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Manager, Online & Brand Technology Procurement

Country : USA USA

State : New York

County : Queens County

Town : New York

Category : Purchasing

Contract type : Permanent

Availability : Full time

Job description

This position is responsible for assisting with the development and execution of global procurement and sourcing strategies to support our GIS (IT) department and executing global programs to leverage the considerable ($400m+) IT spend. This position will focus primarily on global ELC Online (eCommerce) technology requirements. This role also has responsibility for North America IT requirements, plus Retail Technology procurement reports into this role. Responsibilities include the development of mid-term sourcing strategies for the areas managed, savings plans, as well as the management of relationships with key stakeholders (ELC Online, Global Brands and North America) and key suppliers in the area of responsibility.

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES:

- Procurement of large dollar ($500k-$5M) contracts in mainly in the Software and IT Services subcategories, with some involvement in Hardware as well.

- Negotiate strong contracts to optimize cost, reduce risk and enhance the company's agility both globally and locally.

- Find and execute cost savings opportunities by working with business unit leaders, finance and IT managers to explore the spend data from their business units and any savings or transformation targets that they may have.

- Manage end-to-end procurement activities

- Promote the competitive sourcing process, initiate RFPs to Suppliers, Evaluate Supplier cost proposals and recommend business awards

- Support corporate targets to develop a diverse supply base (minority owned and small companies), as well as sustainability targets.

- Adhere to corporate standards of reporting for cost savings and avoidance.

- Meet regularly with Global business leads to identify Global (Enterprise) licensing opportunities

- Remain current on new technologies, suppliers, licensing and financial concepts

Job: Purchasing/ Procurement/ Materials Management - Supply Chain

Primary Location: Americas-US-NY-Long Island City

Job Type: Standard

Schedule: Full-time

Shift: 1st (Day) Shift

Job Number: 220628

We are an equal opportunity employer. Minorities, women, veterans, and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply. It is Company's policy not to discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment on the basis of race, color, creed, religion, national origin, ancestry, citizenship status, age, sex or gender (including pregnancy, childbirth and related medical conditions), gender identity or gender expression (including transgender status), sexual orientation, marital status, military service and veteran status, physical or mental disability, protected medical condition as defined by applicable state or local law, genetic information, or any other characteristic protected by applicable federal, state, or local laws and ordinances. The Company will endeavor to provide a reasonable accommodation consistent with the law to otherwise qualified employees and prospective employees with a disability and to employees and prospective employees with needs related to their religious observance or practices. Should you wish to apply for this position or any other position with the Company and you believe you require assistance to complete an application or participate in an interview, please contact [email protected]

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Qualifications

REQUIREMENTS:

- University Degree

- 5-7+ years' experience within Indirect/Direct Procurement (at least 4+ concurrent years in IT procurement)

- Global procurement experience negotiating and contracting with major IT suppliers

- Competency in procurement processes and IT contract terminology

- Exceptional client relationship skills with ability to build strong internal and external relations

- High level of verbal and written communication effectiveness; ability to conduct presentations to large audiences.

- Ability to prioritize and manage work on multiple projects occurring simultaneously

- Strong Proficiency in Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint).


QUALIFICATIONS:
- Proven experience executing Global deals with strategic IT suppliers

- Experience creating high quality recommendations and presentations based on robust analysis

- Ability to identify and execute cost-saving and process improvement opportunities

- Advanced skills to conduct mathematical and other quantitative analyses

- Excellent data management/analysis skills

- Ability to adapt and understand different cultures and impact on business requirements on different geographies and stakeholder groups.

- Collaborative team player who can also work independently.


COMMUNICATION:
- Persuades and influences through highly developed written and oral communication skills

- Ability to communicate at VP and above levels and demonstrate confidence to deliver a first class IT procurement service

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