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Job Category:

Sourcing and Procurement



Approximate Salary:

Not Specified

Position Type:

Full Time

Manager, Sourcing and Procurement - Overland Park, KS or Carlsbad, CA

UHG - Overland Park, Kansas

Posted: 12/13/2018

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)

Primary Responsibilities:

SOP_Execute and Support Enterprise Supply Chain Strategies

  • Develop strategies that maximize operational efficiencies and cost effectiveness of the entire supply chain

  • Ensure that all sourcing and procurement activities support and are aligned with supply chain strategies

  • Establish roles / responsibilities with stakeholders

  • Support / manage relationships with internal and external stakeholders

  • Evaluate demand forecasts and budgets
  • Understand and drive new customer requirements
  • Drive supplier consolidation and leverage spend across the enterprise

SOP_Execute Sourcing and Contracting Processes
  • Perform needs analysis / gather business requirements

  • Understand / analyze the applicable market
  • Ensure alignment with business and financial goals

SOP_Develop, Implement and Manage Procurement Programs

  • Order management
  • Req-to-PO management
  • Program management
SOP_Perform Vendor Management and Oversight
  • Identify and evaluate regulations that impact vendor oversight

  • Set vendor management standards
  • Tier vendors based upon risk profile
  • Develop and monitor vendor management performance plans

  • Develop and ensure compliance with vendor management regulatory and contractual compliance plans

  • Develop and implement corrective action plans

SOP_Drive Excellence in Enterprise Sourcing and Procurement Operations

  • Reporting
  • Analytics
  • Budget management
  • Cost-saving activities
  • Procurement operations performance management
  • Coordination of Sourcing and Procurement communications (internal / external)

  • Development and governance of Sourcing and Procurement policies and procedures

Required Qualifications:

  • Undergraduate degree or equivalent experience
  • 2+ years of supervisory experience with a span of control greater than 30 employees
  • 5+ years of experience in supply chain, procurement, or inventory management in a multi-site environment

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Process improvement or project management experience or certifications
  • Excellent skills using enterprise-wide procurement and inventory systems, EDI, PowerPoint, Word, Excel, and SharePoint

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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.     


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



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