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Sr. Sourcing & Procurement Consultant (IT Commodity) - Plymouth, MN

UnitedHealth Group


Location:
Plymouth, MN
Date:
09/05/2017
2017-09-052017-10-04
Job Code:
1776870
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Sr. Sourcing & Procurement Consultant (IT Commodity) - Plymouth, MN(Job Number:726754)
Description

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 ideal candidate will be a professional willing to further develop in the Enterprise Sourcing and Procurement area as well as have the ability to maintain a high level of client focus and adapt to a rapidly changing environment. The ideal candidate will possess excellent IT purchasing and procurement skills, contract drafting and negotiation skills, working knowledge of the Ariba purchasing tools, excellent communication skills, and proven excellence in customer service.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Manages and analyzes departmental purchase requisitions for completeness and accuracy of information; contacts department or initiator to clarify or complete information; determines method to process requisition based on dollar amount, timeliness required, existing open contracts, and/or competitive biddin
  • Negotiates and manages administration of various IT Software, Application Service Provider, and Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) supplier agreements
  • Administers and selects vendor to procure requisitioned commodities, meeting criteria such as price, quantity, quality and delivery date and places orders
  • Identifies requesting department’s needs and develops and refines specifications for commodities, supplies or equipment
  • Interprets and communicates purchasing procedures to departments; assists departments in initiating requisitions and orders, and solves problems with orders
  • Executing purchasing and procurement practices, processes and techniques across multiple business segments and various IT commodity towers
  • Maintaining consistent purchasing and procurement strategies, working toward a consolidated strategic supply base for various IT commodity towers
  • Identifying opportunities, making recommendations and obtaining agreement for new and on-going supplier relationships
  • Implementing strategic purchasing and procurement efficiencies and processes through identification and implementation of best practices
  • Assisting with development and management of the purchasing and procurement strategy development
  • Reviewing expiring contracts and new proposals to help determine best course of action based on business requirements
  • Tracking spending and monitoring process compliance to document IT commodity savings and purchasing process improvements
  • Meeting project timelines at the customer and corporate levels
  • Interacting with key support partners to ensure all purchasing and procurement events are in full agreement with corporate policies and procedures
  • Leveraging Ariba platform (Procure-to-Pay and Contracting) to drive process efficiencies and reduce costs
  • Assisting IT commodity management with comprehensive market analysis



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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