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Cardinal Health Senior Analyst, Strategy & Analytics in Mansfield, Massachusetts

Red Oak Sourcing is a 50/50 stand-alone joint venture between CVS Health and Cardinal Health, built upon a state-of-the-art data analytics platform for sourcing generic pharmaceuticals. Red Oak is one of the largest pharmaceutical sourcing entities in the United States and responsible for securing generic pharmaceutical products for over 9,000 CVS retail locations, Caremark mail-order facilities, and the Cardinal Health pharmaceutical distribution network of independent pharmacies, hospitals, and long-term care facilities.

Position Summary

The Strategy & Analytics team helps shape the generic pharmaceutical sourcing strategy for Red Oak Sourcing, a 50/50 joint venture between two Fortune 15 companies – Cardinal Health and CVS Health. The team is seeking aSenior Analystto help run a wide variety of ongoing and ad hoc projects that inform both daily generic pharmaceutical sourcing operations and longer-term strategy and data innovation. Success in this role requires strong analytics skills, experience with key data tools, and the ability to work collaboratively across business functions. Experience working in the industry (e.g., pharmaceuticals, healthcare, etc.) is also a plus. The Senior Analyst will have the opportunity to learn about an important segment in the healthcare space at one of the most innovative companies in the industry.

Position: Senior Analyst | Strategy & Analytics

Reports to: Senior Manager | Strategy & Analytics

Location: Hybrid work model (office located in Foxboro, MA) in which Monday's and Friday's are work-from-home (remote) and Tuesday through Thursday are in-office


Core Responsibilities

1. Analytics & Insights

― Understand how product, supplier, and industry dynamics may impact Red Oak Sourcing

― Perform ad hoc quantitative analyses across a variety of topics, as well as oversee recurring deliverables

― Compile data and information from multiple sources and translate into meaningful insights

― Communicate findings through appropriate tools (e.g., Tableau dashboards, slide presentations, or reports)

2. Data Infrastructure

― Learn the fundamentals of Red Oak Sourcing’s proprietary data infrastructure

― Work cross-functionally to optimize data workflows

― Digitize and systematize internal knowledge, and integrate this information into standard processes

― Drive internal innovation efforts to make decisions faster and more effectively

― Support change management initiatives to help adopt new information assets (e.g., Tableau)

― Integrate different data sources into Red Oak Sourcing’s database infrastructure

3. Cross-functional Support

― Drive a variety of projects across the organization, such as design sprints and quarterly board meetings

― Support supplier meetings with dynamic portfolio assessments across a variety of metrics

― Execute review of generic portfolio (e.g., identify cost savings, forecast potential changes in product dynamics, model changes in purchasing methodologies, etc.)

― Partner cross-functionally to address business needs and create efficiencies


• A bachelor’s degree, preferably in a related field (e.g., business, healthcare, etc.)

• 2-3 years of experience in a related field (e.g., pharmaceuticals, healthcare, etc.) preferred

• Strong analytical and quantitative problem-solving skills

• Proficiency in key analytics and data visualization tools (e.g., Excel, SQL, Alteryx, Microsoft Power Suite, Tableau)

• Exposure to programming languages is a plus (e.g., VBA, Python, R)

• Experience with relational databases and database management fundamentals is a plus

• Strong written communication skills and the ability to clearly present results of complex analyses

• Demonstrated proficiency presenting and communicating to individuals and groups (e.g., via PowerPoint)

• Ability to connect disparate data and information to identify themes and trends

• Experience with innovation methods is a plus (e.g., human centered design, design thinking, systems thinking)

• Intellectual curiosity, willingness to learn the industry, and tools to grow in your career

Candidates who are back-to-work, people with disabilities, without a college degree, and Veterans are encouraged to apply.

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