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Associate Director (IT), Sourcing & Procurement – Minnetonka, MN

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We'll put you in the driver's seat on vital projects that have strategic importance to our mission of helping people lead healthier lives. Yes, we share a mission that inspires. We need your organizational talents and business discipline to help fuel ours. It's the opportunity to do your life's best work.(sm)
The Sourcing & Procurement Associate Director (IT) will develop and execute Category Management, provide Supplier Performance Management program management, and streamline the handling of IT Software across UnitedHealth Group entities.  In addition, the Sourcing & Procurement Associate Director (IT) will deliver value to customers, communicate effectively, lead change and innovation, drive sound and disciplined decisions, and inspire high-quality execution.  We are looking for a proven professional who is a self-starter who can solve complex problems and successfully deliver on initiatives that will often have broad and meaningful impact on the business. 
The Sourcing & Procurement Associate Director (IT) will be expected to:
Develop, execute, and manage technology procurement category management strategies for IT Software while understanding the impact on software licensing.  Implement strategic category plans with a focus on proactive collaboration with stakeholders to continuously improve the category strategy.  Support the commodity team with execution of supplier performance management, supplier rationalization, and sourcing processes. 
Primary Responsibilities:  
  • Draft category plans and develop strategies taking into consideration the rapidly changing IT Software space.
  • Communicate category requirements to stakeholders and facilitate feedback for strategic category management adoption.
  • Ensure appropriate supplier performance management in alignment with business strategy.
  • Identify, recommend, and execute strategic supplier rationalization initiatives across one or more business segments, including, but not limited to: developing and implementing change management strategies to support current supply chain; overall IT Software supplier rationalization based on business strategy; and drive implementation of strategic category management best practices.
  • Understand and analyze IT Software commodities and drive alignment of enterprise supply chain strategies with targeted technology vendors and applicable stakeholders in accordance with overall business and financial goals.
  • Define and influence relationships with applicable stakeholders, including executive level individuals, across the enterprise to drive support of the sourcing and procurement value proposition.
  • Identify, define, and implement supplier consolidation strategies, opportunities to leverage supplier spend, and cost savings opportunities. 
  • Support enterprise sourcing and procurement supplier selection and competitive bidding strategy.
  • Superior organizational, project management and communication (written and verbal) skills.
  • Demonstrated ability to think strategically but execute plans when directed.
  • Ability to concisely articulate positions and garner support quickly from various levels of business and procurement leadership.
  • Strong analytical skills (effectively supports decisions on factual data and analysis) and problem solving skills.
  • Demonstrated ability to successfully navigate through ambiguities/difficult obstacles using facts, alternatives identification, open-mindedness, thought-through strategy, and superior leadership.
  • High energy/impact individual with demonstrated ability to succeed in a high demand multi-tasking environment

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.

Posted: 2020-03-20 Expires: 2020-04-20

UnitedHealth Group is the most diversified health care company in the United States and a leader worldwide in helping people live healthier lives and helping to make the health system work better for everyone.

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