Manager, Technology Procurement

Options Clearing Corporation - Chicago, IL3.7

Full-timeEstimated: $90,000 - $130,000 a year
Job Details:Summary:
Drive the execution of strategic sourcing & business strategies in a collaborative team-based environment to achieve company goals. Work cross-functionally with key stakeholders to drive sourcing transactions with the goal of achieving significant initial cost reductions while maintaining/improving product quality and supplier service levels. This includes RFx development, facilitation, scorecard, analysis, vendor selection, negotiations and issue resolution.

Primary Duties and Responsibilities:
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each primary duty satisfactorily.

Identify and evaluate enterprise level sourcing opportunities in alignment with strategic, operating and financial OCC objectives. Lead the negotiation and purchase of enterprise goods and services with a focus on the technology category. Partner with internal business clients to ensure that purchased goods and services meet their needs. Proactively seek ways to drive down total cost of ownership through competition and vendor relationships.

Additional Responsibilities Include:
Oversee and perform the day-to-day responsibilities of the sourcing team.
Lead the negotiation of enterprise agreements that deliver value to our stakeholders ensuring service, quality and added value maximizing the supplier’s capabilities.
Lead the development and management of RFx’s.
Drive ideas that will optimize year-over-year total cost of ownership.
Maintain awareness of best practices in the marketplace and implement appropriate changes.
Develop and maintain relationships with key internal and external stakeholders.
Collaborate effectively across organization levels, functions and lines of business to realize procurement goals and objectives.
Negotiate complex contractual agreements with consistent commercial terms satisfying regulatory requirements per OCC policy.
Assess and monitor vendor performance against contractual commitments. Escalate unresolved or major issues impacting OCC business to management, including recommendations to pursue service level remedies where appropriate

Supervisory Responsibilities:
No supervisory responsibilities.

The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the primary functions.

Demonstrated success developing and leading a high performance procurement team that delivers quantifiable, bottom-line results in close partnership with key stakeholders.
Demonstrated experience with technology hardware and software procurement transactions.
Previous experience with evaluating vendor proposals.
Strong ability to build relationships across all levels.
Strong organizational and project management skills.
Excellent verbal and written communication and influencing skills.
Strong problem solving and conceptual thinking abilities.
Process driven with strong analytical acumen.
Strong negotiation expertise with an understanding of key contracting concepts and legal terms.
Ability to translate business requirements into agreements.
Ability to lead cross-functional teams and reach consensus.
Experience with constructing presentations and business cases.

Technical Skills:
Excel, PowerPoint, and ERP system experience.

Education and/or Experience:
8 - 10 years of progressive experience in procurement, specifically in the technology space including contracting, sourcing and negotiations.
Bachelor’s degree or equivalent required; Supply Chain Management preferred
Successful track record in a large procurement organization.
Information Technology procurement experience (minimum 5 years).
Supplier management and asset management experience a plus.

Certificates or Licenses:
CPM or CPSM preferred
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