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IT Sourcing Manager

Waltham   •   USD90,000 - USD125,000   •  Permanent

Bullet points

  • Multi Billion dollar company
  • Global Business

About Our Client

Our client is a global manufacturing company involved in the refining and manufacturing of specialty products used in a variety of industries and applications. The business has performed well and continues to invest in their Procurement team as they view it as an integral part of the company's growth.

Job Description

The IT Sourcing Manager (7 Step Sourcing) is part of a multi category team of 10+ (Category Manager level and below) to secure technical IT Hardware, Software, Telecom, and Services at the best price, highest quality, and delivery through approved sources and by developing alternate supplies when appropriate. Managing excess of $500M in spend the IT Sourcing Manager will lead the team's initiatives to improve costs, reduce performance issues, and review quality and performance.

This IT Sourcing Manager position offers tremendous visibility with continued opportunity for advancement. The role calls for team leadership, and a high level of stakeholder influence and relationship building skills. It requires a strong familiarity with multi-step sourcing process and methodology, e.g. AT Kearney/ 7 Step Sourcing.

The responsibilities of this position include:

  • Heavy market analysis, cost modeling, financial risk management, forecasting/planning for global sources, and variables affecting future costs
  • Creates and complies with executing supplier strategy in accordance with policies and procedures
  • Directs contracts across supply base to optimize cost, volumes and supply commitments both long term planning and short term in response to material requirements established by manufacturing operations
  • Designs, creates, strategically sources and implements agreements for global and local procurement of goods.
  • Maintains supplier relationships to ensure they obtain best quality, delivery and price for goods and services
  • Identifies and executes purchasing initiatives and others for cost improvement, material reduction, and quality
  • Drives supplier relationship measurement and management

The Successful Applicant

Bachelors degree required, Masters Degree a plus. Ideal candidates will have experience in operational IT who have moved into a business function in Sourcing / Purchasing / Procurement. Candidates must have 10+ years total experience in a pharmaceutical manufacturing, medical device, or similar technical business to be considered. 5+ years of related industry experience and knowledge related to purchasing and materials management is required.

Other qualities we are targeting:

  • Experience with IT Software, Hardware, Telecom, and Services supply base .
  • Exposure to industry leading sourcing methodologies
  • Track record of achievements and exceeding cost savings targets.
  • Waltham, MA based

What's on Offer

The Strategic Sourcing Manager role offers Strong salary commensurate with experience, candidates with relevant experience regardless of current compensation are encouraged to apply for consideration. This position will offer significant bonus potential. Role is based in the Waltham , MA area. Local Candidates preferred but relocation assistance is available.