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719311 Buying Manager - IT Professional Services


Pros2Plan, a Spinnaker Company, is now hiring for a Buying Manager- IT Professional Services

Location: Mount Olive, NJ

Duration: 6 months plus possible extension

Bill Rate: Open

Travel Required:No
Location:Mount Olive, NJ
Position Type:Contract
Desired Education Level:BS
Description:

Summary:

 

  • Client partnering to identify source of supply within approved supply base, run competitive events (RFI, RFP, potentially e-auctions), and manage award and delivery of services
  • Review and negotiate SOWs including definition of deliverables, acceptance criteria, SLAs (in some cases) and pricing
  • Work with Client’s legal to support MSA negotiations as needed
  • On-board niche skill suppliers as needed
  • Deliver project savings and cost avoidances for the Client
  • Manage supplier performance and delivery to SLAs and address any issues that arise
Requirements:

Knowledge Skills:

 

  • Minimum of 5 years of relevant professional experience, and 3 years Procurement experience including:
  • Stakeholder engagement and management skills
  • Ability to manage RFP process end to end
  • MSA and SOW Negotiation capability
  • Supplier relationship management experience
  • Experience in IT procurement and/or professional services procurement strongly preferred
  • Working in a cross-functional business environment/team
  • Working internationally
  • Project & activity management
  • Developing and maintaining strong relationships (e.g. difficult situations, large groups)
  • Must be proficient in MS Office suite
  • Experience with ARIBA is a plus