Job Description: ES_IT Sourcing Associate
** This is a Remote position**
**There are TWO openings for this role**
Leads negotiations for contractual and commercial terms for complex IT Agreements including Master Services Agreements, Software as a Service Agreements and Software Licensing Agreements
In conjunction with IT Category Managers and Internal Stakeholders, fully understands business objectives and translates them into sourcing strategies to support those objectives
Leads moderate to highly-complex competitive sourcing events and supplier negotiations; determine appropriate methods of procurement; solicit bids, quotations and proposals; evaluates competitive offerings and recommend overall best offer for a product or service.
Reviews and critically assesses business specifications and statements of work;
Delivers sourcing projects from commencement through to contract execution
Supports IT Category Managers in delivery of Category Plan strategies, sourcing and productivity opportunities
Works with Legal Resources to articulate specific contractual areas of concern; assesses and understands which contract terms are Legal Issues vs Business Issues
Strategically negotiates Business and enterprise-level Legal Terms and Conditions with Suppliers and Service Providers
Applies analytics to ensure compliance by preferred suppliers and with contract terms; provides analytical tools to support management of preferred suppliers.
Supports Business Partnering & Strategy in communicating purchasing policies and procedures to users when needed.
Maintains effective relationships with suppliers and internal stakeholders, helps resolve escalated quality problems; helps identify measurements for improvement and target-setting
Coordinates, reviews and responds to supplier inquiries.
Supports Business Partnering & Strategy in managing preferred suppliers using the Client Supplier Management methodology and compliance requirements.
Manages selected internal and external relationships with suppliers, cross-functional and/or multi-functional teams.
Minimum of 6 years relevant industry experience
Proficiency in IT procurement specifically IT Services Agreements and Software/SaaS Licensing Agreement, contract negotiations, managing contract development and compliance
Demonstrated ability to partner with and manage internal stakeholders at all levels within a highly matrixed organization, working across cross-functional, cross-organizational teams.
Proficiency in Microsoft applications, including Word, Power Point and Excel.
Ideal Candidates Would Also Have:
Masters Degree in related field
Knowledge of and proficiency with Icertis Contract Management Application
Relevant industry certifications (e.g. Certified Purchasing Manager (CPM), Certified Technology Procurement Executive (CTPE) or Certified Technology Procurement Specialist (CTPS))
US military experience will be considered towards industry and professional experience requirements
Additional Job Requirements:
Job Type: Contract
Salary: $52.00 – $62.00 per hour
Work Location: Remote