IT Buyer
Allison Transmission, Inc. - Indianapolis, IN

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  • Work closely with Allison IS&S Department to provide purchasing support for all Allison IT requirements
  • Adheres to unit and Corporate purchasing policies and procedures
  • Negotiate with suppliers and prepare recommendation forms
  • Negotiates terms and conditions in coordination with legal and business owner
  • Ensure the suppliers remain in the best in Q, S, T, & P throughout the life of the contract
  • Issue nomination/ contracts-ensure that the proper people receive copies
  • Negotiate Master Service Agreement/Terms and Conditions
  • Work with Allison legal to prepare purchase contracts
  • Prepare and maintain yearly business plan
  • Prepare and maintain yearly business savings goals
  • Communicate to suppliers, ATI supplier quality requirements/expectations.
  • Develop an in-depth product and process knowledge base about the commodity and supplier base including thorough understanding of the entire value added chain and cost drivers through suppliers workshops/advance discovery days, plant visits, technical reviews, international contracts, benchmarking activity, etc.
  • Develop commodity, system and source strategies for office in coordination with IS&S department
  • Attend IS&S staff meetings and promote purchasing policy
  • Accelerate the evaluation and implementation of new technology and viable low cost alternatives
  • Guard against restrictive requirements that constrain supplier alternatives, low cost solutions and innovation
  • Quote alternative designs, solutions and suppliers
  • Negotiate and leverage lifetime/long term agreements
  • Initiate/participate in supplier assessment visits with IS&S department
Position Requirements

  • Bachelor's Degree with C.P.M. certification.
  • 5 Years Procurement experience, focused on IT purchasing and Indirect procurement commodities.
  • Past experience with Information Technology purchases
  • Past experience with Indirect Commodities
  • Relatively high level of analytical ability to solve problems
  • Knowledge of commodities, materials and products being purchased
  • Oral and written communication skills
  • High level of interpersonal skills to work effectively with others
  • Knowledge of Corporate and unit purchasing practices and procedures
  • Past experience with SAP as used in procurement
  • Information Technology training such as that acquired in the first two years of college, technical or business school.
  • Past Indirect Commodity experience
IT Purchases Experience:
  • Hardware
  • Computers, workstations, printers, plotters, scanners, servers, cable etc.
  • HP
  • Dell
  • EMC
  • Sun
  • IBM
  • ReSellers (CDW and SARCOM)
  • Software/Maintenance
  • Microsoft, SAP, Oracle, Sun, Unigraphics, Siebel, BEA, Maximo, Microstrategy, Sharepoint, etc.
  • Phone Services
  • SBC
  • AT&T
  • Verizon
  • Nextel
  • Calling Cards
  • Pagers
  • Conference Lines
  • Global Service Contracts - Application Development/Maintenance
  • Gyansys
  • Allegient
  • HP
  • Sarcom
  • CDW
  • Ciber