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 - Software and Cloud Computing Category role will 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 spaceCommunicate category requirements to stakeholders and facilitate feedback for strategic category management adoptionEnsure 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 practicesUnderstand 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 goalsDefine and influence relationships with applicable stakeholders, including executive level individuals, across the enterprise to drive support of the sourcing and procurement value propositionIdentify, define, and implement supplier consolidation strategies, opportunities to leverage supplier spend, and cost savings opportunitiesSupport enterprise sourcing and procurement supplier selection and competitive bidding strategy
Required Qualifications:7+ years of progressive experience in developing market-leading category management and sourcing strategies and leading complex strategic sourcing projects in cross-functional team environment, with 5 or more of those years involving IT Hardware and/or Software categoriesStrong understanding of IT Software and cloud computing required5+ years of experience benchmarking complex master agreements and statements of work High energy/impact individual with demonstrated ability to succeed in a high demand multi-tasking environmentDemonstrated ability to successfully navigate through ambiguities/difficult obstacles using facts, alternatives identification, open-mindedness, thought-through strategy, and superior leadershipSuperior organizational, project management and communication (written and verbal) skills.Demonstrated ability to think strategically but execute plans when directedAbility to concisely articulate positions and garner support quickly from various levels of business and procurement leadershipStrong analytical skills (effectively supports decisions on factual data and analysis) and problem solving skillsAbility to build and maintain collaborative relationships with business partners Salesmanship in representing the value of ES&P and the benefits to our business partnersIntermediate skill level in MS Excel, Word, Outlook, and Power PointPreferred Qualifications: CPSM, CPM or equivalent certificationBachelor's Degree or higher (MBA, JD)Experience constructing, and negotiating complex master agreements and statements of work Experience developing and leading RFx projects, including use of eRFx toolsKnowledge of the Ariba e-Procurement tool; previous experience utilizing Procure-to-Pay and Contracting modules (or similar procurement systems) UnitedHealth Group is working to create the health care system of tomorrow. Already Fortune 6, we are totally focused on innovation and change. We work a little harder. We aim a little higher. We expect more from ourselves and each other. And at the end of the day, we're doing a lot of good.Through our family of businesses and a lot of inspired individuals, we're building a high-performance health care system that works better for more people in more ways than ever. Now we're looking to reinforce our team with people who are decisive, brilliant - and built for speed.Come to UnitedHealth Group, and share your ideas and your passion for doing more. We have roles that will fit your skills and knowledge. We have diverse opportunities that will fit your dreams. 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. Keywords: Sourcing; Procurement; Supply Chain; Category Management; Software; IT; Cloud; Leader; Director; Manager; Minnetonka; Minnesota
Our mission is to help people live healthier lives and to help make the health system work better for everyone.- We seek to enhance the performance of the health system and improve the overall health and well-being of the people we serve and their communities. - We work with health care professionals and other key partners to expand access to quality health care so people get the care they need... at an affordable price. - We support the physician/patient relationship and empower people with the information, guidance and tools they need to make personal health choices and decisions.