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UnitedHealth Group

Sourcing and Procurement Rotational Analyst Program - Minnetonka, MN

Healthcare

Emergency and Trauma

No

Minnetonka, Minnesota, United States

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We'll set you up for a successful career through an 18-24 month rotation program with the goal of putting you in the driver's seat on vital projects that have strategic importance to our mission of helping people lead healthier lives. Yes, we share a mission that inspires. We need your analytical and organizational talents and business discipline to help fuel ours.

Position in this function develops skills to source, analyze, negotiate, contract and purchase goods and services for the UHG enterprise. Current spend under management is $8 billion. Acts as a liaison between UHG businesses and suppliers to satisfy needs and maximize value of the purchase.

In the Rotational Program, you will develop skills during rotations to provide exceptional consultation to all UHG businesses for all Supply Chain activities including, but not limited to, sourcing, contract negotiation, benchmarking, standardization, market analysis, and industry best practices.

Rotational Program (Example)

  • Rotation 1: Operations (4 months)
  • Rotation 2: Vendor Management (4 months)
  • Rotation 3: Category Execution (8 Months, smaller less complex transactions)
  • Rotation 4: Category Strategy (8 Months, large complex sourcing activity and strategic plans)
  • Placement on Sourcing & Procurement Team

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Assess and interpret customer needs and requirements
  • Facilitate and drive cost reduction and value maximization opportunities for UHG businesses by assessing market opportunities, vendor consolidation, value analysis, negotiation, pricing cost reduction strategies and contract term optimization
  • Learn operations associated with sourcing and purchasing process including proprietary ordering system, fundamentals of the purchase to pay process and supplier performance review. Complete market analysis
  • Learn how to assess and remedy supplier risk, specifically including data risk
  • Deliver and validate savings while maintaining and improving the quality of services
  • As opportunities are worked, recommend solutions based upon data analysis to increase business efficiency and/or improve business processes
  • Support implementation of national contracts and product conversions within UHG businesses
  • Perform other duties as assigned by members of management
  • Mentorship guidance from Enterprise Sourcing & Procurement Leaders

Open to new college graduates interested in this field.


You’ll be rewarded and recognized for your performance in an environment that will challenge you and give you clear direction on what it takes to succeed in your role as well as provide development for other roles you may be interested in.

Required Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree within the last 24 months or currently pursuing a bachelor's degree in business, purchasing, operations, supply chain or another applicable field of study coursework to obtain degree must be completed prior to start of employment. Degree must be awarded and verified within 6-8 weeks following the commencement date at your school
  • Minimum 3.0 cumulative GPA
  • Intermediate level experience in Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, Access, PowerPoint)
  • Must be eligible to work in the U.S. without company sponsorship, now or in the future, for employment-based work authorization (F-1 students with practical training and candidates requiring H-1Bs, TNs, etc. will not be considered)
  • Full COVID-19 vaccination is an essential job function of this role. Candidates located in states that mandate COVID-19 booster doses must also comply with those state requirements. UnitedHealth Group will adhere to all federal, state and local regulations as well as all client requirements and will obtain necessary proof of vaccination, and boosters when applicable, prior to employment to ensure compliance. Candidates must be able to perform all essential job functions with or without reasonable accommodation

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Internship Experience
  • Experience in areas related to data analysis, purchasing, contracts, accounting, budgeting, or healthcare
  • Experience interacting and fostering open dialogue with colleagues, internal departments, and supply base in a professional setting
  • Business or analysis experience
  • Supply chain training and experience
  • Experience identifying barriers to success and business trends
  • Experience managing multiple priorities, workload prioritization


To protect the health and safety of our workforce, patients and communities we serve, UnitedHealth Group and its affiliate companies require all employees to disclose COVID-19 vaccination status prior to beginning employment. In addition, some roles and locations require full COVID-19 vaccination, including boosters, as an essential job function. UnitedHealth Group adheres to all federal, state and local COVID-19 vaccination regulations as well as all client COVID-19 vaccination requirements and will obtain the necessary information from candidates prior to employment to ensure compliance. Candidates must be able to perform all essential job functions with or without reasonable accommodation. Failure to meet the vaccination requirement may result in rescission of an employment offer or termination of employment

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Diversity creates a healthier atmosphere: UnitedHealth Group is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, protected veteran status, disability status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital status, genetic information, or any other characteristic protected by law.

UnitedHealth Group is a drug - free workplace. Candidates are required to pass a drug test before beginning employment.

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