Principal Contract Management in Dallas/Ft Worth, TX at Pyramid Consulting, Inc

Date Posted: 11/13/2019

Job Snapshot

Job Description

Immediate need for a talented Principal Contract Management with experience in the IT Industry.
This is a 4+ Months Contract opportunity with long-term potential and is located in Dallas/Ft Worth, TX. Please review the job description below.
Job ID: 19-27250

Key Responsibilities:
  • Responsible for planning, development, execution and management of category sourcing plans/activities for the sourcing and procurement of services from third parties.
  • Performs spend analysis for various services-related categories and identifies sourcing opportunities. Develops and executes category plans (global as well as country specific) using strategic sourcing methodologies.
  • Manages key vendor relationships and activities in assigned spend categories.
  • Builds and maintains strong working relationships with internal customers and key suppliers.
  • Leads cross-enterprise sourcing activities.
  • Questions conventional thinking and norms and provides alternatives that can improve outcomes.
  • Provides category expertise to BUs to influence sourcing strategies, supplier selections and sourcing decisions.
  • Drives change management to achieve category management objectives.
  • Drives cost savings and risk mitigation in sourcing related activities.
  • Leads commercial negotiations to obtain optimal outcomes and works with Contracts Team and Legal to review and finalize contracts.
  • Gain consensus on acceptable risk levels and contract language with all stakeholders including Legal, Risk, Business Unit leadership and others.
  • Responsible for providing category and contractual context and information in response to queries from internal customers.
  • Works with Procurement Operations to utilize procurement tools and processes as well as provides constructive feedback and participation to improve processes and tools.
  • Has accountability for plans and deadlines.
  • Tracks savings. Escalates issues as and when necessary/appropriate to overcome obstacles.
  • Integrates and works closely with all procurement team members to present a consistent unified procurement function to internal stakeholders and suppliers.
  • Gathers, monitors, interprets and leverages market intelligence data.
  • Coordinates the RFP/bid process including, pre-bid/proposal meetings, walk-throughs, bid openings, bid tabulation and bid reviews.
  • Compiles and analyzes spend data and industry dynamics from multiple sources to support sourcing initiatives. Identifies key risks and timing issues for each negotiation.
  • Ensures scope of work accurately reflect the materials and/or services being sourced with relevant service levels.
  • Drives rationalization/standardization of processes, goods and services throughout the global enterprise.
  • Builds cost/evaluation spreadsheets in Excel to facilitate discussions and decisions.
Key Requirements and Technology Experience:
  • Minimum requirements: Education: A Bachelor’s degree in Business, Supply Chain Management or related discipline is required.
  • Masters degree in Business, Supply Chain management or related discipline preferred.
  • 7+ years of experience in strategic sourcing and/or, category management discipline or projects.
  • Knowledge of procurement and contract management processes.
  • Experience in management consulting on sourcing advisory projects would be a plus.
  • Ability to take large amounts of data from multiple sources and perform analysis in Excel or Access.
  • Ability to review, interpret, write, edit and finalize contracts, strong knowledge of procurement contract constructs and clauses.
  • Experience with commercial transactions and negotiation.
  • Ability to influence business decisions and procedures.
  • Must be self-directed, take initiative, and be an out-of-the-box thinker.
  • Must have strong communication (written and verbal), organization, problem-solving and interpersonal skills with the ability to work with all levels of management and employees.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite including Word, Excel, Outlook, Access, and Power Point.
  • Knowledge of SharePoint, ERP, Contract Management/Purchasing P2P Systems. (SAP and Ariba preferred).
Our client is a leading IT Industry and we are currently interviewing to fill this and other similar contract positions. If you are interested in this position, please apply online for immediate consideration.J2W:CB3