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IT Procurement Specialist
Ref No.: 18-17625
Location: San Diego, California
Job Overview:
The IT Procurement teams mission is to help IT stakeholders find, select and get great deals with IT suppliers. The position of an IT Procurement Specialist is to run the source to contract process for a portfolio of global IT procurement events across hardware, software and services. This is a hands-on, individual contributor role, based at our offices in San Diego, California. The ideal candidate will be able to demonstrate deep technical expertise in both IT sourcing and IT contracting and can run the process from requirements gathering through to contract execution. Were looking for a person with strong influencing and customer service skills, who is comfortable navigating ambiguity, collaborating with multiple teams and building strong relationships with stakeholders. A deal maker with a strong focus on maximizing value for company. In addition, the person should be an experienced negotiator, with a solid understanding of legal terms and can markup agreements as needed. This position requires the skillset to manage and resolve complex contractual problems with suppliers and works autonomously but within defined corporate and department policies, processes, and guidelines; possesses good contract writing and negotiating skills; excellent problem solving and interpersonal skills; strong understanding of general legal issues; and successfully partners with internal business stakeholders to implement contracts to protect Company. Key Responsibilities: Aligns with stakeholders on validating requirements, defining the sourcing strategy and timelines. Prepares sourcing packs, runs the sourcing process and manages the communication between stakeholders and IT suppliers. Provides analysis of supplier proposals, total cost modeling modelling, defines the negotiating strategy, creation of term sheets and award recommendation papers. Manages baseline and savings process for applicable procurement events. Provide on-going guidance to the internal business teams regarding negotiated contractual provisions, rights and obligations. Ensure agreements include approved terms for compliance with security, regulatory and legal requirements. Engage with legal as required.
Minimum Qualifications:
Excellent communication skills, including written, verbal and presentation skills, comfortable and credible with both internal stakeholders and external audiences. Expert level financial and analytical skills. Embraces fact based decision making. 5+ years of contract drafting experience. Ability to multitask and handle a large volume of IT Procurement events simultaneously. Self-starter and independent worker.
Preferred Qualifications:
Paralegal Certificate Advanced knowledge of the IT supply market, trends and opportunities.
Required: Bachelor's or equivalent experience