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Jr. Sourcing/Procurement Specialist
Ref No.: 18-03323
Location: Cary, North Carolina

Our client is seeking a consultant to join their Global IT Procurement team on a Contract To Hire basis. The ideal candidate will have 2-3 years in a similar role. This position actively contributes to the development and implementation of best practice processes in Global Procurement. He/she negotiates, executes, and monitors vendor contracts to ensure terms and conditions are met; defines and manages vendor penalties/incentives if performance does or does not meet established criteria. Critical to the job description is to function with a high degree of customer centricity and customer satisfaction focus. This is a GREAT opportunity to take your career in procurement or vendor management to the next level with a GLOBAL organization. If you are interested, please apply ASAP!!

  • Support the procurement of IT application development, maintenance and testing off-shore and domestic services.
  • Work with stakeholders at all levels to identify and meet sourcing requirements.
  • Execute sourcing strategies for key projects, which includes the ability to create and utilize the most appropriate sourcing tools, templates, align stakeholder needs, identify supply alternatives, effectively communicate with suppliers and influence cross functional teams.
  • Track all projects and record work effort, timing and savings and ensure all projects adhere to the Global Procurement Policy.
  • Participate in at least 20 hrs of training annually to build on category intelligence and act as trusted advisors to the business.
  • Responsible for interfacing with technology domains to define technology project/services requirements; verify requirements across technology domains/departments.
  • Develop and leverage existing IT deal and negotiation strategy, and contract business terms with team, and lead negotiations with vendor, internal domain leads, and legal counsel.
  • Perform expense and cost benefit analyses related to technology products/services associated with cost savings/reduction initiatives, benchmark products/services, market and vendors, and make recommendation based upon analyses. Support the development of the category strategy and lead the execution of the strategy

· 2-5 years of experience in contract management, including negotiation strategy, proposal development and processes, and benchmarking vendor proposals.
· 2-4 years' experience in strategic sourcing with strong background expertise in IT consulting, Master services agreements (MSA) and Statement of work (SOW) related activities.

· Experience working with global IT suppliers.
· Prior sourcing and contracting experience
· Working knowledge of Ariba, standard desktop applications (e.g. Microsoft Office)