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Data & Cost Visualization AnalystLouisville, Kentucky

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Job # 432344 Date posted 05/23/2022


We are recruiting for a Data and Cost Visualization Analyst to join our Supply Chain Team . This position is eligible for Work From Home


Develops visual analytics and reporting tools using Tableau, QlikView, Qlik Sense, Business Objects, etc. to capture business trends within all functional areas of Supply Chain and other areas as required. Responsible for analyzing cost data by collecting, monitoring and creating cost models to directionally guide supply chain contractual, equipment and supply saving decisions.  Actively tracks projected savings to actual savings post contractual award. Improves cost status by analyzing results; monitoring variances; identifying trends; recommending actions to Director, Supply Chain Management and Manager, Strategic Sourcing.

Duties and Responsibilities:

Data Visualization & Analytics
  • Turn abstract information into appealing, revealing and understandable visualizations that clearly explain the results of the analysis.

  • Challenges conventional thinking and uses data visualization in new and novel ways.

  • Mines big data through the use of SQL and utilizes in-depth understanding of data and data relationships.

  • Applies the right Visual Analytics and Reporting capabilities to the right business problem.

  • Recommends actions by analyzing and interpreting data and making comparative analyses; study changes in product utilization, variability in supplier performance related to supplies and services.  .

  • Analyzes inventory productivity usage and product obsolescence and patterns.

  • Solves problems quickly, managing expectations, and communicating clearly.

  • Increases productivity by developing automated reporting/forecasting tools.

  • Serves as a thought-leader as well as a mentor to mature the Supply Chain Management competency in the use of Visual Analytics and Reporting.

  • Assists in the creation and maintenance of supply chain metrics and dashboard reports.

Cost Analysis
  • Assists with Strategic Sourcing annual and quarterly addressable spend forecasting.

  • Identifies cost status by comparing and analyzing actual results with plans and forecasts.

  • Guides cost analysis process by establishing and enforcing policies and procedures; providing trends and forecasts; explaining processes and techniques; recommending actions.

  • Develops return on investment (“ROI”) analysis (total cost of ownership associated with supply contracts, equipment and services).

  • Conducts cost assessment of responses to Request for Proposals (“RFP”), Information or Quotations and Capital Equipment.

  • Performs cost analysis for product category or classification comparison.  Analyzes addressable organizational spend to identify fragmented patterns to inform Strategic Sourcing

  • Performs lease/buy analysis for capital equipment.

  • Maintains professional knowledge of current trends, practices, and developments and growth through participation in educational programs, professional organizations and activities to maintain knowledge.  

Budget Accountability
  • Accountable to SCM Leadership and assigned department to ensure the department remains within established monthly budget for all supply accounts identified as “Supply Expense.”

  • Accepts responsibility for the impact of inventory practices and PAR management to the departments’ budget and total expense targets. 

Process Improvement & Business Process Adherence

  • Identifies responsibility for the impact of inventory practices and PAR management to the departments’ budget and total expense targets.

  • Adheres to all established Supply Chain Management Enterprise Business Processes (EBPs) as defined and routinely audited.  Is responsible for seeking clarification of processes as necessary to ensure standard of work continuity.



  • Bachelor’s degree or related equivalent work experience required


  • Certified Materials and Resource Professional (CMRP) certification preferred


  • 3+ years cost analysis of departmental operations preferred

  • 3+ years working in data visualization and reporting preferred

  • 2+ years of SQL experience preferred

  • Provider healthcare experience preferred

  Technical Skills: 
  • Structured Query Language (SQL) required  

  • Tableau, QlikView required
  • Advanced Excel and PowerPoint, Intermediate Project and Visio required

  • Ability to analyze, interpret and make recommendations based on data

Depending on a candidate’s qualifications, this position may be filled at a different level.

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  • Benefits and Recognition

    Benefits & Recognition Our goal is to offer valuable compensation and incentive programs that enables us to attract, reward, retain, and motivate highly qualified individuals. Compensation can include bonus plans and recognition for going above & beyond.

  • Healthcare

    Healthcare We offer a variety of Health Savings Account (HSA) and PPO plan options.

  • 401(k) Plan

    401(k) Plan Employees can contribute pre-tax dollars through payroll deduction.

  • Paid Time Off

    Paid Time Off Your work/life balance is important to us. We offer our employees a flexible Paid Time Off program.

  • Wellness Program

    Wellness Program We offer tools, resources and support for weight loss, stress reduction, smoking cessation and making overall healthier choices.

  • Community

    Community Community involvement is consistent with our company's principles and with our mission of customer service and quality care.

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