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IT Procurement Officer

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Job Description

Job purpose/summary

This role ensures all sourcing arrangements within the specific categories are successful and aligned to the company and area strategy and to manage supplier relationships at a strategic level. This role is hands-on but will need someone with experience in leading a team of procurement professionals. This role offers a unique opportunity to broaden procurement expertise while building strong cross-functional relationships and networks.

Duties and responsibilities

The ideal candidate will be responsible for:

  • Developing a structured vendor performance management framework to implement consistency across the IT vendor portfolio and aligning with business objectives to deliver results
  • Developing procurement strategy, requirements definition, whole life cost management, value delivery, commercial management, supplier relationship management, commercial dispute avoidance, and commercial performance management
  • Working with global procurement business partner for IT and other key corporate services areas such as finance, human resources, marketing, and legal services
  • Monitoring significant developments among suppliers, including financial results, management turnover, and product line strategies
  • Establishing robust communication plans to keep internal business partners informed of progress
  • Developing the design, operational requirement documents, and service levels for solutions
  • Supporting the foundation building of the indirect strategic sourcing team including taking on special projects, contributing to the toolset, and sharing leading sourcing and procurement practices
  • Managing market and supplier research, including identification and engagement of new suppliers in support of IT requirements
  • Providing necessary assistance to the team members who are working on system enhancement projects
  • Performing required business analysis with a strategic focus on the total cost of ownership

Competencies

The ideal candidate will demonstrate competencies in the following areas:

  • Providing subject matter expertise direction on IT software, hardware, and services related to sourcing, selection, procurement, and ongoing support of those services
  • Driving procurement initiatives and continuous improvement efforts using project management skills and knowledge
  • Overseeing the tools and methods to track progress throughout the life cycle of projects
  • Providing fact-based recommendations to executive level management for constructing the best overall strategic decisions
  • Providing a lead role in monitoring and increasing business satisfaction while overseeing the accurate and timely completion of service and procurement requests
  • IT Asset Management
  • IT Management
  • IT Service Management
  • Business Process Improvements
  • Information Technology Management
  • Process Management
  • IT Project Management
  • Change Management
  • Business Management
  • Quality Management System
  • Cost Management
  • Product Management
  • Technology Management

Tools and Technologies

  • Web-based software
  • Embedded services
  • Microsoft Excel
  • Microsoft Access
  • Microsoft Office
  • Microsoft PowerPoint
  • Microsoft Project
  • Microsoft SQL Server
  • Microsoft Word
  • Microsoft Outlook
  • Microsoft Office 365
  • Microsoft Azure
  • ERP Software
  • Amazon Web Services
  • MS Office

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Qualifications

Education

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Other relevant qualifications

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Key Attributes

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Experience

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Working conditions (if required)

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Physical requirements (if appropriate)

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