Reporting Manager - Sourcing and Procurement - Minnetonka, MN
UnitedHealth Group - Minnesota

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In providing consumer-oriented health benefit plans to millions of people our goal is to create higher quality care, lower costs and greater access to health care. As a finance/reporting professional, you will be empowered to achieve new levels of excellence and make a profound and personal impact as you contribute to new innovations in a vital and complex system.

The Enterprise Sourcing & Procurement (ES&P) spend analytics position has the responsibility for providing spend analytics support on behalf of the ES&P team. The candidate will work as a subject matter expert supporting the ES&P category managers in the area of spend analysis and identification of cost savings opportunities. The candidate will collaborate with other ES&P Reporting teammates and members of the ES&P Commodity teams to improve and automate our data management tools. The candidate will also provide important oversight and direction for our India Reporting team.

Primary Responsibilities:
  • Provide spend analysis and ad hoc reporting, including supplier level spend reporting and analysis, key performance indicator (KPI) reporting, metrics definition and data collection to support KPIs; maintenance of these metrics for ongoing tracking.
· Indirect Spend for Non-ES&P managed suppliers (started with Associations & Memberships to identify non-ES&P managed suppliers being used across UHG).

· Research other indicators of savings opportunities, such as:

· Analyze suppliers with spend over a certain $ threshold for which enterprise-wide contracts don’t exist.

· Analyze price gaps; identify areas where purchase price variances exist (diff between avg price paid and a standard cost).

· Analyze supplier counts at various spend thresholds; help to identify where consolidation and rationalization opportunities exist.

· Analyze annual spend trends; highlight areas where pricing increases year after year.
  • Develop comprehensive reports and spend analyses summarizing procurement spend and savings information to allow ES&P category managers to focus on key cost savings opportunities.
  • Effectively utilize third party vendor spend data in identifying spend reduction opportunities.
  • Work collaboratively with ES&P category managers to help them achieve run rate cost savings goals.
· Manage data to support analysis of vendor spend data, invoice, account and purchase order details.

· Build simple system queries to pull data required in analyses.

· Work closely with ES&P Reporting team, onshore and offshore, when necessary for data management purposes.

· Drive improved data classification efforts and projects, to improve the integrity of our reporting and to more easily identify opportunities.

· Support and provide consultation to ES&P customers with requests for spend analysis and data to support their category management plans.

· Use Ariba and PeopleSoft to develop new reports and queries as needed.

· Prepare reporting to validate compliance with standards & policies.

· Identify and implement process improvements.

Other Activities to Support include:

· Data Collection, Integration & Refresh - Provide Regular, Predictable Reporting on spend details and structured refresh of category data – Analysis of the spend at highest level of organization, including systematic review of historical purchase data (based on various attributes).

· Data Classification – Based on category, with ability to slice various ways

· Improve Data Quality – Improved data quality, including spend data standardization & enrichment, supplier normalization and spend categorization.

· Ensure Data Integrity – Cleanse data, so that it can be analyzed to gain insight into the spend and identify opportunities for launching the various initiatives identified.

· Data management – Continued management of new and improved spend analysis tools to increase spend visibility where lacking. Manage data cubes and data refresh within these cubes.

· Reporting – Report on non-compliance with ES&P policies to engage ES&P.

· Creation & Support of Category Dashboards – Include spend classified by categories that are meaningful to both ES&P and the business; aggregate other related details such as data on contracts, sourcing events, etc.; identify KPIs that are meaningful at the category level for org performance mgmt.; include data that allows commodity manager to identify areas of non-compliance (no contract in place, no sourcing event done, etc) and opportunities; track performance against current initiatives

Proactively Identify Opportunities / Analysis Projects

· 6-8 years relevant experience

· Bachelor’s degree

· Problem solving and critical thinking skills

· Attention to detail

· Project management and organizational skills

· Ability to work independently, as work will require self-direction at times

· Excellent analytical skills

· Experience manipulating data and creating and tracking metrics/KPIs

· Advanced level of proficiency in Microsoft Excel

· Solid communication skills, both written and verbal

Specific Measurements of Performance:

• Thorough and accurate reporting deliverables, in accordance with our business goals

• Attention to detail and assurance of data integrity

• Responsiveness to requests; customer service approach

• Accomplishment of goals and objectives set forth in MAP, including savings opportunity identification goal.


· Bachelor’s degree in Finance/Accounting or other related field

· Experience working within various financial systems and/or reporting tools: PeopleSoft Financials, BIQ, Business Objects

· Experience building and running queries

· Experience working within SharePoint

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