Sr IT Procurement Category Mgr

Sr IT Procurement Category Manager - relocation opportunity to Irving, TX or Fort Myers, FL

When you join Gartner, you’ll be part of a fast-growing team that helps the world become smarter and more connected. We’re the leader in our industry, achieving double-digit growth by helping clients make the right decisions with business and technology insights they can’t find anywhere else. Our associates enjoy a collaborative work environment, exceptional training and career development — as well as unlimited growth potential. If you like working with a generous, supportive, high-performing team, Gartner is where you want to be.

Relocation opportunity to our Irving Texas location: 

Our North Eastern Texas (Irving) Gartner Campus is our newest Center of Excellence for our Global Business Sales, Global Technology Sales, Events and Technology teams. This location is expanding and offers associates a variety of on campus amenities and  Gartner networked phones in addition to follow-me printing, scan and fax capabilities along with  modern work spaces which foster a creative and positive work environment. 

Relocation opportunity to our Fort Myers location:

Our Southwest Florida (Fort Myers) Gartner Campus is our largest office globally with 1,700 associates across four buildings. This location offers associates amenities which include two onsite cafes, onsite gym, outdoor walking track, open patios, and modern work spaces which foster a creative and positive work environment.

About this role:

Seasoned strategic Procurement professional responsible for leading procurement sourcing projects and negotiations in IT categories. Expected to deliver value through the implementation of effective negotiation strategies that reduce both organizational costs and risks while improving vendor performing and encouraging innovation from the supply base.

  • Responsible for the administration of Delegation of Authority to ensure appropriate signatory.
  • Build strong executive level partnerships with internal stakeholders to identify new opportunities for negotiated cost savings and measure business impact.
  • Competencies and knowledge in contract development, including key contracting principles, standard terms, laws/regulations, and industry standards.
  • Coordinates activities across Gartner’s IT organizations in order to effectively interact with IT professionals and senior leadership.
  • Applies advanced sourcing methodologies to develop negotiating strategies that enable effective negotiations, vendor management and process improvement.
  • Conducts in-depth analysis on pricing, vendor stability, and proposals to ensure a fair, ethical, and level playing field. 
  • Maintains knowledge of current IT trends, vendor capabilities and changes within the technology landscape for traditional and emerging solutions.
  • Manage and optimize supplier performance, including contract compliance, continuous improvement, innovations, and reduction in total cost of ownership.
  • Lead cross functional teams through a disciplined sourcing process and project management to support sourcing, supply management and operations objectives.
  • Works with Gartner’s Legal, Risk and IT Security teams to mitigate risk through the review of both legal and business terms.
  • Identify new business requirements and opportunities for cost savings, which will include process savings and process improvements.
  • Communicate effectively with suppliers, associates and senior management.
  • Manage a professional staff with specific focus on recruitment, mentoring and developing talent
  • Trains and mentors associates on IT technical and negotiation skills
  • Responsible for ensuring all spend in commodity area is under Procurement management. 

Job Requirements:

What you’ll need:
  • Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent work experience
  • 10+ years of procurement negotiation experience across IT categories
  • Extensive experience negotiating highly complex technology agreements for hardware, software, services and enterprise solutions
  • Manage a professional staff with specific focus on recruitment, mentoring and developing talent
  • Ability to build strong internal relationships with internal stakeholders
  • Significant experience collaborating and partnering with senior executives both internally and externally
  • Ability to lead cross-functional teams in the accomplishment of company goals
  • Extensive knowledge within varied IT categories including software, hardware and enterprise IT solutions
  • Ability to be creative and innovative in finding solutions and negotiating strategies
  • Evidence of an ability to work cross-functionally with colleagues across multiple groups and departmental to include IT, Risk, Finance, and Legal
  • Proficient in Microsoft Excel, Word, and Outlook
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Ability to communicate with a diverse audience at various levels and all countries and cultures within the organization
  • Effective listening skills
  • Excellent customer service skills
  • Strong ability to work independently and make decisions within scope of role without management approval
  • Ability to work in a fast paced, high pressure environment and prioritize own workload
  • Strong analytical and problem solving skills
  • Ability to skillfully adapt to a constantly changing environment
  • Strong team player
  • Ability to build strong internal/external business partnerships

Who you are:
  • Motivated, high-potential performer, with demonstrated ability to influence and lead
  • Strong communicator with excellent interpersonal skills
  • Able to solve complex problems and successfully manage ambiguity and unexpected change
  • Teachable and embracing of best practices and feedback as a means of continuous improvement
  • Consistently high achiever marked by perseverance, humility and a positive outlook in the face of challenges

What we offer:

In addition to an outstanding work environment with rapid advancement potential, Gartner associates enjoy exceptional compensation and benefits, including:

  • An upbeat, positive culture. Integrity, objectivity, collaboration, results and a no-limits mindset are central to our values
  • Limitless growth. We work with you to help you meet your goals and advance within the company
  • Encouragement to be innovative and challenge status quo
  • Exposure to industry leading training and development
  • Performance based recognition and rewards

About Gartner:

Gartner, Inc. (NYSE: IT) is the world’s leading information technology research and advisory company. We deliver the technology-related insight necessary for our clients to make the right decisions, every day. We work with every client to research, analyze and interpret the business of IT within the context of their individual role. Founded in 1979, Gartner is headquartered in Stamford, Connecticut, U.S.A. – Visit to learn more.

Job ID 00020846

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