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IT Regional Special Project Buyer (APAC & EMEA)
Ref No.: 17-03985
Location: Lisle, Illinois
Position Type:Contract
Start Date: 08/28/2017
Procurement is responsible for the buying of all goods and services used in delivering services to our customers, as well as internal requirements. The organization is embarking on a transformation program which reflects the huge growth in the business globally over the past 10 years. The transformation will increase the focus on developing our supplier base through a global and regional category approach while improving the business understanding and appreciation of the Procurement function. This role provides an excellent chance for someone to be a key part of that transformation and to benefit from the opportunities that success in key transformation program can bring.
  • Buy for the IT procurement function for a large customer in the United States. IT includes Data Center, Hardware, Software, Hosting, Telecom, and related services for both internal purchase and resale.
  • Support both the pursuit (i.e. Bid Phase) and delivery execution of client business deals
  • Support execution of the demand management, project, customer and category plans and execute all buying activities for a given region
  • Work closely with counterparts in other regions / geographies

  • Perform day to day procurement activities such as getting quotes, negotiating contracts, tracking purchase orders and shipment and resolving supplier payment issues and working as a team member
  • Be a key change agent in our nascent Procurement Transformation journey
  • Establish tight alignment with the Sales and Delivery teams in support of both the RFP process and ongoing delivery.
  • Deliver the negotiation Savings and best possible commercials across the IT category for the Americas
  • Develop and execute sourcing strategies to support client delivery
  • Provide thought leadership and promote knowledge sharing across the team and other regions / geographies
  • Obtain support and agreement for procurement strategy from key stakeholders to ensure optimal compliance
  • Close negotiations and mitigating commercials exposure in the contracts.

Key Skills:
  • Technical background with 3-5 years of experience in procurement related fields
  • Exposure to various Technologies/Hardware/Software – product knowledge, technology awareness, contract laws, negotiation, market dynamics, commercial strategy, strategic sourcing, contract management and supply relationship management
  • Should have experience in a similar function in other companies. Companies in the IT industry a plus
  • Familiarity with large complex deal management is a plus
  • Strong communication skills and drive desired results within the organization.
  • Excellent people management skills; Proficient in verbal communication, writing, time management, organizational and presentation skills
  • Excellent analytical and decision making skills are also required and knowledge of hardware or software licensing is a plus
  • Exceptionally strong work ethic displaying a mature and professional attitude with an ability to adjust quickly to change
  • Motivated, self-starter and achievement oriented and excellent team building skills.