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100% Remote - Technical Procurement Manager

Company: Conexess Group
Location: Phoenix
Posted on: June 25, 2022

Job Description:

Description The Strategic Sourcing Team

  • Leverages knowledge of technology, application software, infrastructure software, data and content procurement in leading supplier/contract negotiations and RFX efforts.
  • Partners with stakeholders to plan contracting and sourcing strategies.
  • Develops key supplier relationships in close collaboration with Strategic Planning teams to maximize the value of negotiation events.
  • Delivers savings, cost avoidance and value-adds to the network through strategic negotiations with external suppliers as needed.
  • Works with Strategic Planning to contribute to the development/refinement of master category strategies (MCS).Strategic Supplier Relationship Management (SSRM) ResponsibilitiesSupplier Facing
    • Understands established vision and path to support a long-term supplier relationship that is beneficial
    • Understands the sell to structure within the supplier organization and thorough understanding of the supplier landscape
    • Documents supplier performance management and expectations
    • Contributes to process to identify and inform on any supplier related issues; establish processes to mitigate as appropriate
    • Supports an effective, efficient supplier account management infrastructure and processes
    • Serves as a contact for Lead Client Service Partners (and stakeholders) on any supplier issues, as needed
    • Establish relationships with all key stakeholders of the supplier to ensure alignment with their objectivesOther Responsibilities
      • Delivers or participates in non-sourcing category-related initiatives
      • Compiles category-specific RFX templates and playbooks
      • Manages negotiation project risks/issues; proactively updates Strategic Planning leadership of key issues, recognizes and determines the appropriate corrective action to ensure projects remain on scheduleJob Description - Required Education, Qualifications, and Experience *
        • Education: Bachelor's Degree required; Master's degree preferred
        • Years of Experience: 8-10 years of relevant experienceRequired Skills
          • 5 years + of previous progressive experience in Procurement, Strategic Sourcing, IT Vendor Management.
          • Excellent project management skills; Excellent negotiation and presentation skills.
          • Advanced Microsoft Office skills; Excel & PowerPoint
          • Knowledge of key software licensing contract terms and how to negotiate to achieve win/win solutions
          • Experience working independently, or in negotiation teams to achieve corporate objectives
          • Experience in the procurement, negotiations or sales of at least one of the major industry software-as-a-service solutions or categories including but not limited to: Customer Relationship Management tools, ERP, Financials and Procurement software, HRIS, Publishing Content Management, Marketing Automation, Desktop and Cloud Infrastructure Software, Service Management, Security Event and Incident Monitoring Software, System Integration tools, Business Intelligence and Analytics software

Keywords: Conexess Group, Phoenix , 100% Remote - Technical Procurement Manager, IT / Software / Systems , Phoenix, Arizona

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