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Centene Corporation Strategic Sourcing Specialist II (Meetings & Events) in Austin, Texas

You could be the one who changes everything for our 26 million members. Centene is transforming the health of our communities, one person at a time. As a diversified, national organization, you’ll have access to competitive benefits including a fresh perspective on workplace flexibility.

Position Purpose: Lead supplier negotiations and contracting with suppliers on behalf on internal customers.

Develop and execute Request for Information and Request for Proposals (RFI, RFP) to gain understanding of market dynamics and suppliers position within the market

Lead pricing and contract negotiations on both tactical and strategic contracts, assisting with strategy, technique and messaging

Liaise with Legal, Risk and other internal stakeholders to ensure contract language protects Centene's interests

Connect with internal customers to identify business needs and develop scope of project

Support business initiatives by engaging with internal business owners and suppliers, leading contract negotiations

Utilize market research along with RFI and RFP results to develop sourcing strategy, identifying most productive negotiation strategy to drive value

Assist in the preparation of internal negotiation strategy documents

Understand SS&P strategic sourcing process and begin to recommend process improvements, and with manager support, implement changes


Bachelor’s degree in Business or related field or equivalent experience; 3+ years of experience in project management or negotiations

Our Comprehensive Benefits Package: Flexible work solutions including remote options, hybrid work schedules and dress flexibility, Competitive pay, Paid time off including holidays, Health insurance coverage for you and your dependents, 401(k) and stock purchase plans, Tuition reimbursement and best-in-class training and development.

Centene is an equal opportunity employer that is committed to diversity, and values the ways in which we are different. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, veteran status, or other characteristic protected by applicable law.

TITLE: Strategic Sourcing Specialist II (Meetings & Events)

LOCATION: Various, Texas

REQNUMBER: 1408147

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