Senior Sourcing Manager IT & Telecom
Posted on Sep 23, 2021 by Ingram Micro
Responsible for leading Strategic Sourcing efforts for the IT/Telecom category(s) encompassing over $300M in annual spend.
Develops short-term and long-term category specific strategies and plans that align with the Company goals for reducing costs and meeting financial expectation, while managing vendor performance and relationships.
Effectively document, communicate, and gain buy-in for the strategies from global and regional function and Operations leaders. Prepare vendor recommendations for decision-making.
Interacts with stakeholders to develop, engage and lead supplier relationships that drive the greatest value in supplier quality, total cost effectiveness, enhanced service levels, risk management, sustainability, supplier diversity, and innovation.
Manage the ongoing performance of our suppliers including setting objectives and service level agreements (SLAs), tracking and reporting KPI performance, supplier scorecards, and prioritizing and leading improvement efforts where warranted.
Executes category sourcing strategies including development and execution of RFI's and RFP's, documents bid events through correspondence to suppliers; develops selection criteria and drives the selection and approval process of suppliers in collaboration with cross-functional teams.
Develop negotiation strategies, gain alignment from stakeholders, lead cross-functional, category-based negotiation teams, and implementing appropriate supplier risk analysis.
Leverage 3rd party subject matter experts to secure information on industry category trends, benchmarking, and best practices.
Manage contracts, contract negotiation, and contractual dispute resolutions.
Develop and utilize a Strategic Sourcing playbook to empower key stakeholders and maximize strategic sourcing leverage, optimize project design and minimize project durations and cost.
What you bring to the role:
BA/BS degree; Supply Chain Management or related preferred
CPM, CPIM (APICS), or other Strategic Sourcing certification a plus
7-10 years Indirect Strategic Sourcing and Category Management experience including sourcing of the IT/Telecom and Networking commodity.
RFI, RFQ, RFP and/or bid analysis experience required
Supply Chain Operations experience a plus
Experience sourcing and partnering with stakeholders globally a plus