IT Procurement Specialist
We are seeking a Procurement Specialist with IT, technology and communications expertise to join the Continuum team. As a senior level supply chain professional, you will be responsible for working closely with the Information Systems and Finance teams to source and negotiate the purchase of goods and services in various IT spend categories. The position will report into Continuum’s VP of IT and will be based in our company’s Boston headquarters.
- Define and drive cost reduction/value improvements in IT spend categories including but not limited to: Software, hardware, networking, telecom and IT Services for both internal spend at Continuum as well as outward vendor.
- Act as lead negotiator with vendors on enterprise acquisitions to ensure that negotiations are conducted in a disciplined manner.
- Help define negotiating strategy as necessary.
- Review and provide recommended changes to contracts and service agreements using concise language to rapidly resolve contract issues in a manner that is reasonable for the company and the vendor.
- Develop strategic sourcing plans and execute on those plans.
- Evaluate current IT contracts for key spend categories and implement new/renew necessary contracts.
- Identify, create and manage relationships with internal members of the Continuum team as well as external vendors.
- Provide regular reports for senior leadership on procurement strategies and KPI’s.
- 3-5 years’ experience in the acquisition of IT hardware, software, services, networking hardware and telecommunications hardware and services.
- Bachelor of Science in Business, Computer Science or related field; supply chain concentration preferred but not required.
- Strong communicator with a proven track record of negotiating IT hardware, software, services, networking hardware and telecommunications hardware and services.
- Ability to multitask and manage tasks within a fast paced environment
- Basic understanding of accounting principles tied to procurement and a working knowledge of legal terminology and contract law.
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