Strategic Sourcing Manager - Technology
Employment Type: Full-Time
RGP is a global Consulting and Executive Search firm helping some of the most recognized companies in the world work differently. Whether it's a position in Accounting, Finance, Audit, Tax, Technology, Human Resources or Supply Chain, we understand the challenges in finding the next opportunity on your career path. We will connect you to opportunities that matter, putting your expertise to best use while developing skills for the future.Our Executive Recruiters have established relationships with many of the best and brightest professionals in the industry. Based on our unique approach to recruiting and expertise in assessing opportunities and talent, we have the ability to expose you to the top career opportunities on the market.As we continue to grow and deepen our impact on organizations around the world, we are looking for the right people to place in key executive roles. If you are interested in finding the best opportunity on your career path, there are a few things you should know about RGP:* We are energized by the opportunity of identifying and placing top Executive talent.* We like working with organizations that are positive, adaptable and growth-minded.* We care how work gets accomplished and are deeply invested in the success of our clients and their Executive Professionals.If this sounds like you, we invite you to read on and learn more.THE RGP EXECUTIVE SEARCH EXPERIENCEAt RGP, we're deeply invested in identifying your strengths as an Executive Professional. We understand it's not simply about finding a position - it's about your career objectives, goals and aspirations. In other words, it's about you.PURPOSE OF THE ROLEAs a Strategic Sourcing Manager, you will be responsible for initiating and managing technology strategic procurement activities, outsourcing opportunity, and contract negotiations to reduce Total Cost of Ownership and improve profit for the company. In this role, you will work primarily with IT and other Technology related functions to provide products and services across all business units, both domestically and internationally.ATTRIBUTES OF PROFESSIONALS IN THIS ROLE* Excellent written and verbal communication skills* Self-starter* Ability to manage senior level client relationshipsKEY RESPONSIBILITIES OF THE ROLE* Develop and manage requests for proposals, quotes, and information including the collection of requirements, management of bidder communications, and the analyzing of bid responses* Monitor and understand the market and identify opportunities resulting from new product offerings and market shifts* Develop and implement sourcing strategies in various technology products, services, and cloud-solution categories to reduce TCO, cycle time, and improve quality* Negotiate and draft enterprise wide agreements that minimize financials and business risk exposure and provide optimal terms and conditions* Own and deliver savings goals and targets from planning and inception through realization of benefits* Quantify the baseline value of goods and services being sourced, the value of negotiations, and the financial change in cost of ownership* Manage and develop internal relationships with clients and stakeholders throughout various business units* Manage ongoing outsourcing contracts including involvement in client status meetings and contract performance measurementDESIRED EXPERIENCE AND REQUIREMENTS* Bachelor's Degree in Engineering, Computer Science, Finance, or Business* CPM/CPSM or similar certification preferred* 5 years of technology sourcing* SAP & Ariba experienceEqual Opportunity EmployerRGP is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer and committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, gender, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, physical or mental disability, genetic information or veteran status, and encourage all applicants to apply.