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Software Procurement Manager

Company: SPECTRUM
Location: Denver
Posted on: January 16, 2022

Job Description:

JOB SUMMARYThis 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 under guidance of a senior team member in the software category and may be assigned other special projects. Leads cross functional teams to strategically select 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.MAJOR DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIESActively and consistently support all efforts to simplify and enhance the customer experience Analyze various software cost models/options and provide recommendations to stakeholders. May lead the negotiation and contract management of large-scale, enterprise-wide volume purchase software agreements under the guidance of senior team members. Proactively strategize with business and technical owners to understand the needs of the organization. Lead cross functional teams to develop meaningful requirements to ensure quality responses from suppliers. Research and develop adequate sources of supply. Utilize supply market knowledge to leverage best strategy for Charter. Lead cross functional supplier selection activities through management of formal RFP, RFQ and RFI processes. Evaluate the financial stability of potential suppliers. Perform 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 seek out cost savings opportunities and lead efforts to realize those savings. Manage overall supplier performance - including, acting as an escalation point in the event of non-performance. Develop a strategic category plan based on an understanding of business goals and objectives, the supply market and competitive benchmarking. Effectively document, communicate and gain buy-in across the organization to ensure alignment. Manage and influence all phases of change management. Manage stakeholder groups through technology adoption. Work beyond the traditional procurement metrics to achieve operational and technical improvements to the business process. Perform other duties as requested. REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONSSkills/Abilities and KnowledgeAbility to read, write, speak and understand EnglishKnowledge of various type of Software and related services including perpetual, term and subscription agreements, maintenance and support, and other IT products In-depth knowledge and understanding of software contract terms and conditionsStrong understanding of different types of software and servicesStrong understanding of information technology and software terminologyStrong negotiating skills with the ability to adapt and improviseAbility to prioritize multiple projects in a fast-paced environmentExcellent communication and writing skillsAbility to supervise and motivate othersAbility to make decisions and solve problems while working under pressureAbility to show judgment and initiative and to accomplish job dutiesStrong 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 solutionsThorough understanding of the P2P process and ability to identify appropriate solutions for spend categories EducationBachelor's Degree in Business Administration or equivalent experience Related Work Experience Number Of YearsProcurement contract negotiation and contract 5+management experienceElectronic procurement and or contract solutions experience 1-3WORKING CONDITIONSOffice Environment FCS503 271236-2 271236BR Here, employees don't just have jobs, they build careers. That's why we believe in offering a comprehensive pay and benefits package that rewards employees for their contributions to our success, supports all aspects of their well-being, and delivers real value at every stage of life.The pay for this position has a minimum of $96,100.00. The actual salary offer may be higher as we carefully consider a wide range of factors, including your skills, qualifications, experience and location. Also, certain positions are eligible for additional forms of compensation such as bonuses.

Keywords: SPECTRUM, Denver , Software Procurement Manager, IT / Software / Systems , Denver, Colorado

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