Job description


  • Entry level
  • No Education
  • Salary to negotiate
  • Eden Prairie


Position Description

If you want to achieve more in your mission of health care, you have to be really smart about the business of health care. Challenge yourself, your peers and our industry by shaping what health care looks like and doingyour life's best work.(sm)

The Materials Manager (Print Buyer) is responsible for ensuring effective print production, project management and vendor management. The primary focus is to manage the overall purchasing effectiveness of quality printed materials to support the needs of the business while proactively identifying the most economical print delivery format and method (ie. digital, conventional, electronic).

- Review, understand & communicate project details for assigned print projects
- Serve as primary day-to-day contact for print vendors
- Provide recommendations and obtain internal expenditure approval for best format, economic order quantity, fulfillment method, document estimates
- Monitor Purchase Order status through invoicing; ensuring price, General Ledger coding and quantity accuracy
- Provide final art files, print specifications, quantities, ship-to address, labeling and shipping instructions to print vendors
- Develop and maintain vendor timelines and print production schedules
- Hold vendor accountable to quality and print production schedule and ensure accurate reporting
- Receive, review and approve printer proofs (in conjunction with and/or on behalf of the business owner)
- Attend press checks in order to provide on-site direction regarding color corrections as necessary
- Monitor on time, on budget, quality and cost-effective delivery of materials by print & fulfillment vendors
- Keeping leadership and business stakeholders apprised of potential project risk and provide regular status updates
- Create procedures and job aids for all tasks or processes
- Assist with materials planning, capacity planning, monthly metrics, and overall business forecasting where applicable
- Maintain and foster collaborative working relationships with team members, internal clients and external vendors
- Recommend & participate in RFQs with Enterprise Sourcing & Procurement as required to pre-approved print & fulfillment vendors
- Support the overall business goals by performing additional duties as assigned or requested

Required Qualifications:

- BA/BS degree or equivalent related work experience
- 1+ year of print production experience
- Comprehensive understanding of the printing, letter shop and fulfillment industry
- Experience with offset & digital printing
- Intermediate knowledge of MS Excel
- Experience coordinating or managing deliverables of third-party vendors
- Must be available to travel occasionally on business
Preferred Qualifications:

- Experience with variable data printing

Careers with Optum.Here's the idea. We built an entire organization around one giant objective; make the health system work better for everyone. So when it comes to how we use the world's large accumulation of health-related information, or guide health and lifestyle choices or manage pharmacy benefits for millions, our first goal is to leap beyond the status quo and uncover new ways to serve. Optum, part of the UnitedHealth Group family of businesses, brings together some of the greatest minds and most advanced ideas on where health care has to go in order to reach its fullest potential. For you, that means working on high performance teams against sophisticated challenges that matter. Optum, incredible ideas in one incredible company and a singular opportunity to doyour life's best work.(sm)

Diversity creates a healthier atmosphere: UnitedHealth Group is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, protected veteran status, disability status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital status, genetic information, or any other characteristic protected by law.

UnitedHealth Group is a drug-free workplace. Candidates are required to pass a drug test before beginning employment.

Job Keywords: Materials Manager Coordinator, Eden Prairie, MN, Minnesota