Senior Procurement Professional / IT Category

at Humana in Dover, Delaware, United States

Job Description


The Senior Procurement Professional generates and implements efficient sourcing and category management strategies. Manages the company’s supply portfolio ensuring transparency of spending. The Senior Procurement Professional work assignments involve moderately complex to complex issues where the analysis of situations or data requires an in-depth evaluation of variable factors. The Senior Procurement Professional is also responsible for ensuring strong alignment with, and becoming a trusted advisor to, key functional leaders. The Senior Procurement Professional will also partner with business and sourcing leadership in Humana’s business segments to drive enterprise-wide value.


The Senior Procurement Professional – IT Category responsibilities may include:

+ Lead the development of category strategies based on sourcing profession best practices, including supply market analyses, Porter’s Five Forces, should-cost models, process and domain expertise

+ Develop risk- and probability-adjusted multi-year savings forecasts and annual savings goals

+ Oversee analysis of qualitative and quantitative supplier characteristics, including supplier capabilities, supplier goals and objectives, risk profile, and supplier’s financial position for requisite categories

+ Develop multi-year sourcing pipelines that drive total value, including cost savings and supplier innovation for Humana

+ Drive corporate compliance to the preferred-supplier program via end-user change management and communications programs

+ Work closely with Procurement Operations and Corporate Payables to ensure a seamless end-to-end experience for associates

+ Develop and implement leading sourcing practices for environmental sustainability and supplier code of conduct

+ Mitigate legal and commercial risk for Humana

+ Ability to understand complex IT issues and initiatives, and sustain communication on these topics with business and technology-savvy individuals.

+ Makes decisions on moderately complex to complex issues regarding technical approach for project components, and work is performed without direction.

+ Exercises considerable latitude in determining objectives and approaches to assignments.

Required Qualifications

+ Bachelor’s degree and/or equivalent

+ 5+ years of IT experience, sourcing/supply chain and/or contracting experience

+ Outstanding communication (oral and written) and interpersonal skills, including assertiveness, courage, and the ability to influence others

+ Excellent relationship management skills, demonstrating mature confidence and integrity

+ Business analysis skills to drive and implement sourcing programs and services aligned with business partners strategies

+ Demonstrated ability to work autonomously, both as a lead and as a part of a team

+ Ability to work in a team environment to collate and act upon feedback from all levels within the business and sourcing environments

+ Demonstrated experience in supplier diversity, supplier code of conduct, environmental concerns, and US/international regulatory requirements

+ Strong financial and business acumen

Desired Qualifications

+ 5 years + managing complex IT contracts and relationships, technology sourcing, technology procurement or technology vendor management

+ Advanced Degree

+ Certifications such as CPSM, Six Sigma, and/or PMP

Additional Information

This role will be located in downtown, Louisville, Ky, or WAH Nationwide

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Job Posting: JC192360691

Posted On: Sep 15, 2021

Updated On: Sep 20, 2021