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Claims Strategic Sourcing & Procurement Manager


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Job Summary


The Claims Strategic Sourcing & Procurement Manager is responsible for serving as the primary point of contact for assigned business unit leaders, accountable for delivery of services and communicating withthe Business Unit and Claims Vendor Management team appropriately. This position will develop category specific sourcing strategies informed by larger Strategic Sourcing Strategies as well as business priorities and needs. The Manager will provide oversight and, when needed, lead complex RFx (Requests for Information, Requests for Propsals) and contracting initiatives. This role will be responsible for leading a team in supporting assigned customers while aligning with strategic sourcing strategies.


This role will support Claims. Prior insurance or claim experience preferred.


Essential Job Functions


  • As an output of category planning, lead and manage the end to end sourcing process including high spend, highimpact, and high complexity projects (eg projects involving key vendor relationships, essential business unittools/resources, large user base across multiple business units) through requirements definition, RFx development,distribution, and completion, scorecard coordination and analysis, spend and response analysis, and vendor riskmanagement requirements.
  • Leverage deep sourcing and RFx knowledge to serve as the primary point of contact for business unit operationalstakeholders, cost center owners, and department heads while being accountable for delivery of RFx services,management of high complexity contract requests, and handle all internal stakeholder and external vendorcommunications.
  • Lead and manage contractual negotiations, legal and business clause drafting, coordination of appropriateapprovals, and will obtain associated documentation for high complexity contracting assignments (Master ServiceAgreements (MSA), Non-Disclosure Agreements (NDA), Amendments, Statements of Work (SOW), Work Orders (WO)).
  • Lead the definition, planning, and execution of category strategies, including proactive contract management,sourcing pipeline development, spend analysis, and industry trend reviews as aligned to SS&P strategic roadmap. Supervise assigned staff including oversight of talent acquisition, performance management and talent development.


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Education Requirements


High school diploma or equivalent required. Bachelor's degree preferred in business, finance, or related field, or equivalent combination of education and experience. Master's Degree preferred. Certifications ISM, CSCMP, other industry certifications preferred


Experience Requirements


8 years experience in a strategic sourcing or procurement role required; previous leadership experience also required

Experience with managing and delivering across business unit and geographical boundaries

Special Skill Requirement


Excellent interpersonal communication and people management skills

Outstanding written and oral communication skills

Exceptional contract negotiation skills

Compelling influencing and persuasion skills

Robust project management and change management skills

Demonstrated consulting and problem solving skills

Self-starter, able to multi-task and work in a fast paced environment

Results orientated



  • Pay Range: $121,700-158,100(Farmers offers a competitive salary commensurate with experience, qualifications, and location.)
  • Bonus Opportunity (based on Company and Individual Performance)
  • 401(k)
  • Medical
  • Dental
  • Vision
  • Health Savings and Flexible Spending Accounts
  • Life Insurance
  • Paid Time Off
  • Paid Parental Leave
  • Tuition Assistance
  • For more information, review “What We Offer” on https://www.farmers.com/careers


Farmers is an equal opportunity employer, committed to the strength of a diverse workforce.

Nearest Major Market: Los Angeles