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Sourcing Category Leader - Strategic Procurement

at CVS Health

Posted: 1/7/2019
Job Reference #: 900315BR
Keywords: procurement

Job Description

Job Title :
Sourcing Category Leader - Strategic Procurement
Job ID :
Location :
RI - Cumberland
Street Address :
200 Highland Corporate Drive
Category :
Purchasing|Finance|Pricing|Supply Chain Management|Analytics
Description :
Job Description
CVS Health’s Strategic Procurement department, a key function within the enterprise’s Financial Operations organization, is in search of a Strategic Sourcing Category Leader that will be responsible for the development and execution of strategic sourcing strategies that drive cost savings and maximize value to a selected indirect spend category(s). The Strategic Sourcing team manages over $5B in annual indirect spend and supports key business units across the enterprise (e.g. Marketing, Logistics, HR, Construction, etc.). The role involves identifying and quantifying cost reduction opportunities in the assigned category(s) through spend analytics, market intelligence, and review of current vendor agreements. In this position, you will also play a meaningful role representing procurement on large scale strategic enterprise initiatives and special projects (e.g. sourcing process transformation, acquisition integration, etc.).

The Strategic Sourcing Category Leader should have an enterprise mindset, possess highly developed business background, and be a strong communicator who is able to establish lasting relationships with stakeholders. This critical role reports to either the Sr. Manager of Strategic Sourcing, and will work in a collaborative environment that provides support and guidance to ensure Strategic Procurement is effectively serving its internal stakeholders and meeting established financial savings targets.

As a Strategic Sourcing Category Leader, your primary responsibilities are to:

* Work with business leaders to identify cost savings opportunities; provide analytical support to quantify and prioritize projects with the highest value
* Lead multiple concurrent medium-to-large sourcing engagements for the category(s) to which the advisor is assigned
* Work with business owners to develop bid strategies, compile scope of work/requirement documents, draft and publish RFx events
* Develop and present comprehensive bid analysis packages, both quantitative and qualitative, to inform leadership’s decisions on key projects
* Facilitate and lead meetings with internal business leaders and external suppliers; conduct comprehensive quarterly reviews with business leaders for assigned categories.
* Act as a liaison with finance teams to establish financial baselines and reconcile RFx events
* Lead cost and business term negotiations with suppliers, collaborate with Legal and/or Contracts to mitigate contractual redlines prior to award
* Effectively communicate and demonstrate Strategic Sourcing’s value proposition with regards to driving cost savings and RFP vendor selection
* Leverage internal and external resources to identify opportunities to build the sourcing project pipeline:
o Market intelligence tools
o Category spend data
o Expiring contract reports

Required Qualifications
Minimum two years of experience in a role related to sourcing/procurement, accounting, finance, analytics, or supply chain

Experience utilizing the Microsoft Office suite (Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, etc.) in a professional setting

Preferred Qualifications
Strong analytical ability, ability to think strategically, and learn and process new information quickly.
Excellent verbal communication and interpersonal skills, with an ability to confidently and professionally interact with staff and leadership.
Proven ability to handle multiple tasks without direct supervision, while paying strong attention to detail and follow-up.
Ability to quickly gather, analyze, and summarize data.
Strong organization and project management skills.
Eager to gain new experiences, qualifications, and responsibilities.
Experience with electronic sourcing platforms, such as Ariba eSourcing.

Bachelors degree required, Accounting/Finance preferred. MBA preferred.

Business Overview
CVS Health, through our unmatched breadth of service offerings, is transforming the delivery of health care services in the U.S. We are an innovative, fast-growing company guided by values that focus on teamwork, integrity and respect for our colleagues and customers. What are we looking for in our colleagues? We seek fresh ideas, new perspectives, a diversity of experiences, and a dedication to service that will help us better meet the needs of the many people and businesses that rely on us each day. As the nation’s largest pharmacy health care provider, we offer a wide range of exciting and fulfilling career opportunities across our three business units - MinuteClinic, pharmacy benefit management (PBM) and retail pharmacy. Our energetic and service-oriented colleagues work hard every day to make a positive difference in the lives of our customers.

CVS Health is an equal opportunity employer. We do not discriminate in hiring or employment against any individual on the basis of race, ethnicity, ancestry, color, religion, sex/gender (including pregnancy), national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, physical or mental disability, medical condition, age, veteran status, military status, marital status, genetic information, citizenship status, unemployment status, political affiliation, or on any other basis or characteristic prohibited by applicable federal, state or local law. CVS Health will consider qualified job candidates with criminal histories in a manner consistent with federal, state and local laws. CVS Health will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against any Colleague or applicant for employment because such Colleague or applicant has inquired about, discussed, or disclosed the compensation of the Colleague or applicant or another Colleague or applicant. Furthermore, we comply with the laws and regulations set forth in the following EEO is the Law Poster: EEO IS THE LAW and EEO IS THE LAW SUPPLEMENT

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