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Regional IT Category Sourcing Sr. Manager

Chesterfield, MO
Position Summary:      
Manages business unit spending for a defined group of indirect materials, specifically in the IT digital category.  Effectively drive costs savings opportunities through strategic sourcing and supplier negotiations.  Interact with Information Technology teams globally and regionally, and any department requiring  technology negotiations. 
Core Functions:
  • Actively participate in global initiatives and implement global program/strategy where appropriate
  • Develop, implement and track strategies designed to maximize value for materials not covered by global efforts
  • Act as regional focal point (‘single point of contact’) for processes/questions/concerns/issues in the IT digital category Execute RFP’s globally and regionally including negotiations.  Manage regional/global supply agreements post negotiation making sure vendors are adhering to contract Terms and Conditions
  • Gather spend data from within company and from suppliers for  various categories under management
  • Prepare and analyze bids; develop sourcing strategies; make recommendations on supplier selection; implement approved sourcing strategies
  • Communicate procurement programs throughout organization in both written (memos, letters, presentations, etc.) and verbal (presentations, conference calls, etc) formats
  • Track spend to ensure compliance to strategic procurement programs
  • Manage assigned preferred suppliers both regionally and globally, measure/monitor performance, and track savings
  • Support/direct transactional procurement department as required.
  • Actively participate as regional  representative on defined organizational global sourcing initiatives being executed by other team members
  • Develop expertise and maintain on-going knowledge for defined group of IT subcategories
  • Assist in other Procurement programs and strategy sessions as required
  • Governance of Procurement procedures, IT sourcing policies and Supplier Governance Management
Skills/Experience Requirements:
  • Bachelor's degree in business or related field with 7 plus years of IT purchasing experience and overall 10 plus years of relevant experience
  • Demonstrated ability to drive procurement programs focused on lowering total cost of ownership, ability to develop reports to monitor and report suppliers’ savings and performance
  • Working experience in IT (Hands on) is an added plus
  • Understanding of Global IT industry context and awareness; working experiences with multiple regions / countries is an advantage
  • Excellent verbal and written communication with the ability to interact at all levels of the organization both regionally and globally
  • C.P.M. or, CPSM desired
  • ITIL framework knowledge; experience of SIAM / MSI desired
  • Desired self-directed with the ability to work with minimal supervision, team work, muti-tasking, analytical and learning ability
  • Agribusiness knowledge desired
  • Potential travel  domestically and/or globally (<20%)
Beth Yarbrough
Search Director | Frank CPG Partners

o: 615.678.0287
m: 615.605.5557


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