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Title:  Sourcing Hardware - Senior Consultant

Location: 

Jersey City, US

Date:  Sep 23, 2022

 

Chain IQ is an independent, global service company providing strategic, tactical and operational procurement for its clients. Chain IQ operates from its main centers – Zurich (headquarters), New York, London, Singapore, Bucharest and Mumbai / Pune – and is currently servicing more than 20 countries (including Germany, Poland, Hong Kong, China, Japan and Australia).

 

Chain IQ is growing! In order to provide our clients continuously with an excellent service, we want to further strengthen our team and are therefore looking for you!

 

Purpose:

We are seeking a dynamic, client-focused individual to join our US IT Sourcing team. The candidate must have experience in the end-to-end sourcing lifecycle for IT engagements, with a particular concentration in the Technology Sourcing Categories described herein. Independent category management experience is a plus.

 

Tasks and Responsibilities:

  • Directly manage IT Sourcing engagements of varying spend, risk, and complexity levels on the IT Sourcing (Americas) Team, managing engagements in one or more of the following categories: Software Licensing/Maintenance, Software as a Service, other Hosted Platforms/Services, Networks, Data Center, Hardware, Desktop, and related IT Outsourcing and Managed IT Services;
  • Experience with other categories (e.g., Professional Services, Corporate Services, HR) would be a plus, but is not required;
  • Communicate regularly with key business stakeholders to understand strategic direction, business requirements, objectives, and priorities across assigned categories and business functions;
  • Understand the business requirements of each deal, and shape deals and contracts to meet those requirements;
  • Assess savings opportunities on all engagements, and work with clients to achieve optimal cost reductions/savings and other “value”, as appropriate;
  • Develop and maintain key IT Supplier relationships in the above-named IT Sourcing categories, and stay current on their products, services, and competitors;
  • Manage competitive bids and RFXs for IT engagements using automated tools or limited to Microsoft Office apps (depending on the client engagement), and lead the evaluation and selection process across a cross-functional team of stakeholders;
  • Draft contracts based on clients’ standard templates, and customize deal-specific commercial terms/conditions, as needed;
  • Follow required processes and procedures related to supplier engagement, contract negotiation and contract execution to ensure compliance with clients’ legal, regulatory, business, and regional policies;
  • Provide detailed project status (and associated savings) reporting on all active and completed Sourcing deals, using required Chain IQ and client tools/platforms;
  • Partner with Chain IQ colleagues globally to ensure cross-functional coordination of engagements, supplier management, process implementation, and best practices;

 

Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s Degree (Supply Chain concentration and/or MBA would be a plus);
  • Minimum of 10 years’ experience in IT Sourcing roles in one or more of the following categories: Software Licensing/Maintenance, Software as a Service, other Hosted Platforms/Services, Networks, Data Center, Hardware, Desktop, and related IT Outsourcing and Managed IT Services;
  • Demonstrated sourcing and negotiation experience with major IT Suppliers;
  • Ability to perform contract drafting and negotiations with limited additional legal support for Master Software License, Maintenance Agreements, Supply/Task Orders/SOWs; Amendments; Service Level Agreements; etc.;
  • Ability to structure contracts with multiple concurrent Schedules, Annexes, Supply Orders, and Attachments across multiple global regions;
  • Demonstrated experience in identifying savings and cost reduction opportunities in IT contract negotiations, and developing and leading negotiation strategies to achieve those savings and other value;
  • Ability to manage engagement risk through identification and assessment of relevant hypothetical issues that could impact each engagement, and addressing such scenarios and relevant risk sharing in the contract;
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills, and ability to effectively communicate with and influence senior clients/stakeholders;
  • Ability to quickly understand and apply new concepts (e.g., business models; governance models; scaling of platform from local to regional to global; supplier pricing models; contracting options and alternatives; sourcing tools and platforms; sourcing processes, policies, and procedures);
  • Ability to effectively organize and prioritize a wide array of initiatives to achieve multiple concurrent tight deadlines;
  • Ability to lead a team of sourcing and procurement team members of varying experience levels, motivating each to bring their best in addressing client business needs and growing as professionals.

 

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