Senior Sourcing Specialist

Employer
Blue Shield of California
Location
Washington, DC
Posted
Jun 19, 2017
Closes
Jun 21, 2017
Function
Accountant, IT
Hours
Full Time
Looking for a chance to do meaningful work that touches millions? Come join the hardest working, nonprofit health plan in California and help us shape the future of health care. Blue Shield of California is focused on transforming health care by making it more accessible, affordable and customer-centric. Being a mission-driven organization means we do much more than serve our 3.5 million members: we were the first health plan in the nation to limit our annual net income to 2 percent of revenue and return the difference to our customers and the community, and since 2005 we have contributed more than million to the Blue Shield of California Foundation to improve community health and end domestic violence. We also believe that a healthier California begins with our employees, so we provide them with resources to develop and maintain a healthy lifestyle through our award-winning wellness program, Wellvolution.We're hiring smart thinkers and doers who want to work for a leader and innovator in the challenging, ever-changing healthcare space. Come and help us make health care better for everyone. Job Details: The sourcing specialist is responsible for the management and execution of the enterprise sourcing process including supporting the business in making effective sourcing decisions. This person executes and delivers value through strategic, operational and transactional sourcing initiatives working in partnership with the Blue Shield Business Unit(s). Act as a trusted advisor and provide leadership through sourcing strategy advice and consultation to best achieve the business strategy and objectives Provide guidance to Business partners and seek alignment to influence spend and cost savings through vendor rationalization and driving economies of scaleAnalyze the supply market to identify best sources for acquisition of goods and servicesManage vendor selection and qualification through a competitive bid process for goods and/or servicesPromote small, disadvantaged, and minority-owned businesses through a supplier diversity programFacilitate vendor risk management, due diligence and on boarding activitiesLead, structure and guide business partners on complex contractsResearch cost drivers and conduct industry analysis for the development of negotiation strategyContribute to the analysis of complex situations, identify risks and contribute to the development of risk mitigation ideasEnsure vendor management principles and best practices are incorporated into contractsUtilizing contract templates and create contract documents that fully encompass the business requirements and provide protectionsPreparing for regulatory filing, contract approval process and award purchase ordersAssist the Business in maintaining compliance with all Blue Shield policies regarding contracting and purchasingAssist the Business to resolve vendor management issues such as vendor disputes and/or vendor termination Present status and issue identification/resolution effectively to management