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Manager Indirect Procurement, IT Software and Services

at Johnson Controls.

Posted: 1/28/2019
Job Reference #: EB00066187017
Keywords: technology

Job Description

What you will do:

This global IT Procurement position will focus on strategic sourcing andsteady-state category management in the IT Software and IT Services categories,Enterprise-wide. This will include collaborating with Information Technologyand Operations stakeholders to develop strategic plans leveraging thirdparties. By leveraging our capabilities in strategic sourcing and Procure-to-Pay(P2P) operations, you will ensure that the company is maximizing value byreducing costs, increasing the quality of service delivery, minimizing risk andleveraging standardized solutions.

How you will do it:
  • Develop 3-5 year global ITSoftware and Services Procurement strategies, including key suppliers, marketinfluencers on cost, technology opportunities, risks and strategic direction,etc.
  • Lead centralized global and regionalIT procurement activity for all software and services needs.  Coach and support regional IndirectProcurement teams with acquisition of regional IT software and services
  • Partner with leadership in thecompany and other key stakeholders, such as IT Operations, to develop andexecute strategic and tactical plans to drive maximum value fortechnology-driven suppliers in diverse areas such as on premise licensedsoftware, Cloud (SaaS) computing, data center operations, IT implementationservices, maintenance, etc.
  • Lead strategic sourcing activities, including but notlimited to: developing appropriate negotiation strategies, strengtheningsupplier relationship, spend analysis (benchmarking, supply market analysis,supplier analysis, RFI/RFP building, baseline analysis, contracting,outsourcing & offshoring, product lifecycle management, building businesscases)
  • Provide thought leadership andguidance to the company in the area of Strategic sourcing, executiveengagement, and procurement operations, including areas such as ArtificialIntelligence and Robotics Processing Automation
  • Maintain awareness of key markettrends and pricing as well as the availability of new products.  Recommends and/or counsels others on thesechanges and innovations. Advise key stakeholder partners on current and futureprice, availability and delivery schedules
  • Proactively identifyopportunities, via sourcing, substitution, etc., to reduce costs,increase/improve services, and/or manage risk
  • Conduct market research andprovide key subject matter expertise on IT software and services operations
  • Ensure the optimal Total Cost ofOwnership (TCO) for each major IT product and/or service
  • Manage direct and/or indirectreports including acting as a mentor to junior team members
  • Work collaboratively with keystakeholders to ensure supplier relationship program compliance
  • Keep company's vision and valuesat the forefront of decision making and action. Use interpersonal style andmethods to guide individuals toward higher levels of performance
  • Lead cost management effort withkey business executives and partner stakeholders
  • Lead quarterly and annualbusiness reviews with key suppliers and internal stakeholders to addressissues, costs, delivery, performance, etc.
  • Participate in business planningprocess to support business and category goals, and core metrics
  • Support and comply withProcurement policies and procedures


What we look for:
  • Bachelor's Degree required in SupplyChain Management, IT, Business, Finance, or Mfg Operations; Master's degreepreferred
  • Minimum of 8 years of experience in strategically sourcing and providing category management services forInformation Technology spend categories (On premise software, Cloud (SaaS)computing, data center operations, etc.); significant experience in negotiatingmaster agreements, Statements of Work (SOW) and addendums with major OEM andVAR providers
  • Extensive strategic experience inholistically approaching categories and sourcing events (balancing cost, riskand performance)
  • Strong project management skills:ability to manage large complex projects involving multiple business/organization unit disciplines; utilizes project plans and methodology, hasproven track record of implementation of projects
  • Ability to develop influencingrelationship with varying levels of management and individual contributors fromvarious business units
  • Significant experience indrafting and negotiating complex contracts valued in excess of $3M for assignedcategories of spend. Clear understanding of contractual terms and conditions
  • Ability to clearly andeffectively communicate with all levels of management
  • Ability to think strategicallywhile fostering best practice initiatives to leverage corporate buying power
  • Deep subject matter expertise forassigned Spend Categories
  • Proficient negotiation andfinancial modeling skills
  • Ability to root causeproblem/issues and provide solutions/options support with fact-based/datadriven analysis
  • Able to balance and prioritizemultiple high priority projects
  • Able to influence and lead otherswithin the department, business units, and various support units
  • Must be flexible to work outsideof normal business hours to support global operations
  • Experience in driving businessoperational reviews to improve efficiency and drive cost reduction; lead developmentand execution of the re-engineering of business operations
  • CPM, CPSM or equivalent highly preferred
  • SAP preferred
  • Prior supervisory or managementexperience preferred
  • Ability to travel up to 20%