eSourcing Manager

Job ID: J131322
Company: Highmark Health
Location: Pittsburgh, PA, United States
Full/Part Time: Full time
Job Type: Regular
Posted at: Sep 20, 2018

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JOB SUMMARY

This job leads the development and execution of advanced and complex Requests for Information/Quotes/Proposals (RFI, RFQ, RFP) in support of category sourcing strategies in Procurement.  Proactively complete opportunity analysis from spend analytics (e.g. to combine and increase the size/complexity of projects) and advise on eSourcing process and shape data gathering requirements. Deliver analytical support throughout the sourcing project life-cycle for the Organization's Procurement staff to improve the quality, efficiency and results of our procurement activities.  Serve as a strong advocate for the use of electronic sourcing technology and build and run complex sourcing events. Actively identify and drive opportunities for advanced RFx technology, strategies and techniques across the procurement function.

ESSENTIAL RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Drive and deliver best-in-class RFI, RFQ and RFP processes, serving as the Organization's expert on best practices for RFx processes and eRFx tools, methodologies and advanced strategies.
  • Manage overall electronic sourcing project plans for the Organization's Procurement as well as supporting category managers with complex RFPs on an ad-hoc basis.
  • Responsible for developing eRfx project-work-plans that will outline the following steps: (a) Define Scope, (b) Define Spend, (c) Define Event Strategy, (d) Sending Invitations, (e) Build Lots, (f) Conduct Event, and (g) Communicate Results.
  • Actively market RFx expertise, identify opportunities and lead application of advanced RFx technologies, strategies and techniques to all category sourcing staff members of the Procurement organization. 
  • Communicate best-in-class procurement practices and provides training to the Organization's business units and procurement professionals on all eSourcing procurement systems, tools, policies, procedures, and procurement practices within and across the Procurement organization.
  • Identify, define, and champion implementation of continuous improvements in Procurements’ RFx processes and tools.
  • Manage overall RFx projects by reinforcing standards, recommending strategies and guiding the sourcing team to their optimum performance to ensure project goals are met. 
  • Manage data of an RFx eSourcing project by ensuring that all data is complete and accurate through effective communication with the project team and participating suppliers.
  • Other duties as assigned or requested.

EDUCATION

Required

  • Bachelor's Degree in Business Administration/Management, Finance, Accounting, Economics, Mathematics, Marketing, Industrial Engineering

Substitutions

  • None

Preferred

  • Master's Degree in Business Administration/Management, Finance, Accounting

EXPERIENCE

Required

Preferred

LICENSES OR CERTIFICATIONS

Required

  • None

Preferred

  • Certified Purchasing Manager (CPM)

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