Director, Procurement

Are you excited to step into a complex world that requires a blend of mind, heart and flexibility? We at CareOregon have been strengthening communities since 1994 by making health care work for everyone. As a nonprofit health plan largely focused on Oregon’s Medicaid population, we find fulfillment in supporting the underserved.

General Statement of Duties

This position is responsible for overseeing and leading the execution of procurement activity for the organization. Time is focused on business group partnership, as well as enterprise-wide engagement. Primary duties include operational planning and oversight, as well as resource, relationship, and people management. This position provides input into strategic plans for Finance, as well as the broader organization.

Essential Position Functions

Technical/Operational Leadership

Directs procurement activities across the organization.
Develops and oversees internal systems and measures to ensure effective, efficient, equitable, and compliant operations.
Develops, guides, and oversees cost proposals and pricing information.
Prepares, negotiates, and oversees the administration of contracts and purchase orders.
Assesses bids from vendors and determines or guides business leaders in determination of contracts to be awarded.
Evaluates vendor proposals to ensure all requirements are met.
Leads vendor performance monitoring, including value, timeliness, and accurate delivery of services.
Develops and regularly reports on performance against metrics.
Liaises with business leaders on procurement needs and forecasting.
Identifies and advises on diverse sourcing channels.
Drives process improvement efforts.
May serve as a sponsor or chair for key projects and initiatives.

Strategic/Operational Planning

Participates in the development of vision, goals, and strategic plans for the Finance unit.
Develops short and long term plans and policies; oversees the development and execution of standard operating procedures.
Provides input into the organization’s strategic plans.
Maintains a business unit view while establishing department priorities, being cognizant of broader business unit and organizational impacts.

Financial/Resource Management

Recommends items for inclusion in the department budget in alignment with short and long term plans.
Manages department resources to ensure priorities are accomplished.
Approves resource allocations within budget, including people, finances, and timelines; make decisions on exceptions.

Relationship Management

Leads effective communication system for work group(s), ensuring a collaborative culture.
Builds and ensures effective relationships across internal teams and external organizations for current or future integration.
Partners with internal leaders and managers in identifying improvement plans and processes.
Represents CareOregon in external meetings and functions, providing productive leadership presence and effectiveness.

People Management

Directs team(s) and establishes team and management goals.
Provides team members with ongoing understanding of business unit plans and expectations.
Performs employment functions in collaboration with Human Resources, including staffing, recruitment, performance management, professional development, and termination.
Coaches, motivates, and recognizes staff.
Creates opportunities for professional development.
Leads the development of performance goals, measurement, and evaluation of results.
Ensures participation in required training initiatives and organizational activities, as well as adherence to external regulations and internal policies.
Drives a culture of success in alignment with the organizational mission, vision, and values.

Essential Department and Organizational Functions
Supports and operates in alignment with the organization’s core values.
Strives to meet work goals that contribute to departmental and organizational goals.
Adheres to organizational standards, policies and procedures, as well as compliance requirements.
Performs other duties as assigned.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities Required

Extensive knowledge of procurement and contract principles and procedures
Ability to build and oversee cost effective, equitable, and compliant systems
Understanding of financial structures, fiscal responsibility, and the economic impact of business decisions
Ability to balance strategic and operational thinking
Excellent communication skills, both verbally and in writing, including strong presentation skills
Consensus building skills; ability to negotiate favorable outcomes
Ability to lead multi-stakeholder meetings and collaboration
Ability to build and maintain effective relationships with internal leaders and external partners and vendors
Understanding of the health insurance industry preferred, including internal and external managed care systems, products, and methods
Skilled in budget management and oversight
Ability to effectively convey business unit goals and plans ensuring integration into strategic plans and initiatives
Ability to plan, organize, manage, and monitor work projects
Ability to develop and lead high performing team members, including hiring, goal setting, coaching, performance management, and development
Ability to respond timely to needs of business leaders
Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite or similar software.
Ability to work in an environment with diverse individuals and groups

Physical Skills and Abilities Required
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Cognitive and Other Skills and Abilities Required

Ability to focus on and comprehend information, learn new skills and abilities, assess a situation and seek or determine appropriate resolution, accept managerial direction and feedback, and tolerate and manage stress.

Education and/or Experience


Minimum 10 years’ experience in procurement, contracting, and/or finance
Minimum 3 years’ experience managing people

Strategic experience within health care or managed care

Working Conditions

Environment: This position’s primary responsibilities typically take place in the following environment(s) (check all that apply on a regular basis):
☒ Inside/office ☐ Clinics/health facilities ☐ Member homes

☐ Other_________________________________________

Travel: This position may include occasional required or optional travel outside of the workplace, in which the employee’s personal vehicle, local transit, or other means of transportation may be used.
Equipment: General office equipment
Hazards: n/a
Candidates of color are strongly encouraged to apply. CareOregon is committed to building a linguistically and culturally diverse and inclusive work environment

Veterans are strongly encouraged to apply.

Equal opportunity employer. This company considers all candidates regardless of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or veteran status.

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