International Staffing Consultants, Inc.
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Our client has an immediate opening for a full-time Director, Sourcing and Procurement - Information Technology to support their Retail client located in Columbus, OH. 
This is a 3-day-a-week onsite Hybrid role and the candidate has to be located in commuting distance to Columbus, Ohio.
As a key member of their Client Services team, you will be responsible for leading and managing varying engagements within their client’s Information Technology Spend, in areas such as: IT Services, Software, Hardware, Telecom & Data Centers.
This role will support $145MM in spend and reports directly to the Managing Director, Sourcing and Procurement (who we recently placed).
• Build, propose, and execute Category Strategies that align with overall business strategies of their client.
• Develop cost savings and strategic sourcing projects while ensuring business continuity and high level of supplier performance.
• Manage spend, supplier, and market data from client and our client's resources to effectively analyze both savings opportunity and value chain impacts.
• Lead all levels of supplier market RFI / RFP activities, including execution, readouts and business case implications. Meet with potential participants, both incumbents and non-incumbents, answer RFP related questions from vendors, analyze RFP results and support final vendor(s) awards.
• Drive annual productivity improvements in each category of spend by developing and ensuring implementation of ideas to optimize total cost of ownership (TCO) for spend categories.
• Support development of new policies and procedures to drive savings and lead organizational and operational change management within managed categories of spend.
• Leverage our Client's Center of Excellence (COE) category experts through the sourcing process to assess market conditions, spend leverage opportunities, benchmarking data, RFP builds, and related activities.
• Support as well as lead sourcing events, including vendor sourcing, vendor and contract negotiations.
• Bring sourcing efficiency to all activity; define specific roadmaps containing prioritization of sourcing categories as well as expanding e-procurement catalogs.
• Lead research and analytics efforts to both validate savings projections and enable more precise supplier negotiations.
• Review major contracts for key areas of spend and act as Subject Matter Expert (SME) resource for planning and leading complex negotiations or re-supply modeling. Create procurement playbook as it relates to cyclical spending.
• Consistently monitor and evaluate savings against targets by category, sub-category, and supplier.
• Develop PPV (product price variance) trackers to ensure improved price / savings baseline analysis.
• Develop and communicate functional supply chain or sourcing strategy to a diverse group of managers and senior level professionals at client. Create alignment with group and articulate broader procurement transformation.
• Support necessary negotiations. Apply both experience and the application of our client's sourcing methodology, ensuring all buying complies with client policies and procedures.
• Source suppliers and build a best-in-class supply chain; cultivate and manage relationships with best-in-class suppliers. Fully utilize all strategic levers within sourcing process and find new paths to value.
• Build supplier management and continuous improvement methodologies with key suppliers.
• Establish and implement a supplier management structure and process; audit and vet vendors.
• Align sourcing strategies to compliment company’s manufacturing growth initiatives.
• Work cross functionally to deliver sourcing and procurement cost savings, risk mitigation projects, and supplier enabled innovation.
• Aggressive focus on achieving overall category cost savings.
• Bachelor’s degree required.
• Minimum of ten (10) years of experience in indirect procurement, vendor management, and strategic sourcing with deep expertise in Information Technology, including but not limited to: IT Services, Manufacturing, Software, Hardware, Telecom & Data Centers.
• Experience managing category spend over $100MM annually.
• Building category strategies.
• Contract negotiation and contract management.
• Confident with rigorous process in Total Cost of Ownership (TCO) modeling.
• Ability to drive change management and gain consensus from client stakeholders across several business units’ company wide.
• Experience in driving operational redesign process improvement initiatives.
• Must possess strong overall knowledge and understanding of business/contract issues and broad understanding of competitive products/services, technology, and market and industry issues.
• Knowledge of supplier ecosystems and markets that serve the above categories.
• Ability to manage multiple projects at the same time.
• Individual needs to be very detail oriented and able to deliver projects on time.
• High levels of supply chain and operational acumen, with demonstrated end-to-end understanding.
• Proficient in MS Office applications including Excel / financial analysis and PowerPoint / presentations.
• Proven expertise in implementing and managing change across all levels of an organization; prior implementation and adoption of eProcurement systems is a plus.
• Strong problem solving and leadership skills.
• Entrepreneurial aptitude with a commitment to client service.
• Demonstrated ability to develop relationships, communicate effectively and influence.
• Flexible and adaptable in a changing environment.
Travel: This position may require limited travel.
Why is This a Great Opportunity
Tremendous opportunity for someone who likes working with the C-Level suite. Our client has terrific Employee Reviews on Glassdoor and the benefits package is outstanding!  Career growth and industry-recognition goes without saying
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