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Farmers Insurance Claims Strategic Sourcing & Procurement Manager in Woodland Hills, California

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Job Summary

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.

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Education Requirements

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

Experience Requirements

  • 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

  • Results orientated

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” on

Farmers is an equal opportunity employer, committed to the strength of a diverse workforce.

Job: *Claims

Organization: *Farmers Insurance

Title: Claims Strategic Sourcing & Procurement Manager

Location: California-Woodland Hills

Requisition ID: 200006TM

Other Locations: United States