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Job ID :
95419
Location :
Chicago, IL US
Level :
Experienced Professional
Job Category :
Procurement
Description :

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Think that working in the insurance field can’t be exciting, rewarding and challenging? Think again. You’ll help us reinvent protection and retirement to improve customers’ lives. We’ll help you make an impact with our training and mentoring offerings. Here, you’ll have the opportunity to expand and apply your skills in ways you never thought possible. And you’ll have fun doing it. Join a company of individuals with hopes, plans and passions, all using and developing our talents for good, at work and in life.


Job Description

Arity

Arity is a new technology company that uses advanced predictive analytics to help partners evaluate risk and make sense of everyday experiences. Our proprietary algorithms analyze billions of data points, distilling the flood of information into simple, actionable insights. Chief among these is the Arity Driving Score, which models billions of miles of driving and claims data to assess risk, gauging each driver’s likelihood of an event.

 

Founded by The Allstate Corporation, an organization synonymous with protection and preparation, Arity is born from a long-standing commitment to deep customer understanding and future-focused innovation. Fueled by the curiosity of a startup, our expertise begins with connected car, providing applied insights that meet insurer and transportation/mobility company needs and enhance driver safety, connectivity and value.

 

Don’t miss this opportunity to join a team where your innovative thinking and technology skills can improve the safety of those on the road and further enhance the car-ownership experience.

 

The Team

 

The Vendor Management Office (VMO) was developed to support Arity’ engagement of third party services, maximize strategic value from the organization’s vendor partners and provide visibility throughout the organization.  In addition to maximizing value, obtain market insight for our vendors, strengthen relationships, monitor risks, and control the total cost of ownership.

 

The Role

 

Associate Manager for Supplier and Partnership Management will need to bring in depth knowledge of supplier and partnership management trends. The Associate Manager will work across the Arity Department and Sourcing & Procurement Solutions (SPS).  The Associate Manager manages business needs and oversight for all Supplier and Partner activities.  Relationship management is key to  successful supplier and partner managment including developing relationships, getting the most value out of the relationship and the dollars that are spent. 
 

Key Responsibilities


Supplier and Partner Optimization & Management

  • Produce metric reports, consolidate and provide snapshots of all supplier and partner engagements
  • Manage vendor to meet our strategic needs/alignment
  • Partner with internal business stakeholders to maximize product use
  • In collaboration with SM COE, implement new supplier management process
  • Consult with the business on how to best solve a business need

Contract Management

  • Manage tools, and templates
  • Maintain centralized control over contracts, including common data store visible throughout the organization 
  • Maintenance and oversight of the vendor management database
  • Monitoring  of the renewal workflow management

Vendor Evaluation

  • Work with the Sourcing & Procurement Solutions (SPS) supplier performance and risk assessment team; Facilitate the SPS supplier performance and risk process

Governance

  • Monthly reporting of Supplier and Partner activities – new vendors, contract modifications, etc.

Roadmap/Product Planning

  • Manage strategic vendor roadmap for Arity

The VMO Leader will have management oversight of:

  • Supplier Analyst
  • Sourcing Specialist

Job Qualifications

Knowledge/Skills/Abilities/Experience

 

Mandatory

  • Ability to leverage resources and tools to accomplish objectives
  • Ability to train others on immediate work group functions
  • Ability to interact effectively with all levels of personnel, including Senior Leaders, Management staff , and Support staff
  • Ability to be a proactive self-starter who understands the details within a much larger context
  • Intermedite consulting skills
  • Ability to build relationships within and across organizations
  • Ability to influence outside of your direct line of authority
  • Strong communication skills
  • Broad understanding of Arity’ processes and services
  • Advanced strategic/conceptual thinking
  • Supplier and Partnership strategy, knowledge and experience

 

Desirable

  • Broad understanding of Arity’ processes and services
  • Manager-level experience
  • 5+ years vendor/contract management and/or procurement, including management of third-party vendors and contract negotiation

 


Good Work. Good Life. Good Hands®.

As a Fortune 100 company and industry leader, we provide a competitive salary – but that’s just the beginning. Our Total Rewards package also offers benefits like tuition assistance, medical and dental insurance, as well as a robust pension and 401(k). Plus, you’ll have access to a wide variety of programs to help you balance your work and personal life -- including a generous paid time off policy.

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