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Procurement Strategy Lead - Center for Enablement



Kentucky, USA · Remote
Posted on Thursday, June 6, 2024

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The Procurement Strategy Lead provides data-based strategic direction to identify and address business issues and opportunities. Provides business intelligence and strategic planning support for business segments or the company at large. The Procurement Strategy Lead works on problems of diverse scope and complexity.

The Strategy Lead – Procurement Center for Enablement (“C4E”) is responsible for planning and overseeing Strategic Plans, Analytics & Insights strategy, Project Management on key initiatives, Merger and Acquisition Procurement Project Management, and management of ad hoc leadership requests including alignment on Source to Pay, Accounts Payable, Contract Management, and Supplier Performance Management. Reporting to the Director of the C4E, the Strategy lead will work closely with the Director and Leadership to develop long-term business strategies to support growth and revenue, identify weaknesses or opportunities in ongoing strategies and analyze and assess internal processes leveraging automation and AI capabilities.


  • Leads the execution of multiple key strategic projects from design, plan, technical development, deployment, change management and adoption, maintenance, and improvements.

  • Supports and develops the C4E long-term roadmap and strategy with Procurement C4E Director including alignment of the C4E goals. Processes and resource allocation with the EPSM organizational strategy

  • Stakeholder Management: building and nurturing strong advisory relationships with key external and internal senior stakeholders including influencing cross-functional leadership

  • Evaluates and Assesses market trends, external benchmarks and systems to identify areas for improvement, competitive advantage, and Humana comparison and adoption

  • Collaborates with category managers, contract managers, sourcing leads, operational support teams, IT support teams, contractors, and leadership to develop, enhance specific application needs for improved efficiencies, such as Oracle System, COUPA, iCertis, Salesforce, SaaS applications, EPSM and AP Analytics, and Portfolio Management applications

  • Represents and brings expertise on behalf of the Procurement department to segment stakeholders and leaders with minimal direction

  • Advises procurement leadership on opportunities for process improvement and enhanced customer experience and provides insights based on independent analysis

  • Operates with independent judgment with respective to paths forward and complex issues with minimal direction

  • Supports Supplier Management Leadership Team and Chief Procurement Officer with preparing and organizing monthly leadership reporting and presentations

  • Ability to travel up to 10%

Use your skills to make an impact

Required Qualifications

  • Bachelor's degree or equivalent combination of education and experience

  • 6 or more years of project leadership in strategic initiatives

  • 2 or more years of Finance and/or Procurement experience

  • 2 or more years of project management experience

  • Advanced Microsoft Excel skills including ability to link pivots to external data sources, creating pivot tables and summarizing data into reports and dashboards

  • Proficient in SQL

  • Experience with tools such as Tableau, Qlik, PowerBi for creating data visualizations

  • Experience working with big and complex data sets within large organizations and/or the analysis of healthcare data

  • Proficiency in verbal and written communication to senior and executive leadership

  • Strong organizational skills and ability to manage multiple or competing priorities

  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills

  • Must be passionate about contributing to an organization focused on continuously improving consumer experiences

Preferred Qualifications

  • 2 or more years of management consulting experience

  • Advanced Degree in a quantitative discipline, such as Mathematics, Economics, Finance, Statistics, Computer Science, Engineering or related field

  • Advanced in SQL, SAS and other data systems

  • Prior experience working in a system analytics and/or data warehousing environment

Additional Information



Work-At-Home Requirements:

To ensure Home or Hybrid Home/Office associates’ ability to work effectively, the self-provided internet service of Home or Hybrid Home/Office associates must meet the following criteria:

  • At minimum, a download speed of 25 Mbps and an upload speed of 10 Mbps is recommended; wireless, wired cable or DSL connection is suggested.

  • Satellite, cellular and microwave connection can be used only if approved by leadership.

  • Associates who live and work from Home in the state of California, Illinois, Montana, or South Dakota will be provided a bi-weekly payment for their internet expense.

  • Humana will provide Home or Hybrid Home/Office associates with telephone equipment appropriate to meet the business requirements for their position/job.

  • Work from a dedicated space lacking ongoing interruptions to protect member PHI / HIPAA information.

Why Humana? You will experience the following rewards as a full-time Humana employee:

Compensation and Financial Security — Our pay philosophy is designed to motivate and reward associates for their skills and contributions to the company. We provide options to help you plan for your future and protect your assets: Competitive base pay, Recognition pay, and a 401(k) retirement savings plan with a company match.

Your Whole Health — Humana's health products and services are designed to encourage personal wellness and smart healthcare decisions for you and your family: Medical, dental, and vision benefits, Health plan incentives, Paternity leave, etc.

Work Perks — Humana knows your life extends outside of work. We have options to support your interests and needs, including flexibility to allow associates to work from home, and we offer all associates: Paid time off, holidays, volunteer time, jury duty pay, Associate charity matching program, Discount programs with major retailers, etc.

Grow With Us — Humana provides growth and career opportunities that can help you develop your skills and build your future with the organization: Internal and external learning events, Tuition assistance, Inclusion, and diversity training, etc.

Interview Format:

As part of our hiring process for this opportunity, we will be using an exciting interviewing technology called HireVue to enhance our hiring and decision-making ability. HireVue allows us to quickly connect and gain valuable information for you pertaining to your relevant skills and experience at a time that is best for your schedule.

If you are selected for a first-round interview, you will receive an email correspondence inviting you to participate in a HireVue interview. In this interview, you will receive a set of interview questions over your phone or via email to complete. Some of the questions may require longer responses and using a computer vs phone to type responses may work best. You should expect this interview to take about 15-20 minutes. Your recorded interview will be reviewed, and you will subsequently be informed if you will be moving forward to the next round of interviews.

Scheduled Weekly Hours


Pay Range

The compensation range below reflects a good faith estimate of starting base pay for full time (40 hours per week) employment at the time of posting. The pay range may be higher or lower based on geographic location and individual pay will vary based on demonstrated job related skills, knowledge, experience, education, certifications, etc.

$112,400 - $154,900 per year

This job is eligible for a bonus incentive plan. This incentive opportunity is based upon company and/or individual performance.

Description of Benefits

Humana, Inc. and its affiliated subsidiaries (collectively, “Humana”) offers competitive benefits that support whole-person well-being. Associate benefits are designed to encourage personal wellness and smart healthcare decisions for you and your family while also knowing your life extends outside of work. Among our benefits, Humana provides medical, dental and vision benefits, 401(k) retirement savings plan, time off (including paid time off, company and personal holidays, volunteer time off, paid parental and caregiver leave), short-term and long-term disability, life insurance and many other opportunities.

About us

Humana Inc. (NYSE: HUM) is committed to putting health first – for our teammates, our customers and our company. Through our Humana insurance services and CenterWell healthcare services, we make it easier for the millions of people we serve to achieve their best health – delivering the care and service they need, when they need it. These efforts are leading to a better quality of life for people with Medicare, Medicaid, families, individuals, military service personnel, and communities at large.

Equal Opportunity Employer

It is the policy of Humana not to discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment because of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, marital status, genetic information, disability or because he or she is a protected veteran. It is also the policy of Humana to take affirmative action to employ and to advance in employment, all persons regardless of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, marital status, genetic information, disability or protected veteran status, and to base all employment decisions only on valid job requirements. This policy shall apply to all employment actions, including but not limited to recruitment, hiring, upgrading, promotion, transfer, demotion, layoff, recall, termination, rates of pay or other forms of compensation and selection for training, including apprenticeship, at all levels of employment.