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Program Manager

Milwaukee, WI 53202

Posted: 07/18/19 Job Number: 114078
HireLevel is looking for a Commodity Manager with our client in Milwaukee, WI.   

This company is a multinational corporation that produces automotive parts such as batteries, and electronics and HVAC equipment for buildings. 

Job Category: Full-Time, Contract 
Location: Milwaukee, WI
Compensation: Based on Experience  

Responsibilities of Commodity Manager: 
  • Develop 3-5-year global IT Software and Services Procurement strategies, including key suppliers, market influencers on cost, technology opportunities, risks and strategic direction, etc. 
  • Lead centralized global and regional IT procurement activity for all software and services needs. Coach and support regional Indirect Procurement teams with acquisition of regional IT software and services 
  • Partner with leadership in the company and other key stakeholders, such as IT Operations, to develop and execute strategic and tactical plans to drive maximum value for technology-driven suppliers in diverse areas such as on premise licensed software, Cloud (SaaS) computing, data center operations, IT implementation services, maintenance, etc. 
  • Lead strategic sourcing activities, including but not limited to: developing appropriate negotiation strategies, strengthening supplier relationship, spend analysis (benchmarking, supply market analysis, supplier analysis, RFI/RFP building, baseline analysis, contracting, outsourcing & offshoring, product lifecycle management, building business cases) 
  • Provide thought leadership and guidance to the company in the area of Strategic sourcing, executive engagement, and procurement operations, including areas such as Artificial Intelligence and Robotics Processing Automation 
  • Maintain awareness of key market trends and pricing as well as the availability of new products. Recommends and/or counsels others on these changes and innovations. Advise key stakeholder partners on current and future price, availability and delivery schedules 
  • Conduct market research and provide key subject matter expertise on IT software and services operations 
  • Manage direct and/or indirect reports including acting as a mentor to junior team members 
  • Lead quarterly and annual business reviews with key suppliers and internal stakeholders to address issues, costs, delivery, performance, etc. 

Requirements of Commodity Manager: 
  • Bachelor’s Degree required in Supply Chain Management, IT, Business, Finance, or Mfg Operations; Master’s degree preferred 
  • Minimum of 8 years of experience in strategically sourcing and providing category management services for Information Technology spend categories (On premise software, Cloud (SaaS) computing, data center operations, etc.); significant experience in negotiating master agreements, Statements of Work (SOW) and addendums with major OEM and VAR providers 
  • Extensive strategic experience in holistically approaching categories and sourcing events (balancing cost, risk and performance) 
  • Strong project management skills: ability to manage large complex projects involving multiple business/ organization unit disciplines; utilizes project plans and methodology, has proven track record of implementation of projects 
  • Significant experience in drafting and negotiating complex contracts valued in excess of $3M for assigned categories of spend. Clear understanding of contractual terms and conditions 
  • Experience in driving business operational reviews to improve efficiency and drive cost reduction; lead development and execution of the re-engineering of business operations 
  • CPM, CPSM or equivalent highly preferred 
  • SAP preferred 
  • Prior supervisory or management experience preferred 

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