Manager of Sourcing and Procurement - Clinical
UnitedHealth Group - Minnesota

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This position offers an exciting opportunity within UnitedHealth Group’s Enterprise Sourcing & Procurement group for an experienced strategic sourcing professional. The role will support a collaborative, constituent-based approach to advancing the integrity, quality, competitiveness and agility of UnitedHealth Group.

Reporting to the Associate Director in our Clinical Services commodity team, the Manager, Sourcing & Procurement will develop and execute clinical services-related supplier solutions for unique and challenging customer needs across UnitedHealth Group entities. We are looking for a proven professional who can solve complex problems and successfully deliver on initiatives that will often have broad and meaningful impact on the business.

Detailed responsibilities include:
· Developing, implementing and executing strategic sourcing practices, processes and techniques across multiple business segments;

· Developing, executing and maintaining consistent sourcing strategies, working toward a consolidated strategic supply base;

· Identifying opportunities, making recommendations and obtaining agreement for re-sourcing and re-negotiation of on-going supplier relationships and executing on the same;

· Driving strategic sourcing efficiency through identification and implementation of best practices;

· Developing negotiation strategies and leading complex negotiations and direct supplier sourcing;

· Negotiating and drafting commercial contracts with an accountability to terms, risk mitigation/compliance and internal protocols;

· Identifying, developing and leading projects related to cost reduction/containment and delivering cost savings and service improvements;

· Documenting cost reduction achievements across business segments;

· Meeting project timelines at the customer and corporate levels; and

· Leveraging Ariba platform (Procure-to-Pay, Sourcing and Contracting) to drive process efficiencies and reduce costs.


Bachelor's Degree or equivalent combination of education and applicable work experience
4+ years progressive experience in strategic sourcing and developing business strategies to support strategic sourcing activity, with 3 or more of those years involving strategic sourcing and contracting in non-IT service categories
3+ years of experience constructing, drafting and negotiating complex statements of work and commercial contracts
Strong change management and influencing skills in order to gain buy-in and support of customers and leadership
3+ years of experience developing and leading RFx projects, including use of eRFx tools
Excellent organizational, project management and communication (written and verbal) skills
Demonstrated ability to think strategically, but execute plans when directed
Team player who takes action/initiative to get things done without being told
Experience working with cross-functional teams
Ability to interface with multiple levels of management, including senior management and executive leadership at both procurement and business unit levels
Strong analytical skills (effectively supports decisions on factual data and analysis) and problem solving skills
Technically adept at MS Excel, Word, Outlook, and Power Point
Potential for limited domestic travel in support of projects

Desirable Assets:
CPSM, CPM or equivalent certification desirable
Experience in evaluation, management and selection of clinical service suppliers (e.g. health/wellness, paramedical, patient care products/services, benefits management, medical supplies, etc.)
Experience with e-sourcing, e-contracting and e-procurement tools, preferably Ariba
Knowledge of HIPAA and related requirements
Experience in health insurance or managed care industries

Future opportunities may include managing a team of sourcing consultants/analysts.

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