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UnitedHealth Group

Procurement Manager - Telecommute in Indianapolis, IN


Nurse Manager



Indianapolis, Indiana, United States

Opportunities with American Health Network, part of Optum. When you join American Health Network (AHN), you become part of a team that strives to identify and retain the top healthcare professionals in the markets it serves. At American Health Network, we want to be the best health care organization we can be. Our mission is to improve the health of our patients. We’re a physician-led organization, operating over 70 medical offices in Indiana and Ohio, with over 300 providers and 1200 employees. We’re also part of Optum, in the UnitedHealth Group family of businesses, and backed by the resources of a global health care organization working to help people live healthier lives and help make the health system work better for everyone. That’s an important differentiator as more people need our help simplifying the complexities of the American health care system. At the same time, the culture of AHN supports work-life flexibility for employees and places a high value on their physical, emotional, financial and other aspects of well-being. Find out what it means to be part of an exceptional company that values its employees, its role in health care, and making a difference one patient at a time. Take a look at American Health Network and explore a new path to your life’s best work.(sm)

Position in this function leads, plans, organizes, and directs Supply Chain and Procurement Management functions and activities for AHN, part of Optum Care. Develops goals and objectives, establishes standards of performance and productivity for the department. Effects changes as needed to improve services, identifying cost savings opportunities, driving change and implementing industry best practices to support a best-in-class Enterprise Procurement function.

If you are located within commutable distance from Indianapolis, IN, you will have the flexibility to telecommute* as you take on some tough challenges.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Ability to align with stakeholder objectives to develop and execute a category strategy
  • Develop intimate knowledge of key stakeholder business needs to create such strategies along with best-in-class sourcing and partnership practices
  • Deliver cost savings, risk mitigation, process improvement, and cost avoidance projects
  • Support supplier relationships and interface with business unit’s leaders for resolution as needed
  • Maintain active compliance with EOHS, PH&S, Legal, Operations, and Supply Chain
  • Work alongside global procurement professionals to manage the deployment of various spend category strategies that aligns with corporate and business unit objectives, risk tolerances, and growth strategies
  • Be a liaison between clinics, vendors, accounts payable, and other internal teams
  • Leverage Group Purchasing Organization (GPO) purchasing power to maximize cost effectiveness
  • Prepare and review accurate value analysis reports for supplies and contracted services
  • Effectively communicate with all levels of business unit stakeholders ensuring ongoing communications on project/initiative status, and yearly budget savings objectives
  • Support negotiation, review, and management of supplier contracts ensuring optimal level of costs, services, and risk management/reduction, are achieved, and maintained
  • Consistently exhibit behavior and communication skills that demonstrate commitment to superior customer service, including quality, care and concern with each and every internal and external customer
  • Perform all other job duties as directed by the supervisor or manager

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 in purchasing, supply chain, business and/or equivalent experience
  • 5+ years of experience in the procurement of materials, supplies, and equipment
  • 3+ years of supervisory/management experience

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience in non-acute healthcare field
  • 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

Knowledge, Skills, And Abilities:

  • Demonstrate understanding of contract management process, terms and conditions, and corporate policies
  • Experience in managing internal stakeholders and a record of success in supply chain transformation and change management
  • Highly effective communicator, both verbally and in writing, with ability to work with C-level and senior management with professionalism and discretion
  • Team player, with courage of conviction. Must be able to partner effectively with the key leadership across the company
  • Operate independently and be able to drive a project to success with little oversight
  • High energy, hard worker, with outstanding business and personal ethics
  • Develop good working relationships with operational staff and medical providers
  • Experience with Procure to Pay systems

Physical Demands:

  • Ability to work in a fast-paced office environment
  • Ability to stand and sit for periods of time and to move intermittently throughout the workday
  • Good speaking and listening skills
  • Solid sensory skills, such as good eyesight, good hearing, and dexterity
  • Ability to perform focused work with close attention to detail
  • Ability to operate office equipment, including computers, copiers, fax machines, and phones
  • Ability to interact with others, both in person and through phone, e-mail, and written correspondence

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

Careers with Optum. Here's the idea. We built an entire organization around one giant objective; make health care work better for everyone. So when it comes to how we use the world's large accumulation of health-related information, or guide health and lifestyle choices or manage pharmacy benefits for millions, our first goal is to leap beyond the status quo and uncover new ways to serve. Optum, part of the UnitedHealth Group family of businesses, brings together some of the greatest minds and most advanced ideas on where health care has to go in order to reach its fullest potential. For you, that means working on high performance teams against sophisticated challenges that matter. Optum, incredible ideas in one incredible company and a singular opportunity to do your life's best work.(sm)

*All Telecommuters will be required to adhere to UnitedHealth Group’s Telecommuter Policy

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.