Job Description

IT Procurement Lead

Our Client is searching for an IT Procurement Lead for the corporate office in Columbia, Missouri, to help them drive profitability through data-driven analysis. This role can be remote or from their Columbia, Denver, or Kansas City locations.

They are seeking a Procurement Lead / Financial Systems Analyst who loves a challenge and wants the opportunity to grow with a fast-paced company. Industry competitors often have layers of tenured management that create barriers to career advancement. The opportunity for career growth is unparalleled at this company, where you’ll find no shortage of challenging yet fulfilling work, chances to build new skills, and supportive teammates who will push you to achieve your best.

Job Description

  • We seek an IT Procurement Lead to join the company’s IT Logistics & Procurement team. This is an exciting opportunity for an organized and detail-oriented individual passionate about streamlining expense processes and ensuring compliance. This position will serve as a financial systems bridge for the growing business analytics team. You will be crucial in managing the expense reporting system and ensuring the smooth flow of expense-related activities. You will collaborate with cross-functional teams, support employees, and help implement best practices to optimize the expense management process.
Primary Responsibilities of a Financial Systems Analyst (Expense System Mgmt)
  • The Procurement Lead’s responsibilities will include supporting vendor relationships, negotiations, and performance management for defined suppliers, assisting with implementing sourcing strategies, contract management, and negotiations, and reporting, facilitating the RFP process, assisting with coordination and preparation of vendor QBRs, and develop data analytics to drive cost savings and improved vendor performance.
  • Help the head of procurement manage procurement for various corporate categories, including IT equipment and SaaS spend.
  • Manage the companywide SaaS catalog.
  • Ensure optimal pricing and value arrangement follow through negotiations.
  • Partner with internal, client, and vendor stakeholders operating in the areas of Information Technology, Finance & Accounting, HR (People), Data Operations, and Legal.
  • Utilize IT and contract knowledge to assist in negotiating contract terms, conditions, and modifications while working with key stakeholders to ensure their requirements are met.
  • Manage vendor contract lifecycle, including key vendors' overall cost and performance, budget management, Service Level Agreement (SLA) adherence, and overall contract compliance.
  • Create and track vendor performance metrics to ensure vendors’ adherence to commitments/SLAs and mitigate issues proactively.
  • Track cost savings: partner with finance to understand budgeted spend for each category and influence and build sustainable relationships with internal decision makers.
  • Support the IT Logistics & Procurement Manager in collecting, synthesizing, communicating, and feedback on performance metrics against pre-determined performance standards within each spend category.
  • Perform market research to identify alternate vendors.
  • Facilitate RFP process; normalize vendor RFP responses; lead stakeholder scoring and ranking processes; organize vendor presentations & reference checks.
Skills & Qualifications
  • Must be qualified to work in the United States - we are not sponsoring any candidates at this time
  • Strong understanding of procurement policies and regulations
  • Exceptional attention to detail
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team
  • Experience providing value based on strong negotiations
  • Hardware/Software Purchasing experience
  • SaaS is a plus
  • Experience in IT Services, Consulting, etc.
  • IT experience is required
  • Has built strong sourcing strategies that help with business requirements
  • Experience developing Cost Savings Techniques
  • 4-year degree is required, Advanced Degree preferred
  • Strong communication skills
  • Proven ability to approach complex problems with curiosity and an analytical mindset
  • Adapt quickly, manage competing projects, and challenge the status quo
Must be a resident of the United States and not require sponsorship

Dawn West
AdeptSource

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