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Through cross-enterprise partnership, this role drives collaboration and execution of results through the alignment of expert procurement resources that are critical to the overall performance of WellCare's procurement function. Oversees the procurement responsibilities and projects for the assigned area of enterprise responsibility (IT, Operations, Market, etc.). This includes but is not limited to: management and oversight of strategic supplier selection and development, vendor delivery performance, contract negotiations, execution and maintenance, and overall supplier relationship management.
Oversees the procurement process for assigned area of the enterprise to develop strategies, standard operating procedures, process documentation including process flows, and goals as needed to support the business.
Identify, develop, and lead qualification of new suppliers, goods and services to drive savings and reduce supply risk.
Manage spend, cash flow, and supply related assets (inventory) for assigned area of the enterprise.
Manage vendor relationships, interfacing with internal partners within the organization represent needs, provide feedback and drive results.
Conducts reviews of supplier performance against expected Service Level Agreements (SLA's), monitoring of contract budget performance, identifying variances, and recommending process improvements.
Oversee the contract process including negotiation, execution and compliance with SLAs.
Establish vendor metrics and scorecards to ensure compliance to contracts where applicable.
Partners and collaborates with internal stakeholders to identify and anticipate their needs, actively planning and working with the team to develop long-term service strategies.
Lead and support the execution of market intelligence, financial analysis and data analytics processes that enable category teams to build comprehensive category-specific strategies.
Oversee the process for tracking procurement savings and serve as senior-level interface with finance partners to ensure validation of savings achieved.
Manage the development and maintenance of procurement policies (e.g., contract signature authority and compliance), and procedures and standards (e.g., supplier performance expectations, and internal stakeholder engagement).
Performs additional duties as assigned.
Additional Responsibilities:Candidate Education:
Required A Bachelor's Degree in business, procurement, accounting or public administration or closely related fields
Required 10 years of experience in vendor management, procurement or strategic sourcing
Required 5 years of experience in leading/supervising a team
Preferred Other Sourcing technology and operational vendors experience
Advanced Demonstrated interpersonal/verbal communication skills
Advanced Demonstrated written communication skills
Advanced Demonstrated time management and priority setting skills
Advanced Ability to analyze information and covert related activities into a comprehensive work plan
Advanced Ability to implement process improvements Mathematical skills
Advanced Demonstrated negotiation skills
Advanced Demonstrated leadership skills
Advanced Ability to work within tight timeframes and meet strict deadlines
Advanced Ability to influence internal and external constituents
Advanced Demonstrated analytical skills
Intermediate Ability to drive multiple projects
Advanced Demonstrated problem solving skills
Intermediate Ability to analyze and interpret financial data in order to coordinate the preparation of financial records
Licenses and Certifications: A license in one of the following is required:
Preferred Other Certified Purchasing Manager with the Institute for Supply Management, Inc
Required Advanced Other Extensive utilization of e-Procurement systems (Oracle i-Procurements preferred)
Required Intermediate Microsoft Excel
Required Intermediate Microsoft Word
Required Intermediate Microsoft PowerPoint
Required Intermediate Microsoft Outlook
Required Intermediate Microsoft Project
Required Advanced Financial Management Systems (Generic)