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Sourcing Manager

Oakland, CA

Posted: 08/28/2023 Job Number: 20423578

Job Description

Sourcing Manager
Location: Remote
Duration: 06+ Month Contract with the possibility of extension and conversion 
Job Roles
  • Manage sourcing activities for hardware, software, telecom, data center, and professional services including network hardware (e.G., routing, switching, NICs, etc.)
  • Lead and coordinate all procurement efforts to identify, survey, audit, assess and qualify new suppliers.
  • Lead the business negotiation process with external suppliers.
  • Own contract initiation and closure.
  • Develop a comprehensive procurement strategy focused on the network hardware ecosystem: hardware, service, licensing, support.
  • Work with internal partners and key suppliers to improve efficiencies, tracking and pricing specific to network hardware service, support, and licensing engagements.
  • Own and lead the supplier interface for all RFI, RFP and RFQ services.
  • Identify key benchmark suppliers in RFx efforts. Partner to identify evaluation criteria and provide relevant data back to internal team.
  • Continuously measure and improve supplier actual performance against mutually agreed SLA.
  • Identify, qualify, and formalize which suppliers are on FTG' s preferred supplier list.
  • Lead business review process to measure, analyze, and identify points of strength and weakness with regards to supplier performance.
  • Be the sourcing subject matter authority helping to identify and demonstrate best practices in the realms of procurement, supplier management, and category management.
Top Required Skills
  • Experience sourcing and a technical understanding of hardware, software, telecom, data center, professional services, and networking hardware
  • Knowledge of network hardware markets and experience working with key suppliers therein (e.G., Juniper, Palo Alto, Arista, Dell, etc.)
  • Experience with SaaS
  • Experience with Contract Negotiations
  • Proven success in contract negotiation relative to commodities, equipment, and software. Analytical and results-focused.
BA/BS or equivalent with 7+ years of relevant experience.

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