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Associate, Director Sourcing & Procurement, Travel & Events - Minnetonka, MN

Company: UnitedHealth Group
Location: Minnetonka
Posted on: June 22, 2022

Job Description:

UnitedHealth Group 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)Primary Responsibilities:

  • Develop, lead and execute category management, sourcing/RFx, vendor management and financial analysis efforts across the Enterprise in human capital, legal services and other indirect spend categories as assigned
  • Review, develop, redline, and negotiate complex third-party vendor contracts, including Master Services Agreements (MSAs), Statements of Work (SOWs), Non-Disclosure Agreements (NDAs) and amendments in cooperation with legal, internal stakeholders and external business partners
  • Support end-to-end procurement process from sourcing through contracting, and ongoing vendor management
  • Develop, lead and execute global program management
  • Develop impactful SLAs or key performance indicators (KPIs) for a supplier's services
  • Develop strong working relationships with key internal stakeholders to support business objectives, revenue growth opportunities, supplier innovation and expense reductions
  • Lead and execute market research, benchmarking and spend analysis as needed
  • Ensure compliance with all government regulations and internal policies and procedures
  • Manage and supervise the work of others as required
  • The successful candidate for this role will have strong experience with the full sourcing & procurement process, analytical and risk management skills, and exceptional relationship management and consultative skills
  • The ideal candidate should demonstrate the ability to identify risk and contract around it appropriately as well as the ability to lead and manage multiple projects and tasksYou'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:
    • Business or related undergraduate degree, or equivalent experience
    • 4+ years of Category Management, Strategic Sourcing, Negotiation and Contract review, development and drafting experience -
    • Sourcing, procurement and contracting efforts for Travel, Meetings/Events & Tradeshow services and other indirect spend categories as assigned
    • Demonstrated competitive sourcing/(RFx) development and management experience
    • Ability to build and maintain relationships with multiple internal stakeholders at all levels and work across multiple departments, teams and deliver quality result
    • Demonstrated ability to achieve targeted, positive outcomes and results
    • Demonstrated ability to lead and manage multiple projects and tasks, and effectively prioritize work
    • 10% travel required
    • Full COVID-19 vaccination is an essential job function of this role. Candidates located in states that mandate COVID-19 booster doses must also comply with those state requirements. UnitedHealth Group will adhere to all federal, state and local regulations as well as all client requirements and will obtain necessary proof of vaccination, and boosters when applicable, prior to employment to ensure compliance. Candidates must be able to perform all essential job functions with or without reasonable accommodationPreferred Qualifications:
      • MBA or JD
      • 2+ years of demonstrated ability to manage and lead individuals to achieve targeted, positive outcomes and results
      • Experience with MS Office, strong excel and power point skills
      • Experience with Ariba
      • Solid verbal and written communication skillsTo protect the health and safety of our workforce, patients and communities we serve, UnitedHealth Group and its affiliate companies require all employees to disclose COVID-19 vaccination status prior to beginning employment. In addition, some roles and locations require full COVID-19 vaccination, including boosters, 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 employmentCareers at UnitedHealth Group. We have modest goals: Improve the lives of others. Change the landscape of health care forever. Leave the world a better place than we found it. Such aspirations tend to attract a certain type of person. Crazy talented. Compassionate. Driven. To these select few, we offer the global reach, resources and can-do culture of a Fortune 5 company. We provide an environment where you're empowered to be your best. We encourage you to take risks. And we offer a world of rewards and benefits for performance. We believe the most important is the opportunity to do your life's best work.(sm)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.

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