Position00402 Director of Procurement IT- Hybrid Schedule
City, StateColumbus (2-3 days onsite),Ohio
CountryUnited States
Contact NameSteve Silvi
DescriptionPosition Summary:

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.

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.

Requirements• 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.