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Strategic Sourcing Manager

Richardson, Texas · Telecommunications
Our client is looking for a Sourcing Manager to support their original equipment manufacturer (OEM) technology category. This is a great opportunity for an experienced buyer that wants to take a high degree of responsibility in a fast-paced and agile environment.

This position will report to the Head of Global Procurement.
Key Responsibilities
  • Conduct and lead commercial and legal negotiations with suppliers. Strong negotiation and contracting background. Must be able negotiate high value supply and manufacturing contracts with very little supervision.
  • Liaise with Supply Chain Management and Account Teams on a daily basis to support the Strategic Sourcing process.
  • Practice strategic procurement.
  • Manage business relations with different vendors
  • Prepare commercial and legal documents such as NDA's, Agreements, Amendments and RFP’s.
  • Evaluate suppliers’ quotations with regards to specifications, price, delivery, credit terms and all other data meeting the requirements of the internal business unit.
  • As part of supplier management, manage and monitor suppliers’ performance, issue relevant reports, issue purchase orders, engage in ongoing cost reduction activities, agreement renegotiations, etc.
  • Ensure that data entered on Procurement systems is clear and accurate for reporting purposes.
  • Meet with internal customers to determine requirements, strategies, change in direction and ensure ongoing compliance and communication of Procurement’s policies and tools.
  • Source new products and services upon receipt of a clear specification from the requestor.
  • Explore new business opportunities (new suppliers, business models and methods).
  • Liaise with technical specialists.
  • Perform cost and financial spend analysis (benchmark, in-source vs. outsource).
  • Ongoing teamwork and collaborate with colleagues and the various units.
Job Requirements
  • Experience in purchasing practices and procedures is essential.
  • 5 years of experience in a similar role, preferably with experience in the High-tech arena, Telecommunications or IT.
  • Expert in leading change and improvement
  • Previous experience working for global organizations.
  • Self-driven. Must be able to work under minimal supervision.
  • Strong negotiating and contracting skills.
  • Ability to be quick, agile and highly responsive.
  • Strong interpersonal skills, a team player.
  • Project Management experience is a plus
  • ERP skills preferably Oracle R12.
  • Previous experience sourcing from major OEMs such as Dell, HPE, Cisco, RedHat, VMware, Commscope and others

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