Randstad Strategic Sourcing Specialist in Cambridge, Massachusetts

Strategic Sourcing Specialist

job details:

  • location:Cambridge, MA

  • salary:$70 - $80 per hour

  • date posted:Wednesday, November 28, 2018

  • experience:Lead

  • job type:Temporary

  • industry:Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services

  • reference:S_708615

  • questions:lauri.marsanne@randstadusa.com475/549-8806

job description

Strategic Sourcing Specialist

Strategic Sourcing Specialist at Global Biotech/Pharma Cambridge, MA

Contract: one year year very stable position with possible perm conversion

Procurement Category Manager - IT Category

Role will be working on the Global Procurement Team, you are empowered to decide on what is best commercially for Bioteh/Pharma to drive down cost within the global IT category working in close cooperation with team members and business partners worldwide. Your responsibilities will include:


? Being a subject matter expert in IT sub-categories such as network and telecoms, hardware, IT-infrastructure outsourcing, Software, SaaS or Cloud agreements, Application development and maintenance outsourcing with typical project value in excess of USD3m and aggressive savings targets.

? Initiate and support demand reviews together with internal requestors (i.e. Project managers, Application Owners, IT Architecture, SAM team, Business Managers) to ensure the proposed investments and vendor proposals are rightsized to the demand, software deployment plans are reasonable and realistic or we can reuse existing assets where possible.

? As part of the Global IT Category Team, collaborate effectively with Category team members and stakeholders to deliver proactive procurement initiatives in line with the IT infrastructure category strategy and annual plan.

? Engaging with stakeholders at all levels to build effective relationships and deliver measurable business value and cost savings through the application of rigorous project management, strong negotiation capabilities, and effective use of sourcing tools and techniques.

Working hours: 8:30 AM - 5:30 PM


--Executing day-to-day activities in line with the Infrastructure Category Plan, with a strong focus on strategic sourcing initiatives which aim to qualify and select suppliers that meet the needs of the business at maximum financial benefit.

--Using your analytical capabilities and knowledge of supplier capabilities and strengths, along with key market trends and events to contribute to establishing category strategies and plans in support of business priorities.






--Building strong relationships with key vendors in order to deliver outstanding commercial results while driving supplier performance and innovation in support of business priorities.

--Provide strong partnership and trusted commercial advisory for your internal business partners and stakeholders.

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