Consultant will provide Procurement support for requisition processing into purchase orders, contracts, RFP's, and related Procurement and Contracting activities.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
Develop and maintain key business relationships and deliver against all business targets and function specific goals
Establish project objectives with partner organizations/divisions with increased focus on business impact. Represents the organization as the principal customer contact on contracts and often performs project leadership role.
Play an active role in stakeholder engagement model and customer satisfaction baseline measures
Contribute toward building an effective procurement plan for the respective business - opportunity review, business priorities, sourcing and category alignment
Develop and deliver relevant data analysis and identify opportunities across a broad range of Procurement value drivers
Provide leadership for specific initiatives within an assigned function aimed at delivering against the overall Procurement objectives of the business.
Promote and implement business change with a bias towards moving project owners to thinking about early involvement of Procurement in support of key business priorities
Identify opportunities to target supplier aggregation and program strategies which delivers effective and efficient use of suppliers while managing risk
Drafts, reviews and/or approves documents for protection of the company's contractual posture and adherence to company policy.
Negotiate and execute contracts, statements of work and/or amendments for agreements that establish business relationships with vendors and/or partners.
Develop Requests for Information (RFI) and Requests for Proposals (RFP) for competitive bidding, and communicate terms to prospective suppliers;
Develop supplier selection criteria and work with key stakeholders in rating competitive bids;
Advise management of contractual rights and obligations and provide interpretation of terms and conditions.
Evaluate supplier responses, mitigate risks and make final recommendation to key internal stakeholders.
Interacts with senior customer personnel on significant technical matters frequently requiring coordination across organizational lines.
8-10 years relevant experience working in Purchasing, commercial Contract Negotiation and Supplier Management environments;
Bachelor’s Degree, JD or advanced studies/degree preferred
Extensive experience negotiating IT hardware, software and services. Specifically: Cloud negotiating, SaaS, and hosting procurement.
Experience with consulting services and/or professional services commodities is required and experience in Financial Services is preferred.
Strong communications and contract negotiation skills and experience working with Legal and business owners to structure optimal statements of work and related contracts;
Demonstrated success in establishing, managing and leading contract negotiations
Ability to manage multiple contracting and projects and effectively deal with a fast-paced and ever-changing environment;
Experience in driving customer satisfaction through proven, measurable contracting results while balancing controls and mitigating risks;
Strong analytical skills. Experience performing detailed analyses of data.
Experience in reporting, and the use of MS Excel spreadsheets and PowerPoint, for management reporting and project tracking. Excellent Excel and PowerPoint presentation skills.
Ability to work effectively with continuous change and short deadlines
Demonstrated business acumen, problem solving skills, intellectual maturity, and relationship management skills.
Experience managing people.
Experience with PeopleSoft Purchasing and Ariba Contracts and Sourcing Modules strongly preferred.
Applicants for employment in the U.S. must possess work authorization which does not require sponsorship by the employer for a visa.
The hiring company is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, race, color, religion, sex, or national origin.