Indiana Stem Jobs

Mobile Indiana Career Connect Logo

Job Information

Humana Senior Category Manager (IT Procurement Lead) in Indianapolis, Indiana



The IT Procurement Lead investigates available hardware and software products; evaluates and recommends products based on user requirements. Coordinates with the procurement function to interview, select and negotiate with hardware and software vendors in order to purchase the appropriate equipment at the lowest cost. Reviews licenses and/or contracts to ensure that hardware and software equipment is covered by the contract and properly documented. Advises executives to develop functional strategies (often segment specific) on matters of significance. Exercises independent judgment and decision making on complex issues regarding job duties and related tasks, and works under minimal supervision, Uses independent judgment requiring analysis of variable factors and determining the best course of action.

  • Influencing and developing peers within technology procurement team

  • Lead the development of complex category strategies based on sourcing profession best practices, including supply market analyses, Porter's Five Forces, should-cost models, process and domain expertise

  • Develop risk- and probability-adjusted multi-year savings forecasts and annual savings goals

  • Leverage internal and external resources, as part of the operating model, to deliver results in the most effective and efficient way

  • Oversee analysis of qualitative and quantitative supplier characteristics, including supplier capabilities, supplier goals and objectives, risk profile, and supplier's financial position for requisite categories

  • Implement a supplier segmentation program that differentiates the sourcing/management model for different supply categories and suppliers

  • Develop multi-year sourcing pipelines that drive total value, including cost savings and supplier innovation for Humana

  • Work collaboratively with the Continuous Improvement team for multi-business unit project implementations

  • Drive corporate compliance to the preferred-supplier program via end-user change management and communications programs

  • Work closely with Procurement Operations and Corporate Payables to ensure a seamless end-to-end experience for associates

  • Develop and implement leading sourcing practices for environmental sustainability and supplier code of conduct

  • Mitigate legal and commercial risk for Humana

Required Qualifications

  • 4-year degree in related field, preferably in a business or technical discipline

  • Procurement experience identifying potential 'best fit' vendors for internal partner need

  • Experience developing strategy

  • Demonstrated experience in supplier diversity, supplier code of conduct

  • Project leadership experience

  • Business analysis skills to drive and implement sourcing programs and services aligned with business partners strategies

  • Strong financial and business acumen (understanding/ability to communicate 'revenue recognition', SLA's, to external partners)

  • Effectiveness in working collaboratively with cross-functional teams

  • Outstanding communication (oral and written) and interpersonal skills, including assertiveness, courage, and the ability to influence others

  • Excellent relationship management skills, demonstrating mature confidence and integrity

  • Demonstrated ability to work autonomously, both as a lead and as a part of a team

  • Ability to work in a team environment to collate and act upon feedback from all levels within the business and sourcing environments

  • Ability to assimilate, analyze, draw conclusions, and make recommendations from multi-faceted and often ambiguous data

  • Ability to be flexible and willing to learn new skill sets quickly as the need arises

Preferred Qualifications

  • Procurement of IT systems

  • IT industry experience

Additional Information

This role can be located in the office, Waterfront Plaza, Louisville, Ky or WAH

Scheduled Weekly Hours