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IT Category Manager III

Company: Synergy America, Inc
Location: Alpharetta
Posted on: May 14, 2022

Job Description:

Job DescriptionOur client is looking for an IT Category Manager III for a 9+ months contract role in Alpharetta, GA.Skills:· Bachelor's degree in business, IT, Engineering, or related discipline (Masters' degree in business administration or related field preferred) · 7 or more years of relevant experience in Procurement of IT Services/Goods · Operates with minimal business direction · Demonstrated knowledge and experience in procurement processes and driving business results through influence and leadership · Commercial awareness beyond procurement · Strong quantitative cost modeling and data analysis skills · Strong supplier relationship management skills · Strong project management and process improvement skills · Strong communication and presentation skills · Excellent negotiation, interpersonal, and leadership skills · Change agent with ability to influence at all levels of the organization · Problem solving experience in reducing total costs, improving processes and reducing supplier risk · Six Sigma, Lean, or equivalent training · CPM or CPIM (APICS) certification · Purchasing system experience (SAP) Responsibilities:· Develop strategic approaches for the global IT services and productss categories with a focus on Infrastructure · Develops thorough category strategies to drive value based on an understanding of business unit needs, the supply market, spend baseline, evolution and benchmarking. Effectively document, communicate & gain by-in for the strategies · Research, select, develop and maintain sources of supply to ensure the requirements of the categories are met with the optimum quality, service, and cost to use · Ability to successfully reach business objectives through supplier negotiations. analyzes market & supply dynamics related to supplier proposals to develop a matrix of negotiation scenarios. Engages business leaders to align acceptable negotiation outcomes. develops a negotiation trade plan, counter arguments, opening positions, and plan for executing negotiations. · Leads the development of risk analysis assessments and mitigation plans for categories of spend. Manage supplier network for assigned sub-categories like InfoSec, Hosting, Networking, etc to provide sufficient materials and services to meet long and short-range requirements, protect against temporary supply and service interruptions and provide for long range growth needs. Develop and execute a plan to quickly and effectively manage any supply interruptions. · Interacts with stakeholders to develop, engage and lead supplier relationships for extracting the greatest value in cost, security of supply risk management, sustainability and innovation. Manage the ongoing performance of our suppliers including objective setting and supplier evaluations where warranted. · Comprehend and provide constructive input on legal contract documents related to purchasing terms, conditions, indemnification, intellectual property ownership, etc. · Knowledge about the markets and how they affect price, availability, or supply chain logistics. Will use specific market analysis to predict behavior and supply risks to the organization. Will adjust strategies to minimize effect of market change. May provide market analysis to customers and advice to others within procurement. · Forecast timely price and availability information on assigned commodities for the various consuming businesses and communicate this information to appropriate personnel in the company so it is properly integrated into business strategies and decision making. · Maintain an up-to-date knowledge of corporate policies and procedures as well as related governmental laws and regulations to ensure purchasing activities are conducted within the parameters of each. · Communicate fully with superiors, subordinates and others who have need to know in a way that is timely, complete, concise, candid, accurate, clear, and responsive. Be informative without being obstructive or vexatious.

Keywords: Synergy America, Inc, Alpharetta , IT Category Manager III, Professions , Alpharetta, Georgia

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