IT Procurement – Refining IT

findlay, Ohio, United States

Job Reference 1240590

Location findlay, Ohio, United States

Industry Oil & Gas - Downstream

Function Supply Chain / Purchasing

Job Type Contract

Date Added March 26, 2024

Our client is seeking a IT Procurement – Refining IT Advisor to work within their facilities located in San Antonio, TX or Findlay, OH for an initial 6-month contract.

Summary:

The Commercial Sourcing Advisor's main role is to develop and manage commercial initiatives for the IT organization.
  • They need strong communication skills and the ability to work with internal and external stakeholders.
  • The ideal candidate should be proactive, capable of market analysis, bid package development, proposal analysis, negotiation, and purchase order execution.
  • They must establish and maintain relationships with key suppliers, validate cost savings, and have experience in Supply Chain and traditional IT supplier agreements.
  • Familiarity with Operations Technology (OT) environments is also required.
  • The role involves managing diverse negotiations and navigating through ambiguous situations to develop negotiation strategies.
  • Additionally, they will implement sourcing strategies for software, hardware, professional services, managed services, networking, and telecommunications, leading the RFx process and Supplier Relationship Management (SRM) activities.
  • The Supply Chain IT Commercial Support Team ensures timely, budget-compliant delivery of IT solutions.
  • The Advisor creates negotiation strategies for IT/Digital needs, supporting cybersecurity/hardware initiatives for current and future business requirements.

Responsibilities:

The IT Strategic Sourcing Procurement Specialist is responsible for:
  • Developing and maintaining relationships with key suppliers, tracking performance metrics, and resolving supplier-related issues.
  • Collaborating with business units to develop sourcing and contracting strategies for goods and services, and executing commercial initiatives.
  • Serving as the primary point of contact for operational needs and Supply Chain support.
  • Reviewing purchase requisitions, evaluating bids, and expediting purchase commitments to ensure timely delivery.
  • Utilizing Supply Chain tools and collaborating with peers to drive process optimization.
  • Conducting price analysis, negotiating with suppliers, and managing contractual relationships.
  • Leading functional teams or projects and implementing best practices for improvement.
  • Developing and executing global Supplier and Category strategies to improve service, quality, cost, delivery, and innovation.
  • Managing a complex supplier portfolio and executing relevant Category strategies.
  • Assisting in developing process frameworks for Global Procurement and supporting continuous improvement initiatives.
  • Reviewing and evaluating IT procurement requests and developing the Global Master Category Strategy for IT Cybersecurity & Hardware.
  • Ensuring timely delivery of quality products and conducting supplier business unit reviews.
  • Leading RFI/RFP/RFQ processes, developing cost positions, and attending workshops for process improvements.
  • Driving Supply Base optimization and building cross-functional relationships for strategic alignment and savings opportunities.
  • Proactively seeking efficiencies and cost reduction opportunities while maintaining product quality.
  • Collaborating cross-functionally to achieve company sourcing goals, including RFx development, vendor selection, negotiations, and issue resolution.

Requirements:
 
  • Bachelor’s Degree - Supply Chain Management, Business, Accounting, Finance, IT or Engineering required.
  • Masters Degree Preferred
  • 6-10 years of purchasing, contracts or related Commercial experience
  • Minimum 4 years sourcing experience in IT spend categories procuring computer technology products and services, including hardware, software, cloud services, and support
  • Extensive experience negotiating with IT vendors and a solid understanding of IT technologies
  • Strong enterprise technology business acumen (i.e. hardware, software, and services)
  • C.P.M. or C.P.S.M. certification beneficial.
  • Good interpersonal communications skills and a strong focus towards customer service
  • Strong enterprise technology business acumen (i.e. hardware, software, and services)
  • Strong communicator that can effectively transition from bottom-up details to concise, clear executive-level messaging.
  • Strategic and analytical thinking for category strategy development
  • Ability to build relationships and trust across organizations to drive decisions and alignment.
  • Analytical skills to support the analysis and conversation of data into workable information
  • Negotiation skills which foster results and relationships
  • Proactive and resourceful; comfortable with navigating ambiguity.
  • Flexible and adaptable attitude to changing priorities.
  • Collaborative leader and team player.
  • A working knowledge of Word, Excel and PowerPoint required.
  • Experience working with SAP, Tableau and Ariba required.
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