IT CATEGORY MANAGER / Sourcing Specialist (hardware, software, services)

IT CATEGORY MANAGER / Sourcing Specialist (hardware, software, services)

Jersey City, NJ
Intermedia Group has the following open position with one of our clients:

TITLE: IT CATEGORY MANAGER / Sourcing Specialist (hardware, software, services)
CLIENT: Fortune 100 Financial Firm
LOCATION: Jersey City, NJ
TYPE: ongoing contract with potential for conversion to perm hire
Our client’s Sourcing Organization is responsible for partnering with Business Managers and Subject Matter Experts to define requirements, identify and mitigate vendor risks and manage all 3rd party provided IT and non-IT goods and services for the firm and its affiliates.  
Responsible for managing 3rd party spend within as specific category; working with key stakeholders to analyze spend, identify opportunities and demand, crafting and executing category and specific sourcing plans, managing the entire RFx process, negotiating and completing agreements on-time and within budget. 
He/she will lead the complete sourcing life cycle from initial requirements identification to contract sign-off and hand over to the business users. 
The successful candidate must be able to:
  • Possess a thorough knowledge of the competitive landscape within IT and an understanding of the major trends influencing IT
  • Good understanding of key IT technologies and an ability to quickly learn an assimilate emerging technology; i.e., Saas, IaaS, cloud native, distributed ledger, automation
  • Prior experience in developing and executing sourcing strategies that deliver measurable bottom line savings while mitigating vendor and other risks
Duties and Responsibilities
Develop and direct the strategic sourcing process across specific IT categories.
  • Collaborates with the business leaders to evaluate Technology investment plans and identify sourcing opportunities and strategies to drive the sourcing pipeline and deliver cost savings
  • Manages suppliers and plans for the use of suppliers in connection with the implementation of technology strategies and goals
  • Develops the strategy and directs and lead the implementation of enterprise-wide sourcing initiatives for large strategic technology partnerships and transactions in key category areas including; software, hardware, infrastructure, storage/networking equipment, telecommunication services, contingent labor, and outsourced technology services
  • Work collaboratively to assure effective supplier relationships
Provide external marketplace knowledge of the latest IT dynamics, trends, benchmarks and best practices
Promote excellence in sourcing processes across the firm
Utilize consistent methodologies to pursue deliverables that are aligned with strategic objectives and policies
Act as the primary interface between vendors and the firm for legal, vendor risk, privacy, technology risk as needed to ensure that goods and services are sourced with an acceptable level of risk for the firm
  • We require a minimum of 10 years of prior experience in sourcing in positions of increasing responsibility with recent specific experience managing IT sourcing opportunities
  • Ten or more years of Technology Sourcing experience, including: hardware, software, telecommunications and services
  • 10 or more years of global category management experience
  • Extensive experience in the entire end-to-end RFX Process including contract negotiations
  • Experience in prior transformations a plus
  • Financial Services experience is a plus
  • Extensive sourcing experience managing complex relationships and experience working in international settings and outsourcing are highly preferred
Knowledge & Skills
  • Deep IT category expertise
  • Excellent negotiation skills
  • Ability to work independently with minimal supervision on strategic initiatives
  • Proficient with complex IT solutions and the commercial and legal issues associated with purchasing these solutions
  • Good analytic skills with an ability to analyze and understand spend and vendor and pricing models
  • Able to develop and promote a category sourcing plan -- requirements development, demand management, RFP process, contract and service level negotiations, and vendor management
  • Ability to measure and understand all aspects of supplier performance
  • Good communication skills; verbal and written. Polished and confident with an ability to represent S2C at all levels within the firm. A team player
  • Strategic consulting skills; the ability to "think outside the box" to create alternative solutions for consideration, and provides comprehensive risk/benefit analysis on those alternatives
  • Clear ability to influence and lead in driving change in the organization
  • Ability to translate strategic vision in to tactical plans and manage the change required to execute
  • Broad business knowledge and focus including finance/accounting treatment for category purchases
If you are interested in pursuing this opportunity, please respond back and include the following:
• Full MS WORD Resume
• Current and required compensation
• Current contact information
• Availability
Upon receipt, one of our managers will contact you to discuss the position in full detail.
David Trinidad

180 Varick Street
New York, NY 10014
Voice: 212-248-0100

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Recruiter Contact

David Trinidad | Accounts Director
Intermedia Group Inc. | New York, NY
Main: (212) 248-0100
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