Columbus, OH, US
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Senior Buyer, IT Procurement

Country : USA USA

State : Ohio

County : Franklin County

Town : Columbus

Category : Purchasing

Contract type : Permanent

Availability : Full time

Job description

The Information Technology Senior Procurement Buyer is responsible for ongoing support in planning, organizing and managing the sourcing of IT solutions, primarily in the hardware, telecom and/or networking areas. Responsibilities will also entail supporting on-premise software, cloud subscriptions and services. The incumbent collaborates with the team to develop best practices, deliver cost savings, mitigate risks, and educate others on the benefits of sound procurement principles.
Specific responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
Conduct sourcing events for technology purchases which include RFP and RFQ's activities: identifying prospective suppliers through market research, qualifying suppliers, contract management, supplier engagement, supplier performance and score-carding and cost savings analysis
Review's RFP's, Quotes, SOW's, Order Forms and Master Agreements for new purchases and negotiate business terms and pricing as necessary
Act as liaison and partner between internal brand partners (e.g. Legal Counsel, IT security, IT partners, finance, and various functional leadership) and the vendor
Establish and maintain effective relationships with key internal customers; effectively communicate progress, issues and outcomes to multiple stakeholders across cross-functional teams
Utilize Ariba to create requisitions and purchase orders; evaluate purchase requests against approved project budgeted requests for appropriateness.
Provide ad-hoc pricing analyses and service comparisons; become a subject matter expert on many of the vendor solutions in the IT software category
Assist in the ongoing management of information technology hardware and software manufacturers and value-added resellers by ensuring contract compliance and performance
Perform contract review, negotiate and establish business terms and conditions on agreements that ensure timely delivery, mitigate risk, and establish service level agreements (SLAs) where applicable
Escalate contractual points of misalignment for appropriate review
Ensure comprehensive, error-free, timely execution of key tasks and processes such as, but not limited to: the Delegation of Authority process, contract signatures, contract repository, savings and/or cost avoidance tracking


5+ years related experience in Procurement or IT Fields
Previous experience with telecom circuit and network buying required
Previous knowledge and experience with SAP and/or Ariba, a plus
Strong PC skills in in the use of Microsoft Office applications including Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook
Bachelor's degree in related field such as Business, Finance, Supply Chain, Statistics, Information Systems or Computer Science
An equal opportunity employer, we do not discriminate in hiring or terms and conditions of employment because of an individual's race, color, religion, gender, gender identity, national origin, citizenship, age, disability, sexual orientation, pregnancy, genetic information, marital status or any other protected category recognized by state, federal or local laws. We only hires individuals authorized for employment in the United States.
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