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Professional Services Procurement Specialist
Ref No.: 18-19823
Location: Tampa, Florida
Procurement Group is responsible for partnering with business managers and subject matter experts within CLIENT to purchase goods and services. Procurement Specialist to join the group for an initial period of 3 months to manage the drafting, negotiation and processing of Professional Services Statements of Work. This is a high visibility role working with internal stakeholders and vendors and involves working on several engagements at any one time. The role reports to the head of technology professional services. 

• Collaborates with managers and IT Service Vendors to draft and review fixed price/deliverable SoWs 
• Enter data into procurement systems and issue POs to vendors 
• Manage contract and SoW signatures 
• Work with end users to assist with onboarding and other administrative tasks associated with engaging consultants in the firm 
• Work with vendor risk to ensure compliance with the firms risk controls 
• Develop forecasts, reports and analysis of the firms utilization of consulting labor 

The successful candidate must have: 
• 2-3 years prior experience in a similar procurement role that must include experience working with IT Services and Professional Services Vendors negotiating SoWs 
• Good negotiation, influencing and interpersonal skills 
• Experience of purchase to pay processes and in managing purchasing transaction for procurement to PO issuance, SoW signature and contract archiving 
• Knowledge of entering and processing POs in a procurement tool