Title Sourcing Specialist IT/Professional Services
Categories Procurement
Job ID 255
Location Boston
Job Information

Our client an international environment company has a new position for sourcing to contract execution for the following spend categories:

Information Technology – Hardware, Software, SaaS, IT services (application development, maintenance and support), Infrastructure, Telecommunication Services Professional Services – HR, Finance, Legal, Marketing, Facilities, Shared Services, etc.

The individual will report to Category Manager/Director in executing initiatives to deliver EBITA and performance savings to VNA. The individual must be able to develop an understanding of the supply base, support stakeholders in defining requirements and supplier selection process, structure deals, negotiate contracts, support implementation, and oversee vendor relationships.

Responsibilities:
Develop strong understanding of each category/sub-category in terms of internal requirements and external supply base. Establish strong understanding of the marketplace, including current and future trends; and solid understanding of internal requirements, business drivers, total cost of ownership
Implement strategic sourcing process with stakeholders. This includes, developing a strategic sourcing project plan with timelines, roles; and undertaking the following activities – determining spend (baseline, SKU level information), understanding business requirements, determining specifications, undertaking competitive analysis of providers, vendor selection, drafting and issuing RFPs, comparing responses, influencing operational and site leaders in supplier selection, negotiating and finalizing contract commercial and legal terms.
Manage key supplier contracts, develop relationship management strategies driving collaboration and innovation for continuous improvements
Establish metrics and drive compliance for utilizing preferred vendors
Develop and maintain hosted and/or punch out Coupa catalogs.
Ensure vendors are complying with contractual obligations for pricing and service levels

Background & Experience BS plus 3 yrs and certification preferred
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