Analyst - Pricing - Avendra

Location US-MD-Rockville
Posted Date 4 days ago(1/14/2022 11:47 AM)
Administrative Services
Employment Type


The Price Audit Analyst will support the development and execution of analytic processes used to ensure that distributors and vendors comply with Avendra procurement contracts, charge accurate prices according to contractual terms, and issue accurate credits for pricing errors. The Analyst plays an integral role in the monthly analysis of Master Food, Regional Food and Non-Food pricing and the delivery, tracking, and processing of audit results as well as supporting special projects and analyses. This position provides an excellent environment to further expand analytical skills while working independently to provide high quality analysis. Price Audit is a high visibility, high impact department working with all aspects of the Avendra supply chain and a key department working to validate Avendra’s value proposition.


Position Reports to Manager, Price Audit


Primary Responsibilities

  • Perform the Master Food and Non-Food system audit process according to the audit plan, including:
    • Responsibility for maximizing coverage of the audit
    • Testing and validating findings for accuracy
    • Tracking distributor responses to audit findings and resolution of any discrepancies
    • Recommending and supporting enhancements to the system audit processes
  • Assist with developing additional audit and reporting tools for increasing total audit coverage by Price Audit
  • Independently develop, produce, and deliver routine and ad hoc reports of audit findings
  • Make contract or process improvement recommendations resulting from audit findings
  • As requested by management, perform Regional and Non-Food Full Scope and/or Limited Scope desk audits
    • Conduct post-audit analysis/reporting as needed
    • Resolve pricing support incidents for both food and non-food audits as directed


Secondary Responsibilities

  • Develop and maintain relationships with key external contacts involved in the audit process
  • Interact with multiple functional departments to communicate, track, and resolve issues with data, items, pricing, contracts, etc.
  • As directed, design and execute ad hoc data analysis projects and compile results for presentation to management or external customers


Primary Competencies

  • Functional/Technical Skills
  • Problem Solving & Analytical Skills
  • Quality & Continuous Improvement
  • Effective Written and Oral Communications
  • Taking Initiative
  • Results Orientation


Other Duties.  Please note this role description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required for this job.  Duties, responsibilities and activities may change at any time with or without notice.


Work Environment.  This job operates in an office setting.  This role routinely uses standard office equipment such as computers, phones, photocopiers, filing cabinets and fax machines.


Physical Demands. This is largely a sedentary role with some light lifting of files possibly needed. 


  • Strong analytical skills 
  • Excellent organizational skills, effectiveness in prioritizing work, ability to multitask, and comfort with ambiguity
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills
  • Attention to detail and resourcefulness in developing accurate, comprehensive analyses 
  • Ability to develop cross-functional relationships and manage them effectively
  • Works independently and has schedule flexibility to meet the business needs
  • Shows initiative and resourcefulness
  • Ability to take responsibility for accurately resolving issues with minimal management supervision/intervention 
  • Intermediate skills in Excel


Overnight Travel Requirements.  Type: None


Years of Relevant Experience.    2-4 years of experience


This location requires employees be fully vaccinated against Covid-19


Education Requirements.   BS/BA in relevant field or equivalent years' experience


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