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Procurement/Relationship Manager

Company: CARERRA AGENCY
Location: San Jose
Posted on: September 21, 2022

Job Description:

IT procurement, managed services partner experience, SLAs, contracts, renewals, pricingReference #Job-11239Job DescriptionWe're seeking a Senior Procurement / Relationship Manager for a 6+ month contract to hire position to support our San Jose-based client. This is a REMOTE position with core Pacific Time Zone hours.Description:
--- The role involves identifying areas of additional value and synergy realization as part of the relationships with large-scale managed service providers and 3rd party vendors with a focus on infrastructure and applications support.
--- Partner with procurement in the development and implementation of global IT sourcing strategies and global supplier network capabilities to achieve key business goals.
--- Supplier relationship management in alignment with the needs of the business, the global supply and/or services strategies.
--- Working closely with procurement partners to actively approach the market by means of investigating, screening, pre-selection of and negotiation with new or alternative suppliers for a IT product group/IT line of business/IT service need.
--- Partnering with procurement to help drive closure for negotiations of complex agreements with suppliers encompassing key program specifications and functional objectives.Requirements:
--- Bachelor's degree, or equivalent work experience
--- 7 or more years of experience in IT procurement contract activities
--- Experience working in a global organization
--- Strong analytical skills in a Sourcing and Procurement Services or Operations context
--- Knowledge of purchasing, procurement, and contracts
--- Develops, fosters and manages strategic partnership and holds both suppliers and internal customers accountable for realizing projected relationship value
--- Responsible for total supplier performance: measure and manage vs. key targets, compliance to agreements and implementing improvement roadmaps to address gaps
--- Experienced in more broadly based throughout the supply chain and has managed in different regions.
--- Able to identify and drive down cost drivers in this environment, define should costing models and ability to drive comprehensive supplier strategies a plus.
--- Acting as interface between suppliers and IT towers regarding tactical issues, pricing, quality while maintaining continuity of supply & services by taking ownership of tactical issues, facilitating work through others, and driving the team to closure
--- Work effectively with internal stakeholders cross-functionally and cross-regionally, as well as those of external partnerships who are critical to meeting key objectives
--- Proficiency with Microsoft Office tools, in particular Excel for data analysis, is a pre-requisite as well as knowledge of Smartsheets.Soft skills:
--- Excellent communication and interpersonal skills and presentation skills. Will help bridge the relationships and performances of supplier and supplier sub-tiers.
--- Comfortable working in global environment (internal stakeholders and suppliers)
--- Self-motivated, initiative and entrepreneurial approach
--- Solid relationship-building skills
--- Ability to influence internal stakeholders
--- Adept at influencing decisions and developing solutions to complex technical situations
--- Confident in negotiation skills; good conflict resolution skills
--- Highly organized
--- Solid analytical and problem-solving skills
--- Able to work in a fast-paced and changing environment; able to work with ambiguity and critically think in a dynamic environmentPlease apply today!For more information, please email: Job-11239@thecarreraagency.com. #LI-JT1 #LI-DNI #LI-Remote

Keywords: CARERRA AGENCY, San Jose , Procurement/Relationship Manager, Executive , San Jose, California

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