Cigna Strategic Sourcing Sr. Specialist in Bloomfield, Connecticut

Description:

Responsibilities:

  • Directly or indirectly (through business and matrix partners) manage key supplier relationships in assigned portfolio using Cigna's Supply Chain Management best practices
  • Establish and maintain a partnering culture with Cigna team members to insure value is derived equitably to drive innovation and productivity with Suppliers
  • Contribute to thought leadership and consultative guidance in the context of best practices to business and matrix partners regarding management of Supplier activity
  • Assist with the constructive handling or resolution of conflict both internally and externally with Suppliers, business and matrix partners
  • Work with Suppliers to ensure adherence to terms & conditions of agreements
  • Monitor overall performance of assigned Suppliers against agreed upon service level agreements and/or other measurement criteria
  • Understand, compile, manage, and communicate required information for Supplier performance reviews on a monthly, quarterly or annual basis including reports and scorecards necessary to gauge Supplier performance
  • Conduct or oversee reconciliation of invoices to adhere with contract terms
  • Coordinate and participate in recurring governance sessions with business/matrix partners and/or Suppliers – weekly, monthly, and/or quarterly
  • Work with Strategic Sourcing counterparts and business/matrix partners to define and execute negotiation strategies with Suppliers
  • Function as the subject matter expert related to contract terms, conditions, and financials for key suppliers in assigned portfolio

Strong computer literacy including:

  1. Ability to use internet or web-based technology tools or applications
  2. Working knowledge of Microsoft Office applications including Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook
  • Project Management experience preferred
  • Purchasing/Sourcing experience a plus
  • Pharmacy Experience a plus

Competencies:

Ability to:

•build strong relationships both internally and externally with a focus on exceeding customer expectations

•communicate effectively at all levels of the organization

•grasp critical business issues, contribute to potential solutions, and articulate them effectively in understandable language both verbally and in writing

•recommend and contribute to innovation and continuous improvement activities demonstrated by generating ideas and initiatives for the benefit of Cigna

•analyze and resolve complex issues

•read, edit, understand, and interpret contract language, including business-specific concepts and service levels

•Contribute to decision making, taking action, and managing change to solve a problem for a team or a unit in the organization

•participate as a member of a diverse team

•work well under pressure in a dynamic and rapidly changing environment

  • Strong interpersonal skills demonstrated by the ability to deal with sensitive matters and disagreements in a courteous, professional, and productive matter
  • Strong organization skills demonstrated by the ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously with conscientious attention to detail
  • Strong negotiation and presentation skills
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Highly collaborative, team-building work style for a fast-paced environment

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree strongly preferred
  • Experience interacting with and managing suppliers and clients/customers strongly preferred
  • Experience with interacting with teams including working with matrix partners
  • 2 years of Finance, Audit, Procurement, or Sales/Service related experience strongly preferred

Primary Location: Bloomfield-Connecticut

Work Locations: 900 Cottage Grove Road Wilde Bloomfield 06152

Job: Admin/Gen Mgt--Corp Services

Schedule: Regular

Shift: Standard

Employee Status: Individual Contributor

Job Type: Full-time

Job Level: Day Job

Travel: Yes, 25 % of the Time

Job Posting: Apr 16, 2018, 9:39:32 AM

Cigna is an equal opportunity employer, which means we offer equal treatment to all applicants. Cigna does not discriminate, either directly or indirectly, on the grounds of race, color, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, nationality, national origin, ethnic origin, religion, beliefs or creed, age, disability, marital status, veteran status or genetic information in any area of recruitment. In some countries we ask for information on the ethnic origin, gender and disability of our applicants for the purpose of monitoring equal opportunity. If you have a disability and would like to indicate as part of your application any relevant effects of your disability and any adjustment which you consider should reasonably be made to the process to assist your application, please do so in the relevant field during the application process.