Ascension Health Analyst II in Arlington Heights, Illinois

Job ID: 256533

Analyst II

Arlington Heights, Illinois


Additional Job Information

Title: Analyst II

City, State: Arlington Heights, IL

Location: Alexian Brothers Health Corp

Department: Supply Chain Admin

Additional Job Details: FT Days

About Us

The Resource Group, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Ascension, is a business transformation services organization that specializes in non-payroll spend management. Through the Integrated Change Management Model, The Resource Group delivers value through change management, operations and logistics, sourcing and contracting, analytics, and continuous process improvement.

This model challenges the status quo by:

  • Developing an innovative new approach to contracting, where practicing caregivers from our Participants guide all decision-making, and products and services are contracted for based on attributes rather than brand preference

  • Standardizing and optimizing operations and logistics by closing warehouses, improving inventory management, and improving operational key performance indicators

  • Elevating resource and supply management from the basement to the boardroom by recruiting top talent from a multitude of industries beyond healthcare

The collective implementation of these components has delivered over $1 billion in annual savings, improving Ascension's Supply Expense as a percent of Net Patient Service Revenue from a baseline of 19.6% in FY2007 to 15.5% in FY2017.

This success enabled The Resource Group to expand outside of Ascension to serve all healthcare systems looking to decrease non-payroll expenses and increase operational efficiencies. Today, The Resource Group serves 2,500 locations including 160 acute care hospitals across 24 states and Washington D.C.

Job Description

Job Summary:

The Analyst II supports management by providing financial analysis, reporting, and data/statistical measurements.


  • Develops analytical tools and performance metrics to use in value analysis.

  • Manages data from multiple sources.

  • Interprets data related to financial trends and economic/business forecasts.

  • Gathers data and produces accurate and timely value analysis reports.

  • Assist in development, analysis and evaluation of Requests for Proposals (RFPs), quotes, bids and reverse auction contracting strategies. Interpret data concerning financial trends and economic and business forecasts as they relate to the performance metrics and provide recommendations to Supply Chain Management. Assist in the development of project management plans and assist in managing and reporting on progress. Ensures contract data is loaded in Guidance and available to the ministries in a timely and accurate manner.

  • Supports Chief Resource Officer and operational leadership with financial analysis, reporting, and measuring of data/statistics.

  • Develops support tools using intermediate to expert Excel and/or Access skills for implementation support, tracking and reporting of performance metrics for facility supply expense improvement initiatives.

  • Assists with research initiatives for solution design, develop project plans, and manage process to timely completion of goals.

  • Advises Chief Resource Officer regarding local contract coordination within Centers of Expertise and serve as an information resource on related matters.

  • Leads the development of project management plans and assist in managing and reporting on progress.



  • Bachelor’s Level Degree required.

  • Master’s Degree preferred OR a candidate who is slated to graduate with a bachelor’s or master’s degree in the next year will be considered, provided degree is achieved prior to start date.

Work Experience:

  • For candidates possessing a Bachelor’s Level Degree, at least 2 years of experience in health care, supply chain management and/or other similar data analyst experience where analytical and critical thinking skills are considered to be transferable is required.

  • Candidates possessing a Master’s Degree who can demonstrate analytic ability and critical thinking skills will be qualified without the specific 2 years of experience due to advanced degree.

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