Strategic Sourcing Consultant Technology

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Costa Mesa, CA

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Full-Time

Overview: <p>This role within the Procurement department will be dedicated to lead the strategic sourcing of IT / IS based products and services. &nbsp;</p> <p>Working closely with Senior Managers and key stakeholders from the IS (Information Systems) group this person will develop long term strategic sourcing strategies and deliver competitive solutions that provide the greatest competitive value for the enterprise.&nbsp; Information Systems areas of focus include software, hardware, telecommunications/networking and professional services categories.<br /><br /><strong>Remarkable benefits:</strong><br />&bull;&nbsp;&nbsp; &nbsp;Health coverage for medical, dental, vision<br />&bull;&nbsp;&nbsp; &nbsp;401(K) saving plan with company match AND Pension<br />&bull;&nbsp;&nbsp; &nbsp;Tuition assistance<br />&bull;&nbsp;&nbsp; &nbsp;PTO for community volunteer programs<br />&bull;&nbsp;&nbsp; &nbsp;Wellness program<br />&bull;&nbsp;&nbsp; &nbsp;Employee discounts</p>
Responsibilities: <p>The role will be responsible for:</p> <ul> <li> <p>Acting as a key point of contact for the IS team regarding the sourcing of IT systems, products and services.</p> </li> <li> <p>Leading and executing on RFX&rsquo;s (RFI, RFQ, RFP) including needs assessment, information gathering, technical stakeholder discussions, drafting of RFX&rsquo;s, vendor research, vendor negotiations, analysis and presentation of results.</p> </li> <li> <p>Working hand in hand with IS stakeholders, vendors and legal counsel to draft, negotiate and manage contracts (master agreements, license agreements, SOW&rsquo;s etc.) for IS related products and services.&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;</p> </li> <li> <p>Managing vendor relationships to ensure business needs are being met and ensuring competitive, sustainable solutions to the business.</p> </li> </ul>
Requirements: <ul> <li> <p>3-5+ years of relevant experience in IT/ IS Strategic Sourcing and/or contract negotiation</p> </li> <li> <p>Strong oral and written communication skills including report/proposal preparation, presentations to Executives and all levels of Management / external contacts</p> </li> <li> <p>Experience working in an IT environment working with hardware/software manufacturers, resellers and professional services organizations</p> </li> <li> <p>Bachelor&rsquo;s degree required (preferred concentration: Management Information Systems, Business Administration, Finance, Supply Chain or similar)</p> </li> <li> <p>Willingness and ability to travel to various states, industry association events and conferences as required to meet standards for business growth and development.</p> </li> <li> <p>Knowledge and interest in emerging technologies such as IoT, AR/VR, AI, Chatbots, RPA and Blockchain preferred.</p> </li> </ul>