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Consultant Strategic Services (GPO)

Company: 
BCBSA
CIty: 
Chicago
State: 
Illinois
Employment type: 
Full time
Remote Position: 
No
Required degree level: 
Other

Overview

The consultant leads smaller projects and portions of larger projects to help develop strategic contracting opportunities to improve the competitive position of the Blue System and assists in the economic and financial analysis of these opportunities. Through market research, data collection and analysis, risk evaluation, team interaction and project management the consultant is responsible for assisting in structuring supplier relationships which provide strategic and tactical solutions for Blue Plans and the Blue System. The emphasis is placed on category/contract ownership, sourcing and negotiating with suppliers to maximize the value for Blue Plans. The role will be dedicated to Business Solutions/Administrative area that includes and is not limited to general staffing, corporate social responsibility solutions, corporate subscriptions, leadership coaching, etc.

Responsibilities

Responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Grows the category assigned both through the addition of new national agreements, agreement expansion and Plan adoption/utilization
  • Responsible for the day-to-day management of contracts assigned
  • Has the ability to acquire, organize and synthesize financial data and other information to identify and communicate key findings
  • Maintains financial viability and takes ownership of category
  • Prepares reports, written materials, spreadsheets, promotional materials and presentations to support the work within categories assigned
  • Engages Plans and suppliers regularly through 1:1 communications, meetings, presentations, webinars, etc.
  • Conducts market research to validate category performance, identifies trends/new opportunities and is a subject matter expert within the category
  • Ability to interact with stakeholder staff and external suppliers to lead in collecting information, conducting surveys and exploring potential opportunities within assigned category



Other Job Functions:

  • As assigned by manager and based on business need



Qualifications

Required Basic Qualifications:

  • A minimum of three years" related business experience
  • Bachelor degree in related discipline (Supply Chain Management, Finance, Economics, Business Administration)
  • Experience in Sourcing or any related function
  • Demonstrate ability to work independently and take ownership of assigned categories
  • Strong written and oral communication and presentation skills
  • Strong project management skills
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office products (Word, Excel, PowerPoint)



Equal Opportunity Employer

Blue Cross Blue Shield Association is an equal opportunity employer. We evaluate qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, age, gender identity, disability, veteran status, genetic information or any other legally protected characteristics

Make an impact on healthcare in America. A career with Blue Cross Blue Shield Association allows you to be part of the foundation that supports the 35 Blue Cross and Blue Shield companies nationwide, while protecting and strengthening the Blue Cross Blue Shield brand. Our work is helping provide greater access to cost-effective healthcare, improve the health of America and build stronger communities. With a commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion, we celebrate different cultures, languages, backgrounds and experiences while striving to advance health equity, and we want you to join Team BCBSA.

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