1+ months

Sr. Sourcing & Procurement Consultant, IT - Minnetonka, MN - 912758

Minnetonka, MN 55345
  • Job Code
    912758

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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Sr. Sourcing & Procurement Consultant Sourcing & Procurement (IT) will execute based on the IT Category Management Plan and streamline the handling of, Hardware, Software, Licensing and Maintenance services across UnitedHealth Group entities.

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In addition, the Sr. Sourcing Procurement Consultant, Sourcing & Procurement (IT) will deliver value to customers; communicate effectively; drive sound, disciplined decisions, and drive high-quality execution. We are looking for a proven professional who is a self-starter and successfully deliver on initiatives that will often have broad and meaningful impact on the business.

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Primary Responsibilities:

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  • Develop and support technology strategies for Hardware, Software Licensing and Maintenance; manage supplier performance management programs; and execute sourcing and contracting processes
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  • Execute negotiation strategies taking into consideration how changing hardware technology impacts and is impacted by software licensing terms; draft commercial agreements; benchmark rates, negotiate and execute contract terms and conditions (leveraging UnitedHealth Groups contract terms and internal subject matter experts, with an accountability to terms, risk mitigation / compliance and internal protocols), and overall pricing strategy; and ensure supplier compliance with contract terms and conditions and pricing
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  • Execute strategic sourcing initiatives across one or more business segments, including, but not limited to, implementing change management strategies to support current supply chain, overall procurement programs and overall sourcing and contracting strategy; and drive strategic sourcing efficiency through implementation of best practices
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  • Understand and analyze commodities and global sourcing and contracting strategies; and ensure alignment of enterprise sourcing and contracting efforts, enterprise supply chain strategies with major technology vendors, and applicable business owner / commodity area strategies in accordance with overall business and financial goals
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  • Develop relationships with applicable stakeholders, including executive level individuals, across the enterprise to drive support of the sourcing and procurement value proposition, consistent, high-quality delivery of procurement programs, and sourcing and contracting initiatives
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  • Evaluate supplier consolidation strategies, opportunities to leverage supplier spend (including, but not limited to, re-sourcing and re-negotiation of on-going supplier relationships), and cost savings opportunities; participate in vendor selection and competitive bidding strategy (e.g., RFPs, renegotiations, eSourcing) and leverage Ariba platform (Procure-to-Pay, Sourcing and Contracting) to drive process efficiencies and reduce costs; make appropriate recommendations; and execute and maintain the same
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Evaluate supplier consolidation strategies, opportunities to leverage supplier spend (including, but not limited to, re-sourcing and re-negotiation of on-going supplier relationships), and cost savings opportunities; participate in vendor selection and competitive bidding strategy (e.g., RFPs, renegotiations, eSourcing) and leverage Ariba platform (Procure-to-Pay, Sourcing and Contracting) to drive process efficiencies and reduce costs; make appropriate recommendations; and execute and maintain the same

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Youll 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 in a related field
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  • 3+ years of progressive experience in executing market-leading sourcing strategies, leading sourcing projects and/or working in cross-functional procurement team
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  • Experience in a high demand multi-tasking environment
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  • Experience successfully navigating through ambiguities / difficult obstacles using facts, alternatives identification, open-mindedness, and thought-through strategy
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  • Solid organizational, project management and communication (written and verbal) skills
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  • Solid understanding of Network products and Software, Telephony, Network management & services, Software Licensing and Maintenance
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  • Knowledge of the Ariba e-Procurement tool; previous experience utilizing Procure-to-Pay and
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  • Experience concisely articulating positions and garnering support quickly from various levels of business and procurement leadership
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  • Solid analytical skills (effectively supports decisions on factual data and analysis) and problem-solving skills
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  • Well versed in MS Excel, Word, Outlook, and PowerPoint
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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
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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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  • Experience with contracting modules (or similar procurement systems)
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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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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: sourcing, procurement, contracting, enterprising sourcing and procurement, Minnetonka, MN, Minnesota

Posted: 2021-02-23 Expires: 2021-04-23

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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