Strategic Sourcing Specialist: IT

USD70000 - USD85000 per annum + Benefits Package
12 May 2017
11 Jun 2017
Job Level
Buyer, Specialist
Contract Type
Full Time

Strategic Sourcing Specialist: IT - Global FTSE 100 Manufacturing Business

Location: Houston, Texas

Salary: $70,000 - $85,000 + Benefits Package + Structured Career Progression

This is a permanent role based full time in Houston,Texas: open to candidates who are relocating within the USA.

One of the most stable and growing organisations in the US, this global FTSE 100 have restructured their sourcing & vendor management function and are seeking a talented Strategic Sourcing Specialist to join and work across the IT category. They're looking for a strategic individual to join and own the end-to-end procurement process whilst implementing new suppliers by going out to tender.

Strategic Sourcing Specialist: IT Role Overview:

  • Own sub-category spends, such as Software, Hardware, IT Services and Telecommunications, developing effective procurement strategies to have a proactive approach to procurement
  • Leading full end to end tenders (including RFIs and RFPs) with new and existing suppliers to identify best value suppliers on a national and global scale, ensuring service and quality are improved alongside cost savings
  • Identifying opportunities to add value within both the procurement process and the overall IT category; taking new ideas to the Director of Procurement to implement across the function
  • Influencing senior internal stakeholders to ensure procurement are invited to have a seat at the table and add value across strategic business projects

Key Requirements for the Strategic Sourcing Specialist Role:

  • Experience of the full end to end procurement process, including leading RFPs and RFQs, across the IT or Indirect categories
  • Excellent stakeholder and supplier management skills; able to influence senior internal stakeholders and effectively negotiate with critical suppliers
  • A desire to deliver change; identify opportunities to be innovative and add value rather than just business as usual activities
  • Strong academics and procurement qualifications preferred

With support provided from Senior Managers at the FTSE 100, this is an incredible opportunity for the successful candidate to take on a new challenge whilst learning from industry leaders, making your mark on a growing and successful business. This role also has clear development opportunities to become a senior manager.

For more information, send a copy of your resume to or apply directly through this job board.

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