IT Procurement Professional

5 - 7 years experience  •  Engineering Services

Salary depends on experience
Posted on 11/16/17
Alpharetta, GA
5 - 7 years experience
Engineering Services
Salary depends on experience
Posted on 11/16/17

Position Overview


In this position, the Commodity Management Professional will be part of a 10 person IT Procurement team nationwide within the Global Services Corporate Indirect Material Supply Chain Management Organization who will report to the Director of IT Procurement. This person shall serve as a primary procurement contact between IT department, local management, requisitioners and Supply Chain Management organization.




  • ·      Responsible to support and implement the IT commodity strategies within the Divisions as defined by the regional & global category management organizations
  • ·        Execute staff augmentation source to contract process
  • ·        Analyze and coordinate efforts to develop and implement strategic initiatives and programs to drive savings, supply base optimization, cash flow improvement and eAuctions
  • ·        Negotiate prices, terms and quality requirements with domestic and international suppliers for high-value, technically complex products and services (IT Hardware, Software, Telecommunications and IT Consulting & Services)
  • ·        Interface with potential suppliers by clearly and professionally communicating Requests for Proposals (RFPs) and work packages
  • ·        Up front involvement (team member) in all large projects. Actively participates on teams to lead sourcing initiatives for required products and services
  • ·        Participation in cross functional team meetings
  • ·        Provide customer service to key customers and end-users by reporting target achievement results in applicable tools/systems on a periodic basis, as well as, interfacing with key support groups to resolve issues
  • ·        Manage supplier performance through service level agreements and KPIs


Required Knowledge/Skills, Education, and Experience


  • ·        Bachelor Degree required in Business Administration
  • ·        5 or more years of experience in a related field from a Sr. Buyer to a commodity manager for indirect materials (Ex: IT software/hardware, managed vendor programs, etc.
  • ·        Proven knowledge in Supply Chain Management, Strategic Sourcing, Commodity Management, Procurement Market Analysis (PMA), and Total Cost of Ownership (TCO)
  • ·        Excellent negotiation skills, including experience with large international companies
  • ·        Experience in intercultural relations or within an international environment
  • ·        Proven high level customer service orientation, teamwork, quality, and change orientation skills
  • ·        Strong knowledge of IT, procurement markets, conditions, and processes
  • ·        Advanced skills using Microsoft Office Suite


Preferred Knowledge/Skills, Education, and Experience


  • ·        Foreign languages (German, Spanish, Portuguese)
  • ·        MRP/ERP (Oracle, SAP, etc...) demand planning

·        Experience in IT negotiations


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