Fairview Health Services Contract Specialist I in Minneapolis, Minnesota

Responsibilities/Job Description

The Contracting Specialist I is responsible for developing, negotiating, and maintaining system-wide contracts for Information Technology supplies, commodities and/or related services for assigned areas. Responsibilities also include

  • Monitoring expiration dates and working with the appropriate team or staff to ensure extension or new agreement are in place prior to expiration of agreement.

  • Developing and maintaining relationships with both the suppliers and with internal Fairview customers, i.e. department managers

  • Completing appropriate vendor/supplier performance reviews

  • Completion of cost comparisons, and providing summary analysis for standardization/conversion opportunities and annual budgeting process.

  • Providing reports including contracts progress, savings or others as needed.

The Contracting Specialist I is knowledgeable regarding the supplies and/or services utilized in assigned areas; provides reliable information regarding supply or service capabilities outlined in contracts; and assists in product sourcing and has an expert-level knowledge of the trends, capabilities and opportunities associated with the supplies or services on contract.

The Contracting Specialist I assumes an active role on Fairview user group committees and/or process improvement teams in a leadership and/or support capacity.




  • Bachelor’s degree in business or related field.


  • Four years of relevant work experience in contracting, or materials, or a purchasing function in area of specialty.



  • Bachelor’s degree in business, paralegal, or related field plus continuing education credits in the materials management industry or healthcare.


  • Ten years of progressive experience with vendor and health care related product and services knowledge

  • Information Technology contract experience or contract management related experience

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Fairview Health Services (fairview.org) is an award-winning, nonprofit health system providing exceptional care across the full spectrum of health care services. Joined by HealthEast in June 2017, Fairview is one of the most comprehensive and geographically accessible systems in the state, with 12 hospitals—including an academic medical center and long-term care hospital—serving the greater Twin Cities metro area and north-central Minnesota.

Its broad continuum also includes 56 primary care clinics, specialty clinics, senior living communities, retail and specialty pharmacies, pharmacy benefit management services, rehabilitation centers, counseling and home health care services, medical transportation, an integrated provider network and health insurer PreferredOne. In partnership with the University of Minnesota, Fairview’s 32,000 employees and 2,400 affiliated providers embrace innovation to drive a healthier future through healing, discovery and education.

EEO/AA Employer/Vet/DisabledAll qualified applicants will receive consideration without regard to any lawfully protected status.

Requisition ID 2018-21266

Profession Non-Clinical Professional

Speciality Supply Chain/Materials

Location Fairview offices at 400 Stinson

Shift day

Hours per 2 weeks 80

Department Supply Chain Operations