Senior Category Manager, Indirect

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Transforming the future of healthcare isn't something we take lightly. It takes teams of the best and the brightest, working together to make an impact.As one of the largest healthcare technology companies in the U.S., we are a catalyst to accelerate the journey toward improved lives and healthier communities.Here at Change Healthcare, we're using our influence to drive positive changes across the industry, and we want motivated and passionate people like you to help us continue to bring new and innovative ideas to life.If you're ready to embrace your passion and do what you love with a company that's committed to supporting your future, then you belong at Change Healthcare.Pursue purpose. Champion innovation. Earn trust. Be agile. Include all.Empower Your Future. Make a Difference.The Senior Category Manager, Indirect Sourcing is a strategic sourcing position with a focus on indirect spend such as marketing, human resources, legal, and facilities. As part of the Corporate Strategic Sourcing team, the position will be responsible for developing category strategies, designing sourcing plans, coordinating negotiations, and driving successful supplier relationships. This role is a part of a high performing sourcing team that can execute on those strategies. The role is also responsible for ensuring strong alignment with, and becoming a trusted advisor to, key functional and business unit stakeholders.* Lead assigned categories sourcing end-to-end, from developing an overarching strategy to identifying ways to enhance activities for each individual business unit.* Constantly assess category scope and daily activities to identify areas of improvement and automation leading to elimination or redistribution of tactical tasks.* Develop or oversee development of sourcing strategies to ensure alignment across the spend category, implementation of appropriate procurement approaches, and identification of controls to manage risk.* Develop and maintains relationships within assigned spend categories to identify and support procurement needs including developing long-term procurement strategies, reviewing and challenging current state where appropriate, and leading complex change management efforts for internal and external processes to ensure business and organizational needs are effectively met.* Conduct research, benchmarking, and cost analysis to remain a subject matter expert in assigned categories and make recommendations to the business.* Collaborate with business stakeholders to implement changes that achieve business goals.* Manage sourcing activities using advanced sourcing levers (RFI/RFPs, supplier relationship management, total cost of ownership analyses etc.) as part of a multi-year sourcing pipeline plan to drive total value, including cost savings and supplier innovation, for Change Healthcare.* Conduct analysis of qualitative and quantitative characteristics, including suppliers' capabilities, operational objectives, risk profile, and financial positioning.* Drive corporate compliance to the preferred-supplier program via end-user change management and communications programs.* Work with project managers to develop pricing estimates for technology related projects and budgets.* Work closely with Procurement Operations teams to manage day-to-day operational support for select programs to ensure high-levels of end user satisfaction* Develop trusted advisor relationships with key functional and business stakeholders; work with those stakeholders to deliver project activities with a focus on continuous improvement.* Work closely with Enterprise Sourcing leadership team and business unit/function stakeholders to deliver against the long-term vision and near-term strategy.* Lead category reporting in the areas of spend, savings, supplier performance metrics.* Serve as liaison to Finance, Legal, IT, Business Units, Information Security and other groups to ensure internal reporting meets the needs of the stakeholders.Requirements:* BS/BA or equivalent work experience required. MBA a plus* 10+ years of sourcing experience; at least 5 years within the indirect categories including marketing, human resources, legal, facilities and corporate events.* Experience with procurement-related tools (Oracle, SAP, or similar technology solution)* Project management capabilities, including business case development, conflict management, written and verbal presentation skills* Experience in MSOffice tools (Excel, Word, PowerPoint)* Procurement, technology or project management certifications are a plusCritical Skills:* Solid understating of sourcing terminology, processes and trends* Excellent communication (oral and written) and interpersonal skills, including assertiveness, courage, and the ability to influence others* Excellent relationship management skills, demonstrating mature confidence and integrity* Business analysis skills to drive and implement sourcing aligned with the stakeholders' strategies* Demonstrated ability to work autonomously, both as a category lead and as a part of a team* Ability to work in a team environment to collate and act upon feedback from all levels within the business and sourcing environments* Ability to work in a fast-paced environment.* Ability to exercise sound financial judgment, make decisions, and skilled at gaining consensus.* Strong analytical, data management, and negotiation skills.* Demonstrated leadership and growth potential.* Ability to thrive in a team environment.* Ability to manage a large portfolio of projects and consistently deliver quality results.#LI-ES1Employees in roles that require travel will need to be able to qualify for a company credit card or be able to use their own personal credit card for travel expenses and submit for reimbursement.Join our team today where we are creating a better coordinated, increasingly collaborative, and more efficient healthcare system!Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action StatementChange Healthcare is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, national origin, disability, or veteran status. To read more about employment discrimination protections under federal law, read EEO is the Law at and the supplemental information at you need a reasonable accommodation to assist with your application for employment, please contact us by sending an email to with 'Applicant requesting reasonable accommodation' as the subject. Resumes or CVs submitted to this email box will not be accepted.Click here to view our pay transparency nondiscrimination policy.Change Healthcare maintains a drug free workplace and conducts pre-employment drug-testing, where applicable, in accordance with federal, state and local laws.

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