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IT Supplier and PRocurement Specialist

Kforce Technology

This is a Full-time position in Chicago, IL posted February 25, 2021.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

Kforce has a client that is seeking a Contractor to fill the role of IT Supplier Management and Procurement Specialist. Sumamry: The IT Supplier Management & Procurement Specialist is Responsible for developing and maintaining effective supplier relationships with technology suppliers within the Office of IT Governance and Operations. This position will support the IT Governance & Operations Senior Director as a point of contact for our strategic suppliers – outsourcing, services, software, hardware, and telecom. This position will act as a liaison between the suppliers and internal IT and Business groups, and is responsible for ensuring that the suppliers meet or exceed the contracted services, measuring performance against Service Level Agreements (SLA), managing the contracts, and coordinating supplier activity to meet current and future operational requirements and project needs in alignment with IT and Corporate goals. Also, is responsible for fostering supplier relationships in an evolving environment including increase and decrease in scope of services with the suppliers, as well as implementing strategies to benchmark and transition services between suppliers as required. Key to this role is an individual experienced and knowledgeable in IT Operations as well as overall experience in IT Procurement, Vendor Management, negotiations, and communications with all levels of management both internal and external.

Job Requirements:

REQUIREMENTS:

  • Significant experience in Vendor Management; Acts as the primary point of contact between various external IT suppliers and True Value Key stakeholders
  • Must build and maintain effective working relationships with Our Outsourcing partners and our supplier community
  • Significant experience in Stakeholder Management – both internal and external stakeholders
  • Must be able to effectively facilitate and communicate with all levels of of IT and Corporate staff, including IT executive leadership (Directors, CIO) and Out CFO
  • Significant experience in IT and IT Procurement – including IT Software, IT Hardware, Cloud Services, and other Services (Outsourcing services and Project-related services); This includes, but not limited to, new purchases, renewals, conducting RFPs, RFQ, RFI, and familiarity with SLA, outsourcing agreements and negotiating commercial and other terms
  • Experienced Negotiator; Seek and negotiate contract improvements where possible; This is critical
  • Familiarity with financial management of contracts including understanding business cases, understanding contract cost structures, support and maintenance costs structures, and negotiating savings/reductions in costs for contracts
  • Be able to analyze cost and financial risk relating to contracts
  • Be able to read and understand legal contract terms
  • Process oriented and organization-oriented
  • Experienced in PowerPoint, Excel; Contract Management tools and system

Kforce is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, protected veteran status, or disability status.

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