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Working at Boomi means doing what you love. We hire trailblazers with an entrepreneurial spirit who can solve challenging problems, make a real impact in technology and want to build something big. If you are passionate about solving hard problems, enjoy working with world-class people and developing cutting edge technology, you should explore a career with Boomi. Learn more at http://www.boomi.com/  or visit Boomi Careers.

Position Description

The ideal candidate will possess:

(1) Domain expertise for a broad spectrum of IT categories, including IT services, hardware, cloud, software, telecom, and data center services in support of the company’s products, services and business operations.

(2) Best-in-class knowledge of strategic sourcing, category management, operational purchasing and negotiation practices.

(3) Track record of collaborating with internal stakeholders and external partners to influence outcomes and to drive innovation and optimization across the enterprise.

(4) Ability to operate quickly and effectively in complex and fast-moving environments.  The ideal candidate will also have experience in a portfolio company owned by a private equity firm with a cross-portfolio procurement program.

Responsibilities

Category Planning & Strategic Sourcing:

  • Prioritize and execute an evolving portfolio of IT sourcing initiatives to drive value/savings and support the objectives of the Product, Engineering, Services and IT organizations. 
  • Structure analysis of spend to enable informed decision-making with stakeholders.  Execute sourcing events, including RFx, and reverse auctions where applicable.  Drive structured and strategic negotiations with key suppliers, including some of the largest technology suppliers globally. 
  • Determine specifications and requirements for products and services through communication with internal partners and the goals of the business.  Develop demand management strategies that address the drivers of consumption and target opportunities for reduction. Ensure sourcing efforts are prioritized and appropriately resourced, and, where appropriate, support the global sourcing strategy.

Contracting and Purchasing:

  • Develop contracting approaches consistent with category strategy and business objectives to achieve best-in-class outcomes for similarly situated buying organizations. Address business, market, and supplier risks.
  • Obtain appropriate management authorization/approvals. Work with finance and legal resources to develop T&C’s that optimize business unit and supplier requirements.  Create significant purchase orders, monitor status and coordinate payment with accounts payable.

Internal Relationship Management:

  • Manage internal stakeholders. Develop a business relationship with functional stakeholders, including  Product, Engineering, Services, IT and Finance, and solicit feedback on sourcing and vendor performance, share and discuss supply base opportunities, and identify new and changed needs.
  • Support the development of cross-functional teams by identifying internal customers and stakeholders for inclusion; interface with internal customers to understand requirements and resolve issues; involve critical stakeholders in sourcing development and execution.

Supplier Relationship and Risk Management:

  • Manage suppliers, ensuring reliability (uptime), responsiveness, data security, price stability, price predictability, innovation, and identification of alternative sources. Optimize value, quality, and security of supply by measuring performance and maintaining relationships with suppliers.  
  • Ensure suppliers are performing to contracted obligations and service levels, and meeting stakeholder expectations. Initiate quarterly business reviews with suppliers to review performance and trend program direction. When performance issues emerge, lead interactions with the supplier to ensure efficient resolution.

Reporting & Intelligence:

  • Provide regular intelligence to stakeholders regarding the Company’s evolving IT spend profile, savings results, cost avoidance and risk mitigation activities. Leverage interactions with external marketplace to provide insight to stakeholders regarding pricing, vendor, and technology trends.

Key Attributes

  • Minimum of 5 years in challenging roles in technology category sourcing, negotiations, category management leadership, supplier management.
  • Broad domain expertise in IT with experience in sourcing and managing a variety of suppliers, including all hardware, software, cloud and professional services related to each
  • Broad-based procurement experience; strategic sourcing, category management, contract management, and supplier performance management and risk management
  • Develop, negotiate and manage supply agreements to ensure financial and service level goals are met
  • Strong analytical skills. Able to seek out historical purchasing and usage data from multiple disparate sources, analyze the data and layout practical roadmaps to achieve cost reductions
  • Effectively manage multiple projects at one time and maintain financial and service level performance dashboards for multiple sourcing projects and suppliers
  • Bachelor’s Degree required

Boomi is an Equal Opportunity Employer and Prohibits Discrimination and Harassment of Any Kind

Boomi is committed to the principle of equal employment opportunity for all employees and to providing employees with a work environment free of discrimination and harassment. All employment decisions at Boomi are based on business needs, job requirements and individual qualifications, without regard to race, color, religion or belief, national, social or ethnic origin, sex (including pregnancy), age, physical, mental or sensory disability, HIV Status, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression, marital, civil union or domestic partnership status, past or present military service, family medical history or genetic information, family or parental status, or any other status protected by the laws or regulations in the locations where we operate. Boomi will not tolerate discrimination or harassment based on any of these characteristics. Boomi encourages applicants of all ages.

Job ID: R126901

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