We are looking to recruit a Procurement Manager with a strong background and experience in IT and enterprise solutions software sourcing.
Minimum Qualification: Bachelor
Experience Level: Management level
Experience Length: 5 years
Develop and execute innovative category management principles across IT spends, with a particular focus on Software (Software Licenses, SaaS), Cloud services and Hardware (Data Centers and Infrastructure)
Negotiate and manage major technology providers to deliver global contracts with significant cost savings as well as adding value to the business
Liaising with Executive-Level leaders within the business to proactively promote the value procurement can add through strategic activities, aligning category strategy with business plans overall
Work with the procurement leadership to deliver ‘best practice’ methodology to raise the profile of procurement & sourcing within the business and develop a world class function
BS degree in Business, Supply Chain, or Technology.
A minimum of 5 years of procurement & sourcing experience for IT companies
Industry qualifications: e-commerce, cloud services background.
Strong experience in IT Category Management, well versed in developing category strategy as well as delivering it in the forms of strategic tenders, negotiations and supplier management.
Expertise and global perspective in Hardware, Software, SaaS licensing and technology consulting sourcing, contracting, and negotiations
Experience working with Senior Executives across multiple business functions internally and with suppliers
Must have experience in negotiating with major technology suppliers
Must have experience in managing $100+ million IT spends with strategic vendor partnerships.
Must be commercially astute and a confident communicator, able to work with Executive-Level stakeholders as well as individually negotiate with external suppliers
Strategic sourcing experience
Strong financial, analytical experience, and business acumen.
Excellent communication skills, both written and oral, and presentation communication skills.
Solid quantitative and qualitative analysis skills including the ability to use the full suite of MS Office.
Solid business systems skills including experience in the operation of ERP systems or web-enabled sourcing tools.
Experience with an automated purchase system that is integrated into a corporate enterprise solution.
Leadership and project management abilities in order to direct functional project teams
A high level of integrity, creativity, persistence, and personal drive.
A proven ability to deliver results in strategic sourcing processes, including understanding the specs, finding the suppliers, analyzing the options, and assembling proposals.
The ability to manage through complex operation environments.
A team player attitude.
A willingness to challenge the status quo.
Experience with the implementation of P2P systems, ERP systems or web-enabled sourcing tools.
Two to four years of supervisory experience.
Global / International sourcing.
Operations and supply chain.
MS DAX, ScoutRFP, Anaplan.
Running e-sourcing and e-auction projects.
The e-commerce industry, business to business, wholesale, manufacturing, and in-venue retail and similar industries.
To apply, send your CV and cover letter to email@example.com and use " IT Procurement Manager" as the subject . before the 30th of September 2018