Procurement Specialist III
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Tennessee 1,851 reviews - Chattanooga, TN

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General Summary This position is responsible for the planning and procurement of significant dollar items or major programs within the Procurement department. These areas include but are not limited to: IT Hardware, IT Software, Print, Labor, Food/Facilities, (temporary/contractor/consultant) or major programs such as P-Card. Analyzing periodic and annual expenditure forecasts, performing market research for supplier identification, project management - including defining requirements with cross-functional teams, developing RFI/RFP's, developing contracts, developing negotiation plans, negotiating with suppliers for substantial savings, creating associated contracts and/or purchase orders. This position will interface with and support all business units. Job Duties & Responsibilities Deliver cost savings from negotiations and operational improvements Actively manages the specific area of responsibility assigned, including proactively engaging key stakeholders Works with internal key stakeholders to develop strategy and process/process improvements as well as future purchase forecasts Negotiates, purchases, and maintains information for assigned area of responsibility Actively seeks qualified diverse suppliers Builds relationships with key internal stakeholders and suppliers Drives special projects or assists management with special projects Complies with policies such as: Procurement, Compliance, Conflict of Interest, HIPAA, ISO 9001 and other corporate and departmental policies Interacts with Accounts Payable on vendor/supplier payment inquiries Educates, mentors, coaches subordinates
Education Bachelors Degree required. Majors in Accounting, Finance, Business or Information Systems preferred. Experience Five (5) or more years experience buying print materials and media is required Knowledge of current trends in print/media/collateral and media research tools is a plus C.P.M. or CPSM from the Institute of Supply Management is preferred. Five (5) or more years experience in a traditional planning / buying role required. Federal or state government procurement knowledge preferred Two (2) years or more project management experience preferred Skills/Certifications Demonstrated knowledge of current trends in area of responsibility Demonstrated commitment to ongoing procurement/supply chain education Procurement experience with ERP systems such as Oracle, PeopleSoft, SAP Ability to travel local, regionally, nationally as needed not expected to be > 10% of time Proficient with MS Office - Outlook, Excel, Word, Power Point and Internet Ability to perform financial analysis on spend, suppliers, etc. Excellent written, oral, interpersonal communication, customer service, problem solving, and time-management skills. Ability to recognize and use discretion in dealing with confidential information

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1,851 reviews
Health Care Service Corporation (HCSC) is a licensee of the Blue Cross and Blue Shield Association. The mutually owned company consists of...