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Sourcing Manager-IT Hardware/Infrastructure

Company: Marsh and McLennan
Location: Hoboken
Posted on: January 12, 2022

Job Description:

Marsh & McLennan Companies is seeking candidates for the following position based in the Hoboken office:Sourcing Manager - IT Infrastructure / Hardware What can you expect?

  • As a member of Global Sourcing & Procurement you will use your skills to influence stakeholders across the Technology and Digital functions to make strategic and cost effective software purchasing decisions.
  • Marsh McLennan is a Fortune 200 multinational industry leader, in this role you will have the opportunity to interact with Senior Leaders and impact the organization strategically.
  • Gain an understanding of current spend category landscape, identify key areas of opportunity and begin building trusted advisor stakeholder relationships.
  • The candidate will be joining a team of Procurement professionals many with over 10 years' experience in both the industry and the firm.
  • The expectation is that the Candidate will be able to contribute immediately but we have Learning Tools and clear process documentation available. The Candidate will also build a mutually agreeable development plan with their manager. What is in it for you?
    • Company with a strong Brand and strong results to match
    • Visibility to senior leadership- culture of collaboration, appreciation and recognition
    • Opportunity to make significant impact and embed best practices and industry standards into the culture
    • Competitive pay and outstanding benefits i.e. health and welfare benefits, tuition assistance, 401K and other retirement savings programs, and employee assistance programs to help colleagues and their families live better - physically, mentally, and financially
    • Generous time away from the office and paid time off to give back through non-profit community service
    • Employee Resource Groups which provide access to leaders, relevant volunteer and mentoring opportunities, and interactions with counterparts in industry groups and client organizations We will count on you to:
      • Define Marsh McLennan's current and future commodity category strategies within scope of responsibility
      • Maintain current understanding of the trends in the IT hardware and infrastructure supply markets in general and specifically the impacts of trends upon Marsh McLennan's operations. Inclusive of rigorous analysis of market drivers, cost structures, direct/indirect buying options, competitive landscape, and M&A activity
      • Formulate strategic sourcing options, model and analyze each option and recommend sourcing strategies that will secure differential value for each of the product and service categories.
      • Lead cross-functional teams in negotiating appropriate agreements with suppliers as well as supporting legal in finalizing and executing contracts (including defining and executing appropriate sourcing tactics in negotiating agreements with respective suppliers)
      • Structure requirements and request data from existing and perspective suppliers for evaluation; review proposals; perform cost/value analysis of vendor's products and services; and develop materials to communicate comparative results to cross-functional sourcing team
      • Maintain strong, trusting, consultative relationships with Marsh McLennan's technology, legal, financial and operations teams specifically and the executive leadership team in general What you need to have: -
        • Bachelor's Degree and 5-10+ years' experience in sourcing hardware - PCs/peripherals, servers, converged infrastructure, infrastructure software and related maintenance; ideally in a matrixed environment
        • Advanced/Expert knowledge of infrastructure / hardware sourcing and contract negotiation
        • Advanced/Expert knowledge of infrastructure hardware and software market competition, consumer trends, industry trends and technology innovation
        • Direct experience working with enterprise vendors such as Dell, HPI, HPE, Lenovo, Nutanix, Oracle, BM, etc.
        • Strong negotiator and communicator.
        • Knowledge of MS Excel, Word and PowerPoint What makes you stand out:
          • Additional IT sourcing category experience such as enterprise software and professional services a plus

Keywords: Marsh and McLennan, Hoboken , Sourcing Manager-IT Hardware/Infrastructure, IT / Software / Systems , Hoboken, New Jersey

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