Procurement Manager, Category Sourcing

HMS Irving , TX 75061

Posted 3 months ago

HMS makes the healthcare system work better for everyone. We fight fraud, waste, and abuse so people have access to healthcarenow and in the future. Using innovative technology and powerful data analytics, we help government and commercial payers reduce costs, increase quality, and achieve regulatory compliance. We also help consumers take a more active role in their own health. Each year, we save our clients billions of dollars while helping people live healthier lives. At HMS, you will develop new skills and build your career in a dynamic industry while making a difference in the lives of others.

We are seeking a Procurement Manager, Category Sourcing to develop and implement sourcing strategies and programs meant to identify, evaluate, and maintain a vendor network.

Essential Responsibilities:

  • Manage a team of 1-5 procurement Professionals

  • Create and manage category roadmaps for a single, complex category or multiple categories, including a Preferred Supplier List (PSL), schedule for competitive bids and renegotiation activities and regular interlock with internal functional clients and stakeholders

  • Develop Category(ies) Sourcing Strategies to identify a Preferred Supplier List (PSL) that meet the organization's quality, cost or service requirements.

  • Own and execute competitive bid events to evaluate and select supplier partners to provide goods or services to support the HMS business. Ensure standards are continuously met after the purchase

  • Define value add metrics, including savings targets, efficiency, business controls and risk management and own achievement of interlocked targets for a specific category.

  • Manage Contracting and negotiations process by partnering with the business stakeholder and contracts team.

  • Manage PO creation process and ensure proper set up and linkage between sourcing, contracting and payment processes.

  • Review organizational purchases and identify opportunities for cost reduction through Supplier consolidation using approved Fair Value methods.

  • Acts as a liaison between internal stakeholders and external suppliers, maintaining relationships and ensuring satisfaction

  • Support policy creation and process innovation across the Procurement team.

  • Maintains industry knowledge to support supplier identification and execution.

Non-Essential Responsibilities:

  • Performs other functions as assigned

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Familiar with procurement systems and systems management

  • Ability to plan strategically while supporting daily tactical activities

  • Intermediate to advanced proficiency in Microsoft Office software products (Word, PowerPoint, Excel)

  • Experience executing Procurement Category Strategies, including roadmap creation, relationship management and RFx execution.

  • Strong Project Management, Business analysis and reporting expertise

  • Customer and supplier relationship building and management skills

  • Leadership, interpersonal skills, and influencing skills

  • Advanced organizational ability, planning and prioritization skills

  • Ability to multitask

  • PeopleSoft and Ariba experience a plus

  • Results oriented with creative problem solving capabilities

Work Conditions and Physical Demands:

  • Primarily sedentary work in a general office environment

  • Ability to communicate and exchange information

  • Ability to comprehend and interpret documents and data

  • Requires occasional standing, walking, lifting, and moving objects (up to 10 lbs.)

  • Requires manual dexterity to use computer, telephone and peripherals

  • May be required to work extended hours for special business needs

  • May be required to travel at least 10% of time based on business needs

Minimum Education:

  • Bachelor's degree in Supply Chain Management, Business Administration, Finance or Accounting required

Minimum Related Work Experience:

  • 5-7 years' experience in a Procurement, Strategic Sourcing or Buyer role related to indirect goods and services

  • Experience with Services procurement required

  • Experience in category sourcing required

  • Prior management experience preferred

Nothing in this job description restricts management's right to assign or reassign duties and responsibilities to this job at any time.

EOE including disability/veteran.


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