Strategic Supplier Director, IT
Home Depot - Atlanta, GA

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Do you want to be part of a thrilling revolution influenced by technology? The Home Depot is a $70 billion business-focused environment where you can contribute in a variety of functional areas covering all aspects of the consumer value chain. We are currently managing leading software packages and technology platforms to deliver creative results to our business partners and customers. We need people who understand how best to apply technologies to solve problems and develop innovative solutions. If you are looking for an opportunity to see instant, progressive, and substantial business benefits from your technology talents and experience, it's the perfect time to join The Home Depot.

The Strategic Supplier Director, IT is responsible for being the single point of contact for THD to manage key external vendors for any new or renewal IT equipment, products or service contracts. The incumbent is responsible for developing a long-term strategy with suppliers and vendors to achieve THD financial and service level targets. In addition to working with all areas of IT, the incumbent will also partner with procurement, finance, and legal to develop sourcing strategy, negotiation tactics and manage contract terms and conditions while minimizing THD liability/exposure. Additionally, the Strategic Supplier Director will create metrics for each contract and measure the vendor's and THD's adherence and performance against those metrics and report the findings to senior leadership.

On- site and local perks:
Choose from a variety of benefit plans designed to meet your individual and family needs.
Take part in company Success Sharing - an incentive program based on sales performance.
Receive "Homer Awards" that lead to cash incentives for consistently demonstrating behaviors that reflect The Home Depot's values.
Work out at our on-site gym that offers classes and state- of- the- art equipment.
Eat at our on-site cafeteria that offers a plethora of options or enjoy discounts at neighborhood restaurants.
Pick up prescriptions on-site at the CVS pharmacy.
Bank On-site at our Credit Union.
Drop your child off at one of the largest corporate on-site daycare facilities.

Ensure business-IT strategic alignment
Manage business relationships and monitor status of business
Manage and coordinate strategic activities for staff
Develop IT plans in support of specific business objectives
Define requirements and design for IT projects in support of key business objectives
Manage IT customer service issues for business unit

Typically reports to V.P. Information Technology

Accountable for the management of a department or functional group through subordinate supervisors/managers and for all personnel issues -- including selection, termination, performance appraisal and professional development of subordinates.


Located in a comfortable indoor area. Any unpleasant conditions would be infrequent and not objectionable.

Typically requires overnight travel less than 10% of the time.


Must be eighteen years of age or older.
Must pass the Drug Test.
Must successfully complete any required training or orientation courses.

The knowledge, skills and abilities typically acquired through the completion of a bachelor's degree program or equivalent degree in a field of study related to the job.



Most of the time is spent sitting in a comfortable position and there is frequent opportunity to move about. On rare occasions there may be a need to move or lift light articles.

Experience in systems development and project management across a variety of technical platforms
PMP certification preferred
Exceptional written and oral communication skills.
Exceptional prioritization and project management skills with a strong attention to detail.
Strong leadership and people management skills.
Over 10 years of procurement and/or contract negotiation experience in a large organization
Over 12 years of experience in related field preferred, over 3 years of which are in a director or Sr leadership role
Experience within a matrix management environment
Advanced Degree Preferred, MS a plus

Exceptional written and oral communication skills.
Exceptional prioritization and project management skills with a strong attention to detail.
Strong leadership and people management skills.
Ability to achieve results through influence and persuasion
Familiar with current and emerging technologies.
Good understanding of financial reporting.

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