Anthem, Inc. Strategic Vendor Consultant in Grand Prairie, Texas
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Your Talent. Our Vision. At Anthem, Inc., it’s a powerful combination, and the foundation upon which we’re creating greater access to care for our members, greater value for our customers, and greater health for our communities. Join us and together we will drive the future of health care.
This is an exceptional opportunity to do innovative work that means more to you and those we serve at one of America's leading health care companies and a Fortune Top 50 Company.
Strategic Vendor Consultant
Responsible for managing relationships with vendors, stakeholders, and key decision makers in order to meet or exceed business goals. Acts as single point of accountability for internal and/or external business partners.
Primary duties to include, but are not limited to:
Develops communication documents and training criteria related to external client facing program success measures.
Manages the execution of vendor agreements to ensure compliance, monitor quality, and develop corrective action plans.
Responsible for managing the overall vendor performance per contractual service level agreements (SLA) and ensures vendor conformity to enterprise standards, operational processes and management guidelines to ensure business goals and budget are achieved for an enterprise function.
Participates in cross-functional teams to implement vendor services.
Drives continuous improvement activities and implementations across functional areas.
Recommends and implements vendor parameters regarding vendor production and quality in support of business objectives.
Provides SME support in constructing performance-based, accountability-driven vendor/business partner agreements, statements of work and action plans and procedures as needed.
Facilitates the planning and implementation of the transition of new work items assigned to the vendor in support of strategic goals and budget.
Reviews, reconciles and pays vendor invoices.
Works with business representatives to assure that all aspects of implementation run smoothly.
The health of our associates and communities is a top priority for Anthem. We require all new candidates to become vaccinated against Covid-19. All offers of employment are conditioned on completion of a background check, including COVID-19 vaccination verification. If you are not vaccinated, your offer will be rescinded unless you provide – and Anthem approves – a valid religious or medical explanation as to why you are not able to get vaccinated that Anthem is able to reasonably accommodate. Anthem will also follow all relevant federal, state and local laws.
- Requires a BA/BS degree in business or related field required; 3-5 years of increasingly responsible professional level contract management/vendor management experience; or any combination of education and experience, which would provide an equivalent background.
Proficient in Microsoft Office, Excel, and Outlook
Health plan experience preferred, ideally Medicaid.
Be curious, self-starter.
Interpersonal and consultative skills.
We offer a range of market-competitive total rewards that include merit increases, paid holidays, Paid Time Off, and incentive bonus programs (unless covered by a collective bargaining agreement), medical, dental, vision, short and long term disability benefits, 401(k) +match, stock purchase plan, life insurance, wellness programs and financial education resources, to name a few. Anthem, Inc. has been named as a Fortune 100 Best Companies to Work For®, is ranked as one of the 2020 World’s Most Admired Companies among health insurers by Fortune magazine, and a 2020 America’s Best Employers for Diversity by Forbes. To learn more about our company and apply, please visit us at careers.antheminc.com. An Equal Opportunity Employer/Disability/Veteran. Anthem promotes the delivery of services in a culturally competent manner and considers cultural competency when evaluating applicants for all Anthem positions.