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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 Qualcomm. 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 Qualcomms 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 Qualcomm. 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 Qualcomms 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 Qualcomms approved terms for compliance with security, regulatory and legal requirements. Engage with Qualcomm legal as required.
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.
Paralegal Certificate Advanced knowledge of the IT supply market, trends and opportunities.
Required: Bachelor's or equivalent experience
8/6- Seeking identical skillset as req 1965371. Submit stronger candidates to original req; do not double submit candidates as the hiring manager is the same. Notes from original req: *Position could have potential to turn temp to hire after 1 year duration, for the right candidate. *Prior Contract Management experience is a foundational MUST HAVE requirement. In addition to strong Contract Management experience, desired candidate will also have prior Sourcing and IT Procurement experience. Legal experience is very helpful as the role deals with high-level negotiations, contracts management *Candidate should have experience running sourcing events, commercial negotiations, redlining, contracts management from start to finish *Soft Skills: Candidate should be able to handle large volume of projects with high attention to detail and high quality output. Strong communication and project management skills required for interaction with stakeholders.
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