- Company Name:
- Kenna Consulting Group
Manages strategic sourcing processes and internal/external relationships in an expanding procurement group.
LOCAL CANDIDATES ONLY
Negotiate all elements of assigned IT supplier agreements to ensure low cost of ownership including product cost, various commercial terms and performance metrics.
Conduct RFPs and evaluate of suppliers’ proposals
Develop business terms and conditions for supplier agreements.
Develop and manage functional supplier relationships with assigned suppliers to optimize relationships.
Identify and execute opportunities for procurement cost reduction
Execute supplier and cost management system/metrics for assigned suppliers and demonstrate continuous improvement.
Resolve commercial issues associated with supplier performance issues.
Provide detailed analysis and information for sourcing decisions.
Independently manage segments in functional areas, such as data gathering, detailed analysis, and report generation.
Work and coordinate with various IT teams.
Effectively leverages resources to achieve outstanding results.
Ability to maintain strong relationships and exert influence.
Ability to quickly grasp business direction, customer requirements and supply chain management strategies.
Proven ability to communicate to the right audience in a timely fashion using effective communication
Proven capability and capacity to manage multiple projects and functional supplier relationships while addressing tactical supplier performance issues.
Strong Knowledge of IT Sourcing Categories with emphasis on:
IT Hardware including, Data Center, PC/Laptops, Storage and Network
Software Licensing and software development.
, Infrastructure, Development and Administrative services
IT Contract development and negotiations, including Software licensing, statements of work and support agreements.
Thorough knowledge of the negotiation process and key stages of best practice sourcing methodologies.
Knowledge of Sourcing Best Practices
Bachelor’s degree required, MS/MBA degree in disciplines such as Supply Chain or Finance is a plus.
7 + years of experience in global sourcing/procurement in a relevant industry.
Proven track record in developing and managing supplier relationships across multiple product lines, resulting in improved performance and cost.
Aptitude for developing and utilizing functional regional / global network that enables finding and qualifying suppliers.
Working knowledge of purchasing, planning,
Strong cost modeling knowledge.
Excellent verbal and written skills.
Strong consensus-building, teamwork, and creativity.
Program management experience and project management experience a definite plus.