Sr. Procurement Sourcing Manager
Express Scripts - St. Louis, MO

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Advance your career with the company that makes it easier for people to choose better health.

Express Scripts is a leading healthcare company serving tens of millions of consumers. We are looking for individuals who are passionate, creative and committed to creating systems and service solutions that promote better health outcomes. Join the company that Fortune magazine ranked as one of the "Most Admired Companies" in the pharmacy category. Then, use your intelligence, creativity, integrity and hard work to help us enhance our products and services. We offer a highly competitive base salary and a comprehensive benefits program, including medical, prescription drug, dental, vision, 401(k) with company match, life insurance, paid time off, tuition assistance and an employee stock purchase plan.


Procurement is responsible for purchasing all goods and services through approved channels. Procurement responsibilities include providing information, guidelines and collaboration to facilitate the procurement process. Policies and procedures are continuously reviewed and revised to ensure our company remains efficient and competitive.


This position will develop and maintain sourcing strategies for various corporate departments that measure and achieve the lowest total cost while meeting or exceeding quality and delivery expectations; lead in the selection and development of suppliers; negotiate contracts and pricing agreements; and establish assigned commodity strategies. This position will also manage and develop a staff of 2 buyers and 1 procurement coordinator, who will be responsible for the bidding and procurement of printed materials and other commodities as assigned.

Strategic source planning with corporate department heads to determine need for assigned outsourced goods and services and strategies for supplying them.

Lead negotiation and contracting activities with Express Scripts suppliers, minimizing risk, maximizing value and potential cost savings.

Manage and develop staff to leverage purchasing expertise and service internal customers across the company to ensure an uninterrupted source of supply at optimal costs.

Develop a superior working relationship with assigned suppliers along with key individuals and groups within express Scripts.

Develop improvement priorities and cost savings initiatives with respect to the strategic sourcing assignments.

Represent Corporate Procurement on assigned teams and promote Corporate Procurement’s expertise and services to internal customers.

Develop and manage departmental and team workplans that tie directly to corporate workplans and objectives. Develop and track metrics to measure results.

Manage special projects as assigned in support of Corporate procurement initiatives.

BS degree plus 1 -2 years of post-graduate study or equivalent combination of education and experience.

6 – 9 years of sourcing and contracting/purchasing experience

Minimum of 3 years of supervisory experience

CPM or CPSM certification from the Institute for Supply Management.

Fluent in Microsoft Office and related standard computer software

Proven strong contracting and negotiations skills

Express Scripts is an Equal Employment Opportunity employer and does not discriminate in employment opportunities or practices on the basis of race, creed, color, religion, sex, national origin, nationality, ancestry, age, disability or status as a disabled veteran or veteran of the Vietnam era, pregnancy, affectional or sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital status, status with regard to public assistance, veteran status, citizenship or membership in any other legally protected class.

None of the questions in this application are intended to elicit information regarding any protected characteristics, nor imply any limitation, illegal preferences or discrimination based upon non-job-related information or protected characteristics.

Applicants must be able to pass a drug test and background investigation and, depending on position requirements, a Department of Defense background investigation. AA/EOE.

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Primary Location

United States-Missouri-St. Louis

Work Locations

Saint Louis, MO - HQ2 - 8455 University Place Drive

8455 University Place Drive

St. Louis





1st Shift

Employee Status



Yes, 10 % of the Time

Work From Home?


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Express Scripts is a Fortune 25 company and is the largest pharmacy benefit manager in the U.S.