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IT Hardware/Software & Telecom Sourcing Manager ^ (H)

Procurement | Englewood, CO | Full Time, Contract, and Temporary

Job Description

 IT Hardware/Software & Telecom Sourcing Manager 6098 ^ (H)

Reporting to the Senior Manager of IT in Strategic Sourcing. This sourcing professional will be responsible for the strategic sourcing of services and goods for the Hardware/Software and Telecom categories in the AMER region. This sourcing professional will also have the responsibility for global category project execution.

Responsibilities:

  • As an individual contributor, this sourcing professional will serve as a trusted business advisor to stakeholders, providing best-in-class technical consulting from a sourcing and external benchmark/industry perspective.
  • Use data analytics, industry benchmarking and strategic sourcing methodologies to provide guidance in the development and execution of sourcing and category strategies, contributing to improved profits and cash flows.
  • Manage the development and execution of sourcing projects and initiatives ensuring alignment with the overall priorities and objectives of the company as well as the specific business function.
  • Lead Sourcing events, collaborating with stakeholders to define the scope, identify suppliers and develop internal recommendations.
  • Lead negotiations with suppliers on a variety of contracts, to ensure maximum value and minimum risk.
  • Manage strategic supplier relationships with cross-functional/cross-business impact covering multiple geographies within the Americas.
  • Lead or assist with the development of process documentation associated with key process improvement leveraging diverse ideas and expertise for category progression.

Requirements:

  • 3 – 5 years’ experience in IT Hardware, Software and Telecom sourcing and category management.
    • Demonstrated expertise in the negotiation of a wide array of IT contract forms including; SaaS, Cloud, Software licensing, Hardware maintenance.
  • Skilled in evaluating a broad range of technology investments with advanced critical thinking and analytical skills providing our business partners with the greatest flexibility and solution options.
  • Solid understanding of procurement law with correlating ability to author/negotiate/oversee: master supply agreements, professional services agreements, statements of work, change requests, amendments.
  • Subject matter expertise in IT Hardware/Software and Telecom categories.
  • Demonstrated track record of leading the sourcing process, working with stakeholders across businesses and geographies.
  • Proven ability to communicate, influence and build relationships with stakeholders at all levels of an organization.
  • Strong business acumen, including good strategy, financial and operational skills.
  • Solid project management skills with the ability to drive and close multiple complexes, high-risk projects across business functions and geographies.
  • Excellent negotiation skills with the ability to negotiate large volume, high risk deals independently.
  • Drive improvement through regular Supplier Performance Reviews
  • Oracle R12 (iProcurement) experience preferred.
  • Strong computer literacy (Microsoft Office Suite)

Other Requirements:

  • Must exhibit efficiency, collaboration, candor, openness, and results orientation, be service-oriented and team-focused with a high degree of initiative and follow-through.
  • Must be well organized, confident in navigating demands from stakeholders, a natural self-starter with a willingness to learn and embrace new methodologies, whilst employing excellent communication, influencing and interpersonal skills.
  • This role may require infrequent travel to key markets (2-4 trips per year)

$30 per Hour       Englewood, CO 80112        6 Month Assignment