Sr Indirect Procurement Manager

Finance / Accounting

Merrimack, NH


<p><strong>At Connection, our purpose is simple: we connect people with technology. From hardware&mdash;PCs, printers, servers, and more&mdash;to cutting-edge cloud, cybersecurity, and professional IT services, we design, build, and support the IT solutions that thousands of companies, schools, and government agencies rely on every day. We like to think of ourselves as the IT Department for our customers&rsquo; IT Department. Our company started out almost 40 years ago with two employees and a phone line. Today we&rsquo;re a Fortune 1000 IT solutions partner operating in 174 countries around the world&mdash;still driven by that startup mentality and guided by our original purpose.</strong></p>

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Full Time

Salary Range: $104,996.00/Yr. - $135,445.00/Yr.

Overview: <strong>What We Do:</strong><br /><br />We calm the confusion of IT by guiding the connection between people and technology. If a customer is looking for a better way to manage their warehouse inventory, equip their workforce, or secure their data, we make it happen. All it takes is finding the right combination of tech hardware, software, cloud solutions, and support services. That&rsquo;s what we do. We&rsquo;re the IT Department&rsquo;s IT Department.<br /> <br /><strong>Who We Are:</strong><br /><br />Our team is made stronger by a multitude of backgrounds, experiences, and perspectives. It&rsquo;s what makes Connection unique&mdash;what drives us to innovate and create technology solutions that stand apart from the crowd. We&rsquo;d love for you to be a part of that fabric, to share your ideas and experiences with a team that thrives on fresh thinking, creativity, and helping others.<br /> <br /><strong>Why You Should Join Us:</strong><br /><br />You&rsquo;ll find supportive teammates and a rewarding career at Connection&mdash;plus great benefits. We take pride in supporting employees with a total rewards package that provides financial, emotional, and physical resources for you and your family. Our compensation, 401k plans, medical insurance, and other benefits are progressive and competitive. We value the importance of our employees&rsquo; emotional well-being. To support employees, we provide free therapy visits, mental health coaching and tools, and meditation resources. You&rsquo;ll also enjoy a generous paid time off package that includes not only vacation and sick time, but also Wellness and Volunteer Time Off days. <br /> <br /><br />The Sr Indirect Procurement Manager is an individual contributor and subject matter expert who develops&nbsp;the indirect procurement strategy and oversees the relationship and performance of the suppliers who&nbsp;provide the products, services and technology that support our operational business needs and goals.<br /><br />Working under general supervision of the VP and Corporate Controller, relying on experience and&nbsp;judgement to plan and accomplish goals, the Sr Indirect Procurement Manager is responsible for&nbsp;sourcing, negotiating, and managing contracts. The Sr Manager is accountable for overall supplier&nbsp;contracts, performance, relationships and risk management as well as ensuring that they deliver quality,&nbsp;timely, and cost-effective products, services and technology.
Responsibilities: <div class="iCIMS_InfoMsg iCIMS_InfoMsg_Job"> <div class="iCIMS_Expandable_Container"> <div class="iCIMS_Expandable_Text"> <ul> <li>Acts as the indirect procurement and contract management expert</li> <li>Provides leadership and sets the strategic direction, mission and vision of the supplier management process.</li> <li>Develops the indirect procurement strategy that is aligned with the overall corporate business strategy priorities and translate into procurement targets.</li> <li>Coordinates and leads planning of continuous improvements initiatives as well as the project management of those initiatives.</li> <li>Manages the maintenance and enhancement of tools for use in supplier management, including supplier tracking, analytics and performance management tools.</li> <li>Meets regularly with the business to ensure needs are met in a timely and accurate fashion.</li> <li>Collaborates with internal stakeholders to develop criteria and best practices for supplier selection, specifically with our technology team.</li> <li>Serves as the leadership-level point of contact between the suppliers and internal customers consuming supplier products, services and technology.</li> <li>Sources, evaluates, and selects technology suppliers and partners that meet our business requirements and standards.</li> <li>Manages the negotiation of supplier terms and conditions.</li> <li>Manages supplier relationships as the key point of contact between specified supplier and the business and serve as a point of escalation for supplier issues and disputes and drive those issues to resolution.</li> <li>Manages the collection, consolidation and communication of reporting and data on supplier contracts, performance, risk and relationships to key stakeholders.</li> <li>Manages and oversees the creation and maintenance of a repository of suppliers in a contract management database or similar solution to track key engagement milestones (expirations, renewals).</li> <li>Maintains an inventory of supplier spend by category (software, hardware, telecom, staff augmentation, services), and cost center.</li> <li>Oversees the measurement and reporting of supplier performance, including the development of evaluation tools based on stakeholder needs, and the creation of scorecards and dashboards that will accurately present this data.</li> <li>Maintains supplier risk assessments in cooperation with the security teams.</li> <li>Delivers best-in-class products and services with the right balance of cost control, risk mitigation and speed.</li> </ul> </div> </div> </div>
Requirements: <ul> <li>10+ years of indirect procurement experience with the ability to develop strategies that are aligned with the overall corporate business strategy priorities and translate into procurement targets.</li> <li>Strong knowledge of supplier management methodologies, tools, and best practices.</li> <li>Excellent negotiation, communication, and relationship-building skills.</li> <li>Excellent organizational skills with ability to manage multiple suppliers with competing priorities.</li> <li>Adaptable with ability to work in a fast-paced and dynamic environment.</li> <li>Self-motivated with ability to work independently.</li> <li>Skilled collaborator with ability to work as part of a team.</li> </ul> <br /><br /> <h2 class="iCIMS_InfoMsg iCIMS_InfoField_Job">Min</h2> <div class="iCIMS_InfoMsg iCIMS_InfoMsg_Job"> <div class="iCIMS_Expandable_Container"> <div class="iCIMS_Expandable_Text">USD $104,996.00/Yr.</div> </div> </div> <h2 class="iCIMS_InfoMsg iCIMS_InfoField_Job">Max</h2> <div class="iCIMS_InfoMsg iCIMS_InfoMsg_Job"> <div class="iCIMS_Expandable_Container"> <div class="iCIMS_Expandable_Text">USD $135,445.00/Yr.</div> </div> </div>