Senior Manager, Procurement - IT Software, Maintenance and ServicesApply Now Date posted 12/19/2019 Requisition Number: 247471BR Location: United States - Colorado - Greenwood Village Area of Interest: Procurement Position Type: Full Time
Spectrum’s 98,000+ employee community is connecting people and businesses with advanced entertainment and telecom products that help them thrive. A commitment to customer satisfaction inspires us to think bigger and aim higher. Our Procurement team supports that goal by proactively managing costs and risks while developing positive supplier relationships and creating business value. Spectrum provides industry-leading retirement benefits, comprehensive health care options, tuition reimbursement, community-building opportunities, and more. Learn how you can make a difference with Spectrum and Charter Procurement.
This position will be responsible for various types of Software agreements, maintenance and related services across the enterprise. This position will also engage on more complex strategic agreements as needed in the IT category and may be assigned other special projects. Independently lead cross functional teams to strategically select software/IT products and suppliers ensuring the best possible price, quality, service, and overall terms. Pursues opportunities to reduce costs, minimize risk and improve business conditions. Partners with internal stakeholders to identify and define their requirements. Drafts, negotiates and manages complex contracts. Provides on-going supplier relationship management. Acts as a trusted resource for solving business issues.
MAJOR DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
Actively and consistently support all efforts to simplify and enhance the customer experience
Leads the negotiation and contract management of large-scale, enterprise-wide volume purchase agreements without guidance.
Demonstrates project management expertise with the ability to carry projects from strategic planning through implementation.
Demonstrates subject matter expertise for Software, Maintenance and Services, and other IT products.
Proactively strategizes with business and technical owners to understand the needs of the organization.
Leads cross functional teams to develop meaningful requirements to ensure quality responses from suppliers.
Researches and develops adequate sources of supply. Utilizes supply market knowledge to leverage best strategy for Charter. Lead cross functional supplier selection activities through management of formal RFP, RFQ and RFI processes.
Evaluates the financial stability of potential suppliers.
Performs required business analysis with a strategic focus on total cost of ownership.
Provide fact-based recommendations to executive level management for constructing the best overall strategic buy decisions.
Continuously seeks out cost savings opportunities and lead efforts to realize the savings.
Manages overall supplier performance using Strategic Relationship Management tool set – including, acting as an escalation point in the event of non-performance.
Independently develops a strategic category plan based on an understanding of business goals and objectives, the supply market and benchmarking. Effectively documents, communicates and gains buy-in across the organization to ensure alignment.
Strong internal stakeholder management skills – capacity to listen, build trusting relationships in all levels of the organization, understand and capture stakeholder’s needs and deliver effective solutions
Proven ability to manage and influence all phases of change management.
Comprehensive understanding of the P2P process. Manages stakeholder groups through technology adoption.
Works beyond the traditional procurement metrics to achieve operational and technical improvements to the business process
Skills/Abilities and Knowledge
Ability to read, write, speak and understand English
In-depth knowledge and understanding of contract terms and conditions
Strong negotiating skills with the ability to adapt and improvise
Ability to prioritize multiple projects in a fast-paced environment
Excellent communication and writing skills
Strong Project management, collaboration and influencing skills
Ability to communicate effectively with all levels in the organization
Ability to think strategically and anticipate future trends, needs and expectations
Bachelor’s Degree Required
Related Work Experience
5+ years of procurement contract negotiation and contract management experience
1-3 years of electronic procurement and or contract solutions experience
2 years of direct industry or company experience
The Spectrum brands (including Spectrum Networks, Spectrum Enterprise and Spectrum Reach) are powered and innovated by Charter Communications. Charter Communications reaffirms its commitment to providing equal opportunities for employment and advancement to qualified employees and applicants. Individuals will be considered for positions for which they meet the minimum qualifications and are able to perform without regard to race, color, gender, age, religion, disability, national origin, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or any other basis protected by federal, state or local laws.
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