Co-Lead a small team of senior sourcing and sourcing analyst in charge of all procurement activities of the IT commodities assigned to them
Provide support and supervision to the team to ensure the VMO policy, standard operating procedures, agreed upon SLAs and turnaround times are adhered to, or take the necessary corrective actions if not
Collaborate with subject matter experts to define the appropriate strategic sourcing direction
Provide analysis that reflect tradeoffs between various value creation opportunities to identify optimal cost reduction opportunities related to corporate vendor expenses under a Total Cost of Ownership methodology
Negotiate commercial terms and where necessary collaborate with Legal on negotiation of non-commercial terms
Push creative thinking beyond the boundaries of existing industry practices and client mindsets by asking thought provoking and clarifying questions.
Identify cost reduction opportunities related to corporate vendor expenses
Align the team with VMOs data management and tracking practices to enable timely and accurate reporting
Evaluate and reconcile information gathered from multiple sources; distinguish user requests from true underlying needs. Assess urgency and priority.
Manage the Request for Proposals process as VMOs standard sourcing practice for all applicable approved requests
Initiate, develop, and maintain effective working relationships with team members, clients and strategic IT vendors
Ensure each corporate vendor goes through Altisources standard compliance and registration processes
Assist with enhancement projects to improve VMOs overall performance
Acquire a holistic viewpoint of VMOs, Legals, ITs and BUs roles as well as activities
Ability to multi-task and prioritize activities in a fast-paced, rapidly changing environment
Manage multiple internal and external projects