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Materials Manager, Print Buyer - Eden Prairie, MN

UnitedHealth Group

Eden Prairie, MN
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Materials Manager, Print Buyer - Eden Prairie, MN(Job Number:724776)

Here, your performance, your ideas, your unique analysis will combine with a rich assortment of contributors to understand and shape the health care system. At UnitedHealth Group, you'll work with a team that has the creativity and passion to help build new health care solutions that meet emerging market needs. You'll get the opportunity to work with an elite team that goes beyond the usual analysis; they dig deeper knowing our goal is nothing short of transforming health care. Does the challenge of utilizing your analytical abilities on vital projects towards a larger strategic mission excite you?

As a Materials Manager, Print Buyer you'll have the opportunity to help people live their lives to the fullest by helping facilitate the print & delivery of informational, educational or promotional materials that provide a superior member experience, motivate and engage members, and ensure we bring innovative print and fulfillment solutions in a timely, accurate, effective, and efficient manner. This is a challenging role that creates an opportunity to grow and develop while doing
your life's best work.(sm)

The Materials Manager (Print Buyer) is responsible for ensuring effective print production, project management and vendor management.  The primary focus is to manage the overall purchasing effectiveness of quality printed materials to support the needs of the business while proactively identifying the most economical print delivery format and method (ie. digital, conventional, electronic).



Primary Responsibilities:

  • Review, understand and communicate project details for assigned print projects

  • 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

  • Monitor Purchase Order status through invoicing; ensuring price, General Ledger coding and quantity accuracy

  • Provide final art files, print specifications, quantities, ship - to address, labeling and shipping instructions to print vendors

  • Develop and maintain vendor timelines and print production schedules

  • Hold vendor accountable to quality and print 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 & fulfillment vendors

  • Keeping leadership and business stakeholders apprised of potential project risk and provide regular status updates

  • Create procedures and job aids for all tasks or processes

  • Assist with materials planning, capacity planning, monthly metrics, and overall business forecasting where applicable

  • Maintain and foster collaborative working relationships with team members, internal clients and external vendors

  • Recommend & participate in RFQs with Enterprise Sourcing & Procurement as required to pre-approved print & fulfillment vendors

  • Support the overall business goals by performing additional duties as assigned or requested

Job Business Analysis
Primary Location US-MN-Eden Prairie
Other Location 
Organization Optum Ops-Service Operations
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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