Strategic Sourcing Consult / Sr. - #64298
WellPoint - Indianapolis, IN

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WellPoint is one of the nations leading health benefits insurers and a Fortune Top 50 company. At WellPoint, we are dedicated to improving the lives of the people we serve and the health of our communities. WellPoint strives to simplify the connection between health, care, and value for our customers.

Bring your expertise to our innovative, achievement-driven culture, and you will discover lasting rewards and the opportunity to take your career further than you can imagine.

Strategic Sourcing Consultant or Sr.

Preferred locations include Indianapolis, IN or Wallingford, CT

Thousand Oaks, CA will be considered

**Please note we have one position to fill at either the Consultant or Consultant Sr. level pending qualifications and experience.**

This position, at either level, will be supporting WellPoints IT team.

The Strategic Sourcing Consultant will be responsible for the execution and implementation of traditional, less complex sub-category sourcing strategies and ad-hoc sourcing. Primary duties may include, but are not limited to:

Executes standardized strategic sourcing processes for assigned sub-categories.

Builds and maintains strong working relationships with internal customers and key suppliers for sub-categories.

Focuses on cost savings.

Participates in cross-enterprise commodity teams for sub-categories and aggressively tracks and improves non-compliance preferred supplier(s).

Participates in fact-based negotiations and executes contracts utilizing approved terms and conditions.

Implements sourcing recommendations and develops and manages e-procurement catalog content.

Aggressively monitors, tracks and reports supplier compliance and performance benefits.

The Strategic Sourcing Consultant Sr. will be responsible for leading best practice and expense management business analysis efforts that cover the full breadth of WellPoint. Primary duties to include, but are not limited to:

Designs and develops data capturing and reporting approaches as well as identifying possible areas of opportunity for expense management improvement.

Reviews and analyzes Corporate Purchasing processes and procedures.

Defines current work flow, performance metrics, relationships among commodities and processes.

Assesses leverage opportunities across organization.

Responsible for the execution and implementation of traditional, sub-category sourcing strategies.

Executes standardized strategic sourcing processes for assigned sub-categories.

Builds and maintains strong working relationships with internal customers and key suppliers for sub-categories.

Focuses on cost savings.

Participates in cross-enterprise commodity teams for sub-categories and aggressively tracks and improves non-compliance preferred supplier(s).

Participates in fact-based negotiations and executes contracts utilizing approved terms and conditions.

Implements sourcing recommendations and develops and manages e-procurement catalog content.

Aggressively monitors, tracks and reports supplier compliance and performance benefits.

Job Qualifications

Strategic Sourcing Consultant:
Requires a BA/BS; 5 years of experience in sourcing/supplier selection with at least 3 years experience with negotiation of pricing and contract terms and conditions; or any combination of education and experience, which would provide an equivalent background. MBA preferred.

Strategic Sourcing Consultant Sr:
Requires a BA/BS degree; 6 years or experience in sourcing/supplier selection with at least 4 years experience with negotiation of pricing and contract terms and conditions; or any combination of education and experience, which would provide an equivalent background. MBA preferred.

WellPoint is ranked as one of America’s Most Admired Companies among health insurers by Fortune magazine, one of the 100 Best Places to Work by Working Mother magazine, and is a 2011 DiversityInc magazine Top 50 Company for Diversity. To learn more about our company please visit us at www.wellpoint.com/careers . EOE

Once an offer is accepted, all external applicants are subject to a background investigation
and if appropriate, drug testing. Offers of employment shall be contingent upon
passing both the background investigation and drug testing (if required).

  • Current WellPoint associates: All referrals must be submitted through the formal
associate referral process on WorkNet. Official guidelines for the associate referral
program can be found in My HR.

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