Sourcing Consultant

at Global Atlantic Financial Group
Des Moines, Iowa, United States

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COMPANY OVERVIEW

Global Atlantic Financial Group is a leader in the U.S. life insurance and annuity industry, serving the needs of individuals and institutions. With differentiated investment and risk management capabilities, deep client relationships, and a strong financial foundation, the company has established a track record of delivering proven, value-added solutions and long-term growth. Global Atlantic is a majority-owned subsidiary of KKR, a leading global investment firm that offers asset management and capital markets solutions across multiple strategies.

Global Atlantic is looking for a diverse team of talented individuals who reinforce our culture of collaboration and innovation. We are dedicated to the career development of our people because we know they are critical to our long-term success. Join our team and come grow with us. 

This position is not eligible for visa candidates now or in the future. 

Position Overview/Summary:

This position is responsible for the operational execution of the GA sourcing process supporting Global Atlantic’s various Line of Business (LOB) areas. As a member of the GA Sourcing team, they will work alongside LOB leaders to identify strategic, technical and operational business requirements to be managed by external Third-Party Service Providers (TPSP). The Sourcing Associate is the sourcing subject matter expert for their LOB leaders. They understand the current business challenges and issues to identify and the optimal TPSP and assist in assessing and managing their performance throughout the engagement. In addition, they will become a subject matter expert in a variety of buying categories allowing them to become conversant with both the business areas and the targeted TPSP community.

The role is based in either our Des Moines, Iowa or Boston, MA office. 

Responsibilities / Essential Functions:

  • Manage long term sourcing plans for multiple lines of business, delivering best in class service in each phase of Global Atlantic’s sourcing life cycle (strategy, assessment & selection, contract management and governance).
  • Support the Sourcing team as a management discipline that partners with LOB leaders to guide financial strength, identify and manage risk, and performance for Global Atlantic’s LOB areas.
  • Provide input to Sourcing team’s prescribed approach to annual budget management and Global Atlantic’s three-year rolling plan for Operating Expenses.
  • Work outside your assigned LOB to support Sourcing team projects and initiatives
  • Identify areas for improvement to enhance overall third-party inventory management and leverage spend with preferred third parties.
  • Participant in cross functional sourcing teams to support the overall sourcing process.
  • Build strong working relationships with business area personnel, TPSPs and industry counterparts.

Essential Skills & Experience:

  • 5-7 years professional sourcing and/or vendor management experience.
  • Bachelor’s degree in Finance, Business, Operations Management degree preferred, Law degree strong plus
  • Experience in a previous Sourcing role and/or organization preferred
  • Experience in Life & Annuity insurance segments an advantage.
  • Business Process Outsourcing or Third-Party Advisor experience preferred
  • Exhibits critical thinking which anticipates, recognizes, identifies and develops sourcing solutions to problems in a timely manner.
  • Strong planning, organizational and time management skills.
  • Ability to influence others through strong written and verbal communication skills.
  • Confident in holding others accountable to high standards.
  • Able to accept new ideas and embrace fast changing business environment.
  • Displays the ability to maintain cooperative relationships at all levels of the organization, despite differing perspectives.
  • Dedicated to meeting the expectations and requirements of internal customers.
  • Demonstrates well developed negotiating techniques to achieve business goals.

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TOTAL REWARDS STATEMENT  

Global Atlantic’s total rewards package is reflective of our corporate values, particularly diversity, excellence and innovation, with a focus on inclusion, pay equity, and flexibility. We are proud to support your personal and professional growth and well-being through programs such as educational assistance, virtual physical therapy, remote/onsite fitness reimbursement, a medical second opinion program, pet insurance, military leave, parental leave, adoption assistance, fertility and family planning coverage. We strive to foster a culture of total well-being through community outreach and charitable giving programs.

We are active in our communities-

  • New York: Red Hook Conservancy, Girls Who Invest and The Bowery Mission
  • Boston: Cradles to Crayons, Project Bread, Let’s Get Ready, Rise Against Hunger, Salvation Army and many other local volunteer organizations in around the Boston area
  • Hartford: Habitat for Humanity, Foodshare, Humane Society, Hands on Hartford, Mercy Shelter and Dog Star Rescue
  • Indianapolis: Elevate Indianapolis, Gleaners Food Bank and the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation
  • Batesville: American Cancer Society Relay for Life, Angels of Giving, Margaret Mary Health Foundation, Ripley County Community Foundation, Safe Passage, Batesville High School Sponsorships, local area youth sports and food pantries, as well as many others
  • Des Moines: United Way, Central Iowa Shelter & Services, Junior Achievement of Central Iowa and Make a Wish Foundation
  • Berwyn: Food drive and will be planning an event to help a local family over the holidays
  • Atlanta: Packaged Good Organization, which helps the most vulnerable community members with providing personalized care packages for people in need including the elderly, our armed forces, the homeless and hospitalized kids
  • Bermuda: Sponsor of a weekly feeding program operated by The Hamilton Seventh-Day Adventist Church

 

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Global Atlantic is committed to creating an inclusive environment where everyone can meaningfully contribute to our success. We are proud to be an equal opportunity employer and we do not discriminate in employment on any basis that is prohibited by federal, state or local laws.  More than that, we strive to be inclusive of all backgrounds and experiences, which we feel gives us a competitive advantage in the market and within our firm.  All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, disability, age, or veteran status. 

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