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Sourcing and Procurement Specialist
Ref No.: 17-03564
Location: San Francisco, California
Sourcing and Procurement Specialist
San Francisco, CA
1 Year Contract

Job Description
  • Assist the Sr. Manager, IT Strategy & Operations in the technology sourcing process, including strategy, identifying the right potential partners, outreach, competitive bidding, pricing & contract negotiation, PO processing, and contract approval.
  • Organize and maintain a database of vendors and contracts and provide clear reporting back to management on the status of renewals or other important contract terms.
  • Assist with requests for proposals or vendor sourcing of quotes, review proposals and ensure alignment with internal stakeholders.
  • Work with IT Managers and Business Partners to manage hardware & software license forecasts and fulfill procurement needs.
  • Analyze spend and other data, monitor purchasing activity, and conduct benchmarking.
  • Prepare approved vendor agreements for signature and in accordance with company policy and procedures.
  • Work closely with Information Security, Legal, Finance and department heads to drive internal approval process
  • Create purchase requisitions as needed and follow through to payment; ensure that all contracts are executed and cataloged.
Education/Experience
  • 3+ years of Procurement Operations and/or Source to Pay experience required, including experience negotiating procurement contracts.
  • Solid understanding of Technology Sourcing, (software, hardware, telco, or datacenter)
  • Tech credibility - the ability to work seamlessly with engineering and other internal teams on a wide range of tech-related needs.
  • Analytical experience and solid business/finance fundamentals
Desired
  • BA/BS Degree in Business discipline
  • Outstanding communication skills in all forms - written, presentation, & negotiation.
  • Self-Starter with superb attention to detail