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Procurement Negotiator - IT Contracts
Ref No.: 14-02440
Location: pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Position Type:Contract
Start Date: 12/26/2014
Top Financial Client is looking to fill a Procurement Negotiator Job in Pittsburgh, PA. They are searching for a senior negotiator who will function as an IT and business application procurement specialist in its Global Procurement Department.

Qualifications:
Advanced Degree preferred.
5 years of demonstrated experience managing large, complex projects.
Solid understanding of procurement and sourcing processes and practices for IT category support.
Demonstrated experience in managing spend categories and experience in negotiating successful results.
Advanced Degree / 8 years of demonstrated experience managing and leading large complex projects.
Solid knowledge and understanding of procurement and sourcing processes and practices.
Demonstrated experience in negotiating successful results preferred.
Strong communication and presentation skills.
Internal and external client facing.
Technically Savvy.
Prior technical consultation skills a plus.

Candidate must have demonstrated experience in negotiating deals of high complexity and contracting for commodities and services required by a financial institution including, but not limited to, professional services such as consulting, information technology equipment, software, maintenance, printing, and business applications software. The candidate is also expected to have experience with negotiating application service provider (ASP) and other outsourcing agreements as well as associated terms and conditions, including service level agreements. Candidate will be assigned to negotiate transactions for various lines of business throughout the organization. Minimal travel may be required.

The Candidate must possess: 1. Excellent written and verbal communication skills. 2. Experience in leading cross-functional teams chartered to maximize the value of purchased goods and services in accordance with business line specifications, while mitigating risk. 3. Experience in overseeing all aspects of the procurement process including, but not limited to, pre-qualification of potential suppliers using RFI and RFP techniques, proposal evaluation including complex pricing analysis, negotiation of high dollar/high complexity contracts/agreements, presentation of results to senior management. 4. Extensive knowledge of various types of pricing structures as well as associated contract terms, conditions, and legal ramifications. 5. Strong background in Information Technology goods and services. 6. Strong problem solving skills. 7. Strong project management skills. 8. Ability to work independently to achieve objectives without significant guidance. 9. Ability to negotiate price and contractual terms and conditions. 10. Familiarity with relevant contracts and legal terms and conditions; and 11. able to work effectively with legal counsel.