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Global Procurement and Third Party Management (GPTPM) is Cigna's official strategic sourcing and supplier relationship management organization. Whether an employee or function is looking to purchase new goods or services, renew an existing supplier relationship, or identify suppliers for consideration of a good or service, the GPTPM organization has the tools and processes in place to achieve those goals.
Global Procurement and Third Party Management at Cigna operates under four key pillars:
Category Management & Strategic Sourcing (CMSS): manages the end-to-end process for contracting with suppliers by identifying opportunities to source more effectively through careful monitoring of various drivers and conducting in-depth analysis, qualifying suppliers, leading negotiations, and evaluating bids in order to help the business select the best supplier.
Third Party Management (Business, IT, and International): manages Cigna supplier relationships by working with internal business areas to understand strategies, clarify precise business needs and identify supplier opportunities and acting as the point person, for both Cigna and the Supplier, for ongoing management of the relationship including contract adherence, performance, risk, collaborative innovation, service and sales delivery, etc.
Strategic Enablement: supports the Category Management & Strategic Sourcing and Third Party Management teams by recognizing continuous improvement opportunities within the organization and supporting process change and the implementation of best practices and leading the analysis of the overall spend with suppliers in order to identify savings and cost containment opportunities.
Systems Operations & Analytics: includes the Third Party Command Center & insights, Procurement Operations, Business Solutions Implementation, Buying Channel Strategy, and 3rd Party Diversity & Sustainability.
What you'll do:
Our intern projects are focused across the four pillars of GPTPM, with the opportunity to present your findings and work to senior leadership at the end of the summer. Past intern projects include:
Assisting in the competitive bidding process by helping run Request for Proposal events and auctions, as well as sitting in on supplier presentations and contract negotiations.
Evaluating current processes and identifying opportunities to improve and streamline efforts across the department through the use of technology and process improvement.
Work with real supplier data, including analyzing historical spend and risk assessment results, to create supplier profiles that are used at the Cigna Senior Leadership team level.
What you need to do the job:
Pursuing a Bachelor's Degree in the following areas: Supply Chain Management/Procurement, Business Administration/Management, Economics, Finance, Information Technology, Other related field.
Preferred GPA: 3.0 or higher.
Proficient experience with Microsoft Office.
Demonstrated leadership through academic achievements, campus activities, and/or work experience.
Strong analytical and communication skills - ability to produce actionable research findings and communicate to internal and external stakeholders.
Location: Cigna's Global Corporate Headquarters in Hartford (Bloomfield), Connecticut or in our St.
Luis, MO office. Summer housing will be provided for hires living 50 miles or greater from the office.
Schedule: You must be available to work a 40-hour work week.
US Candidates Only: One goal of this internship program is to prepare and identify qualified candidates for roles with Cigna post-graduation. Therefore, this temporary internship is open only to individuals who are eligible for employment in the United States after college graduation and who would not require visa sponsorship now or in the future.
Qualified applicants will be considered without regard to race, color, age, disability, sex (including pregnancy), childbirth or related medical conditions including but not limited to lactation, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, veteran or military status, religion, national origin, ancestry, marital or familial status, genetic information, status with regard to public assistance, citizenship status or any other characteristic protected by applicable equal employment opportunity laws.
If you require an accommodation based on your physical or mental disability please email: SeeYourself@cigna.com. Do not email SeeYourself@cigna.com for an update on your application or to provide your resume as you will not receive a response.