Sr. Sourcing & Procurement Consultant, Minnetonka, MN - Telecommute Considered

UnitedHealth Group

Minnetonka Minnesota

United States

None
(No Timezone Provided)

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)

As the Senior Sourcing and Procurement Consultant (a.k.a. Category Manager), you will be challenged to oversee the strategic sourcing, procurement, and contracting efforts across the enterprise in support of an indirect category.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Develop, lead and execute category management strategies, conduct sourcing / RFX events, manage suppliers and conduct financial analysis
  • Draft, Review, and lead negotiations of third-party supplier contracts, including Master Services Agreements (MSAs), Statements of Work (SOWs), Non-Disclosure Agreements (NDAs) and amendments in cooperation with legal, internal stakeholders and external business partners
  • Advise and influence business stakeholders on supplier and sourcing strategies to maximize enterprise leverage and secure the most favorable commercial and legal terms
  • Negotiate rates, service level agreements (SLAs), key performance indicators (KPIs) and other legal and business terms
  • Develop strong and collaborative working partnerships with key internal stakeholders including both business partners and support functions (legal, finance and risk)
  • Support business objectives: revenue growth, risk mitigation, supplier innovation and expense management
  • Develop supplier partnerships to minimize cost and maximize performance objectives
  • Contribute to the development of annual cost reduction plans and responsible for meeting or exceeding the agreed upon goals
  • Conduct market research and spend analysis
  • Support supplier performance initiative by participating in periodic business reviews
  • Cultivate diverse supplier sourcing opportunities
  • Manage supplier risk through effective contracting and risk remediation efforts

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:

  • Bachelor s Degree or equivalent experience
  • 3+ years of Sourcing and Procurement experience
  • Experience in 2 or more of the following: end-to-end contracting, supplier negotiations, or strategic sourcing
  • Demonstrated negotiating, influencing, interpersonal and communication skills in order to effectively consult with senior-level business partners
  • Solid analytical skills and comfortable leading with a data-driven problem-solving approach
  • High level of comfort with ambiguity
  • Demonstrated organizational and project management skills
  • Solid written and verbal communication skills
  • If located near Minnetonka, MN, you will be asked to perform this role in an office setting

Preferred Qualifications:

  • MBA or JD
  • Proficiency with spreadsheet modeling and analysis (Microsoft Excel)
  • Experience with Ariba and/or PeopleSoft; previous experience utilizing Procure-to-Pay
  • Contract management, drafting, development, edit/mark-ups, and negotiation experience
  • Procurement experience in one or more of the following categories:
    • Information Technology, Hardware, Software
    • Clinical Operations and Services
    • Marketing
    • Human Capital
    • Commercial / Transactional Print
    • Corporate Travel & Events
    • Freight /Mail Services
    • Financial Services, Records Management
    • Real Estate Services, Construction, Facilities Mgmt.
    • Business Process Outsourcing
    • Labor, Contingent/Temporary Labor, Consulting, Professional Services, Global Staff Augmentation
  • Full COVID-19 vaccination is an essential requirement of this role. UnitedHealth Group will adhere to all federal, state and local regulations as well as all client requirements and will obtain necessary proof of vaccination prior to employment to ensure compliance

UnitedHealth Group requires all new hires and employees to report their COVID-19 vaccination status.

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 5 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)

Colorado Residents Only: The salary range for Colorado residents is $79,700 to $142,600. Pay is based on several factors including but not limited to education, work experience, certifications, etc. In addition to your salary, UnitedHealth Group offers benefits such as, a comprehensive benefits package, incentive and recognition programs, equity stock purchase and 401k contribution (all benefits are subject to eligibility requirements). No matter where or when you begin a career with UnitedHealth Group, you ll find a far-reaching choice of benefits and incentives.

