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Procurement Specialist

Company: TalentBoost (Point32Health)
Location: Berkley
Posted on: November 19, 2022

Job Description:

Position supports general buying activities while supporting sourcing and process improvement initiatives to optimize Tufts Health Plan spend. The ideal candidate will possess: 1). 0-3+ years of experience participating in strategic sourcing and operational/value generating initiatives or a degree in a related area of study 2). Knowledge across various sourcing categories and/or the ability to rapidly learn and retain knowledge about the sourcing process and categories 3). basic strategic, analytical, and interpersonal skills to act as a change agent.Analytical skills, business acumen, communication skills, and the ability to work with analytical tools (e.g., Excel, Access, etc.) are also critical.Key Responsibilities/Duties- what you will be doing

  • Understand and conduct all business in accordance with the Tufts Health Plan Code of Conduct and Procurement Policies & Procedures
  • Work with business owners to understand and document purchase requirements
  • Accurately communicate verbally and in writing, specification and other information that vendors need in order to provide quotes, RFP responses and other information
  • Perform vendor screening, evaluation, and selection to find the best source to meet business objectives
  • Provide assistance to requisitioners in utilizing Concur online ordering system
  • Prepare appropriate documentation, including Purchase Orders for various goods and services that protects Tufts Health Plan's interest
  • Competitively bid and document purchases in compliance with Procurement Policies & Procedures
  • Monitor and expedite delivery of goods and services to meet business requirements
  • Resolve discrepancies, solve problems, and negotiate settlements in Tufts Health Plan's best interest related to vendor invoices, inventory and other goods & services
  • Manage categories as assigned. This may include training of other Tufts Health Plan team members, answering questions and problem solving.
  • Perform various analysis related to pricing, billing, inventory usage, etc.
  • Provide the initial vendor screening and document results for various screenings performed in regulatory database
  • Perform monthly closing activities and reporting as required
    • Conduct analysis in Excel, Access and other tools to support procurement activities including spend analytics, budget analysis, bid analysis, etc.
    • Assist with strategic sourcing projects utilizing best practice sourcing methodology to deliver exceptional total cost value and supply assurance
    • Work with suppliers and key stakeholders to manage supplier performance
    • Build and maintain strong relationships with stakeholders
    • Develop, produce and deliver supplier information and metrics to all levels of management, thereby ensuring SLAs and/or KPIs are met.Qualifications- what you need to perform the jobEDUCATION:
      • Bachelor's degree in relevant field (e.g., Supply Chain, Business, STEM) preferredEXPERIENCE:
        • 0-3 years of relevant experience e.g., consulting, procurement, supply chainSKILL REQUIREMENTS:
          • Strong analytics skills; deep use of Excel and Access
          • Strong problem-solving skills and work ethic
          • Excellent written and oral communications skills
          • Excellent interpersonal skillsCommitment to Diversity, Equity & InclusionPoint32Health is committed to making diversity, equity, and inclusion part of everything we do-from product design to the workforce driving that innovation. Our DEI strategy is deeply connected to our core values and will evolve as the changing nature of work shifts. Programming, events, and an inclusion infrastructure play a role in how we spread cultural awareness, train people leaders on engaging with their teams and provide parameters on how to recruit and retain talented and dynamic talent. We welcome all applicants and qualified individuals, who will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age, or veteran status.COVID PolicyPlease note: As of January 18, 2022, all employees - including remote employees - must be fully vaccinated. This position will require the successful candidate to show proof of full vaccination against COVID-19. Point32Health is an equal opportunity employer, and will consider reasonable accommodation to those individuals who are unable to be vaccinated consistent with federal, state, and local law.About the CompanyPoint32Health is a leading health and wellbeing organization, delivering an ever-better personalized health care experience to everyone in our communities. At Point32Health, we are building on the quality, nonprofit heritage of our founding organizations, Tufts Health Plan and Harvard Pilgrim Health Care, where we leverage our experience and expertise to help people find their version of healthier living through a broad range of health plans and tools that make navigating health and wellbeing easier.We enjoy the important work we do every day in service to our members, partners, colleagues and communities.This job has been posted by TalentBoost on behalf of Point32Health. TalentBoost is committed to the fundamental principle of equal opportunity and equal treatment for every prospective and current employee. It is the policy of TalentBoost not to discriminate based on race, color, national or ethnic origin, ancestry, age, religion, creed, disability, sex and gender, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression, military or veteran status, or any other characteristic protected under applicable federal, state or local law.Req ID: R5313

Keywords: TalentBoost (Point32Health), Fall River , Procurement Specialist, Other , Berkley, Massachusetts

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