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Title:  Sourcing Technology Services - Expert

Location: 

Jersey City, PL

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 (short description):

We are seeking a dynamic, client-focused individual to join our IT Sourcing team focused on Telecom and IT Sourcing. The candidate must have experience in the end-to-end sourcing lifecycle for IT engagements, with a particular concentration in Telecom Services Sourcing Category, as described herein.

 

Tasks and Responsibilities:

  • Directly manage IT Sourcing engagements of varying spend, risk, and complexity levels pertaining to Global Telecom Services and Infrastructure 
  • Communicate regularly with key business stakeholders to understand strategic direction, business requirements, objectives, and priorities across assigned categories;
  • Understand 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 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, 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 global Chain IQ colleagues to ensure cross-functional coordination of engagements, supplier management, process implementation, and best practices.

 

Requirements:

  • Bachelors Degree (Supply Chain concentration is a plus).
  • Minimum of 5 years’ experience in IT Sourcing roles in one or more of the following categories:  Voice and Data Communications and Networking; End-user Telecom and Computing Equipment;  IT Hardware; Data Center; Software Licensing and Software as a Service; other Hosted Platforms/Services; and related Outsourced Services. Global experience preferred.     
  • Demonstrated sourcing and negotiation experience with major IT Suppliers and/or Global Telecom Carriers;
  • Ability to perform contract drafting and negotiations with limited additional legal support for Master SW 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 negotiating strategies to achieve those savings.
  • Ability to manage engagement risk through identification and assessment of relevant hypothetical issues that could impact each engagement, and documenting 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 (i.e., 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 process, policies, and procedures);
  • Ability to effectively organize and prioritize a wide array of initiatives to tight deadlines

 

 

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