Director Procurement IT


Our Client has an immediate opening for a full-time Director, Sourcing and Procurement – Information Technology to support their Retail client located in Columbus, OH.

As a key member of their Client Services team, you will be responsible for leading and managing varying engagements within their client’s Information Technology Spend, in areas such as: IT Services, Software, Hardware, Telecom & Data Centers.

This role will support $145MM in spend and reports directly to the Managing Director, Sourcing and Procurement (who we recently placed).


No. of Vacancies
Specific Skills
Minimum of ten (10) years of experience in indirect procurement, vendor management, and strategic sourcing with deep expertise in Information Technology, including but not limited to: IT Services, Manufacturing, Software, Hardware, Telecom & Data Centers.
  • Experience managing category spend over $100MM annually.
  • Building category strategies.
  • Contract negotiation and contract management.
  • Confident with rigorous process in Total Cost of Ownership (TCO) modeling.
  • Ability to drive change management and gain consensus from client stakeholders across several business units’ company wide.
  • Experience in driving operational redesign process improvement initiatives.
  • Must possess strong overall knowledge and understanding of business/contract issues and broad understanding of competitive products/services, technology, and market and industry issues.
  • Knowledge of supplier ecosystems and markets that serve the above categories.
  • Ability to manage multiple projects at the same time.
  • Individual needs to be very detail oriented and able to deliver projects on time.
  • High levels of supply chain and operational acumen, with demonstrated end-to-end understanding.
  • Proficient in MS Office applications including Excel / financial analysis and PowerPoint / presentations.
  • Proven expertise in implementing and managing change across all levels of an organization; prior implementation and adoption of eProcurement systems is a plus.
  • Strong problem solving and leadership skills.
  • Entrepreneurial aptitude with a commitment to client service.
  • Demonstrated ability to develop relationships, communicate effectively and influence.
  • Flexible and adaptable in a changing environment.
Responsible For
Build, propose, and execute Category Strategies that align with overall business strategies of their client.
  • Develop cost savings and strategic sourcing projects while ensuring business continuity and high level of supplier performance.
  • Manage spend, supplier, and market data from client and our Client's resources to effectively analyze both savings opportunity and value chain impacts.
  • Lead all levels of supplier market RFI / RFP activities, including execution, readouts and business case implications.
Meet with potential participants, both incumbents and non-incumbents, answer RFP related questions from vendors, analyze RFP results and support final vendor(s) awards.
  • Drive annual productivity improvements in each category of spend by developing and ensuring implementation of ideas to optimize total cost of ownership (TCO) for spend categories.
  • Support development of new policies and procedures to drive savings and lead organizational and operational change management within managed categories of spend.
  • Leverage our Client's Center of Excellence (COE) category experts through the sourcing process to assess market conditions, spend leverage opportunities, benchmarking data, RFP builds, and related activities.
  • Support as well as lead sourcing events, including vendor sourcing, vendor and contract negotiations.
  • Bring sourcing efficiency to all activity; define specific roadmaps containing prioritization of sourcing categories as well as expanding e-procurement catalogs.
  • Lead research and analytics efforts to both validate savings projections and enable more precise supplier negotiations.
  • Review major contracts for key areas of spend and act as Subject Matter Expert (SME) resource for planning and leading complex negotiations or re-supply modeling. Create procurement playbook as it relates to cyclical spending.
  • Consistently monitor and evaluate savings against targets by category, sub-category, and supplier.
  • Develop PPV (product price variance) trackers to ensure improved price / savings baseline analysis.
  • Develop and communicate functional supply chain or sourcing strategy to a diverse group of managers and senior level professionals at client. Create alignment with group and articulate broader procurement transformation.
  • Support necessary negotiations. Apply both experience and the application of our Client's sourcing methodology, ensuring all buying complies with client policies and procedures.
  • Source suppliers and build a best-in-class supply chain; cultivate and manage relationships with best-in-class suppliers. Fully utilize all strategic levers within sourcing process and find new paths to value.
  • Build supplier management and continuous improvement methodologies with key suppliers.
  • Establish and implement a supplier management structure and process; audit and vet vendors.
  • Align sourcing strategies to compliment company’s manufacturing growth initiatives.
  • Work cross functionally to deliver sourcing and procurement cost savings, risk mitigation projects, and supplier enabled innovation.
• Aggressive focus on achieving overall category cost savings
Additional Requirements
Travel: This position may require limited travel
Job Nature
Full Time
Educational Requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree required.

Experience Requirements
Job Location
Columbus, OH
$150000 - $200000
Other Benefits
Great benefits and relocation
Job Level
Sr. Position

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