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IT Software Sourcing Manager
Ref No.: 17-14861
Location: Atlanta, Georgia
Position Type:Contract
Start Date: 03/15/2017
  • Job description
    Cox Enterprises (CEI) Supply Chain is seeking individuals who have deep IT category, Software specific strategic sourcing, category management and procurement operations experience to add to our team.
    Responsible for delivering IT Software sourcing strategies, leading strategic initiatives, driving negotiations and developing sourcing performance metrics for IT Sourcing and Procurement Solutions tower. This position will work with the Sourcing Team to initiate, develop, promote and implement continuous improvement in IT Procurement strategies. This IT Software Sourcing Manager will be responsible for the strategic sourcing and procurement service delivery in support of the organizational requirements for software licensing for CEI. In support of this objective, CEI Sourcing is tasked to deliver enterprise-wide software solutions supporting Cox's mission-critical business applications and processes. This position has key responsibility for the development, negotiation and management of technology contracts; serves as the business driver for all requirements; and may often lead or supervise vendor negotiations. This complex role requires developing relationships and procedural strategies with other CEI groups involved with completing contracts: Legal, Tax, Risk, CIS Finance, Security and Data Privacy. The candidate will be expected to participate directly with business teams providing technology procurement subject matter expertise in shaping technology software agreements. Significant relationship development with across Cox divisions is required.
    To summarize the key responsibilities of this position: senior technology procurement negotiator, with a focus on key, strategic, highly visible software based technology suppliers and promoting the use of best practices and techniques in sourcing, procurement and contract development; responsibilities may include sharing standardized, best in class contractual terms and conditions with other Cox divisions, providing guidance and direction as needed.
    Desired Skills and Experience
    • Minimum of 5 years' direct experience in an IT software strategic sourcing and procurement or sourcing service delivery capacity
    • Experience with licensing models, including SaaS & Cloud based software delivery models, and information systems security is desired.
    • Experience with software implementation services
  • Requirements:Required:
    < >Excellent negotiation skills and understanding of IT contractual negotiation, development, and lawExperience following a sourcing methodology and extensive negotiation experience with software suppliers (e.g. IBM -Passport, ESSO; SAP; Oracle - ULA, OMA; Microsoft EA, MBSA, MPSA; VMware; Adobe ETLA.)Demonstrated financial, quantitative, and analytical skills.Proven success and experience in working with complex or challenging IT Software enterprise environmentsTrack record of year-over-year delivery of cost savings and other economic value from strategic supply chain activities.Excellent communication skills, including written, verbal and presentation skills; comfortable and credible with both internal stakeholders and external audiences.Compute