Category Specialist - Software
Horace Mann Service Corporation - Springfield, IL

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Job Description:
Category Specialist - Software - Person will be
responsible for leading the establishment of Procurement
Strategies, negotiating commercial terms/contracts and
ensuring the lowest Total Cost of Ownership (TCO) is
achieved for assigned projects related to Software
acquisitions and Software contract compliance. This
position must have/develop a close working partnership
with Internal Customers. In addition, position must
support the implementation of strategies by providing
leadership and direction as appropriate.

Job Requirements:
  • Bachelor's degree in Business or Engineering or
equivalent work experience
  • 5+ years of experience in Software Sourcing and
Contracting
  • Detailed knowledge of the Software market place and
Software Licensing techniques
  • Experience in Insurance of Financial Services
preferred
  • Process improvement experience preferred
Required Competencies
  • Experience in sourcing and procurement (i.e.
Supplier identification, spend characterization,
RFI/RFP development, supplier selection and final
negotiations) in the Software category
  • Experience in Software Negotiations and Contracting
  • Proficiency in Excel, Access, PowerPoint and Word
Software packages
  • Analytical and strategic problem-solving
capabilities
  • Good Leadership and communication skills (written
and verbal)
  • Project management skills
  • Constructively foster internal business partnerships
  • Lead and /or effectively participate in
cross-functional team environment
  • Experience working with a Legal team on contract
negotiations
Must be eligible to work in the United States without
employer sponsorship.

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Horace Mann was founded in 1945 by two educators in Springfield, Ill., who believed teachers deserved affordable auto insurance. Originally...