Blue Cross Blue Shield Internships – Vendor Manager

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Job Description:

The Vendor Manager for Sourcing and Vendor Management [SVM] in Chicago will proactively engage, drive strategy in line with corporate objectives and manage a portfolio of BCBSA suppliers to extract maximum value for the organization from existing contracts and relationships. This includes negotiation and regular interaction with management from strategic and preferred suppliers, as well as the business owners.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Manage internal stakeholders and build trusted relationships
  • Facilitate vendor performance reviews for strategic / complex relationships
  • Execute on vendor specific management strategies
  • Ensure compliance with enterprise policies and procedures
  • Communicate, and drive vendor management strategies
  • Deliver financial optimization by driving compliance to contractual agreements
  • Develop global vendor management strategies using proven analytical methods, processes and procedures
  • Collaborate with key business stakeholders to understand business requirements and vendor performance and implement appropriate vendor management strategies

Job Requirements:

  • Experience effectively prioritizing and executing tasks in a high-pressure environment is crucial
  • Solid working knowledge of current non-IT, total lifecycle cost structures and pricing mechanisms
  • Effective contract lifecycle management and negotiation skills
  • Experience at working both independently and in a team-oriented, collaborative environment is essential
  • Comprehensive knowledge of procurement policies and regulations
  • Strong advocate, familiarity and technical competence with P2P management software
  • Competency to manage priorities in delivery, product demands, and procurement timelines through analytical capabilities General knowledge of accounting, finance, marketing, and logistics
  • Work experience in Category Management, Supply Chain, Vendor Management or Procurement, including all aspects of strategy sourcing development and execution
  • 10 years negotiating and managing vendors
  • Minimum of 7 years of either sourcing and/or vendor management experience

Job Details:

Company:  Blue Cross Blue Shield Association

Vacancy Type:  Full Time

Job Location: Baton Rouge, LA, US

Application Deadline: N/A

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