Director-Sourcing Center of Excellence

Express Scripts Saint Louis, MO
ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS

* Execute all sourcing and contracting responsibilities. Assure business specifications are met in a timely manner, minimizing risks and maximizing cost savings. Define and execute sourcing strategies, Requests for Proposals, proposal analysis, contract creation, and contract review and approval. Identify potential suppliers to fulfill ESI's outsourcing requirements. This position may also be required to respond to client proposals.

* Execute all non-IT sourcing and contracting responsibilities for International and Canada Business units

* Strategic planning in conjunction with Category Management formulate and maintain sourcing plans.

* Contribute to the evolution and transformation of the Corporate Procurement department to a more client service organization driving increased value-add to ESI. This role will be expected to propose and drive new capabilities across the function. Included are the adoption and full utilization of Contract, eSource, and data warehouse tools. This person will establish themselves as a leader of the function, driving capabilities and throughput across the group.

* Represent Corporate Procurement on cross-functional task forces

QUALIFICATIONS

* Bachelor's degree in related field or equivalent work experience; Master's degree preferred

* Knowledge/experience with PBM or healthcare industry preferred

* 10+ years of relevant work experience or Master's degree and 8-12 years' experience

* Excellent communication skills, including presentations to external clients and executive level leadership

* Advanced problem solving skills with ability to work cross-functionally to resolve issues and generate results among potentially conflicting constituencies

* C.P.M. or C.P.S.M designation from the Institute for Supply Management (ISM) a plus

* Strong sourcing, negotiation, and contracting mentoring skills

* Strong virtual cross functional team meeting leadership and project management skills

* Strong people leadership, coaching and development skills

* Ability to prioritize and manage work load and meet project deadlines

* Ability to work towards specific deliverables within a dynamic environment

* Ability to handle complex analysis from issue identification to proposal of potential solutions

* Cross-disciplinary skills required: strategic, financial, analysis, marketing, communication, etc

ABOUT THE DEPARTMENT

Members of the Procurement department are tasked with evaluating our policies and procedures to ensure we remain efficient, competitive and at the forefront of the evolution of healthcare. One of the main areas team members are responsible for is the purchasing of goods and services for the organization from the approved channels. Additionally, the procurement team must provide information, guidelines and collaboration to facilitate the procurement process.

ABOUT EXPRESS SCRIPTS

Advance your career with the company that makes it easier for people to choose better health.

Express Scripts is a leading healthcare company serving tens of millions of consumers. We are looking for individuals who are passionate, creative and committed to creating systems and service solutions that promote better health outcomes. Join the company that Fortune magazine ranked as one of the "Most Admired Companies" in the pharmacy category. Then, use your intelligence, creativity, integrity and hard work to help us enhance our products and services. We offer a highly competitive base salary and a comprehensive benefits program, including medical, prescription drug, dental, vision, 401(k) with company match, life insurance, paid time off, tuition assistance and an employee stock purchase plan.

Express Scripts is committed to hiring and retaining a diverse workforce. We are an Equal Opportunity Employer, making decisions without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, veteran status, disability, or any other protected class. Applicants must be able to pass a drug test and background investigation. Express Scripts is a VEVRAA Federal Contractor.