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Manager, Strategic Sourcing - IT

Dallas, TX · Information Technology
This is a direct hire role.
Our client is seeking a Strategic Sourcing IT Category Manager who will be responsible for developing strong business partnerships to collaborate on strategy across the business units while driving category, supplier, and sourcing strategies to maximize value including optimizing use and reducing cost. This position will provide management of the overall supplier relationship including negotiating pricing and contract terms as well as supplier performance and compliance. This candidate will act as a trusted business partner, collaborating with management and other subject matter experts to develop category strategies, alternative solutions when necessary, advising on risks, total cost of ownership, and business impacts.
  • Proactively source, qualify, negotiate, and present vendor engagement opportunities to the key decision makers in an assigned business unit
  • Extensive experience in facilitating RFP processes and vendor selections
  • Extensive experience in managing the contract process from contract draft to signature – negotiations on business terms and managing the change processes with MSAs, SOWs
  • Ensure the success of vendor engagement from quality, fulfillment, total cost elements
  • Collaborate with team members across assigned business units and spend owners
  • Define and implement category specific savings activities in alignment with area Indirect Strategic Sourcing management and Global Category Management.
  • Bachelor’s degree
  • 8+ years in Sourcing / Procurement, specializing in IT – Hardware, Software, License Agreements, ERP
  • Experience leading global sourcing responsibilities, including opportunity analysis and identification, supplier selection, compliance and risk evaluation, and contract negotiation.
  • Ability to develop strategic sourcing strategies in alignment with business initiatives.
  • Ability to work independently with strong teamwork, communication, presentation, and interpersonal skills.
  • Collaborate with cross-functional teams - including, but not limited to, Legal, IT Security, and FP&A to provide end-to-end support to the business.
  • Ability to develop strategic sourcing strategies in alignment with business initiatives.
  • Working understanding of supplier market in respective area of focus
  • Ability to seek out new and innovative ways of approaching situations or tasks. Explores a range of possibilities for resolving a problem or issue.
  • Demonstrates confidence in own ability to carry out a task or job. Is confident in the face of opposition from others when expressing their views
For immediate consideration, please submit a recent resume in addition to a detailed cover letter with salary expectations.
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