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GEHA Manager, Sourcing (Vendor Management Office) in Lee’s Summit, Missouri

GEHA is a leader in health services for federal employees and related customers, serving our chosen markets with low-cost offerings and best-in-class customer care, sustained by a nimble and efficient organization.

SKILLS

The Manager of the Vendor Management Office (VMO), reporting to the Head of vendor Management Office, will lead the entire vendor management process from procurement to renewal/termination. Provide support and management in the standardization of purchasing, contracting, service delivery, and solutions for the organization. Identify and nurture relationships with vendor partners to promote a sustainable, profitable and cost-effective supply chain.

KEY DUITES:

  • Responsible for the performance and results of vendor operations

  • Support and manage GEHA’s vendor management principles, and execute against a cross-functionally vetted strategy (including driving RFIs and RFPs) to scale vendor operations (support, risk, etc.)

  • Lead and develop a group of sourcing partners and sourcing agents

  • Establish strong, collaborative relationships with key internal and external stakeholders to strategically develop, implement and optimize vendor management processes, tools and policies to achieve performance objectives while mitigating vendor risk

  • Develop robust vendor relationships to maintain effective communication channels and ensure ongoing alignment across several operations teams

  • Manage all contract negotiations and relationship management for vendor relationships, including defining service level agreements and implementation of incentive plans aligned with delivering best in class support

  • Oversee monitoring of vendor performance against contractual obligations to ensure overall effectiveness of vendor provided services with the utilization of vendor performance dashboards, scorecards and/or reports

  • Proactively engage with corporate departments to support initiatives and strategies associated with key metrics for the unique partnership and the growth of that partnership

  • Ensure performance improvement and recovery plans are developed, issued, tracked and reported on

  • Oversee managing the business with guidance on processes and special handling for major expenses that meet the OPM spend thresholds, or other federal acquisition requirements.

REQUIREMENTS: Education & Experience

  • A Bachelor's Degree (MBA or graduate degree preferred)

  • 6 – 8 years’ expertise in purchasing, supplier collaboration, development and compliance managing direct reports

  • Outstanding leadership and communication skills

  • Talent in negotiations and networking

  • Good knowledge of supplier or third-party management

  • Aptitude in decision-making and working with numbers

  • Experience in collecting and analyzing data

PREFERRED:

  • 5+ years’ experience working with a federal contractor

  • 5+ years’ experience working with a health plan

  • Creative problem-solving skills

GEHA is an Equal Opportunity Employer. GEHA will not discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their compensation or the compensation of another employee or applicant. Our company's corporate headquarters is located in Lee's Summit near Douglas Rd and I-470 with a total of five locations in the Kansas City metropolitan area.

GEHA is a leader in health services for federal employees and related customers, serving our chosen markets with low-cost offerings and best-in-class customer care, sustained by a nimble and efficient organization.

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