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Sourcing & Procurement Intern - Minnetonka, MN

Minnetonka, MN 55345
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We'll set you up for a successful full-time position by putting you in the driver's seat on vital projects that have strategic importance to our mission of helping people lead healthier lives. Yes, we share a mission that inspires. We need your analytical and organizational talents and business discipline to help fuel ours. It's the opportunity to do your life's best work.(sm)


Internship allows you to develop and practice skills related to purchasing goods and services for the UnitedHealth Group (UHG) enterprise. You will learn parts of the process supporting purchasing activities and apply analytical skills to enhance the process. Interns will be exposed to and work projects related to sourcing, analyzing and negotiating good and services.  Current spend under management is $8 billion.    UHG Sourcing & Procurement acts as a liaison between UHG businesses and suppliers to satisfy needs and maximize value of the purchase.  Internship will develop skills by working on projects to support the team that provides exceptional consultation to all UHG businesses for all Supply Chain activities. Projects will include some aspects of the following: data analysis, analytical tool development, process assessment and improvement, standardization, market analysis, current supplier performance and industry best practices.


Internship may lead to full-time employment in an 18-24 month rotation development program within the Sourcing& Procurement team of approximately 200 employees.

Primary Responsibilities:
  • Learn operations and work on improvement opportunities associated with sourcing and purchasing process including proprietary ordering system, fundamentals of the purchase to pay process and supplier risk and performance review
  • Facilitate and drive cost reduction and value maximization opportunities for UHG businesses by vendor consolidation, value analysis, assessment of current spend and performance of suppliers
  • Analyze and validate savings associated with supplier negotiations
  • As opportunities are worked, recommend solutions based upon data analysis to increase business efficiency and/or improve business processes
  • Perform other duties as assigned by members of management
  • Open to college students interested in this field

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.

Posted: 2020-09-03 Expires: 2020-10-08

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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