Aetna Strategic Sourcing Lead-Healthcare Services (Business Process Outsourcing) 44581BR in Hartford, Connecticut

Req ID: 44581BR


Responsible for category management sourcing execution within the Procurement Heath Care spend category. This will include category strategy development, RFP management, business case development, supplier negotiation, contract development, internal stakeholder communication and relationship management, and supplier risk management. The Healthcare Services category includes, but is not limited to, medical records retrieval and review, provider networks, care management, health assessment services, member services, utilization management, wellness programs, pharmacy, and professional services.

Fundamental Components:

-Analyzes category spend to identify opportunities to reduce individual contract/sub-category spend utilizing all savings levers. Mentors and leads analysts with assigned projects by overseeing timelines, building contingency plans, executing corrective actions, communicating issues resolution, and identifying and utilizing key milestones, stakeholders, and resources needed to ensure timely and successful deal negotiations.

-Develops strategic plans for highly complex projects (over $15 million) and commodities to drive value for the category based on an understanding of the business units needs, the supply market, spend baseline and industry benchmarks. Effectively document, communicate and gain buy-in for established strategy.

-Leads select complex sourcing projects (over $15 million) and extended teams to bring the highest value to Aetna.

-Analyzes information, including market and industry trends, along with advances in sourcing, make recommendations and present relevant data regarding Aetnas sourcing to senior level management.

-Directs financial modeling and analysis. Partners with Aetna business units to translate business objectives into sourcing strategies while rationalizing the supplier base.

-Develops and leads cross-functional teams, projects, processes and initiatives that improve operational and cost efficiency. Turns strategic direction into specific goals, deliverables and metrics.

-Works successfully with legal and business teams to ensure best solution for Aetna. Identifies regional and global sourcing opportunities, influence internal spend owners and drive to successful completion.

-Drafts complex agreements, Requests for Information (RFI), Requests for Proposal (RFP) and Requests for Quotation (RFQ) documentation (for projects in excess of $15 million) with minimal direction using traditional or e-sourcing applications Documents complex business requirements and translates them into deliverable or SLA based contracting models.

-Works with a wide range of professionals, lead distributed virtual teams, and coach individuals and teams as needed to meet business, operational and compliance needs.

-Researches and analyzes industry best practices and drives improvements to ensure that Aetnas sourcing processes are "best in class".

-Independently negotiates complex contractual terms and conditions (for contracts in excess of $15 million) in order to mitigate operational, compliance and contractual risk.


-Minimum of 7 years of experience, preferably in the healthcare industry, in a combination of the following related areas; supply chain, procurement, vendor management, sourcing, project management, or operations.

-Prior experience and leadership in aggressively managing cost, supplier negotiations, conflict management, business relationship management.


Bachelor's degree or equivalent experience.


Procurement/Certified Purchasing Manager is desired

Project Management/Lean Six Sigma is desired

Project Management/Project Management Professional (PMP) is desired


Functional - Procurement/Procurement - contract negotiations/7-10 Years

Functional - Finance/Financial analysis/4-6 Years

Functional - Management/Management - Project management (non-IT)/4-6 Years

Functional - General Management/Process & quality improvement/4-6 Years

Functional - General Management/Vendor management (non-IT)/4-6 Years


Technical - Desktop Tools/Microsoft Outlook/4-6 Years/End User

Technical - Desktop Tools/Microsoft PowerPoint/4-6 Years/End User

Technical - Desktop Tools/Microsoft SharePoint/4-6 Years/End User

Technical - Desktop Tools/Microsoft Word/4-6 Years/End User

Telework Specifications:

Hartford, CT, Tampa, FL, Scottsdale, AZ


This is an opportunity to join a dynamic Procurement organization that is in the process of transforming to meet the future of healthcare in America and across the globe. This is a new role focused on supporting a key growth area of the business. We play a critical role in developing and implementing solutions that will improve the quality and affordability of healthcare.

Aetna is about more than just doing a job. This is our opportunity to re-shape healthcare for America and across the globe. We are developing solutions to improve the quality and affordability of healthcare. What we do will benefit generations to come.

We care about each other, our customers and our communities. We are inspired to make a difference, and we are committed to integrity and excellence.

Together we will empower people to live healthier lives.

Aetna is an equal opportunity & affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment regardless of personal characteristics or status. We take affirmative action to recruit, select and develop women, people of color, veterans and individuals with disabilities.

We are a company built on excellence. We have a culture that values growth, achievement and diversity and a workplace where your voice can be heard.

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Job Function: Procurement