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Cigna Strategic Sourcing Associate - Enterprise Wellnes in Phoenix, Arizona

This position is responsible for supporting and monitoring projects, programs and operations within Global Procurement and Third Party Management assigned to the Cigna Medical Group Practice, Cigna Onsite Health and other lines of business. This position organizes, coordinates workflows and resources in addition to updating and maintaining documentation associated with assigned projects. Performs duties of confidential nature requiring initiative, good judgment, detail follow through and a thorough knowledge of company policies and objectives to achieve financial goals. Will build relationships with appropriate areas to optimize the Strategic Sourcing performance.

Core Responsibilities

Responsible for acquiring materials, supplies and services, placing purchase orders for goods and services that have standard costs and quoted discounts already in place.

Follows up on orders; responsible for approximately $5 to $10 million in material purchases Coordinates purchasing activities with other departments to maintain inventory at planned levels.

Responsible for identifying savings opportunities to improve performance for CMG/COH, presenting the opportunities to the Manager.

Responsible for supporting the Manager on expense budgets for each HealthCare Center including COH client budgets/projections and monitoring the actual results.

Responsible for validating pricing in client contracts, managing prepaid supply/inventory process.

Interprets, researches and responds to specific purchasing requests, inquiries and problems. Continually communicates with line of business contacts, managers, disbursement operations, shipping/receiving and Systems support for CMG and COH divisions and field office customers. Works closely with the Manager and Peers to assure timely execution of new equipment and supply purchases, maximum utilization of surplus and provides accurate records of disposal and transfer of fixed assets.

Resolves supplier payment problems, statement irregularities and customer service issues.

Assists with special projects as required by Manager or higher Band level team members.

Establish par levels and center/department guidelines for supply orders.

Prepare/update order lists individual departments to ensure cost-effective ordering. Monitor expenses; report problems or inconsistencies to Manager.

Act as a liaison between administration, departments, and suppliers.

Monitors due dates to ensure assigned deadlines are met. Notifies Manager if the potential for not meeting a deadline exists.

Maintains daily operational processes such as e-mails, screening and responding to telephone calls and inquiries as necessary.

Other duties as assigned

Additional Responsibilities

Handles and executes complex and critical customer service requests. Receives, evaluates and acknowledges commitment of requisitions. Contacts customers, recommends cost effective enhancements, corrects customer information and communicates changes to affected parties. Uses sound judgment to negotiate resolution of scheduling conflicts to assure Cigna interests are appropriately represented to suppliers and customers.


High School Diploma or equivalent.

Computer background with emphasis on Excel and Word. Medical purchasing background preferred.

Detail oriented with highly developed organizational skills to manage multiple projects/priorities. Strong communication and interpersonal skills.

Math aptitude and detail orientation

Ability to handle a high volume of paperwork and incoming calls. General understanding of reports and tracking logs.

Superior customer service and problem-solving skills.

About Cigna

Cigna Corporation exists to improve lives. We are a global health service company dedicated to improving the health, well-being and peace of mind of those we serve. Together, with colleagues around the world, we aspire to transform health services, making them more affordable and accessible to millions. Through our unmatched expertise, bold action, fresh ideas and an unwavering commitment to patient-centered care, we are a force of health services innovation. When you work with us, or one of our subsidiaries, you’ll enjoy meaningful career experiences that enrich people’s lives. What difference will you make?

Qualified applicants will be considered without regard to race, color, age, disability, sex, childbirth (including pregnancy) or related medical conditions including but not limited to lactation, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, veteran or military status, religion, national origin, ancestry, marital or familial status, genetic information, status with regard to public assistance, citizenship status or any other characteristic protected by applicable equal employment opportunity laws.

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