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Associate Sourcing Procurement Analyst - Concord, CA

Company: UnitedHealth Group
Location: Concord
Posted on: March 17, 2023

Job Description:

Combine two of the fastest - growing fields on the planet with a culture of performance, collaboration and opportunity and this is what you get. Leading edge technology in an industry that's improving the lives of millions. Here, innovation isn't about another gadget, it's about making Healthcare data available wherever and whenever people need it, safely and reliably. There's no room for error. Join us and start doing your life's best work. SM Responsible for the daily acquisition of supplies and services from healthcare suppliers. Place and manage orders with multiple vendors daily. Respond to phone calls and emails from vendors and customers in a timely manner. Support customers with supplier / product research. Reconcile discrepant invoices. Attend meetings as needed with suppliers and customers.This position is full - time. Employees are required to work our normal business hours of 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM including the flexibility to work occasional overtime based on business need. Our office is located at 5003 COMMERCIAL CIRCLE, CONCORD, CA, 94520. Primary Responsibilities:

  • Primary responsibility is Buyer Role for Procure - to - Pay (P2P) system, purchasing supplies and equipment for assigned locations
  • Engages with customers (both ordering and approving) to develop and re-enforce processes / schedules so that orders move through the P2P system efficiently
  • Reviews purchasing data related to customer demands and assists customers with managing on - site inventory, allocations, and other aspects of supply chain
  • Monitors requests / orders in P2P system - communicates timelines and reminders to requesters and approvers to ensure process steps are completed
  • Supports vendor management by monitoring vendor performance to ensure communication of price changes, substitutions, lead times, allocations, and quality differences in a timely manner
  • Takes part in creation and implementation of corrective actions with vendors
  • Assists with the development and maintenance of supply chain policies and procedures
  • Performs needs analyses and gathers business - driven customer requirements; understands and assists with value analysis for new customer demands and ensures alignment with business and financial goals
  • Maintains Vendor Item Master catalogue and provides customer support as required; provide explanations and interpretations for customers and coordinate sourcing and procurement communications (internal / external)
  • Ensure adherence to applicable business standards and requirements
  • Performs all other related duties as assigned 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:
    • Associate's Degree (or higher) OR High School Diploma / GED with equivalent work experience OR 3+ years of relevant experience
    • 1+ years of experience in inventory and / OR purchasing activities
    • Proficiency with using Microsoft Word, Microsoft Excel, Microsoft PowerPoint, and Microsoft Outlook
    • Ability to work any shift between the hours of 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM including the flexibility to work occasional overtime based on business need
    • 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 accommodationPreferred Qualifications:
      • Workday experience
      • Accounting experience
      • Healthcare inventory and / OR purchasing experience
      • Experience with utilizing Procure - to - Pay and Contracting modules (OR similar procurement systems)Soft Skills:
        • Excellent interpersonal and customer - service skills; requiring a balance of assertiveness, tact, and diplomacy
        • Solid research and analytical skills
        • Works wells independently as well as with a team and has the proven ability to solve problems and exercise good judgment
        • Must have a solid willingness to take initiative
        • Ability to interface with multiple levels of management, including senior management and executive leadership at both the procurement and business unit levels
        • Excellent verbal and written communications skillsTo protect the health and safety of our workforce, patients and communities we serve, UnitedHealth Group and its affiliate companies required 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 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 the health system 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 California Residents Only: The salary range for California residents is $18.80 - $36.78. Pay is based on several factors including but not limited to education, work experience, certifications, etc. In addition to your salary, UnitedHealth Group offers benefits such as, a comprehensive benefits package, incentive and recognition programs, equity stock purchase and 401k contribution (all benefits are subject to eligibility requirements). No matter where or when you begin a career with UnitedHealth Group, you'll find a far-reaching choice of benefits and incentives.At UnitedHealth Group, our mission is to help people live healthier lives and make the health system work better for everyone. We believe everyone-of every race, gender, sexuality, age, location and income-deserves the opportunity to live their healthiest life. Today, however, there are still far too many barriers to good health which are disproportionately experienced by people of color, historically marginalized groups and those with lower incomes. We are committed to mitigating our impact on the environment and enabling and delivering equitable care that addresses health disparities and improves health outcomes - an enterprise priority reflected in our mission.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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