Manager of IT Strategic Sourcing

» Manager of IT Strategic Sourcing
Information Technology
in Orlando
, FL
Reference: 19-03100

Description: 

Our client is currently seeking aManager of IT Strategic Sourcing in Orlando, Florida. The Manager of Strategic Sourcing is responsible for all designated sourcing activities across all our client’s Enterprise IT groups. This role will work closely with various stakeholders to identify the appropriate provider(s) for products and services required to fulfill technology initiatives, and work with key technology suppliers to negotiate pricing, commercial terms, and performance commitments in order to meet stakeholder requirements.

Responsibilities:

  • Negotiate multimillion dollar Enterprise wide Agreements for technology products
  • Working collaboratively with business stakeholders and other team members identify & implement cost and process improvements
  • Work collaboratively with IT legal & IT Contract Admins to ensure agreements are executed within established timeframes
  • Establish new sources, research potential new vendor relationships, and manage existing vendor relationships
  • Partner with Finance on annual Budget activity and work closely on initiatives like cost containment and consolidation
  • Represent our client at all technology sourcing related forums, trade shows & Minority events

Education

  • BA/BS

Knowledge and skills

  • Ability to multi-task
  • Ability to work under pressure
  • Excellent written and oral communications skills
  • Positive attitude
  • Comfortable with contracting/legal terms and conditions
  • Standard applications and usage

Technical Skills

  • Must have extensive software licensing expertise with major publishers (Microsoft, Oracle, Symantec, etc.)
  • Strong familiarity with data center level hardware and major providers
  • Outsourcing/out tasking/BPO
  • Solid knowledge of networking and telecomm (providers, products, best practices for managing spend, and contractual terms)

Job experience

  • 8–10 years + IT Sourcing experience
  • 3–5 years non-IT Sourcing experience
  • 5–10 years management experience (Manager or Director level at smaller enterprise) including direct staff management experience