The IT Buyer role will take sourcing and contract renewal requirements from Global IT Procurement, Spend Analysis and IT stakeholders at a sub $100k threshold and deliver the best scenario for S+N.
Using either sourcing tools or traditional negotiation methods, you will seek to maximize the advantage for the requestor and deliver work in a timely manner to meet the agreed dates.
You will ensure the relevant level of contract documentation is agreed, signed and stored in our contract area and assist the IT teams in completing the financial transaction with the supplier.
Work closely with the requestor within the IT function, requisition processing teams and the wider IT Procurement Team to fully understand the pipeline of tactical sourcing and IT renewal activity
Fully understand the optimum route to market for new requests, and ensure the timeline for renewal activity is adhered to
Execute all activity and governance procedures in line with the agreed IT Procurement Processes
Run relevant market exercises to ensure requirements and savings are maximized
Build excellent relationships with our local, regional and global suppliers and utilize the opportunity to explore innovation with internal stakeholders and the Supply Chain for the supply of goods and services
The GBS IT Procurement team will be incredibly reactive so you will work with other S+N employees quickly and efficiently to execute the most efficient strategy.
The team must also be cognizant of the wider IT Transformation activities that are currently taking place and ensure duplication of spend or conflict is minimized
Facilitating contract management activities and execution to ensure Suppliers remain compliant from a technical and commercial perspective
Pushing potential opportunities for catalog into a relevant team for action.
Understand spend analytics as a tool for finding additional leverage opportunities for Smith+Nephew
Documenting any new agreed processes and ensuring new members of the team are trained effectively
3+ years of sourcing experience
Experience managing low risk, end to end RFX and auction activities
Basic contract knowledge and experience
Experience with data management / spend analytics.
Ariba experience and proficiency is preferred
Excellent English communications skills (verbal and written) with the ability to present information in a clear and concise format to all levels within the organization
Microsoft Office proficiency
Strong relationship and business partnering skills
Ability to complete assigned tasks error-free, with limited supervision and within agreed time limits
Enthusiasm and positive energy to succeed consistent with our Code of Commitment
Ability to uphold and demonstrate the highest level of integrity in all situations and recognize standards required by a regulated business
Passion to provide great service to internal customers
Degree in Purchasing, Business, Computer Science or Information Systems is preferred OR equivalent Required
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