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Associate Director, Enterprise Procurement - US Remote

Company: UnitedHealth Group
Location: Orlando
Posted on: September 14, 2023

Job Description:

UnitedHealth Group is a health care and well-being company that's dedicated to improving the health outcomes of millions around the world. We are comprised of two distinct and complementary businesses, UnitedHealthcare and Optum, working to build a better health system for all. Here, your contributions matter as they will help transform health care for years to come. Make an impact with a diverse team that shares your passion for helping others. Join us to start Caring. Connecting. Growing together.--

Jobs in this family are responsible for effective, organization-wide purchasing of services, materials and supplies in order to maximize cost efficiencies, price leverage and quality while also identifying and mitigating risk to the organization. Typically oversees development of broad internal policies and strategies, specific parameters for procurement, vendor selection and negotiation.

  • Company thought leader
  • Functional SME
  • Broad business approach
  • Resource to senior leadership

    You'll enjoy the flexibility to work remotely * from anywhere within the U.S. as you take on some tough challenges.--

    Primary Responsibilities:--
    • Engage, research, and develop category strategy in collaboration with business leaders
    • Understand stakeholders' needs and facilitate the negotiation of requirements among multiple stakeholders
    • Draft, review and negotiate terms of agreements with Suppliers, Risk and Legal teams to optimize commercial outcomes, drive risk mitigation and ensure compliance with internal and regulatory protocols
    • Analyze current Consulting & Labor trends, forecast future performance, identify value creating or cost savings opportunities and make procurement recommendations
    • Proactively monitor and analyze performance and trends within Consulting and Labor category in order to identify and highlight issues and opportunities that support the business--
    • Conduct strategic sourcing events (RFP's) and manage the evaluation and selection of Consulting and Labor suppliers
    • Develop, implement, and execute strategic sourcing practices, processes and techniques across all areas of category
    • Identify opportunities, make recommendations, and obtain agreement for re-sourcing and re-negotiation of on-going supplier relationships and execute on the same
    • Collaborate with business teams and legal resources to address supplier performance, create corrective action plans, conduct termination events
    • Document cost reduction achievements across business segments
    • Meet project timelines at the customer and corporate levels--

      The ideal candidate will have developed very strong networking and contracting skills, through experience in Consulting and Labor category, indirect procurement services and/or supplier management. This will ideally include sourcing skills, consensus-building with business partners, supplier negotiations, contracting, and securing savings for the organization.--

      Successful candidates will be proven self-starters, able to maintain a high level of client focus and adapt to a rapidly changing environment, with excellent organizational skills, communication (written and verbal) skills and the ability to interface with multiple levels of management, including senior management and executive leadership at both procurement and business unit levels.

      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 4+ years progressive experience in procurement of Consulting & Labor category, supplier management, category management and/or leading strategic teams or projects involving Consulting & Labor services
      • 2+ years of experience constructing, drafting, and negotiating Consulting & Labor agreements such as complex statements of work, service level agreements, strategy or category plans
      • Solid understanding of Consulting & Labor services
      • Proficiency in the MS Office Suite (Excel, Word, Outlook, and Power Point)
      • Demonstrated ability to successfully navigate through ambiguities/difficult obstacles using facts, alternatives identification, open-mindedness, thought-through strategy, and superior leadership
      • Demonstrated ability to succeed in a high demand multi-tasking environment
      • Demonstrated consultative and influencing skills in order to gain buy-in and support of customers and leadership in a matrixed environment
      • Demonstrated ability to analyze data to infer trends and support decision making process

        Preferred Qualifications: --
        • 4+ years of experience in Consulting & Labor commodity management
        • Experience in vendor strategy and contracting
        • Experience with generating and evaluating competitive-bid sourcing events
        • Experience analyzing contracts and spend data to support the development of sourcing and contracting strategies
        • Experience developing strategies to support contracting and risk mitigation activity
        • Experience working with Vendors and performing contract compliance oversight
        • Experience in health insurance or managed care industry

          California, Colorado, Connecticut, Nevada, New Jersey, New York, Rhode Island, or Washington Residents Only: The salary range for California, Colorado, Connecticut, Nevada, New Jersey, New York, Rhode Island or Washington residents is $101,200 to $184,000. 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 employees working remotely will be required to adhere to UnitedHealth Group's Telecommuter Policy.--

          At UnitedHealth Group, our mission is to help people live healthier lives and make the health system work better for everyone. We believe everyone-of every race, gender, sexuality, age, location and income-deserves the opportunity to live their healthiest life. Today, however, there are still far too many barriers to good health which are disproportionately experienced by people of color, historically marginalized groups and those with lower incomes. We are committed to mitigating our impact on the environment and enabling and delivering equitable care that addresses health disparities and improves health outcomes - an enterprise priority reflected in our mission. -- --

          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. ----

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