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IT Contracts Sourcing Specialist, Consultant

Company: Blue Shield of California
Location: Oakland
Posted on: November 23, 2022

Job Description:

Your RoleLooking for a chance to do meaningful work that touches millions? Come join the hardest working, nonprofit health plan in California and help us shape the future of health care. Blue Shield of California's Mission is to ensure all Californians have access to high-quality care at an affordable price. Blue Shield is focused on improving health care delivery by working closely with providers and making it more accessible, affordable and customer-centric. Being a mission-driven organization means we do much more than serve our 4 million members: we were the first health plan in the nation to limit our annual net income to 2 percent of revenue and return the difference to our customers and the community. We also believe that a healthier California begins with our employees, so we provide them with resources to develop and maintain a healthy lifestyle through our award-winning wellness program, Wellvolution.We're hiring smart thinkers and doers who want to work for a leader and innovator in the challenging, ever-changing healthcare space. Come and help us make health care better for everyone.Your WorkIn this role, you will:Write and negotiate contract terms to maximize vendor performance, protect the long-term interests of the company, and obtain and sustain the most competitive pricingGenerate recommendations for internal process improvements to cut cost, and enhance vendor performancePlan and oversee execution of strategic and operational initiatives impacting IT and the various business units IT SupportsDrive and achieve administrative expense optimization projects savings target/benefitsProactively drive opportunities for cost reductionBecome proficient on use of BSC systems and tools, including Service Now, to appropriately documents all contract processMay support software audits and assist with post audit remediation to mitigate vendor business risk and to address, where appropriate, in future vendor contractsAbility to establish and sustain a positive influence on the performance of others within IT, the company, and vendorsDrive the execution of desired results and operational changes once processes are outsourced in order to take full advantage of the opportunities provided by partnering with organizations that can provide scale, technology, expertise and resources not previously available to BSCDrive expense optimization and/or cost savings projectsResponsible fundamental business process functions that are critical to the daily running of BSC's business and ultimately BSC's successMay represent the organization as the performance and relationship owner in relationships with business-critical vendors. These activities include relationship and performance management, risk mitigation, contract negotiations, dispute resolution and vendor strategy & developmentReview and approve complex high dollar value contracts for technology goods and servicesDetermine appropriate vendor contracts for newly proposed work and negotiates competitive agreements with the vendors that protect BSC's long term interests, mitigate risk, and provide competitive pricing

Keywords: Blue Shield of California, Oakland , IT Contracts Sourcing Specialist, Consultant, Other , Oakland, California

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