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Consultant Strategic Services (GPO)

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Job Details
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Company Name
Blue Cross Blue Shield Association
Physical Address
225 N. Michigan Ave
Chicago, IL 60601
Job Description

Job LocationsUS-IL-Chicago
Consultant Strategic Services (GPO)

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Group Purchasing Organization


The consultant leads smaller projects and portions of larger projects to help develop strategic contracting opportunities to improve the competitive position of the Blue System and assists in the economic and financial analysis of these opportunities. Through market research, data collection and analysis, risk evaluation, team interaction and project management the consultant is responsible for assisting in structuring supplier relationships which provide strategic and tactical solutions for Blue Plans and the Blue System. The emphasis is placed on category/contract ownership, sourcing and negotiating with suppliers to maximize the value for Blue Plans. The role will be dedicated to Business Solutions/Administrative area that includes and is not limited to general staffing, corporate social responsibility solutions, corporate subscriptions, leadership coaching, etc.

Responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Grows the category assigned both through the addition of new national agreements, agreement expansion and Plan adoption/utilization.
  • Responsible for the day-to-day management of contracts assigned.
  • Has the ability to acquire, organize and synthesize financial data and other information to identify and communicate key findings.
  • Maintains financial viability and takes ownership of category.
  • Prepares reports, written materials, spreadsheets, promotional materials and presentations to support the work within categories assigned.
  • Engages Plans and suppliers regularly through 1:1 communications, meetings, presentations, webinars, etc.
  • Conducts market research to validate category performance, identifies trends/new opportunities and is a subject matter expert within the category.
  • Ability to interact with stakeholder staff and external suppliers to lead in collecting information, conducting surveys and exploring potential opportunities within assigned category.


Required Basic Qualifications:

  • A minimum of three years related business experience
  • Bachelor degree in related discipline (Supply Chain Management, Finance, Economics, Business Administration)
  • Experience in Sourcing or any related function

Equal Opportunity Employer

Blue Cross Blue Shield Association is an equal opportunity employer. We evaluate qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, age, gender identity, disability, veteran status, genetic information or any other legally protected characteristics.

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