IT Sourcing Lead Consultant

Charlotte, North Carolina
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Apr 14, 2018
Jun 13, 2018
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Job Description

Allstates Sourcing and Procurement Solutions (SPS) department is seeking individuals who have significant experience in Information Technology related strategic sourcing, category management and procurement operations experience to add to our team. The ideal candidate for this opportunity will possess proficient hardware (client computing and infrastructure), software licensing (both perpetual and SaaS), and IT professional services/consulting (including complex software development engagements) sourcing and category management capabilities. The specific role for which we are hiring is the IT Sourcing Lead Consultant. The IT Sourcing Lead Consultant will be responsible for a variety of assignments of varying complexity and risk, in support of SPS objectives.

This role has no direct team management responsibilities but will manage indirect relationships and require the ability to influence multiple stakeholders in the execution of work responsibilities. The IT Sourcing Lead Consultant has the responsibility to manage internal relationships by anticipating changing business conditions and consulting with key clients by coordinating and or leading sourcing/project teams and advisory boards as it relates to the IT category. This role utilizes a disciplined strategic sourcing methodology to deliver procurement value which in turn enables clients to deliver on their commitments. This role is responsible for the enforcement of policy, procedures and enables compliance reporting to govern the IT spend category. The successful candidate(s) will have proven capabilities to independently draft effective communications, memos, presentation materials, and conduct demand management assessments in support of assigned commodities/ assignments.

Sourcing & Category Management

  • Proactively assess sourcing and category opportunities by gathering spend information, company purchasing patterns, competitive position, structured analysis of supplier/category industry, economics, market conditions, and expiring contracts

  • Collaborate with clients to understand their business needs and objectives

  • Establish sourcing strategies which include evaluation of sourcing alternatives, identifying the sourcing approach, and establishing project plan / timeline to deliver an effective sourcing solution

  • Effectively drive execution of the sourcing strategy for key projects which includes ability to create and utilize the most appropriate sourcing tools / templates, align business client needs, identify supply alternatives (inclusive of diverse suppliers), effectively communicate with suppliers, and influence cross functional teams / advisory groups

  • Develop supplier selection criteria and gain client alignment; facilitate cross functional teams to evaluate supplier responses to select finalists (participate if appropriate) and effectively communicate the impact of sourcing decisions to involved clients, management, impacted employees and suppliers

  • Negotiate contract terms and perform all aspects of the contract process

  • Develop and execute an overarching category strategy and plan

Supplier Management

  • Perform all aspects of the Supplier Performance Management (SPM) process including contract inventory, segmentation, risk assessments, contingency planning and validation of right pricing

  • Create and implement SPM plan and internal compliance standards and measurements

  • Document supplier performance measurements that ensure achievement of client goals

  • Conduct business reviews with suppliers and internal clients to measure supplier performance, contract adherence and participate in issue resolution

  • Maintain contact and network with supplier community

Job Qualifications

  • Bachelors degree in business, supply chain, or related field

  • MBA is a plus

  • (CPSM) CPM and/or CPCU designation preferred

  • 5+ years business experience in sourcing and procurement, supplier management, or relevant industry

  • Advanced knowledge of procurement techniques and principles

    • Sourcing process, negotiations, contracting, supplier management, supplier diversity, industry/trend analysis, metrics/measurement, etc.

    • Procurement tools (i.e., financial reporting tools, contract management tool, reverse auctions, etc.)

    • Knowledge of assigned commodity industry / marketplace /business sector

  • Sourcing for high complexity commodities

  • Advanced experience with RFP development and execution

  • Strong negotiation experience

  • Effective communication and interpersonal skills, to interact independently with both internal customers and external suppliers at all staff levels

  • Project management and organizational skills

  • Experience with prioritizing projects and review with management

  • Advanced analytical capabilities, including cost models

  • Experience with conducting issue analysis, solution development, and conflict resolution

  • Customer focus

  • Stakeholder management

  • Experience with influencing actions/decisions of customers and suppliers (at all levels)

  • Experience with formulating strategies and approaches to achieve project objectives

  • Experience with developing junior level employees (directly or indirectly)

  • Awareness of corporate and SPS goals

  • Ownership of and input into departmental direction

  • Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite (e.g. Word, PowerPoint, Excel)

  • Demonstration of continued development via obtainment of professional designations (e.g., CPM, CPCU, CPA)

The candidate(s) offered this position will be required to submit to a background investigation, which includes a drug screen.

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