Strategic Sourcing Consultant Technology

Company: The Automobile Club of Southern California (AAA SoCal)
Location: Costa Mesa, California, United States
Type: Full-time
Posted: 18.AUG.2021


Strategic Sourcing Consultant TechnologyThis role within the Procurement department will be dedicated to lead the strategic sourcing of IT /...


Strategic Sourcing Consultant TechnologyThis role within the Procurement department will be dedicated to lead the strategic sourcing of IT / IS based products and services. Working closely with Senior Managers and key stakeholders from the IS (Information Systems) group this person will develop long term strategic sourcing strategies and deliver competitive solutions that provide the greatest competitive value for the enterprise. Information Systems areas of focus include software, hardware, telecommunications/networking and professional services categories.The role will be responsible for:Acting as a key point of contact for the IS team regarding the sourcing of IT systems, products and services.Leading and executing on RFX's (RFI, RFQ, RFP) including needs assessment, information gathering, technical stakeholder discussions, drafting of RFX's, vendor research, vendor negotiations, analysis and presentation of results.Working hand in hand with IS stakeholders, vendors and legal counsel to draft, negotiate and manage contracts (master agreements, license agreements, SOW's etc.) for IS related products and services.Managing vendor relationships to ensure business needs are being met and ensuring competitive, sustainable solutions to the business.Qualifications:3-5+ years of relevant experience in IT/ IS Strategic Sourcing and/or contract negotiationStrong oral and written communication skills including report/proposal preparation, presentations to Executives and all levels of Management / external contactsExperience working in an IT environment working with hardware/software manufacturers, resellers and professional services organizationsBachelor's degree required (preferred concentration: Management Information Systems, Business Administration, Finance, Supply Chain or similar)Willingness and ability to travel to various states, industry association events and conferences as required to meet standards for business growth and development.Knowledge and interest in emerging technologies such as IoT, AR/VR, AI, Chatbots, RPA and Blockchain preferred.Remarkable benefits:• Health coverage for medical, dental, vision• 401(K) saving plan with company match AND Pension• Tuition assistance• PTO for community volunteer programs• Wellness program• Employee discountsThe Automobile Club of Southern California is part of the largest federation of AAA clubs in the nation. We have 14,000 employees in 21 states helping 17 million members. With our national brand recognition, long-standing reputation since 1902, and constantly growing membership, we are seeking career-minded, service-driven professionals to join our team."Through dedicated employees we proudly deliver legendary service and beneficial products that provide members peace of mind and value."AAA is an Equal Opportunity EmployerThe Automobile Club of Southern California will consider for employment all qualified applicants, including those with criminal histories, in a manner consistent with the requirements of applicable federal, state and local laws, including the City of Los Angeles' Fair Chance Initiative for Hiring Ordinance.

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