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Associate Director, Sourcing & Procurement (IT Commodity) - Plymouth, MN

UnitedHealth Group

Plymouth, MN
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Associate Director, Sourcing & Procurement (IT Commodity) - Plymouth, MN(Job Number:726752)

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)

The Sourcing & Procurement Associate Director (IT Commodity) will manage assigned supplier relationships with a focus on strategic supplier performance management and streamline the handling of IT Software sourcing and procurement across UnitedHealth Group entities. In addition, the Sourcing & Procurement Associate Director (IT) will deliver value to customers, communicate effectively, lead change and innovation, drive sound and disciplined decisions, and inspire high-quality execution. We are looking for a proven professional who is a self-starter who can solve complex problems and successfully deliver on initiatives that will often have broad and meaningful impact on the business.

The Sourcing & Procurement Associate Director (IT) will be expected to:
Develop, execute, and manage technology supplier performance management, contracting, and purchasing strategies for assigned IT Software suppliers. Execute category management requests for assigned suppliers with a focus on proactive collaboration with stakeholders to continuously improve the category strategy and sourcing process

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Negotiate and manage administration of various IT Software, Application Service Provider, and Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) supplier agreements. Draft supplier plans and develop sourcing, contracting, and procurement strategies taking into consideration the rapidly changing IT Software space
  • Communicate sourcing and procurement requirements to stakeholders and facilitate feedback for strategic supplier performance management adoption
  • Ensure appropriate supplier performance management in alignment with business strategy
  • Execute strategic supplier rationalization initiatives across one or more business segments
  • Understand and drive alignment of enterprise supply chain strategies with targeted technology vendors and applicable stakeholders in accordance with overall business and financial goals
  • Manage and influence relationships with applicable stakeholders, including executive level individuals, across the enterprise to drive support of the sourcing and procurement value proposition
  • Identify, define, and implement supplier strategies, opportunities to leverage supplier spend, and cost savings opportunities
  • Manage enterprise sourcing and procurement strategy for assigned suppliers


Job Sourcing and Procurement
Primary Location US-MN-Plymouth
Other Location 
Organization Enterprise Srcing & Procuremnt
Schedule Full-time
Number of Openings 1
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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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