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Data Analyst, Materials Management

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Job ID: 218873
Category: Materials Management/Purchasing/Contracts Management
Work Type: FT
Location: Philadelphia, PA, United States
Work Schedule: M-F; 8-hour shift | Remote Flexibility

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Data Analyst, Materials Management

Job Summary:

  • The Data Analyst will support the Materials Management Departments decision making through retrieval and analysis of data. They will serve as a resource to the department for the operation and maintain the functionality of information systems. The Data Analyst will compile and validate information to maintain the integrity of databases. They will provide ongoing technical assistance for data displays, analyze information, compare and contrast both internal and external comparative databases and benchmark information.


  • Responsible for the development of analytical tools and data transformation.
  • Utilizes large complex data sets to meet functional and non-functional business requirements.
  • Builds the analytics infrastructure required for integration information from a wide variety of data sources using task specific appropriate tools.
  • Creates and utilizes appropriate databases to collect and aggregate pertinent data, compile, sort analyze, and display data collected in requested format.
  • Ability to normalize, manipulate, and interpret clinical and purchasing data.
  • Extensive knowledge of clinical and supply chain terminology and processes.
  • Ability to assist with the creation and presentation of data to facilitate discussion with stakeholders.
  • Attends planning and status meetings with team members, system administrators, and/or clients/end-users to understand project requirements and provide constructive commentary.
  • Continuously improves departmental processes, programs, operations, and services.
  • Supports the Supply Chain Information Systems team.
  • Supports users with timely answers to questions and tracks all problems to prioritize enhancements and follow through.
  • Ability to attend to a more than one aspect of a situation simultaneously.
  • Monitors and create reports generated to ensure reports are accurately capturing required data, work with end-users to understand the data and the next steps.
  • Delivers solutions in line with user expectations as per defined requirements.
  • Provides technical counsel to co-workers.
  • Performs duties in accordance with Penn Medicine and entity values, policies, and procedures.
  • Other duties as assigned to support the department, entity and health system organization.

    Education or Equivalent Experience:

    • Bachelor of Arts or Science OR 5+ years of experience in the related area (IS, Supply Chain) (Required).
    • Experience with Clinical documentation system, preferably EPIC (Preferred).
    • Proficiency in benchmarking programs, i.e. Vizient, ECRI, Curvo.

    Skills & Abilities: 

    • Strong quantitative and analytical abilities.
    • Ability to express technical information clearly and simply to non-technical person.
    • Expertise in Excel to include complex formulas i.e. V Lookups, Pivot Tables, Charts and Graphs.
    • Expertise in MS Access.
    • Expertise in Adobe (conversion of files).
    • Expertise in MS Word.
    • Ability to use Microsoft Outlook.
    • Ability to work without close supervision.
    • Strong written, oral, and non-verbal communications skills.
    • Critical Thinking skills.
    • Positive, friendly, and patient approach to end users.
    • Flexibility and adaptability in a dynamic environment.
    • The ability to maintain composure, good judgment, and acceptable work performance under conditions caused by deadlines, workload, or other causes.
    • Excellent communication with Vendors, users, SC staff and Accounts Payable.
    • Ability to assume responsibility for and direct the work of others.
    • Detail oriented.
    • Innovative thinker.

    We believe that the best care for our patients starts with the best care for our employees. Our employee benefits programs help our employees get healthy and stay healthy. We offer a comprehensive compensation and benefits program that includes one of the finest prepaid tuition assistance programs in the region. Penn Medicine employees are actively engaged and committed to our mission. Together we will continue to make medical advances that help people live longer, healthier lives.

    Live Your Life's Work

    We are an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action employer. Candidates are considered for employment without regard to race, ethnicity, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, national origin, ancestry, age, disability, marital status, familial status, genetic information, domestic or sexual violence victim status, citizenship status, military status, status as a protected veteran or any other status protected by applicable law.

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