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IT Sourcing & Procurement Director - Minnetonka, MN - 922863

Minnetonka, MN 55345
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    922863

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)

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UnitedHealth Group is seeking a Director of Sourcing and Procurement (IT), a person who will provide effective organization-wide category planning and contracting leadership for Information Technology software, services and/or products in alignment with the diverse goals of a broad base of IT and Business stakeholders. This work most often impacts a large business unit, or multiple markets/sites.

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Primary Responsibilities:

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  • Responsible for effective, organization-wide strategic planning, sourcing and purchasing of Information Technology services, materials and supplies in order to align to the diverse goals of a broad base of stakeholders
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  • Develop and execute Information Technology category strategies for a function or discipline that spans a large business unit or multiple markets/sites and maximizes operational efficiencies and cost effectiveness of the entire supply chain
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  • Establish strategy and oversee the competitive bidding/vendor selection process for specific categories of spend and/or projects
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  • Personally negotiate, and/or guide negotiations by team members, for legal and business terms and pricing for IT Software, Services and/or Hardware solutions
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  • Understand and align with evolving technology market conditions, supplier capabilities and customer leverage to meet business requirements while optimizing quality, project schedules and pricing aligned with and adhering to Legals preferred contract terms and enterprise risk policies to mitigate risk to the organization
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  • Support and manage relationships with internal and external stakeholders and multiple levels of management
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  • Evaluate demand forecasts and budgets to provide leadership to project teams in the identification of core needs, market approach and negotiating strategies
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  • Understand how new projects and requirements align with current UHGs preferred IT products and portfolio strategies to drive consistency and efficiently meet requirements
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  • Drive supplier consolidation and leverage spend across the enterprise
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  • Oversee development and execution of broad internal policies and strategies, specific parameters for procurement, vendor selection and negotiation
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  • Provide leadership and be accountable for specific, measurable goals and the performance and direction of 2-3 employees through multiple layers of management and senior level professional staff
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  • Direct others to resolve business problems that affect multiple functions or disciplines
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Youll 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.

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Required Qualifications:

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  • Undergraduate degree or equivalent experience
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  • 10+ years relevant sourcing and procurement experience, including advanced contracting and negotiations
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  • Experience working with senior level executives
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  • If you need to enter a work site for any reason, you will be required to screen for symptoms using the ProtectWell mobile app, Interactive Voice Response (i.e., entering your symptoms via phone system) or similar UnitedHealth Group-approved symptom screener. When in a UnitedHealth Group building, employees are required to wear a mask in common areas. In addition, employees must comply with any state and local masking orders
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Preferred Qualifications:

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  • JD or MBA
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  • Technology contracting experience
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  • 3+ years of experience leading direct reports
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Careers 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 7 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)

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*All Telecommuters will be required to adhere to UnitedHealth Groups Telecommuter Policy

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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.

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UnitedHealth Group is a drug-free workplace. Candidates are required to pass a drug test before beginning employment.

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Job Keywords:IT Sourcing & Procurement Director, Technology, IT, Sourcing, Procurement, Supply Chain, Leader, Director, Minnetonka, MN

Posted: 2021-05-13 Expires: 2021-07-11

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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