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Senior Manager, Global IT Procurement

New York City (United States of America)

  • Organization: IRC - International Rescue Committee
  • Location: New York City (United States of America)
  • Grade: Senior
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Supply Chain
    • Procurement
    • Managerial positions
    • Information Technology and Computer Science
  • Closing Date:

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Requisition ID: req8497

Job Title: Senior Manager, Global IT Procurement

Sector: Supply Chain

Employment Category: Regular

Employment Type: Full-Time

Open to Expatriates: No

Location: New York, NY HQ USA

Job Description

Manage a portfolio of strategic sourcing categories, including IT hardware, software, consulting, and software as a service.  Establish strong collaborative relationships with senior leaders in Programs and functional areas to align around category strategies and project requirements, scopes, and timelines.  Develop or update a sourcing strategy for each category as appropriate.  Partner with global and regional Programs and offices to drive procurement through the supply chain team and eliminate unmanaged spend.  Establish long-term agreements where feasible to reduce transactional work and obtain optimal quality, service, price, and other terms.  Advise and enable Country Programs in their sourcing projects as appropriate.  Develop beneficial partnerships with global and regional suppliers and other organizations.

Specific responsibilities include facilitation of sourcing initiatives and projects with Global IT teams and Program leaders, development of category strategies, negotiation with suppliers, establishment and maintenance of supplier relationships, and leadership of business reviews with suppliers and internal stakeholders.  A portion of the total category spend and supplier-base in each category is managed by decentralized country program supply chain teams; however, the Senior Manager, Global Procurement, IT must communicate and offer global strategy, oversight, and support.

Major Responsibilities:

  • Develop category strategies, supported by market and industry analyses

  • Identify savings opportunities, develop and execute projects that deliver clear value

  • Establish and maintain beneficial supplier relationships, and facilitate periodic Business Reviews with key suppliers and business partners

  • Establish strong collaborative relationships with internal groups including Global IT, Programs, Regional/Country Offices, Finance, Human Resources, Legal, and others

  • Lead each sourcing project: facilitate team meetings; manage and document the RFX process

  • Manage complex projects from conception through implementation, including change management

  • Prepare analyses of spend data, category supplier bases, and cost models


Qualifications

  • Six to eight years of sourcing experience in IT procurement

  • Significant expertise in contract negotiation and supplier relationship management with IT hardware, software, software as a service, and consulting suppliers, including the market leaders in each area

  • Advanced and proven knowledge of procurement industry and IT category cost structures and drivers

  • General knowledge of applicable sourcing, planning, and logistics best practices

  • Excellent problem-solving, communication, and influencing skills within a matrix environment

  • NGO experience preferred, including understanding of institutional donors’ (USAID, DFID, ECHO, and others) procurement policies

  • Proven project management and process improvement experience

  • Ability to establish supplier specifications in conjunction with subject experts, measure and drive conformance to specifications, and manage internal and supplier relationships to achieve desired results

  • Strength in meeting or exceeding project milestones and deliverables, while multitasking and prioritizing

  • Ability to provide fact-based strategy and sourcing recommendations

  • Experienced user of Excel, Word, PowerPoint, and ERPs

  • Bachelor’s degree required

Working Environment:   Office work environment.  Travel less than 10%

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