VP Strategic IT Sourcing 8/23/2016

Confidential Company Hartford, CT

Company
Confidential Company
Job Classification
Full Time
Company Ref #
29014532
AJE Ref #
575963781
Location
Hartford, CT
Job Type
Regular

JOB DESCRIPTION

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We are looking for a highly innovative and energetic leader to create a Sourcing function in a dynamic and growing organization and manage a dedicated sourcing / vendor management team. In this role, you will create and build a new centralized IT sourcing function and team, overseeing the management of the team and the ITvendor relationships, delivery of vendor services, and a significant IT spend.

You will serve as a leader in strategy development for all Information Technology spend working closely with key stakeholders in the organization. You will be responsible for the development of procurement strategy, goals and savings targets in line with company strategy and procurement best-practices for the Enterprise.

You will drive value from supplier relationship management activities with strategic and critical suppliers, and will mentor & coach sourcing and vendor management team members. You will drive the strategy and selection of vendors, direct the lifecycle activities for existing contracts,and coordinate the negotiation and execution of contracts with the Legal and Contracts departments. You will identify new technology solutions and work closely with internal business partners to forecast future needs and develop cost effective strategies aligned with business objectives. To be successful supporting the information technology function, you must be able to partner effectively with senior management to evaluate vendor performance, needs assessment, spend optimization and risk management.

Qualifications

To qualify, you should have a successful track-record doing the role described above. Our focus is on the things that will enable your discuss in this role: drive, intelligence, enthusiasm,collaboration, passion. You should have a have experience in procurement, vendor relationship management, strategic sourcing, information technology, and with Ariba / SAP. Experience working with geographically dispersed teams & customer base is desirable.

Relocation is available to the CT area.