Date Posted : 4/28/11

SENIOR PROCUREMENT SPECIALIST

Reporting to:     Director, Operations

Status:                  Full Time, Exempt

Duration:             Permanent

Shift:                     10:00 am – 7:00 pm (support West Coast team)

Compensation: Salary + Bonus Incentive

Benefits:              Health, dental, vision, FSA, Life Insurance, STD, LTD, 401K

PTO:                      3 weeks (pro-rated)

Employer:           SoftwareONE

Location:              15700 West Cleveland Avenue; New Berlin, WI 53151

URL:                       www.softwareone.com

Reply:                   colleen.paavola@softwareone.com

Summary

The Senior Procurement Specialist is responsible for identifying and screening procurement suppliers,

negotiating terms and conditions favorable to SoftwareONE, driving improved supplier service levels,

minimizing risk while improving SoftwareONE business results, standardizing and automating business

and procurement best practice processes.

Roles & Responsibilities:

         Leads the procurement function and oversees all aspects of purchasing, negotiations, strategy, tool and process implementation for procurement related to goods and services

         Provides leadership and direction to the procurement organization. Manages and develops resources to deliver business partner satisfaction and achievement of overall SoftwareONE business and financial objectives

         Negotiates favorable contractual terms and conditions for SoftwareONE with suppliers.

         Builds strong relationships with software publisher partners, fostering collaboration and teamwork

         Delivers on cost reduction commitments through the identification, development and execution of strategic sourcing initiatives

         Supports Sales Organization in strategic situations

         Develops and implements efficiencies, standardized tools, practices and procedures shortening the quotation, RFP and decision making and evaluation time

         Leads development and execution of a performance driven supplier management process resulting in structured feedback,

         Develops, implements and maintains procurement policies and review on a regular basis to ensure relevance and conformance with best practices and ensure compliance with internal and regulatory policies, including Sarbanes-Oxley

         Establishes Total Cost of Ownership (TCO) practices and reinforces through regular benchmarking, periodic RFP's, and supplier performance metrics reporting

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities Required:

         BA/BS in business, purchasing or related field. Advanced degree preferred.

         Minimum of 4-7 years of leadership experience in procurement, setting procurement strategies, driving cost savings and improving terms and conditions

         Self starter with excellent business/financial acumen, proficient working with cross-functional teams, including demonstrated motivation, influence, and the ability to drive change across all levels of the organization and geographical boundaries

         Excellent negotiation skills

         Excellent leadership skills including clearly demonstrated global perspective and understanding of factors impacting businesses and their suppliers

         Excellent supplier management skills including demonstrated ability to develop and manage business driven supplier executive relationships

         Proven track record of successfully managing risk

         Possess solid computer skills (proficient in Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Visio) and experience with an ERP system (Navision is preferred)

         Proven ability to be hands on within a heavy workload environment

Other:

         Able to manage a multitude of projects simultaneously

         Highly visible position with regular interactions with senior management

         Strong attention to detail required as work prepared by this position is presented to executive management for use in decision making

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