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Hybrid Associate Sourcing Procurement Analyst - Concord, CA

Company: UnitedHealth Group
Location: Walnut Creek
Posted on: September 21, 2023

Job Description:

If you are in Concord CA, you will have the flexibility to work from home and the office in this hybrid role* as you take on some tough challenges.
Optum is a global organization that delivers care, aided by technology to help millions of people live healthier lives. The work you do with our team will directly improve health outcomes by connecting people with the care, pharmacy benefits, data and resources they need to feel their best. Here, you will find a culture guided by diversity and inclusion, talented peers, comprehensive benefits and career development opportunities. Come make an impact on the communities we serve as you help us advance health equity on a global scale. Join us to start Caring. Connecting. Growing together.
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 - time40 hours a week. Employees are required to work any 8 hour shift within our normal business hours including the flexibility to work occasional overtime based on business need.
Our office is located at-- 5003 COMMERCIAL CIRCLE, CONCORD, CA, 94520..--Employees will be required to work some days onsite and some days from home.
We offer 30 days of paid training. The hours during training is to be discussed.
*All Telecommuters will be required to adhere to UnitedHealth Group's Telecommuter Policy.--
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:
    High School Diploma / GED (or higher)
    3+ years of relevant financial management experience
    2+ years of customer service experience
    Proficiency with using Microsoft Word, Microsoft Excel, Microsoft PowerPoint, and Microsoft Outlook
    Ability to work any 8-hour shift within normal business hours including the flexibility to work occasional overtime based on business need
    Preferred Qualifications:
    Workday experience--
    1+ years of experience in inventory and / OR purchasing activities
    Accounting experience
    Healthcare inventory and / OR purchasing experience
    Experience with utilizing Procure - to - Pay and Contracting modules (OR similar procurement systems)
    Telecommuting Requirements:
  • Reside within commutable distance of Concord, CA
    Ability to keep all company sensitive documents secure (if applicable)
    Required to have a dedicated work area established that is separated from other living areas and provides information privacy.
    Must live in a location that can receive a UnitedHealth Group approved high-speed internet connection or leverage an existing high-speed internet service.
    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 skills
    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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