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Job Category:

Business Services - Procurement


United States

Approximate Salary:

Not Specified

Position Type:

Full time

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Strategic Sourcing Lead

Humana - Waterfront Plaza, United States

Posted: 08/3/2018


The Strategic Sourcing Lead generates and implements efficient sourcing and category management strategies. The Strategic Sourcing Lead will support the Sourcing teams by managing tactical sourcing initiatives (<$500K). The Strategic Sourcing Lead will be expected to lead the end-to-end sourcing process for assigned projects, build relationships with suppliers and business stakeholders, and drive incremental value for the business. Cross-functional and cross-business coordination both within Humana and with Humana’s supplier base is required.


  • Support the Sourcing teams in achieving sourcing objectives by leading tactical sourcing events
  • Engage in End to End tactical RFP Execution, Management, and Analytics
  • Gather and interpret relevant data to assess costs, productivity, demand patterns, etc.
  • Contribute to post-contract sourcing delivery success (savings, compliance, buying channel optimization) related to assigned sourcing projects
  • Combine solution results with graphics to create presentations and reports for reporting both inside and outside of Humana Enterprise Procurement
  • Provide Actionable Savings, Spend, and Compliance Insight
  • Ensure that legal terms in contracts are in line with category and procurement objectives
  • Support Wave Planning / Pipeline Process


Required Qualifications

  • 4-year degree in related field, preferably in a business or technical discipline
  • Solid public speaking and negotiation skills required
  • Strong financial and business acumen required
  • Proven ability to speak with and work across all levels of the business
  • Proficient in Microsoft products (i.e. Word, Access, Visio, Powerpoint, etc.)
  • Intermediate to advanced proficiency of Microsoft Excel including modeling and development of macros
  • Ability to assimilate, analyze, draw conclusions, and make recommendations from multi-faceted and often ambiguous data
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Ability to motivate project team members and stakeholders to meet established deadlines
  • Motivated self-starter with the ability to work with minimal oversight
  • Detail oriented and critical thinker
  • Ability to be flexible and willing to learn new skill sets quickly as the need arises
  • Effectiveness in working collaboratively with cross-functional teams

Preferred Qualifications

  • At least 2 years of relevant sourcing experience preferred
  • Excellent analytical skills; ability to research and make efficient use of resources to achieve effective business results
  • Experience in developing project plans and presenting business cases to Senior Leaders preferred
  • Understanding of major sourcing processes, supplier and customer interface
  • Ability to manage multiple tasks or projects simultaneously in a timely and professional manner; ability to transfer lessons learned into new processes; flexibility in job focus
  • Experience with e-sourcing tools
  • Experience in reverse auctions preferred

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