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IT Procurement Specialist - Telecommute

Company: UnitedHealth Group
Location: Eden Prairie
Posted on: November 17, 2021

Job Description:

Combine two of the fastest-growing fields on the planet with a culture of performance, collaboration and opportunity and this is what you get. Leading edge technology in an industry that's improving the lives of millions. Here, innovation isn't about another gadget, it's about making health care data available wherever and whenever people need it, safely and reliably. There's no room for error. Join us and start doing your life's best work.(sm)The IT Procurement Lead, with the direction of the Chief of Staff, is responsible for effective, IT-wide purchasing of services, hardware, software, licensing, and other IT supplies to maximize cost efficiencies, price leverage and quality, while also identifying potential risk to the organization.You'll enjoy the flexibility to telecommute* from anywhere within the U.S. as you take on some tough challenges.Primary Responsibilities:

  • Develop strategies that maximize procurement efficiencies and cost effectiveness of the IT supply chain
  • Ensure that all sourcing and procurement activities support and are aligned with IT supply chain strategies, regulatory and compliance requirements
  • Support/manage relationships with internal and external stakeholders
  • Drive supplier consolidation and leverage spend across the IT department
  • Manage the competitive bidding/vendor selection process
  • Negotiate products/services and pricing, as well as terms and conditions
  • Ensure adherence to applicable business standards and requirements
  • Work closely with Legal to manage, review, and drive execution of contract documents
  • Assist with guiding IT projects to ensure timely costing and procurement
  • Manage invoice processing, approvals, audits and assist with budget management
  • Manage purchases from estimate, through requisition to PO
  • Work closely with Quality to set vendor management standards, as well as develop and monitor vendor management performance plans
  • Identify technology and tools to assist with procurement operations
  • Assist with the coordination of sourcing and procurement communications, both internal and external
  • Develop and monitor vendor management plans
  • Develop and implement vendor based Corrective Action Plans
  • Drive excellence through reporting, analytics, technology/tools assessments, and cost-saving activitiesYou'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:
    • Bachelor's degree in Computer Science, MIS, Information Technology, Computer Engineering or equivalent combination of experience, education and/or applicable military experience
    • 5+ years of procurement, vendor management, and supply chain management
    • 2+ years of ITIL or other ITSM related framework or discipline experience
    • Solid understanding of IT operations and their related dependencies for executing our contracts successfully
    • Understanding of end-to-end system dependencies (Infrastructure, System, Data, Telecom, Desktop, Mobile) to the resulting contract outcomes
    • Solid grasp of the technical fundamentals of software development and be able to work within complicated IT systems to plan projects
    • Proven interpersonal skills including the ability to present, persuade and provide professional presentation materials to both large and small groups
    • Demonstrated ability to coach, inspire, and lead IT professionals across multiple disciplines
    • Proven team building & management skills to include strong interpersonal, written and verbal communications skills
    • Proven analytical and troubleshooting skills
    • Proficient Microsoft Software Suite skills
    • Full COVID-19 vaccination is an essential requirement of this role. UnitedHealth Group will adhere to all federal, state and local regulations as well as all client requirements and will obtain necessary proof of vaccination prior to employment to ensure compliancePreferred Qualifications:
      • ITIL or other ITSM framework certification
      • DOD/VA/Military Experience
      • DOD/VA/Military Clearances
      • National Career Readiness CertificateUnitedHealth Group requires all new hires and employees to report their COVID-19 vaccination status.Careers with LHI. Our focus is simple. We're innovators in cost-effective health care management. And when you join our team, you'll be a partner in impacting the lives of our customers, and employees. We've joined OptumHealth, part of the UnitedHealth Group family of companies, and our mission is to help the health system work better for everyone. We're located on the banks of the beautiful Mississippi River in La Crosse, Wis., with a satellite office in Chicago and remote employees throughout the United States. We're supported by a national network of more than 25,000 medical and dental providers. Simply put, together we work toward a healthier tomorrow for everyone. Our team members are selected for their dedication and mission-driven focus. For you, that means one incredible team and a singular opportunity to do your life's best work.(sm)*All Telecommuters will be required to adhere to UnitedHealth Group's Telecommuter Policy. Colorado, Connecticut or Nevada Residents Only: The salary range for Colorado residents is $79,700 to $142,600. The salary range for Connecticut/Nevada residents is $87,900 to $156,900. Pay is based on several factors including but not limited to education, work experience, certifications, etc. In addition to your salary, UnitedHealth Group offers benefits such as, a comprehensive benefits package, incentive and recognition programs, equity stock purchase and 401k contribution (all benefits are subject to eligibility requirements). No matter where or when you begin a career with UnitedHealth Group, you'll find a far-reaching choice of benefits and incentives.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.Job Keywords: IT procurement, purchasing, services, hardware, software, licensing, IT supplies, IT supply chain, vendor management, ITIL, ITSM, Telecommute, Telecommuter, Telecommuting, Work at Home, Work from Home, Remote

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