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Senior, Category Management & Strategic Sourcing M

at Cox Enterprises in Little Rock, Arkansas, United States

Job Description

Description
The Enterprise Sourcing and Procurement IT Senior Sourcing Manager will lead the development and provide the ongoing support for a corporate wide strategic sourcing and vendor rationalization. This position is responsible for the delivery and execution of strategic IT sourcing projects with specific focus on Software (on-prem/SaaS/PaaS/Cloud), IT Hardware, IT Maintenance, and collaborate on IT Consulting Service categories. This includes defining category specific sourcing strategy plans and leading the sourcing processes including market and baseline analysis, managing suppliers, developing, and implementing strategies, performing supplier capability assessments, risk management, continuous improvement, and benchmarking.
Purpose  (Overall Accountability)
Provide comprehensive sourcing strategies that ensure the ''best value'' result is achieved. This includes identifying, evaluating, and selecting vendors to meet internal business needs, managing sourcing processes and completing necessary documentation (including RFQs, RFIs, and RFPs), and conducting vendor capability and suitability assessments.
Lead in negotiating product/service pricing and contractual terms and conditions.
Engage suppliers by leading the end-to-end supplier selection and bidding processes across high value spend and continuous improvement processes.
Responsible for the evaluation of vendor performance and compliance when considering contract renewals.
Expected to have a deep understanding of our internal customers businesses and their objectives to develop strategies that meet their current and future procurement needs as well as develop broad vendor, product, and industry knowledge to provide sourcing expertise to internal clients.
Responsible for enabling delivery of annual savings, diversity spend and operational improvement targets. Measure Results and benefits across financial and operational dimensions, including price, quality, and service.
Responsible for developing and planning programs designed to continuously improve supplier performance, optimize the supplier base, and optimize addressable spend/cost within the categories, while balancing the needs and desired business results of business and boundary partners. Results and benefits are measured across financial and operational dimensions, including supplier total cost of ownership and contract compliance
Drive establishing standardized and comprehensive contract management packages that comply with the Contract Department processes and procedures requirements and that also minimize any potential financial or contractual risks.
Responsible for compliance of suppliers and contracts with legal and regulatory requirements.
Accountable for ensuring proper onboarding/offboarding, compliance, performance planning, coaching and evaluation of suppliers in accordance with corporate supply chain policies and procedures.
Responsibilities
Develop, implement, and maintain category strategies and plans in the following categories of spend: Enterprise IT Software, Network Hardware maintenance and support as well as the procurement of IT equipment
Drive competitive sourcing events and support vendor selection process.
Execute detailed baselining and spend analytics within categories of ownership.
Track ongoing compliance of IT category and drive escalation process for non-approved system spend activities.
Support in supplier escalation processes and supplier relationship management/issue resolution.
Drive implementation planning and execution for identified purchasing opportunities within new or existing suppliers and solutions.
Maintain knowledge of suppliers within IT categories for opportunity identification and business case development.
Drive special project opportunities within IT categories (supplier and cost benchmarking and research, etc).
Solicits formal and informal bids for requested services, consider/benchmark price, terms, delivery, compatibility, total cost of the supplier's ability to meet their responsibilities.
Optimize supply base moving towards a few strategic suppliers.
Establish balanced scorecard selection metrics that extend beyond purchase price.
Support implementation, planning and execution for identified purchasing opportunities within new or existing suppliers and solutions.
Serves as an agent to guide Cox's supplier diversity efforts by providing data monitoring, evaluation, status reports and program communication.
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Cox is an Equal Employment Opportunity employer. All qualified applicants/employees will receive consideration for employment without regard to that individual's age, race, color, religion or creed, national origin or ancestry, sex (including pregnancy), sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, physical or mental disability, veteran status, genetic information, ethnicity, citizenship, or any other characteristic protected by law.

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Job Posting: 3563519

Posted On: Sep 30, 2022

Updated On: Oct 22, 2022