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Job Title: WIC Vendor Cost Containment Senior Analyst
Closing Date/Time: Sun. 09/15/19 11:59 PM Eastern Time
Salary: $46,310.72 - $66,158.17 Annually
Job Type: Full Time Salaried
Location: 2 Peachtree St, Atlanta, Georgia
The Georgia Department of Public Health is the lead agency entrusted by the people of the state of Georgia with the ultimate responsibility for the health of communities and the entire population.
The agency is seeking a highly qualified candidate for the position of Vendor Cost Containment Senior Analyst within the Division of Health Promotion, Women, Infants and Children (WIC) Program.
Job Responsibilities:Reporting to the WIC Vendor Analytics and Cost Containment Manager, responsible for providing detailed vendor management food cost and pricing analysis to generate effective pricing and food cost containment strategies for the WIC program to ensure adherence to state and federal regulations and to minimize overall food cost for the Program.
Job Duties and Responsibilities:
Works internally across the WIC Program and DPH, as well as externally with other state WIC Programs, Regional USDA team and vendor associations to identify and share best practices and to strategize and develop cost containment and pricing strategies that minimize overall food costs.
Manages the collection of the quarterly retail Shelf Price Survey data to provide detailed analysis, identify trends and to set pricing methods that align with the cost containment strategies; communicates to Vendor Relations and Administration team appropriate pricing ranges by peer groups.
Performs detailed analysis of reimbursement amounts for vendors to identify trends and potential compliance issues.
Works with WIC Finance regularly to monitor and analyze infant formula reimbursements and coordinate WIC banking activities related to validation and fraud identification (e.g., reviewing bank exception reports and cumulative unmatched vouchers).
Establishes and distributes regular, robust reports and analysis related to cost containment, pricing and redemption trends; provides analysis and data required by USDA within the specified timeframes.
Provides subject matter expertise, data integration and design support to Information Technology teams regarding the development, implementation and monitoring of effective vendor management technology systems to drive maximum automation and increase data quality and integrity.
Provides insight and input on updating WIC policies and guidelines related to nutrition, operations, vendor management, cost containment and pricing strategies and guidelines.
Participates as needed in the Vendor Advisory Group to enhance communication, awareness and collaboration on vendor related policies, procedures and support.
Performs other assignments as required.
Bachelor's degree in computer science or a related field from an accredited college or university AND Two years of experience in support of an operating system, database management system or a related field OR Two years of experience at the lower level Database Administrator 1 (ITP030) or position equivalent.
Preferred Qualifications - External:Preferred Qualifications:Preference will be given to applicants who in addition to meeting the minimum qualification possess the following:
Master's Degree in Business Administration, Public Administration, Public Health or Statistics
Cost Modeling Experience
2 years of custom programming experience
3 years of data analysis and data driven reporting experience
Database Management skills: Oracle, SQL
Category 1: Primarily sedentary, light physical work with limited to no unusual conditions. Occasional lifting of 45 lbs. or more.