Strategic Sourcing Analyst Sr Job:
Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Minnesota

23095-en_US
Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Minnesota
Eagan Minnesota
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About Blue Cross



 



Founded in 1933, Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Minnesota is the largest health plan in the state. We have more members, the largest network of providers and more products and services than any other plan in Minnesota. From the beginning, Blue Cross has been an innovator with a mission of making a healthy difference in people’s lives.



 



We understand the importance of finding a job that you truly enjoy — at a company that shares your values. We’ve made it easy to feel good about working at Blue Cross by encouraging volunteerism, valuing diversity and offering the flexibility you need to live a balanced life. We offer a suite of comprehensive medical and dental benefits as well as competitive pay, flexible work schedules and generous personal paid time off in addition to 20 hours of volunteer paid time off each year. We look forward to serving Minnesotans over the next 80 years and beyond. Join us and make a healthy difference through the work you do every day.


Description Summary

This position supports the indirect sourcing group within the Procurement and Vendor Management Department. This individual will lead and be accountable for the successful deployment and integration of strategic procurement initiatives. Specific responsibilities include development and managing of commodity strategies, supplier negotiations, integration with business units, identification of cost savings opportunities, and the overall management of the supplier relationships.


Accountabilities


  • Develops and leads procurement strategies across organizational and management levels.

  • Draft, evaluate, negotiate and execute contracts 

  • Procurement of indirect third party goods and services, including consulting, professional services and hardward/ software, supplies and services, with primary focus on the corporate shared service commodities.

  • Works with supplier base to continually identify process improvements and cost reduction opportunities.

  • Develops and leads complex contract negotiation strategies critical to the organization.

  • Objective setting, measurement, reporting, and process improvement in all areas of responsibility.

  • Leads the work effort to revise and document procurement processes for the organization.

  • Other projects/duties as assigned or needed.


Requirements

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  • A Bachelor's Degree in business or a related field and 5 years of demonstrated work experience in procurement, contract negotiation and administration or 9 years of the same in lieu of a degree.

  • Demonstrated negotiation and problem solving skills 

  • Ability to manage and prioritize several complex projects

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills

  • Accountable for a high level of self and supplier performance.

  • Strong skills in Microsoft Office Software

  • Strong sense of urgency.

  • Possess the ability to manage cross functional team projects, master agreements, and complex strategic initiatives that are critical to the organization.


Preferred Requirements

Experience in Indirect Procurement

FLSA Status

Exempt

Blue Cross Blue Shield of Minnesota is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action employer that values diversity. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to, and will not be discriminated against based on race, color, creed, religion, sex, national origin, genetic information, marital status, status with regard to public assistance, disability, age, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or any other legally protected characteristic.



 



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Thank you for your interest in Blue Cross. Be part of a company that lets you be you — and make a healthy difference in people’s lives every day



 



Blue Cross is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action employer that values diversity. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to, and will not be discriminated against based on race, color, creed, religion, sex, national origin, genetic information, marital status, status with regard to public assistance, disability, age, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or any other legally protected characteristic.



 



Blue Cross® and Blue Shield® of Minnesota and Blue Plus® are nonprofit independent licensees of the Blue Cross and Blue Shield Association

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