Philips IT Procurement Manager in Nashville, Tennessee


Commodity (Procurement) Manager IT

Job Description

Are you the highly talented Procurement professional with a commercial as well as IT sourcing background and currently seeking a new challenge?

As IT Commodity Manager, you will be part of Philips Global IT Procurement team and managing significant portfolio of IT spend. Your accountabilities include; initiate and manage tender projects, drive cost savings through contracts negotiations as well as the effective management of contracts and spend.

We are looking for a highly energetic and flexible procurement professional with the right mindset, and strong drive for results. You will source, contract and manage suppliers who have a strong impact on our companies’ future IT landscape.

This is a unique opportunity for an individual who aspire to work at the edge of technology, and is able to deliver cost savings and create value through effective supply base strategies and management.

Your responsibilities

  • Source, negotiate and ensure contract compliancy for Software, IT Services and Infrastructure.

  • Sourcing, development, and qualification of suppliers that meet the business requirements

  • Provide direction and leadership of supplier relationships, supplier negotiations and supplier performance measurement and feedback programs

  • Ultimately responsible for the negotiation process for the assigned area and for delivering the total cost of ownership to support the profitability objectives

  • Capture Supplier market trends and market offerings and analyze the impact against benchmarks

  • Review, control and report on current cost base and total cost of ownership

  • Challenge current cost base, through negotiation, benchmarking and tendering (RfX)

  • Deliver costs savings target in compliance with category strategies and budgets

  • Develop and maintain excellent relationships with key stakeholders

  • Negotiate supply terms and contracts in line with standard terms and conditions

  • Effectively collaborates with other corporate functions like Finance, Legal, Audit, Vendor management.

You are part of:

Indirect Materials and Services (IMS) is the one Philips provider for non-product related (NPR) purchasing services. Operating as one Service Organization for Philips allows IMS to add maximum value to the Philips bottom line. IMS delivers a closed loop purchasing cycle, covering strategic/tactical sourcing (creation of contracts).

The Commodity Manager in IT is part of the Global IT Commodity Cluster, with Commodity Managers in four different countries and three different continents. You interact with executives within Philips and IT suppliers all around the globe.

To succeed in this role, you should have the following skills and experience

  • Proven track record as IT procurement practitioner

  • MBA or CPSM certified

  • Local US Market Knowledge highly preferred

  • Qualifications and experience around Game Theory, LEAN and Project Management

  • Experience of negotiating global agreements for Software, IT Services and IT Infrastructure

  • Ability to undertake total cost of ownership analysis, summarize results and make recommendations

  • Deep understanding of Contracting models, principles and structuring of Commercial schedules

  • Ability to deliver effective contract governance at all levels

  • Experience in a large multinational environment

  • Ability to work in virtual team structure and effectively communicate with colleagues and stakeholders across the globe

  • Proven ability to develop and maintain effective relationships at all levels, both internally and with suppliers

  • Fluency in English, both written and verbal

In return, we offer you

We offer you a dynamic working environment in an innovative business, which offers you excellent opportunities to further develop and fully exploit your talents. This job comes with a competitive salary, excellent benefits and up-to-date training.

Why should you join Philips?

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