What's the role? Responsible for the overall processing, development and execution of contracts in support of Wellmark's goals and objectives. You will establish, coordinate, and administer purchase agreements for goods and services. For routine contracts, you will take lead for providing contractual, business and legal interpretation for assigned procurement related issues as well as serve as a liaison with internal stakeholders and external vendors to negotiate and renegotiate favorable contract terms including price, contract provisions and to ensure the mitigation of organizational risk. In collaboration with the Procurement Services Coordinator, you will be responsible for the execution, oversight and tracking of all purchase orders.
What does it take to make the cut? An associate's degree or two years of equivalent experience and at least one year of procurement experience as a buyer or purchasing professional. Ideal candidates must have strong communication skills to be successful in this role; you will be expected to interact with various leaders throughout the organization as well as a plethora of stakeholders internally and externally. Your resume will rise to the top if you have technology buying experience, a strong understanding of software contracts, and contract renewals!
Why Wellmark? We are a mutual insurance company owned by our policy holders across Iowa and South Dakota, and we’ve built our reputation on over 75 years’ worth of trust. We are not motivated by profits. We are motivated by the well-being of our friends, family, and neighbors–our members. If you’re passionate about joining an organization working hard to put its members first, to provide best-in-class service, and one that is committed to sustainability and innovation, consider applying today! Lastly, this specific opportunity could lead to a long-term career in procurement.