Aetna Procurement Sr Consultant in Hartford, Connecticut

Req ID: 50563BR


Promote organizational transformation by providing consultative services within Procurement and across business functions to support awareness, create change, and lead system integrations/implementations which are imperative to achieving a high performance organization.

Lead the efforts to strengthen the use of data for research, management, and planning by providing database development, analysis and reporting related to Procurement.

Partner with supplier diversity leadership and collaborate with business areas on integrating best-in-class practices through the use of benchmarking and data/analytics.

Fundamental Components:

  • Partner with peers to lead system(s) implementations acting as a senior analyst and project manager partnering with teams to build/configure best-in-class Procurement systems for the enterprise (*)

  • Work with leadership to develop storyboards used to communicate trends and influence change using data (*)

  • Identify areas of potential improvement in the customer experience; develop business processes and training documentation to streamline operations and increase productivity (*)

  • Provide reporting, analytical, and benchmark support to a world class Supplier Diversity program that helps achieve a sustainable competitive advantage by increasing purchasing and business relationships with certified minority, women, LGBT and small business (*)

  • Support Supplier Diversity Manager in major programs or events throughout the year, especially for the NMSDC, WBENC, WPEO and NGLCC national organizations (*)

  • Use strategic Supply Management and Business Intelligence systems for day-to-day activities (research, report building, data import/exports) (*)

  • Support scheduled and ad-hoc data requests; Present information/analytics to customers in a consultative manner (*)


  • 5+ years of significant accounting, finance, and/or experience working with statistics. Healthcare industry experience a plus.

  • Strong ability to communicate and interact with cross-functional teams and business partners; Technical aptitude and the understanding of how systems and databases work

  • Previous experience with SQL, Visual Basic, macros, and business intelligence tools (Cognos, Tableau, Crystal, etc.) preferred, or the ability to learn through independent research and training

  • Advanced with Microsoft PowerPoint and Excel

  • Primary Systems utilized: Cognos, Tableau, Ariba, Emptoris, Seal, EMA, MS SharePoint

  • Strong team player with effective communication skills, both verbal and written; and the interpersonal skills necessary to interface at all levels of the organization, resulting in the ability to collaborate, influence others and build lasting business partnerships

  • Strong grasp on business technology with an overall technical aptitude

  • Project management and implementation skills

  • Strong presentation, persuasion, and facilitation skills


    The highest level of education desired for candidates in this position is a Bachelor's degree or equivalent experience.


    Functional - Information Technology/Project management/4-6 Years

    Functional - Information Management/Statistical analysis/7-10 Years

    Functional - Information Management/Query and Database Access Tools/4-6 Years

    Functional - Information Management/Supports the maintenance of scoreable action items documents by providing ad hoc analysis/7-10 Years


    Technical - Desktop Tools/Microsoft PowerPoint/4-6 Years/Power User

    Technical - Database/Microsoft Access/4-6 Years/Power User

    Technical - Reporting Tools/Crystal Reports / Crystal Enterprise/7-10 Years/Power User

    Technical - Development Languages/SQL/1-3 Years/End User


    General Business/Communicating for Impact/MASTERY

    Leadership/Collaborating for Results/MASTERY

    Technology/Leveraging Technology/MASTERY


    Leadership/Developing and Executing Strategy/MASTERY

    Leadership/Driving Strategic and Organizational Agility/ADVANCED

    Sales/Negotiating collaboratively/MASTERY


    This is a unique leadership opportunity to support senior management with evolving a new data-centric department focused on providing service, insight, and directional guidance through the analysis and presentation of information/data.

    The candidate will have an opportunity to help transform an organization that collaborates across Aetna lines of business in an effort to strengthen partnerships between Procurement and business units by embracing data in a new way.

    Aetna is about more than just doing a job. This is our opportunity to re-shape healthcare for America and across the globe. We are developing solutions to improve the quality and affordability of healthcare. What we do will benefit generations to come.

    We care about each other, our customers and our communities. We are inspired to make a difference, and we are committed to integrity and excellence.

    Together we will empower people to live healthier lives.

    Aetna is an equal opportunity & affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment regardless of personal characteristics or status. We take affirmative action to recruit, select and develop women, people of color, veterans and individuals with disabilities.

    We are a company built on excellence. We have a culture that values growth, achievement and diversity and a workplace where your voice can be heard.

    Benefit eligibility may vary by position. Click here to review the benefits associated with this position.

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Job Function: Procurement