Category Specialist at Centene Corporation (Tampa Bay, FL)

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You could be the one who changes everything for our 26 million members. Centene is transforming the health of our communities, one person at a time. As a diversified, national organization, you'll have access to competitive benefits including a fresh perspective on workplace flexibility.

Position Purpose: Support category leads develop and execute on their category strategy. Lead spend analytics, supplier metrics and collaboration. Administer category council meetings.

Support the development of positive contact with new and potential suppliers, and identifying risks resulting from product or market shifts
Assist in procurement process compliance and buying channel adherence for category-specific purchases and summarize non-compliant data
Assess and report proliferation of new, non-preferred suppliers within spend area
Conduct category research and analysis by gathering supplier market information through collaboration with research and analytics
Support the development and maintenance of category strategies, including preferred and diverse supplier strategy and buy channel strategies
Perform periodical spend analysis to track and review category performance using key metrics and actual vs budgeted spend variance
Assist in ensuring sourcing event strategies are aligned to the respective category strategies

Education/Experience:
Bachelor's degree in Finance, Sourcing, Procurement, or related field or equivalent experience. Master's degree preferred. 1+ years of experience in related field.

License/Certification:
CPM, CPSM, CSCP preferred

Centene is proud to offer competitive benefits for this position. They are available for review at: https://jobs.centene.com/us/en/benefits. The salary range in CO is: $51,600-85,000; The salary range in CT is: $56,700-90,000.

Our Comprehensive Benefits Package: Flexible work solutions including remote options, hybrid work schedules and dress flexibility, Competitive pay, Paid time off including holidays, Health insurance coverage for you and your dependents, 401(k) and stock purchase plans, Tuition reimbursement and best-in-class training and development.

Centene is an equal opportunity employer that is committed to diversity, and values the ways in which we are different. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, veteran status, or other characteristic protected by applicable law.
More Information on Centene Corporation
Centene Corporation operates in the Healthtech industry. The company is located in Saint Louis, MO, Smyrna, GA, Columbus, GA and Sunrise, FL. Centene Corporation was founded in 1984. It has 19000 total employees. It offers perks and benefits such as Flexible Spending Account (FSA), Disability Insurance, Dental Benefits, Vision Benefits, Health Insurance Benefits and Life Insurance. To see all 330 open jobs at Centene Corporation, click here.
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