IT Procurement Manager

Cleveland, Ohio
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Sep 10, 2016
Nov 09, 2016
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Title_IT Procurement Manager_

About the OrganizationAmTrust Financial Services, Inc., (Nasdaq: AFSI) headquartered in New York City, is a multinational insurance holding company, which, through its insurance carriers, offers specialty property and casualty insurance products, including workers' compensation, commercial automobile and general liability; extended service and warranty coverage.

PositionIT Procurement Manager

LocationOH, Cleveland

DescriptionManages and directs the activities of the IT Procurement including IT outsourcing processes, IT purchasing and IT procurement standards/toolsets. Oversees the daily activities of ordering technology services and products from vendors in the most cost and time efficient while managing to customer business outcome expectations over quality deliverables.
  • Oversees and directs the IT outsourcing processes, purchasing, and procurement standards/toolsets
  • Plans/coordinates work ensuring staff secures the best deals for products and services IT purchases.
  • Ensures the goal of purchasing products and services in the most cost and time efficient manner on both new and renewal vendor contracts, purchase requests, feasibility analyses.
  • High degree of experience with technology products and services esp. infrastructure, familiar with a variety of the field's concepts, practices, and procedures.
  • Reviews current enterprise wide type services and looks to gain synergies and pricing reductions over standards and/or moving to central vendor for common services (e.g. buy vs. lease, desktop/mobile telephony analyses, etc.)
  • Partners with the IT VMO Manager in the evaluation and selection of vendors as well as the negotiation of purchase contracts or service level agreements with a high degree of expertise in partnering with technology service owners.
  • Handles problems with vendors or products as necessary and may serve as a mediator for disputes between IT vendors and IT staff/management.
  • Understands the IT budget planning processes, cost allocation processes, and associated financial management standards in order to support an efficient/effective billing process coding costs to appropriate funding sources, aligns to approval processes and posts to correct financial accounts.
  • Familiar with a variety of the IT financial management concepts, practices and procedures as it relates to the IT procurement function.
  • Performs market analysis to ensure vendor is providing the best overall value
  • High degree of experience over the procurement to payment process, analyzing trends, delivering upon change improvement opportunities that prove efficiency gains in processing overhead or financial savings with vendors
  • Participate as an integral part of key presentations of IT Financials, vendor analyses, and other deliverables in support of the IT Senior Management team
  • Subject matter expert providing key inputs to the IT VMO for vendor analysis/scorecards to support IT service owners
  • Relies on extensive experience and judgment to plan and accomplish goals.
  • Leads and directs the work of others.
  • A wide degree of creativity and latitude is expected.

    Open Date9/7/2016

    Position Requirements

    Education and Work Experience:+ Bachelor's Degree required
  • 7-10 years of relevant experience
  • Property & casualty insurance experience desired
  • Experience with technology products and services with high degree of familiarity with infrastructure
  • Experience with procurement/purchasing systems required

    Skills and Competencies:
  • Manages others through influence and business acumen
  • Ability to work in fast paced environment and balance multiple priorities
  • Strong communications skills
  • Excellent presentation skills
  • High analytic skills
  • Critical thinking

    Key Deliverables+ Cost beneficial deliverables reflected through cost savings, cost avoidance, etc.
  • Aalytics/Reports
  • Procurement/Purchasing Standards and Process Assets
  • Performance Metrics#LI-Post


    Req NumberINF-16-00029


    Number of Openings1

    Employee Referral Eligible

    Employee Referral PayoutThis position is currently accepting applications.