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Specialist, Business Consulting, Vendor Management

Specialist, Business Consulting (Vendor Management)


United States – Remote

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Full time

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If you’re passionate about helping people protect what matters most to them, as well as innovating and simplifying processes and operations to provide the best customer value, then Nationwide’s Property and Casualty team could be the place for you!

This Vendor Relations role is available to qualified applicants located anywhere in the United States.

The ideal candidate will possess:

  • Advanced knowledge of Microsoft Office preferred
  • Workers’ Compensation / Casualty claim knowledge highly preferred
  • Strong Communication, Presentation, Organization and Relationship Management Skills.

Key Responsibilities: Partner with vertical Relationship Consultants to provide support for:

  • Day-to-day monitoring of Vendor portfolio for ESS and Commercial
  • Help prepare Quarterly and/or Monthly performance conversations for nearly 60 vendors
  • Vendor assignment analysis by vendor and segment (Workers’ Comp, Casualty)
  • Daily operations, complaint capture – analysis
  • SME for pilot implementations
  • Quality/periodic necessary audits (process validation)
  • Out of office Backup/coverage
  • Reporting data entry (Performance, cadence, BI updates)
  • Contract negotiation and data analytics
  • Industry-specific data for purposes of forecasting and trend evaluation
  • Vendor-housed data accessible via vendor portal

Job Description Summary

We are a versatile group of individuals, working together to meet the needs of our customers. We value knowledge, strong business savvy and contributing to a stellar team dynamic. If you thrive in a busy, engaging work environment, we want to know more about you!
As a Specialist, you’ll act independently or as a member of a team responsible for devising and modifying procedures to tackle simple to moderately complex business problems. You will participate in ongoing process modeling, analysis and design efforts and provide basic business performance management, organizational design and business risk management capabilities to formulate pragmatic and measurable business transformation plans.

Job Description

Key Responsibilities:

  • Partners with management and peers to transform businesses through the strategic application of people, processes and technology. Participates in the planning process by identifying complexities, dependencies and redundancies.
  • Participates in business process analysis/design, needs assessments and cost/benefit analysis to align solutions with business strategies and directions. Participates in creating business-specific technology plans. Consults with functional groups within Nationwide Technology and internal business clients to develop short- and long-term business transformation plans.
  • Develops and implements business processes and procedures. Responsible for communicating to customers, management and external sources.
  • Identifies the critical elements of a business process that need to be monitored. Reports performance in a cohesive manner.
  • Participates, as a team member, in analysis and design of organizational structures, roles, responsibilities, governance, staffing and sourcing to support business goals, strategies and process architecture. Provides significant contribution in executing department-level change.
  • Trains customers on business, technological, societal and environmental trends to support strategies for improving business performance.
  • Facilitates evaluation and research of new and existing products, procedures and/or workflow needs associated with business systems for the company. Evaluates new technological developments and evolving business requirements and recommends appropriate systems alternatives and/or enhancements.
  • Assists in the development and implementation of compelling business cases to accomplish business objectives. Assists with the identification, assessment and mitigation of business risks associated with the current operating model and/or desired target state operating models.

May perform other responsibilities as assigned.

Reporting Relationships: Reports to Manager/Director; this is an individual contributor role.

Typical Skills and Experiences:
Education: Undergraduate studies in business, insurance, mathematics, computer science or related field preferred.

Experience: Five plus years of progressively more responsible experience in business consulting and business process analysis and design, performance improvement, problem solving, planning, coordinating and organizing. Project management experience is preferred. Experience with process re-design methods and tools.

Knowledge, Abilities and Skills: Proven knowledge of standards, methodologies and frameworks, business process management and technology. Sound knowledge of a variety of tools, concepts and techniques. Understanding of new technologies and developments in the technology industry and their application. Detailed knowledge of systems development life cycle. Knowledge of project management concepts and techniques are required. Knowledge of facilitation, performance management, organizational design and organization change management. Ability to lead large or sophisticated projects. Effective communication skills and ability to deal with ambiguity.

Other criteria, including leadership skills, competencies and experiences may take precedence.

Staffing exceptions to the above must be approved by the hiring manager’s leader and HR Business Partner.

Values: Regularly and consistently demonstrates the Nationwide Values.

Job Conditions:

Overtime Eligibility: Exempt (Not eligible)

Working Conditions: Normal office environment. Extended work hours may be required based on workload. May require occasional travel.

ADA: The above statements cover what are generally believed to be principal and essential functions of this job. Specific circumstances may allow or require some people assigned to the job to perform a somewhat different combination of duties


We have an array of benefits to fit your needs, including: medical/dental/vision, life insurance, short and long term disability coverage, paid time off with newly hired associates receiving a minimum of 18 days paid time off each full calendar year pro-rated quarterly based on hire date, nine paid holidays, 8 hours of Lifetime paid time off, 8 hours of Unity Day paid time off, 401(k) with company match, company-paid pension plan, business casual attire, and more. To learn more about the benefits we offer, click here.

Nationwide is an equal opportunity employer. We celebrate diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive culture where everyone feels challenged, appreciated, respected and engaged. Nationwide prohibits discrimination and harassment and affords equal employment opportunities to employees and applicants without regard to any characteristic (or classification) protected by applicable law.

Smoke-Free Iowa Statement: Nationwide Mutual Insurance Company, its affiliates and subsidiaries comply with the Iowa Smokefree Air Act. Smoking is prohibited in all enclosed areas on or around company premises as well as company issued vehicles. The company offers designated smoking areas in which smoking is permitted at each individual location. The Act prohibits retaliation for reporting complaints or violations. For more information on the Iowa Smokefree Air Act, individuals may contact the Smokefree Air Act Helpline at 888-944-2247.

For NY residents please review the following state law information: Notice of Employee Rights, Protections, and Obligations LS740 (ny.gov) https://dol.ny.gov/system/files/documents/2022/02/ls740_1.pdf

Nationwide pays on a geographic-specific salary structure and placement within the actual starting salary range for this position will be determined by a number of factors including the skills, education, training, credentials and experience of the candidate; the scope, complexity and location of the role as well as the cost of labor in the market; and other conditions of employment. If a Sales job, Sales Incentives, based on performance goals are possible in addition to this range.

The national salary range for Specialist, Business Consulting : $66,500.00-$139,000.00

The expected starting salary range for Specialist, Business Consulting : $74,000.00 – $112,000.00