Sr. Procurement Analyst 3 reviews - Seattle, WA

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This is a newly created position in the Finance department, reporting to the Director of Financial Planning and Analysis. We are looking for an individual who can create scalable and efficient procurement processes that are highly flexible and at the same time drive cost effective outcomes with new and existing vendors by leveraging his or her existing relationships, negotiating skills and analytical horsepower.

Reports to Director of Financial Planning and Analysis

Act as primary point of contact for troubleshooting and resolving day-to-day procurement issues

Oversee vendor acquisition including vendor due diligence

Assist with developing standard SLAs for respective business units and related services

Active review, evaluation and consolidation of ongoing vendor relationships to improve unit economics and contract terms to drive significant cost savings

Perform detailed contract reviews in conjunction with legal and business stakeholders to reduce risk and create more favorable customer terms

Become a business partner to IT, Engineering and general business functions to assist with negotiating contracts and ensuring superior service delivery from our vendors

Re-engineer the procurement process as needed to enable us to scale appropriately and comply with Sarbanes Oxley and related internal and external compliance initiatives

Manage and execute purchase orders and purchase requisitions to support the procurement process

Evaluate the purchase order policy and approval limits to ensure appropriate segregation of duties and correct delegation of authority

Manage RFP processes from front to back across a range of service providers

Assist with annual budgeting and routine financial forecasting processes as needed

Maintain CAPEX budget database

Assist with reviews of facilities expansions, requirements gathering, lease reviews and modeling of rents

5 - 7 years of progressive responsibilities in procurement, cost analysis and contract negotiations

Understanding of a broad range of IT capital equipment, IT service contracts, telephony, enterprise software and related products

Possesses valuable relationships across the IT landscape and deep institutional knowledge of vendors in the space and their products

Significant experience driving Request for Proposal / Request for Pricing bids across both technology and non-technology vendors

Experience with expanding facilities and office space to support growth

Bachelor's Degree in Business from reputable university

Experience working in a high tech environment, preferably a public company

Must be fluent in Excel – vlookups, pivot tables, if/then statements, should be old hat

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