Intermediate Procurement & Vendor Management Specialist

Transamerica Life Insurance Company Cedar Rapids , IA 52402

Posted 2 weeks ago

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Job Description SummaryThis position can be located in Cedar Rapids, IA., Denver, CO, Plano, TX., Baltimore, MD., Plano, TX., or St. Petersburg, FL

At Transamerica we've seen that Wealth + Health are inextricably linked, and that living well tomorrow starts with the habits we form today. That's why we're passionate about inspiring our customers to improve their financial health- and their overall well-being- to optimize how we help people prepare for the future. We're seeking ambitions people who can bring fresh ideas and varying perspectives, and help us to shake up the status quo! Come join our supportive culture that encourages a healthy lifestyle, community giving, diversity, and lifelong learning!

Our Procurement division is being transformed and we have an opportunity for an Intermediate Procurement & Vendor Management Specialist with INDIRECT SOURCING experience, supporting Professional Services, such as such as Consulting, Human Resources, Finance, etc.

If your INDIRECT Sourcing experience includes Professional Services, you are great at building strong relationships and influencing your business stakeholders, and you are successful managing multiple projects simultaneously, we would love to speak with you!Job Description

What You Will Do:

  • Provide consultation and subject matter expertise to the key business stakeholders, as you research, identify and recommend the appropriate category strategies for various procurement projects that you will manage in a growing wealth management firm.

  • You will gain a deep understanding of your stakeholders needs, and provide guidance and recommendations as their trusted strategic partner.

  • Through your effective contract negotiations and vendor management and oversight, you will ensure successful on-time project delivery, supplier compliance, and cost savings.

What You Will Do:

  • You will develop a deep understanding of our corporate structure, stakeholder needs, current processes, resources, and sourcing initiatives, in order to become a valued partner to your stakeholders, and make recommendations on suppliers' performance to ensure optimal support of Transamerica's objectives.

What You Need:

  • Bachelor's degree in business administration, operations management, or other directly applicable field or equivalent education/experience.

  • Minimum of 2 years of experience in INDIRECT category procurement, strategic sourcing, supplier management or contract management

  • Experience with the supplier identification, selection and negotiation process.

  • Knowledge of supplier management best practices and industry trends.

  • Exceptional written, interpersonal and verbal communication skills requiring a balance of assertiveness, tact and diplomacy; demonstrated ability to lead difficult conversations and collaborate, facilitate, and achieve consensus amongst key stakeholders

  • Ability to work effectively and cultivate strong relationships across all levels of the organization and with external parties

  • Ability to work with teams across geographically dispersed locations

  • Ability to effectively manage ambiguous situations and drive towards clarification

  • Demonstrated ability to influence others and drive change

  • Proven analytical and problem-solving skills, with a keen attention to detail

  • Ability to succeed under pressure, set priorities, and meet deadlines in a rapid-paced environment

  • Strong business acumen and demonstrated ability to put strategic plans into operation

  • Proven ability to manage multiple projects and support activities within a single job function.

. What You Receive:

A Comprehensive Wealth + Health package. It's our passion to empower people, and especially our employees, to add years to their lives and more life to their years. That means a healthy account balance and a healthy body to match. As you'll come to discover, Wealth + Health is a central part of everything we do!

Wealth Benefits; Competitive Pay, Bonus, and Benefits Package, Pension Plan, 401K Match, Employee Stock Purchase Plan, Tuition Reimbursement, Disability Insurance, Employee Discounts, Career Training & Development Opportunities, and more

Health and Work/Life Balance Benefits; Be Well Company sponsored holistic wellness program which includes Wellness Coaching and reward dollars, Parental Leave, Paid Time Off, Adoption Assistance, Employee Assistance Program, College Coach Program, Back-up Care Program, Paid time to Volunteer, Employee Matching Gifts Program, Employee Resource Groups, Inclusion and Diversity Programs, Employee Recognition Program.

Why Work for Us

Total Rewards at Transamerica: It's more than a paycheck.

Our comprehensive Total Rewards package is designed to help support you in many ways throughout all stages of your life and career. We provide a competitive, market-driven program that encompasses base compensation, bonus potential, retirement, health and wellness benefits, learning and development opportunities, plus great employee perks. All designed with you in mind to help you live your best life, grow personally and professionally - and feel valued for the work you do.

Learn more about our Total Rewards Package.

Equal Opportunity Employer:

Transamerica Life Insurance Company is an Equal Employment Opportunity employer and does not discriminate against any applicant or employee because of age, religion, sex, gender identity, genetic information, race, color, national origin, pregnancy, sexual orientation, marital status, participation in the uniformed services (e.g. U.S. Armed Forces, National Guard), physical or mental disability, or any other status protected by federal, state, or local equal employment opportunities laws.

Applicants with physical or mental disabilities may be entitled to a form of reasonable accommodation under the Americans with Disabilities Act and certain state and local laws. A reasonable accommodation is a change in the way things are normally done which will insure equal employment opportunity without imposing undue hardship on the Transamerica Companies. Please contact: applicantsupport@transamerica.com if you are a job seeker with a disability, or are assisting someone with a disability, and require assistance to apply for one of our jobs.

Ontario Applicants:

Our Company is committed to providing accessibility to those with disabilities in a manner that is consistent with the principles of independence, dignity, integration and equality of opportunity, that is in compliance with the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act 2005 ("AODA"). Please contact applicantsupport@transamerica.com if you are a job seeker with a disability, or are assisting someone with a disability, and require assistance to apply for one of our jobs.

Technical Assistance:

If you experience technical problems during the application process, please email applicantsupport@transamerica.com.


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