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Category Manager Senior IT Procurement Professional

Company name
Humana Inc.

Louisville, KY, United States

Employment Type

Manager, It, Operations, Procurement

Posted on
Nov 20, 2020

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The Senior IT Procurement Professional (Category Management) generates and implements efficient sourcing and category management strategies. Manages the company's supply portfolio ensuring transparency of spending. The Senior Procurement Professional work assignments involve moderately complex to complex issues where the analysis of situations or data requires an in-depth evaluation of variable factors.


The Senior IT Procurement Professional (Category Management) investigates available hardware and software products; evaluates and recommends products based on user requirements. Coordinates with the procurement function to interview, select and negotiate with hardware and software vendors in order to purchase the appropriate equipment at the lowest cost. Reviews licenses and/or contracts to ensure that hardware and software equipment is covered by the contract and properly documented. Advises executives to develop functional strategies (often segment specific) on matters of significance. Exercises independent judgment and decision making on complex issues regarding job duties and related tasks, and works under minimal supervision, Uses independent judgment requiring analysis of variable factors and determining the best course of action.

Lead the development of category strategies based on sourcing profession best practices, including supply market analyses, Porter's Five Forces, should-cost models, process and domain expertise

Develop risk- and probability-adjusted multi-year savings forecasts and annual savings goals

Leverage internal and external resources, as part of the operating model, to deliver results in the most effective and efficient way

Oversee analysis of qualitative and quantitative supplier characteristics, including supplier capabilities, supplier goals and objectives, risk profile, and supplier's financial position for requisite categories

Implement a supplier segmentation program that differentiates the sourcing/management model for different supply categories and suppliers

Develop multi-year sourcing pipelines that drive total value, including cost savings and supplier innovation for Humana

Work collaboratively with the Continuous Improvement team for multi-business unit project implementations

Drive corporate compliance to the preferred-supplier program via end-user change management and communications programs

Work closely with Procurement Operations and Corporate Payables to ensure a seamless end-to-end experience for associates

Develop and implement leading sourcing practices for environmental sustainability and supplier code of conduct

Mitigate legal and commercial risk for Humana

Required Qualifications

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

Experience procuring potential 'best fit' vendors for internal partner needs

Demonstrated experience in supplier diversity, supplier code of conduct

Project leadership experience

Strong financial and business acumen required

Business analysis skills to drive and implement sourcing programs and services aligned with business partners strategies

Effectiveness in working collaboratively with cross-functional teams

Outstanding communication (oral and written) and interpersonal skills, including assertiveness, courage, and the ability to influence others

Excellent relationship management skills, demonstrating mature confidence and integrity

Demonstrated ability to work autonomously, both as a lead and as a part of a team

Ability to work in a team environment to collate and act upon feedback from all levels within the business and sourcing environments

Ability to assimilate, analyze, draw conclusions, and make recommendations from multi-faceted and often ambiguous data

Ability to be flexible and willing to learn new skill sets quickly as the need arises

Preferred Qualifications

Experience in the IT industry or procuring IT systems.

Additional Information

This role will be temporarily WAH. However, when Humana begins to return to the office, this role will be in the office, Waterfront Plaza, Louisville, Ky

Scheduled Weekly Hours


Company info

Humana Inc.
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