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Vendor Manager - Minnetonka, MN or Telecommute

Company: UnitedHealth Group
Location: Minnetonka
Posted on: January 9, 2022

Job Description:

UnitedHealthcare is a company that's on the rise. We're expanding in multiple directions, across borders and, most of all, in the way we think. Here, innovation isn't about another gadget, it's about transforming the health care industry. Ready to make a difference? Make yourself at home with us and start doing your life's best work.(sm)
The Vendor Manager plays a key role in the Community and State Clinical Strategy organization. This position is responsible for developing, evaluating, scaling and managing industry-leading programs to help people live healthier lives. This position works with a number of internal and external partners to support innovative programs. The most impactful Vendor Managers maintain strong relationships with our external partners that help drive our business toward a better member experience and improved health outcomes for a variety of special populations, including low-income pregnant women, children, seniors, individuals with complex conditions, and people transitioning into a managed care environment.
You'll enjoy the flexibility to telecommute* from anywhere within the U.S. as you take on some tough challenges. -This role can be based in Minnetonka, MN or telecommute. - Travel may be necessary up to 25%
Primary Responsibilities:
Create vendor standards and partner with cross-functional teams to identify and develop
partnerships that meet the needs of our members and state partners
Facilitate and maintain vendor relationships
Work with legal, compliance and procurement teams to negotiate and execute agreements with vendor partners
Conduct competitive analyses and recommend opportunities to improve our competitive position
Manage product lifecycle for a portfolio of solutions, identifying opportunities to scale, sunset, or modify programs to drive the best results for the organization
Establish goals and evaluation strategies to determine program effectiveness and evaluate vendor performance tied to contractual agreements for all vendors
Develop detailed project plans and effectively drive projects to successful completion, on schedule and within budget
Provide training and ongoing support to internal and / or external partners to ensure strong member and partner engagement and satisfaction
Work closely with proposal directors and writers to ensure accurate program descriptions are written into business proposals
Partner with marketing to develop launch and/or member communication campaigns
Considers long-range objectives, an enterprise view, and associated impacts when making decisions
Ensure enterprise-wide needs for due diligence, risk assessment and continuing vendor monitoring are being accomplished
Troubleshoot all vendor problems and present to management as required
Identify improvement areas and enhance efficiencies associated with vendor management.
Participate to formulate workflow processes, methods and policies for applying vendors

You'll be rewarded and recognized for your performance in an environment that will challenge you and give you clear direction on what it takes to succeed in your role as well as provide development for other roles you may be interested in.
Required Qualifications:
Bachelor's degree or equivalent experience
4+ years of experience in project management, vendor management or program management
4+ years of Professional level experience with Microsoft PowerPoint, Excel, and Word
Proven business analysis skills, including comfort with financial analyses
Full COVID-19 vaccination is an essential requirement of this role. UnitedHealth Group will adhere to all federal, state and local regulations as well as all client requirements and will obtain necessary proof of vaccination prior to employment to ensure compliance
Preferred Qualifications:
Health care experience
Previous experience developing, implementing, and evaluating health - related programs
Strong knowledge of Medicaid population and those who serve them
Excellent verbal and written communication skills
Excellent problem solving skills and a willingness to roll up your sleeves and get the job done
Excellent work ethic and self-motivation
Ability to work across a matrix environment
Excellent interpersonal skills and a demonstrated ability work collaboratively and influence others
Excellent operational focus and detail oriented approach
Ability to prioritize work across multiple projects
Curious, adaptable, flexible, and able to work with changing direction and priorities

To protect the health and safety of our workforce, patients and communities we serve, UnitedHealth Group and its affiliate companies now require all employees to disclose COVID-19 vaccination status prior to beginning employment. In addition, some roles require full COVID-19 vaccination as an essential job function. UnitedHealth Group adheres to all federal, state and local COVID-19 vaccination regulations as well as all client COVID-19 vaccination requirements and will obtain the necessary information from candidates prior to employment to ensure compliance. Candidates must be able to perform all essential job functions with or without reasonable accommodation. Failure to meet the vaccination requirement may result in rescission of an employment offer or termination of employment.

Careers at UnitedHealthcare Community & State. Challenge brings out the best in us. It also attracts the best. That's why you'll find some of the most amazingly talented people in health care here. We serve the health care needs of low income adults and children with debilitating illnesses such as cardiovascular disease, diabetes, HIV/AIDS and high-risk pregnancy. Our holistic, outcomes-based approach considers social, behavioral, economic, physical and environmental factors. Join us. Work with proactive health care, community and government partners to heal health care and create positive change for those who need it most. This is the place to do your life's best work.(sm)
*All Telecommuters will be required to adhere to UnitedHealth Group's Telecommuter Policy

Diversity creates a healthier atmosphere: UnitedHealth Group is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, protected veteran status, disability status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital status, genetic information, or any other characteristic protected by law.
UnitedHealth Group is a drug-free workplace. Candidates are required to pass a drug test before beginning employment.

Job Keywords: - -Project Management, Vendor Management, telecommute, continuous improvement, project plans, budget, Minnetonka, MN, Minnesota

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