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Sourcing Associate

  • Location: Tampa, Hillsborough County, Florida
  • Job Type:Contract

Posted 8 days ago

  • Expiry Date: 15 August 2021

​​Job Description:

Responsibilities:

  • Understand the Professional Services (PS), Consulting and Human Resource (HR) business requirements and translate them into effectively leading sourcing initiatives including Requests for (Proposals, Information, Solutions etc.(RFXs), PS Agreement execution, the execution of Master Services Agreements (MSA), and Statements of Work (SOW)

  • Facilitate continuous improvement and ideation that will enable the Business Partner, Category and Functional Leads to achieve strategic objectives.

  • Lead cross-functional teams to manage sourcing projects in support of business requirements and expected business outcomes.

  • Business partnering with Global Procurement and other functional areas, e.g. Legal, HR, Software Asset Management, and Finance, globally. Extensive interaction with Business Partners is required to ensure that strategies, objectives, total costs are aligned and optimal savings are realized in the execution of contracts.

Major Duties include:

  • Contract Negotiation and Development ability to negotiate and draft Commercial Terms and defend Legal Terms on standard internal template agreements for Professional Services, Consulting and Human Resourcing engagements

  • Build, maintain and enhance relationships with leading Professional Services, Consulting, HR firms and internal stakeholders

  • Leads in the development and evaluation of supplier Requests for Information/Proposal/Solution (RFxs) including ensuring comprehensive requirements and specifications, pricing models and contract terms are included.

  • Lead and manage the full RFx process from RFx development through contract execution.

  • Evaluate competitive offerings to determine the overall best offer for goods or services.

  • Negotiate and/or issue contracts, amendments, and attachments obtaining legal review and approval of a contract when required.

  • Facilitate and lead appropriate contracting processes from proof of concept to award/supplier selection.

  • Manages multiple, complex projects independently.

  • Aligns Procurement goals with clients business objectives.

  • Apply appropriate business analytics to review proposals and provide accurate financial comparisons of business proposals

  • Drive sustainable/substantial cost savings and value beyond savings for the PS, Consulting and HR categories.

  • Utilize e-Procurement tools (Ariba) to manage sourcing projects

  • Operate as trusted advisor by providing procurement insights and subject matter expertise to internal stakeholders

Qualifications:

  • Bachelors degree is required, Masters Preferred,

  • 5+ years in Indirect Procurement Services Categories preferably supporting PS, HR and Consulting Services categories,

  • Proficient working knowledge of enterprise IT software and services norms and practices, preferred

  • Experience in evaluating the market, assessing suppliers, contracting and financial analysis.

  • Demonstrated ability to partner with and manage internal stakeholders at all levels within a highly matrixed organization, working across cross-functional, cross-organizational teams

  • Experience negotiating with top tier IT suppliers

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Demonstrated leadership, procurement and business acumen

  • Demonstrated strong problem-solving skills and ability to collaborate cross-functionally

  • Knowledge of Agile methodologies, particularly Agile Contracting is a plus

  • A proactive, creative and analytical approach to challenges.

  • Demonstrated high degree of independence, requiring minimal supervision

  • Demonstrated ability to partner, manage and influence.

  • Ability to demonstrate both empathy and assertiveness when communicating a need and/or defending a position/decision.

About ASK: ASK Consulting is an award-winning technology and professional services recruiting firm servicing Fortune 500 organizations nationally. With 5 nationwide offices, two global delivery centers, and employees in 42 states-ASK Consulting connects people with amazing opportunities

ASK Consulting is an equal opportunity employer. We celebrate diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all associates.