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Material Manager - Print Buyer - Eden Prairie, MN

UnitedHealth Group

Eden Prairie, MN
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742793 Material Manager Print Buyer Eden Prairie MN

Material Manager - Print Buyer - Eden Prairie, MN (742793)

Position Description

This Buyer / Planner is responsible for analyzing; forecasting and trending of print and inventory usage to ensure material availability while minimizing costs. Primary focus of this position is to manage the replenishment of printed materials to ensure availability while utilizing the most efficient print method for assigned materials.


Primary Responsibilities:

  • Serve as primary day-to-day contact for print vendors
  • Provide recommendations and obtain internal expenditure approval for best format, economic order quantity, fulfillment method, document estimates
  • Upon project approval, issue a Purchase Order to officially award the job to the selected vendor
  • Monitor Purchase Order status through invoicing; ensuring price, General Ledger coding and quantity accuracy
  • Ensure accurate item setup and maintenance of item master information
  • Provide final art files, print specifications, quantities, ship-to address, labeling and shipping instructions to print vendors
  • Maintain art file repository, ensuring proper versioning of documents
  • Hold vendor accountable to quality and production schedule and ensure accurate reporting
  • Receive, review and approve printer proofs (in conjunction with and/or on behalf of the business owner)
  • Attend press checks in order to provide on-site direction regarding color corrections as necessary
  • Monitor on time, on budget, quality and cost-effective delivery of materials by print vendors
  • Reviewing and understanding project details of print and fulfillment business requirements for assigned projects
  • Monitor project dates and meet individual deliverables while supporting other team members to ensure order quality / accuracy goals are met
  • Assist with materials planning, capacity planning, monthly metrics, and overall business forecasting where applicable
  • Create procedure and job aid documentation on new tasks or processes
  • Maintain and foster collaborative working relationships with team members, internal clients and external vendors
  • Support the overall business goals by performing additional duties as assigned or requested

Required Qualifications:

  • BA / BS degree OR a High School diploma / GED with 3 years of business experience

  • 3+ years of print production and materials management experience
  • Comprehensive understanding of the printing, letter shop and fulfillment industry
  • Effective negotiation, communication, project and time management skills
  • Microsoft Excel (Advanced level skillset: pivot tables and graphing)
  • Must be available to travel occasionally on business (Attend functions, less than 25% travel nationally)
  • Self-starter with excellent communication, organizational, process planning, decision making and implementation skills
  • Must possess a very high level of attention to detail


Preferred Qualifications:

  • Basic level of knowledge of Microsoft Access

  • Strong interest and/or knowledge of new technologies and process improvement workflows
  • Experience coordinating or managing deliverables of third-party vendors
  • Experience interfacing with business decision-makers and system end-users to prioritize and achieve desired outcomes


Careers with Optum. Here's the idea. We built an entire organization around one giant objective; make health care work better for everyone. So when it comes to how we use the world's large accumulation of health-related information, or guide health and lifestyle choices or manage pharmacy benefits for millions, our first goal is to leap beyond the status quo and uncover new ways to serve. Optum, part of the UnitedHealth Group family of businesses, brings together some of the greatest minds and most advanced ideas on where health care has to go in order to reach its fullest potential. For you, that means working on high performance teams against sophisticated challenges that matter. Optum, incredible ideas in one incredible company and a singular opportunity to do your life's best work.(sm)


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: Materials management, fulfillment, Eden Prairie, MN, Minnesota

Job Details

  • Contest Number742793
  • Job TitleMaterial Manager - Print Buyer - Eden Prairie, MN
  • Job FamilyBusiness Operations
  • Business SegmentOptum Operations

Job Location Information

  • Eden Prairie, MN
    United States
    North America

Additional Job Detail Information

  • Employee StatusRegular
  • ScheduleFull-time
  • Job LevelIndividual Contributor
  • ShiftDay Job
  • TravelYes, 25 % of the Time
  • Telecommuter PositionNo
  • Overtime StatusNon-exempt

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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