1+ months

Sr. Sourcing & Procurement Consultant, Clinical Services - Minnetonka, MN - 895681

Minnetonka, MN 55345
  • Job Code
    895681

We'll put 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 organizational talents and business discipline to help fuel ours. It's the opportunity to do your life's best work.(sm)

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This position offers an exciting opportunity within UnitedHealth Group's Enterprise Sourcing & Procurement group for an experienced contracting professional. The role will support a collaborative, constituent-based approach to advancing the integrity, quality, competitiveness and agility of UnitedHealth Group.
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"The Senior Sourcing & Procurement Consultant will develop and execute Clinical Services related supplier solutions for unique and challenging customer needs across UnitedHealth Group entities. We are looking for a proven professional who can solve complex problems and successfully deliver on initiatives that will often have broad and meaningful impact on the business.

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Working with the Clinical Services team in Sourcing & Procurement, your main functions will include Category Management, Strategic Sourcing and Contract Negotiations.

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Primary Responsibilities:

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  • Draft, review and negotiate terms of agreements with Suppliers to optimize commercial outcomes, drive risk mitigation and ensure compliance with internal and regulatory protocols
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  • Understand stakeholders' needs and facilitate the negotiation of requirements among multiple stakeholders
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  • Analyze current market trends, forecast future performance, identify value creating or cost savings opportunities and make procurement recommendations
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  • Proactively monitor and analyze performance and trends within categories in order to identify and highlight issues and opportunities that support the business
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  • Contribute to the development of improved strategic sourcing strategies
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  • Collect and evaluate information about potential suppliers
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  • Develop, implement and execute strategic sourcing practices, processes and techniques across multiple business segments
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  • Manage the evaluation, administration, and selection of Clinical Service suppliers (patient care coordination, behavioral health, remote patient monitoring, digital health, licensing of clinical data, clinical labor, value-add and care delivery services, etc.)
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  • Develop, execute and maintain consistent sourcing strategies, working toward a consolidated strategic supply base
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  • Analyze contracts and spend data to support the development of sourcing and contracting strategies, including pipeline opportunities and remediation requirements
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  • Develop negotiation strategies, lead complex negotiations, and direct supplier sourcing
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  • Document cost reduction achievements across business segments
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  • Meet project timelines at the customer and corporate levels
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  • Identify, develop and lead projects related to cost reduction / containment and deliver cost savings and service improvements
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  • Leverage available platforms to drive process efficiencies and reduce costs
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The ideal candidate will have developed very strong contracting skills, through experience in indirect procurement services and/or through a legal education. This will ideally include technical sourcing skills, including internal and external negotiation, contracting, and securing savings for the organization.

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Successful candidates will be proven self-starters, able to maintain a high level of client focus and adapt to a rapidly changing environment, with excellent organizational, project management and communication (written and verbal) skills, and the ability to interface with multiple levels of management, including senior management and executive leadership at both procurement and business unit levels.

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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.

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Required Qualifications:

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  • Bachelor's Degree or equivalent combination of education and applicable work experience
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  • 2+ years of progressive experience drafting, and negotiating complex statements of work and/or experience sourcing IT and/or non-IT services through formal and informal procurement methods
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  • Experience developing strategies to support contracting and risk mitigation activity
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  • Demonstrated strong analytical skills (effectively supports decisions on factual data and analysis) and problem-solving skills
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  • Demonstrated consultative, change management and influencing skills in order to gain buy-in and support of customers and leadership in a matrixed environment
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  • Proficiency in the MS Office Suite (Excel, Word, Outlook, Teams, and Power Point)
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  • You will be asked to perform this role in an office setting, however, may be required to work from home temporarily due to space limitations; telecommuting may be considered
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  • Employees are 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 prior to entering the work site each day, in order to keep our work sites safe. Employees must comply with any state and local masking orders. In addition, when in a UnitedHealth Group building, employees are expected to wear a mask in areas where physical distancing cannot be attained
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Preferred Qualifications:

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  • MBA or J.D.
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  • 4+ years of experience contracting complex services through formal and informal procurement methods
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  • Knowledge of HIPAA, corporate practice of medicine, and related requirements
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  • Experience in health care, health insurance, or managed care industry
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  • Clinical Services contracting and/or sourcing experience
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  • Experience working with cross-functional teams in a highly matrixed organization
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  • Experience managing projects through on-going communication and various levels of oversight, including legal, senior management and executive leadership, at both procurement and business unit levels
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  • Strong analytical skills (effectively supports decisions on factual data and analysis) and problem-solving skills
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  • Proficiency with the Ariba platform
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Careers at UnitedHealth Group. We have modest goals: Improve the lives of others. Change the landscape of health care forever. Leave the world a better place than we found it. Such aspirations tend to attract a certain type of person. Crazy talented. Compassionate. Driven. To these select few, we offer the global reach, resources and can-do culture of a Fortune 7 company. We provide an environment where you're empowered to be your best. We encourage you to take risks. And we offer a world of rewards and benefits for performance. We believe the most important is the opportunity to do your life's best work.(sm)

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*All Telecommuters will be required to adhere to UnitedHealth Group's Telecommuter Policy.

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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.

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

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Job Keywords: procurement, contract negotiations, sourcing, Minnetonka, MN, Minnesota, Telecommute, Remote, Work from Home

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Posted: 2020-10-29 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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