• Highmark
  • Pittsburgh, PA
  • Information Technology
  • Full-Time
  • 5154 Stanton Ave

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JOB SUMMARY

This job creates and drives strategic sourcing for a group of spend categories with enterprise-wide responsibilities for the procurement strategies of direct and indirect spend categories as well as collaboration with multiple Business Units to secure optimal purchasing opportunities for the Organization. The incumbent acts as a strategic business partner, interfacing at the SVP and VP levels of the company, with the ability to understand customer needs and drive results to achieve customer satisfaction. Drives continuous improvement of procurement processes throughout the Organization and its subsidiaries and provides expertise to business leaders in planning and implementing supply chain strategies to achieve business goals and objectives. This position has multi-million dollar financial and enterprise risk mitigation responsibilities.

ESSENTIAL RESPONSIBILITIES

* Perform management responsibilities including, but not limited to: involved in hiring and termination decisions, coaching and development, rewards and recognition, performance management and staff productivity.
* Plan, organize, staff, direct and control the day-to-day operations of the department; develops and implements policies and programs as necessary; may have budgetary responsibility and authority.
* Lead creation and implementation of sourcing and demand management strategies for assigned categories of spend, manage the development of RFx materials, detailed analysis of proposals and vendor capabilities, negotiations and supplier selection as well as perform player/coach for staff to produce the same results for their respective areas.
* Leverage key metrics to identify problem areas and adopt current and emerging business models with an entrepreneurial mindset and creative approach to drive best practice.
* Lead and coach a team responsible to strategically partner with business unit leaders and contribute to client strategy by providing procurement expertise and strategic partnering for purchasing opportunities.
* Counsel business unit leaders regarding purchasing processes, technology capabilities and policies to assist in the procurement life-cycle.
* Build and manage relationships with priority business executives, serves as a key member of the business unit leadership team to support implementation of business strategies through advanced procurement initiatives and team alignment, facilitate the entire sourcing process and closely collaborate with clients to select and award business to suppliers.
* Demonstrates a strategic business mindset, organizational savvy, presents an executive-level presence, and balances multiple stakeholder interests simultaneously.
* Create, drive and mentor staff in long-term strategic planning efforts for assigned sourcing categories including advanced multi-year category strategies designed to anticipate enterprise-wide requirements while optimizing forecasted shifts in both supply markets, industry trends and supplier economic cycles.
* Lead the development and negotiation of contracts with new suppliers and/or renegotiate existing contracts to accomplish lowest total system cost and savings objectives as well as perform player/coach for staff to produce the same results for their respective areas.
* Conduct category spend analyses and reporting, supplier stratification, supply market and category industry research as well as perform player/coach for staff to produce the same results for their respective areas.
* Provide oversight and evaluate ethical procurement practices of contracted goods and services which includes compliance with corporate and departmental policies and procedures as well as federal, state and local regulations.
* Other duties as assigned.

EDUCATION

Required

* Bachelors degree in Supply Chain Management, Business Administration/Management, Finance, Accounting, Economics, Mathematics, Marketing, Industrial Engineering, or Liberal Arts

Preferred

* Masters degree in Supply Chain Management, Business Administration/Management, Finance, Marketing, or Accounting

EXPERIENCE

Required

* 10 years of experience in a procurement role
* 5 years of strategic sourcing experience with expertise in influencing business strategy and vendor relations
* 3 years of experience leading cross divisional or functional teams
* Highly honed negotiation skills, developed through significant corporate sourcing environment experience
* Experience writing and generating RFPs, RFIs and RFQs to suppliers

LICENSES OR CERTIFICATIONS

Preferred

* Certified Purchasing Manager (CPM)

SKILLS

* Strong influencing skills that can be used to lead teams and build partnerships with internal resources and Highmark Health supply base
* Proven leadership skills - ability to motivate others to quickly achieve results in a matrixed environment
* Uses knowledge of industry and market trends to develop and champion long-term strategies
* Demonstrates the ability to effectively persuade others to listen, commit, and act on a new approach
* Strategic mindset with executive presence and organizational savvy
* Self-confident with an ability to accept and respond to challenges in a positive manner
* Manages change, ambiguity, complexity and drives for results
* Strong and effective verbal and written communication skills, effectively presenting complex topics in a concise manner to audiences at various levels and in various sizes
* Broad understanding of business issues, metrics, organizational linkages and customer value
* Strong organizational and analytical skills in addition to advanced project leadership and management skills
* Extensive knowledge of assessing and recommending creative and time-sensitive solutions

Summary

This job creates and drives strategic sourcing for a group of spend categories with enterprise-wide responsibilities for the procurement strategies of direct and indirect spend categories as well as collaboration with multiple Business Units to secure optimal purchasing opportunities for Highmark. The incumbent acts as a strategic business partner, interfacing at the SVP and VP levels of the company, with the ability to understand customer needs and drive results to achieve customer satisfaction. Drives continuous improvement of procurement processes throughout Highmark and its subsidiaries and provides expertise to business leaders in planning and implementing supply chain strategies to achieve business goals and objectives. This position has multi-million dollar financial and enterprise risk mitigation responsibilities.

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Associated topics: chief program officer, cpo, manage, manager, management, monitor, product manager, project manager, relationship manager, task

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