IT Sourcing Manager & Corporate Services
MeadWestvaco - Richmond, VA

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IT Sourcing Manager & Corporate Services

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Business Unit Description
MWV is a global leader in packaging and packaging solutions. Our fresh insights, innovative products, global manufacturing, and unparalleled service make us the partner of choice for many of the world’s most admired brands in the healthcare, beauty and personal care, food, beverage, home and garden, and tobacco industries. Our end-market expertise is also the foundation for success in our other businesses – Specialty Chemicals and the Community Development and Land Management Group. We touch people’s lives every day, everywhere. We help people keep track of their medications ( Dosepak ®, and Shellpak ® packaging), take care of their homes and gardens ( Mixor ® Trigger Sprayers) and their communities ( Evotherm ® asphalt). We develop products and solutions that not only grow our customers’ brands, but also improve our – and their – customers’ quality of life.

With about 15,000 employees worldwide, MWV operates in 30 countries and serves customers in more than 100 nations. But no matter where we’re doing business, we do things the right way – with a focus on integrity, sustainability, and positively contributing to the communities in which our employees live and work.

MWV is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Posting Description

This position requires proven experience in managing the IT (Hardware, Software, Network, ASP and related maintenance services) and Telecom sourcing process. The responsibilities of the IT Sourcing Manager & Corporate Services include determining IT sourcing strategies, being accountable for driving and delivering favorable contract (terms and conditions) terms, leading negotiations and maintaining high volume of projects. The IT Manager & Corporate Services is expected to continually develop subject-matter-expertise, remain current on competitor, pricing trends, and industry practices. Lastly, the IT Sourcing Manager & Corporate Services will maintain strong working relationships with internal teams, engage IT Leadership to facilitate effective communication and provide superior customer service. HOW YOU WILL IMPACT MWV

  • Develop and execute sourcing initiatives in IT Software, Hardware, Maintenance and Telecom categories while driving adherence to scope, schedule, budget, and results
  • Negotiate complex contracts related to service, price, and delivery of IT and Telecom categories
  • Key participant in cross organizational and cross functional teams in applying and improving the strategic sourcing process
  • Demonstrate ability to understand and evaluate alternatives and successfully manage through the change-management process
  • Introduces creative thinking and problem resolution
  • Works to understand and improve current processes
  • Identifies and establishes strong business relationships with stakeholders and business owners impacted or involved
  • Ensures a collaborative process to maximize cross-organizational and cross-category opportunities
  • Investigates and validates category spend and size/scope of opportunity
  • Manages the contracting process including: amendments, extensions, terminations, renewals, and new agreements
  • Monitors ongoing market dynamics to understand viable supplier opportunities domestic and globally
  • Responsible for the evaluation and selection of new sources and supplier capabilities
  • Develop, coordinate and manage supplier business relationships
  • Provide superior and proactive customer service to internal customers
    • Minimum five-years IT sourcing experience
    • BS/BA required, MBA/C.P.M. or supply chain degree a plus
    • Supplier negotiation and management, primarily for technology categories
    • Proven contract negotiation skills
    • Proven category / market analysis
    • Cost/benefit analysis
    • Business Acumen
    • Proven ability to communicate across multiple levels of the organization
    • Creative thought process
    • Experience in e-sourcing toolsets
    • Ability to embrace MeadWestvaco’s core values of safety, integrity, respect for the individual and environmental stewardship
    • Approximately 25% travel required (domestic and international)

      United States of America



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