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Procurement Buyer Professional 1 - Entry Level

Company name
Humana Inc.

Honolulu, HI, United States

Employment Type

Procurement, Entry Level, Purchasing

Posted on
Mar 17, 2022

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The Procurement Professional 1 generates and implements efficient sourcing and category management strategies. Manages the company's supply portfolio ensuring transparency of spending. The Procurement Professional 1 work assignments are often straightforward and of moderate complexity.


Assignment Capsule

Reporting to the Manager of Procurement Operations, the Procurement Buyer Professional 1 will support the Enterprise Category Management organization as part of the Buy Desk team. This team improves the user experience and purchasing consistency by owning the Tactical Buying function, leveraging spend category designed guidebooks to drive tactical sourcing outcomes while assigning requests that can be otherwise dispositioned to appropriate procurement teams or sourcing channels. The individual will be expected to lead the end-to-end sourcing process for certain projects through transactional relationships with suppliers and business stakeholders. The end-to-end process could include requests for quotes, supplier selection, due diligence responsibilities, and contracting via Humana tools and processes. Cross-functional and cross-business coordination within Humana, the ECM organization and with Humana's supplier base is required.

Key Responsibilities/Accountabilities

Triage inbound sourcing requests with a balance of rules-based and critical thinking capabilities to drive work to the appropriate team

Lead sourcing and contracting initiatives based on category guidebooks

Engage in end-to-end purchasing of supplier identification, evaluation, and selection

Empowered decision making within the confines of the guidebooks provided from the ECM organization

Technical procurement overview and basic contracting requirements

Ensuring legal terms in contracts are in line with category and procurement objectives

Providing actionable savings, spend, and compliance insight

Contributing to post-contract sourcing delivery success and customer service

Advising transactional stakeholders on post contracting expectations using source-to-pay knowledge

Managing multiple tasks or projects simultaneously in a timely and professional manner

Leveraging broad understanding of Enterprise Category Management to help navigate a variety of inbound requests

Required Qualifications :

4-year degree in related field, preferably in a business or technical discipline

Proven ability to speak with and work across all levels of the business

Strong financial and business acumen

Solid public speaking and negotiation skills required

Detail oriented and critical thinker

Excellent analytical skills; ability to research and make efficient use of resources to achieve effective business results

Proficient in Microsoft products (i.e. Word, PowerPoint, Excel, etc.)

Excellent written and verbal communication skills

Effectiveness in working collaboratively with cross-functional teams

Preferred Qualifications:

At least 2 years of relevant sourcing experience preferred with technical procurement and contracting knowledge base

Working with multiple business partners

Experience with Salesforce and icertis

Additional Information

This role can be Remote Nationwide.

Humana COVID Vaccination Policy:

Associates are required to be fully COVID vaccinated, including booster, or undergo weekly COVID testing and wear a face covering while at work. The weekly testing will need to be done through an approved Humana vendor, and unvaccinated associates should follow all social distancing and masking protocols if they are required to come into a Humana facility or work outside of their home.

If progressed to offer, candidates will be required to:

Provide proof of full vaccination, including booster OR

Provide proof of applicable exemption including any required supporting documentation

Medical, religious, and state exemptions will be available.

Scheduled Weekly Hours


Company info

Humana Inc.
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