Process Requests for Quotations from stakeholders for client solutions.
Serve as an official source of communication for content that comes from Strategic Sourcing to front line Sales Teams or other Stakeholders
Owns task management for keeping RFQ’s flowing through Strategic Sourcing and back to Stakeholders
Research questions, problems, and operational issues or problems
Develop alternative quotations for proposals providing cost-savings or other beneficial aims.
Key contributor in meetings with existing clients serving as Software/Hardware Contract SME to assist client support teams.
Lead or support strategic supplier contract negotiations that directly affect sales opportunities
Work with internal stakeholders for medium/high-priority and/or complex projects with appropriate oversight.
Review supplier contracts & participates in contract terms analysis, negotiations, etc.
Assist in resolving logistical issues related to procurement of goods for Client Opportunities.
Ensure positive working relationships with related support groups (Legal, Client Contracts, Solution Architects, Sales, etc)
Identify additional opportunities to establish strategic supplier contracts that will help remove obstacles
Advanced, proven knowledge of IT Procurement with specialized talents directed towards any individual discipline (i.e. HW/SW/Network)
College degree and 5 years professional level experience; or 7+ years professional level related experience; or an equivalent combination of education and professional level related experience required
Experience configuring, selling, or buying mainframe software – particularly IBM or CA – preferred
Experience in client facing technical presentations
Technical solution expertise and a proven ability to multi-task and prioritize under pressure
Awareness of mainframe sizing and licensing terminology
Microsoft Excel Skills
Ability to demonstrate problem solving.
General math and analytic skills.
Attention to detail.
Communication skills (email/verbal/presentation)
This position does not have direct reports but may mentor less experienced associates in the role. RECRUITING INFORMATION