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Strategic VMO Sourcing & Contracts Lead Hercules United States,  

Posted on : 20 April 2017

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Tracking Code C17-R-016 Job Description   What you'll be doing:   As an integral member of-Bio-Rad’s Global IT Vendor Management Office (VMO), this position manages third party renewal spend for Global IT for software / hardware maintenance, software subscriptions, Software as a Service (SaaS) and other hosted platforms and cloud solutions, professional services, and related managed and outsourcing services commodities: Directly manage IT sourcing renewal engagements of varying spend, risk and complexity for Global IT. Communicate regularly with key Global IT and business stakeholders to understand strategic direction, business requirements, objectives, and priorities across assigned categories. Understand business requirements of each deal, and shape deal structure and contract to meet those requirements. Analyze spend and identify savings opportunities in cooperation with key stakeholders and define, develop and execute sourcing strategies to optimize cost reductions/savings, enhance deal structure, improve vendor performance results, and add-value to the Global IT stakeholders. Manage disparate pieces of documentation supporting the VMO work stream for Global IT’s maintenance and subscription renewals, including tracking, managing, creating purchase requisitions, performing invoice reconciliation and reporting. Create purchase requisitions as required within Bio-Rad ERP financial system. Conduct contractual reviews and analysis on third party sourcing renewals and take appropriate actions to resolve and reconcile all discrepancies and variances. Assess financial and savings opportunities on all engagements, and work with stakeholders to achieve cost reductions/savings. Develop and maintain key IT vendor relationships and stay current on their products, services, and competitors. Manage sourcing life cycle processes including sole source and competitive bids (RFXs) for IT engagements. Ensure compliance of internal Bio-Rad legal, regulatory, finance, technical and other business policies and procedures for all vendor engagement, contract negotiations and contracts. Assist Bio-Rad Legal, Global Purchasing, and Business Stakeholders in third party negotiations connected with contracts extensions, renewals, contract restructures, amendment, addendums, or other engagements on time and within budget. Partner with Global IT team to ensure cross functional coordination of contract life cycle, supplier management and performance, and governance. Assist in the pricing negotiations of medium complexity agreements. Assist VMO team define, establish, maintain and manage multi-sourcing governance framework in the management of IT strategic vendors: Assist in the management of the VMO Strategic Partnership Vendor(s) and ensure vendor(s) comply with contractual terms and performance results. Ensure contract, insurance and other key vendor information is maintained and up-to-date. Develop and manage IT contracts including, but not limited to, amendments, renewals and change orders for strategic IT vendors. Review and monitor vendor performance using reports or data provided from Global IT operations. Assist VMO team in track and remediate disputes, performance issues, and deliverables from a contractual perspective. Contribute to VMO’s work stream process efficiencies and effectiveness: Act as VMO lead in creating the third party relationship environments in coordination with Enterprise Architecture. Project manage VMO initiatives to streamline process improvements. Develop and leveraging metrics, dashboards, and scorecards used to manage vendors. Assist with governing cadence and vendor management of approved suppliers. Act as VMO Lead in creating the product relationship environments in coordination with Enterprise Architecture. Project manage VMO initiatives to streamline process improvements. Act as SPOC for Global IT stakeholders regarding vendor management, sourcing and governance for third party vendors. Contribute to defining, developing and managing financial and vendor database tracking records: Assist in maintaining database tracking VMO work stream. Assist in budget planning, and cost center financial reviews. Assist in tracking outcome of those environments renewal in vendor database tracking and impact to budget. Perform 30/60/90 pipeline reviews. Track, monitor and manage financial reporting to cost center reports from maintenance support renewal and software subscriptions, including assisting with monthly accrual reports, 6:6 and 9:3 cost center financial budget reviews. Data mining to gather information relative to the application environment (e.g.; application function, software purpose, relationship to other IT platforms).   What you need for this role:   Bachelors Degree required. (MBA would be a plus). Minimum of 5 years’ experience in IT Sourcing roles supporting one or more of the following categories:  Software Licensing/Maintenance, Software as a Service,  other Hosted Platforms/Services, Data Center, Hardware, Desktop, Professional and/or other related IT Outsourcing and Managed IT Services.  Minimum of 5 years’ experience in IT contract management or vendor management role supporting one or more of the following categories:  Software Licensing/Maintenance, Software as a Service,  other Hosted Platforms/Services, Data Center, Hardware, Desktop, Professional and/or other related IT Outsourcing and Managed IT Services.  Possess a thorough knowledge of the competitive sourcing and demonstrated sourcing and negotiation experience with major trends influencing IT Demonstrated ability to perform contract drafting and negotiations with limited additional legal support. Demonstrated experience in identifying savings and cost reduction opportunities in IT contract negotiations, and developing and leading negotiating strategies to achieve those savings. Demonstrated ability in the development and promotion of sourcing plan (including requirement development, demand management RFX process, Contract and service level negotiations and vendor management. Excellent oral and written communication skills, and ability to effectively communicate with and influence senior stakeholders. Strong analytic skills; experience in data analysis with attention to detail Can work independently without supervision Strong team player Ability to quickly understand and apply new concepts (i.e., supplier pricing models; contracting options and alternatives; sourcing tools and platforms; sourcing process, policies, and procedures). Ability to effectively organize and prioritize a wide array of initiatives to tight deadlines. Proficient with complex IT solutions and commercial and legal issues associated with key IT technologies and an ability to quickly learn to assimilate emerging technologies, SaaS IaaS, cloud, managed Services, and outsourcing. Financial services experience a plus   What’s in it for you:   Competitive pay and great benefits including medical, dental, vision, 401k and more Opportunities for growth and training Stability of a profitable 60+ year old company Great work environment   About Bio-Rad:   Bio-Rad is a global leader providing a broad array of clinical diagnostics and life science research products. With a team of more than 7,800 employees and a global network of operations serving our customers, we help people live longer, healthier lives.   Bio-Rad was founded over six decades ago and has continued to provide the healthcare industry with innovative and useful products that help life science researchers accelerate the discovery process and medical diagnostic labs obtain faster, better results.   EEO/AA Employer/Veterans/Disabled/Race/Ethnicity/Gender/Age   To all recruitment agencies: Bio-Rad does not accept agency resumes, unless the agency has been authorized by a Bio-Rad Staffing Representative. Please do not submit resumes unless authorized to do so. Bio-Rad will not pay for any fees related to unsolicited resumes.   Job Location Hercules, California, United States Department Gbl IT Vendor Mgmt (10161) Position Type Full-Time/Regular


Hercules California United States

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