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Irving, Texas - USD Full Time Posted: Wednesday, 16 May 2018
Description Sr IT Procurement Category Manager - relocation opportunity to Irving, TX or Fort Myers, FL
When you join Gartner, you ll be part of a fast-growing team that helps the world become smarter and more connected. We re the leader in our industry, achieving double-digit growth by helping clients make the right decisions with business and technology insights they can't find anywhere else. Our associates enjoy a collaborative work environment, exceptional training and career development as well as unlimited growth potential. If you like working with a generous, supportive, high-performing team, Gartner is where you want to be.
Relocation opportunity to our Irving Texas location: Our North Eastern Texas (Irving) Gartner Campus is our newest Center of Excellence for our Global Business Sales, Global Technology Sales, Events and Technology teams. This location is expanding and offers associates a variety of on campus amenities and Gartner networked phones in addition to follow-me printing, scan and fax capabilities along with modern work spaces which foster a creative and positive work environment.
Relocation opportunity to our Fort Myers location:Our Southwest Florida (Fort Myers) Gartner Campus is our largest office globally with 1,700 associates across four buildings. This location offers associates amenities which include two onsite cafes, onsite gym, outdoor walking track, open patios, and modern work spaces which foster a creative and positive work environment.
About this role: Seasoned strategic Procurement professional responsible for leading procurement sourcing projects and negotiations in IT categories. Expected to deliver value through the implementation of effective negotiation strategies that reduce both organizational costs and risks while improving vendor performing and encouraging innovation from the supply base.
  • Responsible for the administration of Delegation of Authority to ensure appropriate signatory.
  • Build strong executive level partnerships with internal stakeholders to identify new opportunities for negotiated cost savings and measure business impact.
  • Competencies and knowledge in contract development, including key contracting principles, standard terms, laws/regulations, and industry standards.
  • Coordinates activities across Gartner s IT organizations in order to effectively interact with IT professionals and senior leadership.
  • Applies advanced sourcing methodologies to develop negotiating strategies that enable effective negotiations, vendor management and process improvement.
  • Conducts in-depth analysis on pricing, vendor stability, and proposals to ensure a fair, ethical, and level playing field.
  • Maintains knowledge of current IT trends, vendor capabilities and changes within the technology landscape for traditional and emerging solutions.
  • Manage and optimize supplier performance, including contract compliance, continuous improvement, innovations, and reduction in total cost of ownership.
  • Lead cross functional teams through a disciplined sourcing process and project management to support sourcing, supply management and operations objectives.
  • Works with Gartner s Legal, Risk and IT Security teams to mitigate risk through the review of both legal and business terms.
  • Identify new business requirements and opportunities for cost savings, which will include process savings and process improvements.
  • Communicate effectively with suppliers, associates and senior management.
  • Manage a professional staff with specific focus on recruitment, mentoring and developing talent
  • Trains and mentors associates on IT technical and negotiation skills
  • Responsible for ensuring all spend in commodity area is under Procurement management.
Who you are:
  • Motivated, high-potential performer, with demonstrated ability to influence and lead
  • Strong communicator with excellent interpersonal skills
  • Able to solve complex problems and successfully manage ambiguity and unexpected change
  • Teachable and embracing of best practices and feedback as a means of continuous improvement
  • Consistently high achiever marked by perseverance, humility and a positive outlook in the face of challenges

Irving, Texas, United States of America
5/16/2018 3:01:32 PM

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