719311 Buying Manager - IT Professional Services

Travel Required:NoLocation:Mount Olive, NJPosition Type:ContractDesired Education Level:BSDescription:
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
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

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