Our client, a global leader in the wealth management industry, has an immediate need for a Senior IT Contracts Specialist on a long term contract basis. The successful candidate will have experience working in large global IT procurement and vendor management teams supporting interal IT leadership stakeholders match their needs with approved suppliers and help negotiate mututaly benefical agreements for managed services, hardware, software (cloud and on prem) etc.
location: Irvine, California
job type: Contract
salary: $60 - 65 per hour
work hours: 8am to 4pm
-Follows the established procurement protocol to serve each area's needs. For information technology, specifically, works closely with the Vendor Management Office (VMO) to support the IT Vendor Engagement and Contract Management Process.
-Strategizes, plans, and executes the commercial aspects of that process which includes RFX process, vendor negotiations, and contracting.
-Participates with the business area and VMO in overall vendor strategy including spend analysis, vendor and product/service research, benchmarking, vendor viability and risk mitigation.
-Develops, scopes, constructs, issues, and coordinates requests for Information, Quotation, and Proposal, based on the business requirements.
-Evaluates and manages RFX vendor responses and provides analysis and recommendations to the business area.
-Conducts bidders' conferences, vendor site visits, and reference checks.
-Develops negotiation strategies and leads buy teams through the negotiation of complex contract provisions and total cost of ownership.
-Coordinates with Legal, Insurance, and Risk departments in contract development.
-Awards and administers contracts; issues purchase orders, statements of work (SOWs), and amendments.
-Supports business areas and the VMO in managing overall vendor performance.
-Ability to work effectively with customers, colleagues (e.g., VMO, IT, Legal, Risk, etc.) and Suppliers to deliver consistently excellent results and value for stakeholders.
-Ability to manage ambiguity and change while working in a highly collaborative and fast-paced environment.
-Strong written and verbal communication skills; strong presentation skills to all audience levels, including the ability to effectively conduct complex project/program meetings and influence others.
-Requires a minimum of 5-6 years of advanced contracting/sourcing experience with mastery of strategic and tactical procurement principles, practices, and models.
-Bachelors degree and CPSM certification is preferred but not required.
-Experience in other disciplines is preferred but not required (e.g., Finance, Sales, Operations, etc.).
-For roles focused on information technology, broad knowledge of the technical industry, technologies, original equipment manufacturer (OEM), and channel relationships is preferred.
- Experience level: Experienced
- Minimum 5 years of experience
- Education: Bachelors
- Vendor Management (5 years of experience is required)
- Procurement (5 years of experience is required)
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