IT Procurement Category Manager

Gartner   •  

Fort Myers, FL

Industry: Professional, Scientific & Technical Services

  •  

5 - 7 years

Posted 114 days ago

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Job Description:

What makes Gartner a GREAT fit for you? When you join Gartner, you’ll be part of a fast-growing team that helps the world become smarter and more connected. We’re the leader in our industry, achieving double-digit growth by helping clients make the right decisions with business and technology insights they can’t find anywhere else. Ourassociates enjoy a collaborative work environment, exceptional training andcareer development — as well as unlimited growth potential. If you likeworking with a generous,supportive, high-performing team, Gartner is where youwant to be.

When you join Gartner, you ll be part of a fast-growing team that helps the world become smarter and more connected. We re the leader in our industry, achieving double-digit growth by helping clients make the right decisions with business and technology insights they can t find anywhere else. Our associates enjoy a collaborative work environment, exceptional training and career development as well as unlimited growth potential. If you like working with a generous, supportive, high-performing team, Gartner is where you want to be.


Relocation opportunity to our Fort Myers location:

Our Southwest Florida (Fort Myers) Gartner Campus is our largest office globally with 1,700 associates across four buildings. This location offers associates amenities which include two onsite cafes, onsite gym, outdoor walking track, open patios, and modern work spaces which foster a creative and positive work environment.

Relocation opportunity to our Irving Texas location:

Our North Eastern Texas (Irving) Gartner Campus is our newest Center of Excellence for our Global Business Sales, Global Technology Sales, Events and Technology teams.This location is expanding and offers associates a variety of on campus amenities and Gartner networked phones in addition to follow-me printing, scan and fax capabilities along with modern work spaces which foster a creative and positive work environment.

About this role:

Experienced Procurement professional, responsible for leading procurement sourcing projects and negotiations in IT software, services and enterprise solutions categories. Expected to deliver value through the implementation of effective negotiation strategies that reduce both organizational costs and risks while improving vendor performing and encouraging innovation from the supply base.

What you will do:

  • Build strong partnerships across geographically dispersed internal stakeholders, to identify new opportunities for negotiated cost savings and measure business impact
  • Competencies and knowledge in contract development, including key contracting principles, standard terms, laws/regulations and industry standards
  • Coordinate category activities across Gartner's IT organizations in order to effectively interact with IT professionals
  • Negotiate complex technology agreements for software, services and enterprise solutions.
  • Apply sourcing methodologies to develop negotiating strategies that enable effective negotiations, vendor management and process improvement
  • Analyze pricing, vendor stability, and proposals to ensure a fair, ethical and level playing field
  • Maintain knowledge of current IT trends, vendor capabilities and changes within the technology landscape for traditional and emerging solutions
  • Manage and optimizing supplier performance including contract compliance, continuous improvement, innovations, and reduction in total cost of ownership
  • Lead cross functional teams through a disciplined sourcing process and project management to support sourcing, supply management and operations objectives
  • Work with Gartner s Legal, Risk and IT Security teams to mitigate risk through the review of both legal and business terms
  • Responsible for the administration of Delegation of Authority to ensure appropriate signatory
  • Communicate effectively with suppliers, associate and IT leadership
  • Responsible for ensuring all spend in commodity area is under Procurement management
  • Responsible for the administration of Delegation of Authority to ensure appropriate signatory

What you will need:

  • Bachelors Degree or equivalent work experience
  • 5-15 years of negotiation experience in IT/Software category
  • Demonstrated ability to lead and deliver value through effective negotiations within IT software, services and enterprise Solutions
  • Ability to build strong internal & external relationships with key stakeholders across multiple business units
  • Ability to work with and lead geo-graphically dispersed cross-functional teams to achieve company goals
  • Ability to be creative and innovative in finding solutions and negotiating strategies
  • Knowledge of software, hardware and enterprise IT solutions
  • Proficient in Microsoft Excel, Word, and Outlook

Who you are:

  • Highly motivated performer, with a demonstrated ability to influence and lead others while also working independently in a fast paced environment
  • Strong communicator in both oral and written, with excellent interpersonal skills
  • Able to successfully prioritize and solve for complex problems, factoring instances of ambiguity and unexpected change
  • Teachable and embracing of best practices and feedback as a means of continuous improvement
  • Consistently high achiever marked by perseverance,humility, and a positive outlook in the face of challenges

What we offer:

In addition to an outstanding work environment with rapid advancement potential, Gartner associates enjoy exceptional compensation and benefits, including:

  • An upbeat,positive culture. Integrity, objectivity, collaboration, results and a no-limits mindset are central to our values
  • Limitless growth. We work with you to help you meet your goals and advance within the company
  • Encouragement to be innovative and challenge status quo
  • Exposure to industry leading training and development
  • Performance based recognition and rewards

Job Requisition ID:G20998