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Global Category Leader - IT Hardware & Telecom Sourcing(Remote)

Company: MBK Search
Location: San Jose
Posted on: November 23, 2022

Job Description:

Job: Global Category Leader - IT Hardware & Telecom SourcingLocation(s): Remote
Job DescriptionAs a Global Category Leader - IT Hardware & Telecom Sourcing, you will report to Director - IT Procurement and Vendor Management. This individual will be the trusted advisor to IBG executives and lead cross-functional teams through the complex strategic sourcing initiatives, risk assessment, onboarding, contract negotiations, performance management and offboarding of suppliers in IT Hardware and Telecom category.

  • Lead sourcing initiatives for IT Hardware, COLO, Network Services & telecom requirements.
  • Manage RFx/Value Analysis/cost modeling and complex negotiations, market research, benchmarking, deal recommendations for executive review and vendor performance tracking.
  • Able to control all aspects of commercial negotiations.
  • Expert in category management and contract negotiations.
  • Manage supplier lifecycle and drive cost reduction, improve customer satisfaction, and maximizing business value.
  • Support IBG responsible sourcing goals and continually improve category effectiveness and supply base.
  • Facilitate Risk Assessment and Due Diligence for new suppliers and ongoing monitoring of incumbent suppliers.
  • Provide mentorship to junior resource and/or support team.
  • Track implementation of agreements and ongoing monitoring of contract KPIs.
  • Utilize the standard contract templates if available or be able to work with IB Legal to draft such templates.
  • Maintain a strong partnership with IB stakeholders, suppliers to achieve greater results.
  • Keep a project pipeline for active projects and track cost savings and avoidances.
    • Bachelor' s degree required with a degree in Finance, Business Administration or Supply Chain Management, preferred.
    • 5+ years of experience managing IT Hardware and Telecom category.
    • Experience working with major suppliers like Dell, HP, EMC, IBM, NetApp, Cisco, Avaya, AT&T, Verizon, China Telecom, Vodafone, Orange, etc.
    • Ability to effectively manage large, complex, strategic projects with aggressive milestones, significant risk components and multi-million annual value.
    • Experience using a structured strategic sourcing process.
    • Strong organizational awareness, and ability to plan and make decisions using sound judgment.
    • Excellent written and verbal communications.
    • Proactive and collaborative approach delivering superior internal client engagement.
    • Strong analysis and problem-solving capabilities (i.e. analyze spend data and translate into actionable sourcing strategies)
      Company Benefits & Perks
      • Competitive salary, annual performance-based bonus and stock grant
      • Retirement plan 401(k) with competitive company match
      • Excellent health and welfare benefits including medical, dental, and vision benefits
      • Wellness screenings and assessments, health coaches and counseling services through Employee Assistance Program (EAP)
      • Paid time off and a generous parental leave policy
      • Daily company paid lunch and a fully stocked kitchen with healthy options for breakfast and snack
      • Corporate events including team outings, dinners, volunteer activities and company sports teams
      • Education reimbursement and learning opportunities
      • Modern offices with multi-monitor setups

Keywords: MBK Search, San Jose , Global Category Leader - IT Hardware & Telecom Sourcing(Remote), IT / Software / Systems , San Jose, California

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