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Director, Procurement - Walnut Creek, CA - 884750

Walnut Creek, CA 94596
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No"industry is moving faster than health care. And no organization is better"positioned to lead health care forward. We need attention to every detail with"an eye for the points no one has considered. The rewards for performance are"significant. You'll help improve the health of millions. And you'll do your"life's best work.(sm)


As the Director of Procurement your primary responsibility will be"to lead and manage solution development for the long-term success of our"commercial provider organization. This involves assessing the current and"future state vendor and supply chain management landscape to scope and achieve"financial goals for a multi-million and multi-year program. The Director of"Supply Chain Purchasing and Vendor Management is responsible for managing full"category scope, including P&L performance and end-to-end vendor management,"which requires development of new strategic vendor relationships, driving negotiations,"managing growth levers and ensuring paramount operational and logistical"performance. You will interact with and lead discussions with client C-Suite"executives. You will provide strong leadership, clear priorities and direction"to vendor management and purchasing teams, all in the best interest of a"world-class client experience, culminating in execution of Optum-client"provider agreements. The services are part of a broad, highly visible, and"innovative partnership between Optum and the client.
"Ideal candidates will ultimately balance vendor management responsibilities,"while also setting and delivering a vision for new programs and high impact"projects. The candidate must work effectively with their cross-functional"counterparts in finance, IT, operations, compliance and legal. The successful"candidate must be passionate about driving improvements in health care"technology through strategic vendor management, bending the provider cost curve"and effective at working in a fast-paced and complex environment as well as"confident and collaborative in their interactions with senior executives, and"business partners. Critical to this role is the ability to build and maintain"relationships at all levels, with both internal and external stakeholders.
"Primary Responsibilities:

  • Oversee"vendor elements of the contract agreement that affect provider technology,"operations and supply chain management, including strategic targets and"outcomes, and ensure alignment with overall Optum-client vendor and purchasing"strategy
  • Participate"in the creation and refinement of technology, operations and purchasing"business roadmaps and architecture strategies with vendor management solutions
  • Partner"with all parts of Optum to develop, deliver and support high quality outsource"vendor and supply chain management services
    "Partner with Optum and client leaders to drive toward technology operational"modernization, rationalization and efficiency plans supported by vendor"management services
  • Lead"transition planning and hand-offs from solutioning to vendor contracting phase"to delivery phase as Optum assumes management of client vendor and purchasing"services, assuring that contract commitments, requirements and expectations are"established within the vendor service delivery program
  • Communicate"with and provide to stakeholders (e.g., client, business partner, vendors,"finance, attorneys) IT and purchasing vendor contractual requirements needed to"drive total cost of care for the client
  • Directly"manage supply chain purchasing team, drive improved performance, retain talent"to achieve strategic goals, and provide regular feedback on performance and"competencies
  • Review"and assimilate client vendor management and purchasing operational, technical"and financial performance information in order to determine client overall"level of capability and maturity, make optimization recommendations, and"identify opportunities for innovative IT, business and Purchasing vendor"initiatives and performance improvement
  • Build"collaborative relationships across all delivery and support teams across the"broad managed services partnership to drive overall performance for the client"and for Optum
  • Drive"a culture of quality and client loyalty (high Net Promoter Scores)
  • Manage"internal Optum budget and P / L targets in context of successful client"delivery
  • Participate"in growth and business development activities related to Optum outsourced"provider client opportunities
""You'll be rewarded"and recognized for your performance in an environment that will challenge you"and give you clear direction on what it takes to succeed in your role as well"as provide development for other roles you may be interested in.

Required Qualifications:

  • Undergraduate"degree
  • 10+"years of health care provider vendor leadership and provider supply chain"management experience
  • 10+"years of experience managing teams, including managing leaders
  • 5+"years of experience leading and delivering a large, complex managed services"delivery agreement (contract obligations), including oversight of strategy /"technical roadmap, financials / budget, contract deliverables, relationships,"and vendor management
  • Previous"consulting / client facing engagement including vendor and purchasing"management and performance related management
  • Experience"deploying and supporting highly scalable purchasing and IT vendor management"solutions
  • If you need to enter a work site for any reason, you"will be required to screen for symptoms using the ProtectWell mobile app,"Interactive Voice Response (i.e., entering your symptoms via phone system) or a"similar UnitedHealth Group-approved symptom screener. When in a UnitedHealth"Group building, employees are required to wear a mask in common areas. In"addition, employees must comply with any state and local masking orders
Preferred Qualifications:
  • Graduate"degree in related field (MBA, Information Technology, Supply Chain Management,"Management Engineering, etc.)
  • Experience"with complex managed vendor, purchasing and outsourced services delivery"engagements
    "In-depth knowledge of vendor management and provider supply chain management"model and operations
  • Experience"working in the health care provider industry
  • Previous"Budgetary P&L accountability preferably in excess of $30M
  • Excellent"program and client relationship management skills, demonstrated through strong"written and oral communication
  • Experience"building relationships cross-functionally and leading toward common goals
  • Strong"influencing, problem solving and negotiation skills
  • Proven"leader with demonstrated ability to confidently drive forward business strategy"and performance

"Careers with Optum. Here's the idea. We built an"entire organization around one giant objective; make health care work better"for everyone. So when it comes to how we use the world's large accumulation of"health-related information, or guide health and lifestyle choices or manage"pharmacy benefits for millions, our first goal is to leap beyond the status quo"and uncover new ways to serve. Optum, part of the UnitedHealth Group family of"businesses, brings together some of the greatest minds and most advanced ideas"on where health care has to go in order to reach its fullest potential. For"you, that means working on high performance teams against sophisticated"challenges that matter. Optum, incredible ideas in one incredible company and a"singular opportunity to do your life's best work.(sm)


Diversity creates a"healthier atmosphere: UnitedHealth Group is an Equal Employment"Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer and all qualified applicants will"receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion,"sex, age, national origin, protected veteran status, disability status, sexual"orientation, gender identity or expression, marital status, genetic"information, or any other characteristic protected by law.


UnitedHealth Group is"a drug-free workplace. Candidates are required to pass a drug test before"beginning employment.


Job"Keywords: Procurement, Director, Healthcare, UnitedHealth Group, Walnut Creek,"CA, California


Posted: 2020-11-03 Expires: 2020-12-25

UnitedHealth Group is the most diversified health care company in the United States and a leader worldwide in helping people live healthier lives and helping to make the health system work better for everyone.

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