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Highmark Western and Northeastern NY + Buffalo Purchasing Initiative

A national blended health organization, Highmark Health and our leading businesses support millions of customers with products, services and solutions closely aligned to our mission of creating remarkable health experiences, freeing people to be their best.

Headquartered in Pittsburghwe’re regionally focused in Pennsylvania, Delaware, West Virginia, and eastern and northwestern New York with customers in 50 states and the District of Columbia.

We passionately serve individual consumers and fellow businesses alike.

And our companies cover a diversified spectrum of essential health-related needs including health insurance, health care delivery, population health management, dental solutions, reinsurance solutions, and innovative, technology solutions.

Our financial position reflects strength and stability, with our year-end 2021 consolidated revenues totaling $22 billion.

And we’re proud to carry forth an important legacy of compassionate care and philanthropy that began more than 170 years ago. This tradition of giving back, reinvesting and ensuring that our communities remain strong and healthy is deeply embedded in our culture, informing our decisions every day.

Procurement at Highmark

Procurement Operations manages and supports Procure to Pay Operations and Process Improvement.  We focus on operational excellence across all procurement activities, including supplier/master data management, procurement technology, requisition approval cycle time, purchase order creation, and any KPI/SLA adherence as applicable.  We strive to improve our Procurement processes where possible to ensure we provide the best customer experience.

Supplier Diversity

Highmark’s Supplier Diversity & Inclusion supports the corporate responsibilities of the federal, state and local governments to promote business opportunities for certified minority-owned, woman-owned, veteran-owned, service-disabled veteran-owned, historically underutilized business (HUB) zone, LGBT, small and other disadvantaged business enterprise.

Highmark’s fundamental business strategy is to continually increase diverse spend by seeking partnerships with individuals and businesses in the various communities that we serve. We seek to engage diverse suppliers and enterprise-wide business customers to build opportunities, create successful partnerships, enlarge supplier capacity, and leverage competition to support Highmark’s mission. We constantly strive to increase our diverse supplier pool and expand partnership opportunities through the collaboration of Highmark Health Procurement, Supplier Diversity & Inclusion and our Business Partners.

Highmark has opportunities for contractors, IT software and implementation providers, medical goods manufacturers and distributors, corporate tax services, print and marketing services, facilities maintenance and many others.

Highmark requests that all diverse suppliers register in Highmark’s diverse supplier database so that supplier information is readily available when business opportunities arise.

To register with Highmark as a diverse supplier, visit:


Lee Lewis
Director, Supplier Diversity and Inclusion