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Strategic Sourcing Consultant (PS8481) Required office location: Thousand Oaks, CA or Indianapolis, IN in Thousand Oaks, CA at Anthem, Inc.

Date Posted: 10/9/2018

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Your Talent. Our Vision. At Anthem, Inc., it’s a powerful combination, and the foundation upon which we’re creating greater access to care for our members, greater value for our customers, and greater health for our communities. Join us and together we will drive the future of health care.
This is an exceptional opportunity to do innovative work that means more to you and those we serve atone of America's leading health benefits companies and a Fortune Top 50 Company.

 Required office: 4553 La Tienda Dr Thousand Oaks, CA
 or 120 Monument Circle Indianapolis, IN  
Responsible for supporting Procurement. Responsible for the execution and implementation of traditional, less complex sub-category sourcing strategies and ad-hoc sourcing.
Primary duties may include, but are not limited to:
Executes standardized strategic sourcing processes for assigned sub-categories.
Builds and maintains strong working relationships with internal customers and key suppliers for sub-categories.
Focuses on cost savings.
Participates in cross-enterprise commodity teams for sub-categories and aggressively tracks and improves non-compliance preferred supplier(s). Participates in fact-based negotiations and executes contracts utilizing approved terms and conditions.
Implements sourcing recommendations and develops and manages e-procurement catalog content.
Aggressively monitors, tracks and reports supplier compliance and performance benefits.
Requires a BA/BS; 5 years of experience in sourcing/supplier selection with at least 3 years experience with negotiation of pricing and contract terms and conditions; or any combination of education and experience, which would provide an equivalent background. MBA preferred. CPM preferred.
Additional preferred skills:
  • Marketing degree or Business degree with Marketing emphasis preferred
  • MBA or equivalent preferred
  • CPM or CPSM preferred
  • Marketing experience either working in marketing or marketing sourcing; or with a degree in marketing is preferred as category supports this function
  • Familiarity with marketing terminology, experience working in (or supporting) marketing, especially brand, social, creative, strategy, mobile, digital, and consulting
  • Excellent project management skills
  • The ability to work in a matrixed environment with comfort
  • Familiarity with contractual terms; ability to lead negotiations that involve both business and legal terms
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • The ability to build and maintain excellent and trust-based relationships with key internal customers
  • The desire to embrace challenges and continued growth
Anthem, Inc. is ranked as one of America’s Most Admired Companies among health insurers by Fortune magazine and is a 2017 DiversityInc magazine Top 50 Company for Diversity. To learn more about our company and apply, please visit us at  An Equal Opportunity Employer/Disability/Veteran