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Senior IT Sourcing Specialist
Ref No.: 17-17177
Location: Jersey City, New Jersey
Large Company has a Contract Opporunity in Jersey City, NJ

Sourcing Organization is responsible for partnering with business mangers and subject matter experts to define requirements, identify and mitigate vendor risks and manage all 3rd party provided IT and non-IT goods and services for CLIENT and its affiliates. S2C delivers negotiated contracts to the firm, on time and within budget at an acceptable level of risk. The Sourcing Specialist is a critical member of the Sourcing team, with responsibility for managing 3rd party spend within as specific category; working with key stakeholders to analyze spend, identify opportunities and demand, crafting and executing category and specific sourcing plans, managing the entire RFx process, negotiating and completing agreements on-time and within budget.

• Possess a thorough knowledge of the competitive landscape within IT and an understanding of the major trends influencing IT
• Good understanding of key IT technologies and an ability to quickly learn an assimilate emerging technology; i.e., Saas, IaaS, cloud native, distributed ledger, automation
• Prior experience in developing and executing sourcing strategies that deliver measurable bottom line savings while mitigating vendor and other risks
Duties and Responsibilities
Develop and direct the strategic sourcing process across specific IT categories.
• Collaborates with the business leaders to evaluate Technology investment plans and identify sourcing opportunities and strategies to drive the sourcing pipeline and deliver cost savings
• Manages suppliers and plans for the use of suppliers in connection with the implementation of technology strategies and goals
• Develops the strategy and directs and lead the implementation of enterprise-wide sourcing initiatives for large strategic technology partnerships and transactions in key category areas including; software, hardware, infrastructure, storage/networking equipment, telecommunication services, contingent labor, and outsourced technology services
• Work collaboratively to assure effective supplier relationships
Provide external marketplace knowledge of the latest IT dynamics, trends, benchmarks and best practices

What are the top 3 skills that would be NICE to have?
  1. Certification in Strategic Sourcing
  2. Ability with Legal/Contractual Experience
  3. Advanced Degree-Liberal Arts, Legal, Operational or Supply Chain etc.

What does the day-to-day look like?
Responsible for working independently on named projects on an adhoc and weekly basis. Spend data. Usual 7 Step Strategic Sourcing Process for IT focused projects. Creativity and write RFP's. Managers....good business acumen.