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Provides category management and strategic sourcing for the Technology – ISRM and Cyber Ops category. Responsible for establishing the enterprise-wide category plan and leading sourcing events at global, regional, and business unit levels, as applicable. This individual will leverage their knowledge of Information Security Risk Management and Cybersecurity hardware, software, and services, in order to present market opportunities to internal customers and guide sourcing decisions. Working together with IT, Legal, Finance, Asset Management and internal customers, the Senior Manager will ensure that Company is buying the right service from the right supplier at the right price, in support of our IT transformation and aggressive value creation goals.
Owns category management for IT – ISRM and Cybersecurity Operations
Specific sourcing expertise managing and negotiating with major ISRM and Cybersecurity hardware, software, and services suppliers, resellers, and systems integrators
Works with internal stakeholders on current and future IT objectives and business opportunities
Partners closely with Business Units, IT leaders, and other Shared Services (i.e. Finance, Legal, Risk, Insurance, Privacy, etc.) to negotiate world class supplier agreements
Converts potential projects into actionable sourcing events; drives people and processes to successful, timely completion
Creates request for information (RFI), request for proposal (RFP), and other sourcing materials to develop and maintain leverage with potential and current suppliers
Generates savings through various sourcing techniques including contract negotiations, demand management, supplier consolidation, technology transformation, and innovation
Researches industry trends to stay aware of emerging opportunities in technology, evolving supplier capabilities, and best practices for sourcing enterprise solutions, software (on-prem and SaaS), managed and professional services
Creates an annual Category Strategy that examines the market, supplier offerings, current and future needs, and aligns with IT on a 1 to 3 year plan
Maintains a Supplier Relationship Management program for our top strategic suppliers
Works with other shared services groups on contract development, including Legal, Finance, Compliance, Privacy, Risk Management, and Information Security
Ensures compliance with company policies, procedures and regulatory requirements
Assists with developing, maintaining, and enforcing Service Level Agreements (SLAs)
Conducts self and the category with the highest ethical standards, ensuring that decisions are objective and fact-based
Serves as point of escalation for commercial and contractual supplier issues
Provides biweekly/monthly updates on project status and opportunities
Company Technology Teams
Business Unit Stakeholders and Internal Customers
Category Leads and Category Managers
Contracting & Sourcing Specialists
S&P Business Services
Shared Service and Risk Management Teams
8+ years of IT Sourcing & Procurement, Purchasing, or Supply Chain
5+ years of strategic sourcing and category management experience
3+ years of experience in this category; demonstrated success with ISRM suppliers
Negotiate complex, emerging technology contracts for ISRM and Cyber Ops – to include hardware, software, and services – often combined to deliver a holistic solution
Possess and maintain current market knowledge of the industry – to include key players, competitors, disruptors, substitutes, emerging trends and innovation
Deliver year-over-year financial improvements from rate reductions, asset and demand management, process optimization, and supplier innovation
Develop category strategy in coordination with key stakeholders
Build lasting relationships and collaboration with business partners
Execute sourcing events on time and on plan, in support of business goals and objectives
Additional skills and knowledge
Customer Relationship Management
Enterprise Mindset/Global Orientation
Influencing Others to Act
Supplier Relationship Management
4 year college degree or equivalent work experience
10 – 15 % travel required to meet with internal customers, suppliers, and shared service partners.
General office demands.
Must be authorized to work in the US. Sponsorship is not available for this position.
Company is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer.
All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, creed, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or protected Veteran Company websiteied applicants will not be disqualified from consideration for employment based upon criminal history.
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Current employees must apply through the internal career site.
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