If you want to make a positive difference and stand out from the crowd, you’ll fit in at The Standard (www.standard.com). Through our retirement plans and insurance products and services, we help people achieve financial well-being and peace of mind. Come join us and share our passion for serving our customers in a positively different way.
This position is responsible for developing and leading sourcing strategies as part of the Enterprise Supplier Management (ESM) team. This involves working directly with executive business partners to develop sourcing and supplier management strategies that facilitate proper supplier selection, facilitate effective negotiations, deliver continuous value to the business, and enhance performance improvement across strategic categories. Leads the negotiation and contracting process of high value, complex and critical agreements.
The ideal candidate will have a strong background in Source to Pay (S2P) activities and managing indirect spend categories, with a deep understanding of operational processes, technologies, common business challenges, and the ability to translate them into solutions. Primary interfaces with be with major stakeholders in Employee Benefits (EB), Individual Disability Insurance (IDI), and Retirement Planning (RP) along with other support organizations, like Legal & Compliance, Human Resources and Information Technology. You must be an absolute self-starter with strong project management skills and possess the ability to effectively manage multiple demands of your time and resources to deliver exceptional results to the business.
Facilitates Change: Seeks opportunities for different and innovative approaches to addressing problems and opportunities; shares ideas with others to facilitate acceptance of change within the workplace.
Education: Bachelor’s degree requested. Masters preferred.
Experience: A minimum of 7 years of relevant procurement/sourcing experience. This includes the ability to manage and execute sourcing strategies, contract negotiations, acquisition development and planning for specific projects and clients. Strong knowledge of procurement management life cycle.
Professional certification required: CPSM, C.P.M., CPIM, or CSCP or equivalent is strongly preferred
Standard Insurance Company, The Standard Life Insurance Company of New York, Standard Retirement Services, Inc., StanCorp Equities, Inc. and StanCorp Investment Advisers, Inc., marketed as The Standard, are Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employers. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, color, sex, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, disability, or veteran status or any other condition protected by federal, state or local law. The Standard offers a drug and alcohol free work environment where possession, manufacture, transfer, offer, use of or being impaired by an illegal substance while on Standard property, or in other cases which the company believes might affect operations, safety or reputation of the company is prohibited. The Standard requires a criminal background investigation, drug test, employment, education and licensing verification as a condition of employment. All employees of The Standard must be bondable.
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