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Procurement Manager

  • Location: Pennsylvania, United States of America, North America
  • Salary: 40-45.67 per hour
  • Job Type:Contract

Posted 26 days ago

  • Sector: Professional
  • Contact: James Tompkins
  • Contact Email: james@staffing-the-universe.com
  • Contact Phone: (732) 238-6050
  • Start Date: 06/01/2021
  • Job Ref: 21-09187
Procurement Manager

PURPOSE/SUMMARY
Responsible for category planning, sourcing, and supplier management in IT/Telecom area.
Demonstrates a total cost of ownership (TCO) savings mindset by developing and supporting long term category strategies with the Global IT/Telecom category Director.
Ensures implementation of category management - end to end sourcing category ownership by procurement (from demand specification, via development of TCO, Request for Information/Proposal/Quote processes through implementation plan and TCO savings monitoring)

PRIMARY DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
* Lead the development and execution of regional category sourcing strategies activities in respective spend area.
* Facilitate the negotiation and contract review process, ensuring that appropriate solution and privacy review stakeholders are included.
* Develop and manage relationships with internal clients and strategic suppliers.
* Work closely with both stakeholder groups to ensure efficient cross- functional collaboration.
* Support Global Procurement Center in the review and analysis of contract performance and spend in the IT/Telecom category.
* Monitor and conduct review and analysis of contract performance and spending for categories.
* Engage suppliers in addressing and correcting contract performance deficiencies.
* Support business purchasers in proactive work with internal clients to identify, forecast and optimize demand and standardize specifications to reduce TCO.
* Ensure that procurement services are provided according to procurement plan and within budgets, timescales, and standards.
* Plan project activities, prepare timelines and roadmaps.
* Coordinate project activities, collaborate with project team members.
* Prepare project deliverables within area of responsibility.
* Monitor status of project and report to project stakeholders.
* Manage category project budgets, preparing cost-to-completion projections, if needed calculate business case.
* Organize meetings and workshops, prepare agendas, document key decisions, write meeting minutes.
* Contribute to a positive work environment and promote teamwork; support/lead efforts to increase employee engagement.
* Ensure meeting of high ethical standards related to strategic sourcing process. * Perform other related duties as assigned.

Qualifications:
* Bachelor's degree in business or engineering is required; Master's degree is preferred.
* Preferred 8 years of experience in procurement, with at least two years' experience in IT/Telecom procurement is required.
* Experience in leading sourcing team is a plus and in motivating and building bridges between stakeholders is essential.
* Strong acumen of the IT industry to support global initiatives.
* Advanced ability on Microsoft Office suite of software is necessary.
* Familiarity with procurement systems such as, but not limited to SAP Ariba, Coupa, etc.
* Strong communication skills, both verbal and written are essential.
* Must have demonstrated ability to deliver sourcing results in complex change management environment.
* Must have a strong TCO mindset and have advanced skills in sourcing planning and negotiations.
Ariba, Coupa, etc.
* Strong communication skills, both verbal and written are essential.
* Must have demonstrated ability to deliver sourcing results in complex change management environment.
* Must have a strong TCO mindset, and have advanced skills in sourcing planning and negotiations. 

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