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The Sourcing Professional will help lead the complex sourcing/purchasing of Network and Telecommunications voice and data hardware and carrier transport services for Firmwide Sourcing, reporting into the Global Head of IT Telecom Sourcing.
The candidate will work with sourcing managers and internal clients to gather business requirements quantify service levels identify deliverables and terms and conditions. Candidate will be responsible to solicit competitive bids from multiple suppliers using sourcing tools such as the quoting process, electronic tender and/or reverse auction before evaluating/scoring bids. Candidate is responsible for negotiating with suppliers on price, service levels, scope of work and terms of business to achieve value for money for the company. This position will require the incumbent to work in a multifaceted and cross-functional environment and the individual must have a firm understanding of sourcing including ecommerce, sourcing strategies and solid knowledge of system technology. The successful candidate will be responsible for developing and implementing RFI/RFP/RFQ's (including eRFx), negotiating with vendors, as well as drafting vendor contracts. The ideal candidate will be a sourcing professional in managing IT/Telco commodities spend, globally. The ideal candidate will also have specific knowledge of European telecom environment including transport, hardware / software, managed services, mobility and co-location services.
-Understand the needs of internal clients (i.e. IT managers) and provide effective sourcing strategies and solutions that match demand -Manage key vendor relationships that can provide support of business demand -Support strategic projects that leverage global vendor relationships for cost advantage and quality transactions from a shareholder perspective
The individual will be expected to: -Build effective and trusted relationships with internal clients -Lead and support contract negotiations, working with Legal and IT managers -Support and enhance critical strategic objectives (e.g. help the firm meet cost reduction targets) Key Outputs:
In order to optimize the firm's spending on IT/Telco resources, transport & hardware: -Build and maintain relationships with IT managers, advising on sourcing options and strategies -Leading and expediting vendor selection -Understand the nature and scope of the firm's vendor relationships -Negotiate, manage and monitor vendor agreements that protect firm's interests -Work on projects aimed at lowering the firm's total spend on Telecommunication network
-IT/Telco Resources (Staffing & Consulting) -Carrier (Transport) - Sales & Trading (Networks and Hardware) -Hardware (Voice and Networks) -Excellent relationship management skills to build trusted relationships -Strong project management and organizational skills -Able to develop category plans and account plans -Broad Technology Proficiency -Broad Procurement Proficiency -Knowledge of the key aspects of IT/Telco legal contracts including metrics and service level agreements -Self-starter -Strong oral and written communications skills -Strong IT & Telecommunication knowledge and understanding of IT/Telco issues and challenges. -Strong knowledge and understanding of sourcing options and their strengths and weaknesses -Strong negotiation skills. -Strong facilitation skills. -Strong knowledge of the vendor marketplace -Strong knowledge and proficient in Microsoft Office products (Excel & PowerPoint especially)
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