Job Description - Senior IT Procurement Specialist in Jacksonville
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Senior IT Procurement Specialist

Ref: US_EN_6_914747_1336866

Posted on 06 May 2020
Job Location
Jacksonville, Florida
Contract Type
Permanent
Category
Information Systems
Salary
$75,000 - $95,000 / Year

Responsibilities

  • Manage IT procurement spend and activities across all categories.
  • Build strong executive level partnerships with internal stakeholders to support and/or identify opportunities for negotiated cost savings business impact.  
  • Coordinate activities across various IT organizations to effectively interact with IT professionals to execute agreed upon priorities.
  • Work with legal, security, and IT teams to negotiate favourable contracts, mitigating risk, while ensuring terms meet all laws, regulations, and corporate standards.
  • Apply advanced sourcing methodologies to develop negotiating strategies that enable effective negotiations, vendor management and process improvement.
  • Conduct in-depth analysis on pricing, vendor stability, and proposals to ensure a fair, ethical, and level playing field.
  • Maintain knowledge of current IT trends, vendor capabilities and changes within the technology landscape for traditional and emerging solutions.
  • Develop and manage the life cycle of sourcing and RFx’s, supporting the full portfolio of technology related spend including SaaS, IT Services, Hardware, Software, Outsourcing, Mobile phones, telecommunications, MFPD and Data Networking / Communications.  
  • Prepare detailed, comprehensive savings analyses, implementation plans and final Contract Summary recommendation for management approval.
  • Conduct in-depth internal spend analyses and competitive market trend analyses to spot opportunities.
  • Assist in the Supplier Relationship Management function for measuring and managing supplier performance criteria for the acquisition of materials and services.
  • Support all management and reporting requirements related to any information, data or reports required or requested by the procurement leadership.
  • Experience

  • 5+ years of experience in procurement with exposure to negotiation / vendor management and 3 years in IT Procurement.
  • Knowledge of procurement and IT terminology is a must.
  • Good project management skills / exposure.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills both verbally and in writing to various levels within the organization.
  • Ability to proactively establish and maintain effective working relationships.
  • Negotiations skills.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Must Haves:

  • Self-Starter
  • Independent 
  • Strong Character/Backbone
  • Excellent Negotiator
  • Flexible 
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