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IT Sourcing Manager

  • Contracts
  • Cost Reduction
  • Data Analysis
  • IAAS
  • IT Sourcing
  • PAAS
  • Procurement
  • RFI
  • RFP
  • SAAS
  • SAP
  • SOW
  • Strategic Sourcing
  • Supplier Management
  • Supply Chain
  • TCO
  • Telecom
Description:

This is a contract role through Magnit for an American energy company based in Jackson, Michigan. This is a hybrid role to Jackson, MI. Candidates must live locally to report onsite Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday each week.

Job Title: iT Sourcing Manager

Job Overview:

The IT Sourcing Manager negotiates with suppliers to obtain goods, materials, and services at the best prices (total cost of ownership) by developing and implementing strategies for cost reduction, supplier consolidation, quality improvements and process efficiencies.  Using strategic sourcing strategies and extensive knowledge of their commodity industry, we assist in effecting more efficient sourcing processes to save costs and maximize profitability. Plays a crucial role in the Consumers Energy daily operations.

Responsibiliites:

  • Completes IT [software, services, telecom, cyber, hardware] non-strategic service and material (equipment) purchase requests by verifying specifications and/or scope of work; determining if a Request for Information (RFI), Request for Proposal (RFP) or Request for Quote (RFQ) is needed; administer the (RFI, RFP or RFQ); negotiate cost effective agreements with key suppliers based on our core values of procurement safety/quality/cost/delivery/morale.
     
  • "Work with our suppliers, internal stakeholders and Legal council to negotiate contractual terms and conditions reducing risk to the company.  Sourcing Manager negotiates favorable terms with the supplier (driven by company standards) until agreement execution.
     
  • In addition, coordinate contract change requests as needed. 
     
  • Collaborate with Supplier Quality and Performance, Strategic Sourcing and Business Partners to develop suppliers, improve effectiveness and drive down costs. 
     
  • Support the framework, metrics, and goals for continuous improvement to achieve process excellence and stay current with industry innovations.  The Sourcing Manager works with department Managers, in the development of leading practices for procurement and issue resolution throughout the organization.
     
  • Use appropriate verification techniques (portfolio analyses, market/competitive data) not only to manage contractual obligations, but also to identify opportunities for cost savings.
     
  • Manage relationships with key internal stakeholders and suppliers to procure high quality products and services that are delivered on-time, within scope and within budget.
     
  • Proactively manage contracts to fully executed status (includes spend and end dates).
     
  • Ensure commercial, legal and contractual compliances in all procurement transactions including company processes, policies and procedures.
     
  • Other non-essential duties as assigned or may be necessary

Requirements:

  • Previous experience in an Information Technology support role.
  • Knowledge of business law, commercial terms and conditions, and related legal issues. Negotiations and competitive process engagement recognizing TCO.      
  • IT Contract development and management. Experience in supply chain including 2+ years Information Technology services/sourcing, RFx end to end with a focus on SaaS, PaaS and IaaS contracting.
  • Ability to provide guidance to develop and evolve sourcing management processes, develop metrics, and engage suppliers on operational, strategic, and financial issues.       
  • The Sourcing Manager is knowledgeable about procurement processes and escalation mechanisms.  Demonstrate advanced ability to influence stakeholders, deliver customer service, and resolve issues effectively and efficiently.         
  • Creating, analyzing, aligning, and editing Information Technology contracts including supplier paper.           
  • Excels in critical thought discipline- fact based measures and observations related to production of rational evaluations/proposals.
  • Knowledge and understanding of the complete procurement cycle, including experience completing Request for Quote (RFQ) and Request for Proposal (RFP) packages.          
  • Ability to analyze flat files, data, scope and Statements of Work (SOW) to understand key requirements to create, align, and edit sourcing packages and contracts.  
  • Excellent communication, both written and verbal, supplier management, negotiation, and analytical skillsets.   
        

Proven experience creating, analyzing, negotiating and editing Contracts with Company standards and reflective of business partner interests.      

  • Proficiency with MS Office suite including advanced Excel, PowerBI, Service Now, and SAP. 
  • Basic knowledge of purchasing software and project management software.
  • Ability to identify both required & desired outcomes from a meeting or situation, and be comfortable entering into difficult discussions/situations with suppliers or stakeholders.
  • Demonstrated ability to relate & compare, securing relevant information and identifying key issues. This includes seeking and organizing information, and conducting relevant data analysis.       

 Education:

Bachelor's degree preferred or 5-7 years of experiene in a relevant copany or industry experience in positions that demonstrate the required by abilities and performance.

Hourly Pay Rate Range (dependent on location, experience, expectation)

The pay range that Magnit reasonably expects to pay for this position is: $50-$56

Benefits: Medical, Dental, Vision, 401K (provided minimum eligibility hours are met)

All qualified applicants will not be discriminated against and will receive consideration for employment without regard to protected veteran status, disability, race, color, religion, sex, age, sexual orientation, gender identity or national origin.

QUALIFICATION/ LICENSURE :
  • Work Authorization : US Citizen
  • Preferred years of experience : 5+ Years
  • Travel Required : No travel required
  • Shift timings: Not specified
Job Location
Jackson, Michigan
Pay
USD 56.25 Per Hour
CONTRACT DURATION
24 month(s)
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