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

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: Sourcing, Procurement, Supply Chain, Indirect, Category Manager, Category Management, Commodity Manager, Contracting, Contract, Minneapolis, Minnetonka, MN, Work from home; remote; telecommute

Sr. Sourcing & Procurement Consultant, Minnetonka, MN - Telecommute Considered

UnitedHealth Group

Minnetonka Minnesota

United States

None

(No Timezone Provided)

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)

As the Senior Sourcing and Procurement Consultant (a.k.a. Category Manager), you will be challenged to oversee the strategic sourcing, procurement, and contracting efforts across the enterprise in support of an indirect category.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Develop, lead and execute category management strategies, conduct sourcing / RFX events, manage suppliers and conduct financial analysis
  • Draft, Review, and lead negotiations of third-party supplier contracts, including Master Services Agreements (MSAs), Statements of Work (SOWs), Non-Disclosure Agreements (NDAs) and amendments in cooperation with legal, internal stakeholders and external business partners
  • Advise and influence business stakeholders on supplier and sourcing strategies to maximize enterprise leverage and secure the most favorable commercial and legal terms
  • Negotiate rates, service level agreements (SLAs), key performance indicators (KPIs) and other legal and business terms
  • Develop strong and collaborative working partnerships with key internal stakeholders including both business partners and support functions (legal, finance and risk)
  • Support business objectives: revenue growth, risk mitigation, supplier innovation and expense management
  • Develop supplier partnerships to minimize cost and maximize performance objectives
  • Contribute to the development of annual cost reduction plans and responsible for meeting or exceeding the agreed upon goals
  • Conduct market research and spend analysis
  • Support supplier performance initiative by participating in periodic business reviews
  • Cultivate diverse supplier sourcing opportunities
  • Manage supplier risk through effective contracting and risk remediation efforts

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:

  • Bachelor s Degree or equivalent experience
  • 3+ years of Sourcing and Procurement experience
  • Experience in 2 or more of the following: end-to-end contracting, supplier negotiations, or strategic sourcing
  • Demonstrated negotiating, influencing, interpersonal and communication skills in order to effectively consult with senior-level business partners
  • Solid analytical skills and comfortable leading with a data-driven problem-solving approach
  • High level of comfort with ambiguity
  • Demonstrated organizational and project management skills
  • Solid written and verbal communication skills
  • If located near Minnetonka, MN, you will be asked to perform this role in an office setting

Preferred Qualifications:

  • MBA or JD
  • Proficiency with spreadsheet modeling and analysis (Microsoft Excel)
  • Experience with Ariba and/or PeopleSoft; previous experience utilizing Procure-to-Pay
  • Contract management, drafting, development, edit/mark-ups, and negotiation experience
  • Procurement experience in one or more of the following categories:
    • Information Technology, Hardware, Software
    • Clinical Operations and Services
    • Marketing
    • Human Capital
    • Commercial / Transactional Print
    • Corporate Travel & Events
    • Freight /Mail Services
    • Financial Services, Records Management
    • Real Estate Services, Construction, Facilities Mgmt.
    • Business Process Outsourcing
    • Labor, Contingent/Temporary Labor, Consulting, Professional Services, Global Staff Augmentation
  • Full COVID-19 vaccination is an essential requirement of this role. UnitedHealth Group will adhere to all federal, state and local regulations as well as all client requirements and will obtain necessary proof of vaccination prior to employment to ensure compliance

UnitedHealth Group requires all new hires and employees to report their COVID-19 vaccination status.

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 5 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)

Colorado Residents Only: The salary range for Colorado residents is $79,700 to $142,600. Pay is based on several factors including but not limited to education, work experience, certifications, etc. In addition to your salary, UnitedHealth Group offers benefits such as, a comprehensive benefits package, incentive and recognition programs, equity stock purchase and 401k contribution (all benefits are subject to eligibility requirements). No matter where or when you begin a career with UnitedHealth Group, you ll find a far-reaching choice of benefits and incentives.

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

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: Sourcing, Procurement, Supply Chain, Indirect, Category Manager, Category Management, Commodity Manager, Contracting, Contract, Minneapolis, Minnetonka, MN, Work from home; remote; telecommute