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Reference # : 18-00071 Title : IT Sourcing Manager
Location : Redmond, WA
Position Type : Contract
Experience Level : 5 Years Start Date / End Date : 01/11/2018 / 12/11/2018  
Job Description:
Job Title: Strategic Sourcing Manager IT

Expected hours, candidate must be onsite Mon-Fri, 8:00AM-5:00PM
Candidates must be willing to be onsite in Painted Post 100%

Day to Day Responsibilities:
? Lead the strategic sourcing activity related to IT products and services. Sourcing responsibility will focus primarily around software and SaaS agreements.
? Monitor latest commodity market trends to ensure fundamental understanding of industry pricing trends
? Deeply understand IT vendors and their capabilities.
? Using this understanding to negotiate effectively to achieve greatest value
? Develop, implement and manage contracts with suppliers, inclusive of redlining IT contracts and reviewing End User License Agreements.
? Support the implementation and continued advocating of a strong Supplier Management process to ensure good supplier relations and strong SLAs with suppliers with a focus on service quality and reliability, responsiveness, service delivery and cycle time improvement. Leadership resolving any supplier service issues.
? Close coordination with IT Strategic Sourcing team
? Close coordination with the IT Vendor Management team
? Investigate opportunities for consolidation, synergies and rationalization of other legacy IT suppliers / systems
? Achieve efficiency improvements across the range of functionality
? Achieve cost reduction targets across the range of functionality
? Run e-auctions across the commodity base when applicable
? Ensure compliance to Corporate policies and procedures with suppliers (i.e. Data Privacy /, Information Protection, Ethics Policy, Buying Policy, Code of Conduct, etc.).
? Participate in on-going development and implementation of world-class Procurement practices and procedures

Scope of Position:
? This role will help manage the strategic procurement activities for IT services and products.
? Directly reporting to the Global Strategic Sourcing Manager in Corning, NY.
? Significant interactions with GSM, IT and Legal leadership on global scale will be required.
? The role will work closely with a various IT customer bases (ITSD, BUIT, etc.).

Education/Experience Requirements:
Bachelor's Degree Required (supply chain and/or IT concentration is preferred) with a minimum of 5 years related experience
The hiring manager will also entertain Associate's Degrees with a minimum of 7-10 years of related experience

Manager Must Haves:
1. Analytical Skills
2. Flexibility
3. Interpersonal Skills
4. Ability to meet deadlines
5. Multi-tasking
6. Ability to work under pressure
7. Self-starter and ability to work independently
8. Collaboration skills and ability to take direction and feedback.
9. Ability to problem solve
10. Team Player

Must Have
Willingness or previous experience reviewing and red lining contracts, (*generally software contracts*)
Ariba e-Commerce Solution experience

Nice to haves: Previous legal experience or experience in negotiation of contracts/agreements and pricing. People Soft experience a plus

Manager Expectations:
Candidates will be shortlisted on a rolling basis
Manager would like to interview as soon as possible