Farmers Insurance Claims Strategic Sourcing & Procurement Manager in Woodland Hills, California
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The Claims Strategic Sourcing & Procurement Manager is responsible for serving as the primary point of contact for assigned business unit leaders, accountable for delivery of services and communicating with the Business Unit and Claims Vendor Management team appropriately. This position will develop category specific sourcing strategies informed by larger Strategic Sourcing Strategies as well as business priorities and needs. The Manager will provide oversight and, when needed, lead complex RFx (Requests for Information, Requests for Propsals) and contracting initiatives. This role will be responsible for leading a team in supporting assigned customers while aligning with strategic sourcing strategies. This role will support Claims. Prior insurance or claim experience preferred.
Essential Job Functions
As an output of category planning, lead and manage the end to end sourcing process including high spend, high impact, and high complexity projects (eg projects involving key vendor relationships, essential business unit tools/resources, large user base across multiple business units) through requirements definition, RFx development, distribution, and completion, scorecard coordination and analysis, spend and response analysis, and vendor risk management requirements.
Leverage deep sourcing and RFx knowledge to serve as the primary point of contact for business unit operational stakeholders, cost center owners, and department heads while being accountable for delivery of RFx services, management of high complexity contract requests, and handle all internal stakeholder and external vendor communications.
Lead and manage contractual negotiations, legal and business clause drafting, coordination of appropriate approvals, and will obtain associated documentation for high complexity contracting assignments (Master Service Agreements (MSA), Non-Disclosure Agreements (NDA), Amendments, Statements of Work (SOW), Work Orders (WO)).
Lead the definition, planning, and execution of category strategies, including proactive contract management, sourcing pipeline development, spend analysis, and industry trend reviews as aligned to SS&P strategic roadmap.
Supervise assigned staff including oversight of talent acquisition, performance management and talent development.
High school diploma or equivalent required. Bachelor's degree preferred in business, finance, or related field, or equivalent combination of education and experience. Master's Degree preferred. Certifications ISM, CSCMP, other industry certifications preferred
8 years experience in a strategic sourcing or procurement role required; previous leadership experience also required
Experience with managing and delivering across business unit and geographical boundaries
Special Skill Requirement
Excellent interpersonal communication and people management skills
Outstanding written and oral communication skills
Exceptional contract negotiation skills
Compelling influencing and persuasion skills
Robust project management and change management skills
Demonstrated consulting and problem solving skills
Self-starter, able to multi-task and work in a fast paced environment
Benefits * Pay Range: $121,700-158,100 (Farmers offers a competitive salary commensurate with experience, qualifications, and location.) * Bonus Opportunity (based on Company and Individual Performance) * 401(k) * Medical * Dental * Vision * Health Savings and Flexible Spending Accounts * Life Insurance * Paid Time Off * Paid Parental Leave * Tuition Assistance * For more information, review “What We Offer” onhttps://www.farmers.com/careers
Farmers is an equal opportunity employer, committed to the strength of a diverse workforce.
Organization: *Farmers Insurance
Title: Claims Strategic Sourcing & Procurement Manager
Location: California-Woodland Hills
Requisition ID: 200006TM
Other Locations: United States