All areas of responsibility listed below are essential to the satisfactory performance of this position by any/all incumbents, with reasonable accommodation, if necessary. Any non-essential functions are assumed to be other related duties as assigned.
Responsible for setting strategic direction for technology negotiations and opportunities to reduce costs.
Responsible for developing a team that can support technology purchases.
Establish and manage relationships with internal customers. Develop and present strategic plans for senior management.
Provide excellent analytical skills identifying customer needs and defining best possible solutions.
Works closely with Information Technology (IT), Engineering and Data Center.
Primary focus will be to support the company on technologypurchases.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
Extensive experience with complex contract negotiations and supplier management.
Experience negotiating hardware, software, networking, telecom, and data center services.
Knowledgeable in supplier management specific to technology, with broad based understanding of the market.
Procurement experience working in hi-technology companies.
Communicate clearly and effectively, both verbally and in writing, successfully interfacing with senior management.
Possess excellent negotiation skills, evidenced by significant deliverables (cost savings, risk mitigation, supply base consolidation) resulting from completed negotiations.
BS/BA degree in Business, or related field is required.
International experience is a plus.
Extensive experience background required in procurement: 7 to 10 years functioning as a Senior Procurement Professional.
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