ownership analysis.

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Responsibilities :

Job Duties & Responsibilities


  • Conduct root cause analysis of budget or price variances within assigned categories monthly and report findings to Category Manager(s) and Manager of Strategic Sourcing
  • Analyze spend to determine a baseline of category, spend drivers and end-users for opportunity profiling
  • Participate in the 7 Step Strategic Sourcing process as directed by the Category Manager assigned to RFX event or Manager of Strategic Sourcing
  • Conduct response comparison to sourcing even to include pricing, qualifications, general information, service levels, etc.
  • Execute vendor management business reviews or mitigation plans as directed by Category Managers and Manager of Strategic Sourcing
  • Gather vendor management internal and external questionnaires
  • Provide customer services assistance for vendor performance escalations, process questions and other day to day operational questions


Skills & Requirements


  • A bachelor’s degree in business, healthcare or a supply chain related field
  • At least 1-year business, project, supply chain and/or healthcare experience


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