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Strategic Sourcing Analyst/Senior Strategic Sourcing Analyst | Hybrid

Job Level:  Professional
Location: 

Minneapolis, MN, US, 55416-1297

Due Date:  NA
Area of Expertise:  Procurement
Unit:  Allianz US Life
Job Type:  Full-Time
Remote Job:  Not applicable
Employment Type:  Permanent
ID:  8960

At Allianz Life, we are driven by our mission – we secure your future – and by our common goal of caring for tomorrow. We care for our employees by promoting an inclusive culture where everyone has the opportunity to grow and be rewarded for their success. We care for our customers by creating new products that help them protect their families and pursue their retirement goals. We care for our community by giving time, resources, and donations. And we care for the future by supporting sustainability, protecting the local environment, and promoting societal equity.

 

What you do:

The Strategic Sourcing Analyst will support the Sourcing organization in order to execute sourcing projects that range from simple to medium complexity, from start to finish, including but not limited to – sourcing request validation per client guidelines, assisting with requirements analysis for competitive events, collaborating with client requesters to close any data gaps, prepare and publish the contract package to the identified suppliers, following up with suppliers to ensure adequate participation, and summarizing proposals back to the requestor, and working with the legal team to ensure a robust agreement that hold suppliers accountable for performance is executed. The Strategic Sourcing Analyst will be expected to understand and comply with Allianz Life contracting and purchasing guidelines, as well as be able to effectively work within a matrixed and global organization.

 

  • Review and negotiate contracts of low, to medium, value and risk with vendors, adhering to sourcing governance in order to achieve the best outcome for Allianz Life. As part of the process, will need to ensure strong communication with internal stakeholders as well as ongoing management of contracts and issues.
  • Support, and as applicable will handle, Requests for Information (RFIs), Requests for Proposal (RFPs) and scoring/evaluation engagements in coordination with, and oversight by, the Strategic Sourcing Manager for the respective category and stakeholder groups.
  • Develop relationships with key Business Areas, including interviewing users to determine parameters of proposed transactions and/or improvements.
  • Manage sourcing-related process and systems, including required data entry, reporting, automation and enhancements.
  • Coach Business Units on vendor management of their suppliers, and support resolution of supplier performance issues when appropriate.

 

What you bring:

  • 2-3 years’ experience required: Purchasing/Contract experience
  • 4-5 years’ experience preferred: Purchasing/Contract experience
  • Two-year degree required
  • Four-year degree preferred: BS/BA degree and/or CPM Certificate

 

What we offer:

At Allianz Life, we’re proud to provide a benefits package that supports the True Balance of our employees and their families. We offer a choice of comprehensive medical and dental plan options, a generous time off plan and an outstanding 401(k) company match. Plus, our employees enjoy an award-winning campus with an array of discounted amenities, including an onsite health center, child development center, fitness facility, convenience store and two cafeterias. Our employees and leaders take an active role in shaping our culture through our Employee Resource Groups, whose activities and advocacy contribute to an environment that welcomes, includes and celebrates diversity. Our generous benefits, campus amenities and inclusive, engaged culture are among the many reasons we’re routinely recognized as a top workplace employer.

 

Allianz Group is one of the most trusted insurance and asset management companies in the world. Caring for our employees, their ambitions, dreams and challenges, is what makes us a unique employer. Together we can build an environment where everyone feels empowered and has the confidence to explore, to grow and to shape a better future for our customers and the world around us. We at Allianz believe in a diverse and inclusive workforce and are proud to be an equal opportunity employer. We encourage you to bring your whole self to work, no matter where you are from, what you look like, who you love or what you believe in. We therefore welcome applications regardless of ethnicity or cultural background, age, gender, nationality, religion, disability or sexual orientation.

 

Join us.  Let’s care for tomorrow.