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IT Sourcing Manager

Jackson, MI 49201

Posted: 04/17/2024 Job Type: Contract Industry: Other (HR, Admin, Mkt, Sales) Job Number: 25103 Pay Rate: $ 65.00 - $ 70.00

Job Description

Our Client, a Public Utility that provides natural gas and electricity to the majority of Michigan's 10 million residents is seeking a talented and self-driven individual for needs serving in the role of Sr. IT Sourcing Manager.


The IT Sourcing Manager negotiates with suppliers to obtain goods, materials, and services at the best prices (total cost of ownership) by developing and implementing strategies for cost reduction, supplier consolidation, quality improvements and process efficiencies.  Using strategic sourcing strategies and extensive knowledge of their commodity industry, we assist in effecting more efficient sourcing processes to save costs and maximize profitability.



  • Completes IT [software, services, telecom, cyber, hardware] non-strategic service and material (equipment) purchase requests by verifying specifications and/or scope of work; determining if a Request for Information (RFI), Request for Proposal (RFP) or Request for Quote (RFQ) is needed; administer the (RFI, RFP or RFQ); negotiate cost effective agreements with key suppliers based on our core values of procurement safety/quality/cost/delivery/morale.
  • Work with suppliers, internal stakeholders and Legal council to negotiate contractual terms and conditions reducing risk to the company.  
  • Negotiates favorable terms with the supplier (driven by company standards) until agreement execution.
  • Coordinate contract change requests as needed. 
  • Collaborate with Supplier Quality and Performance, Strategic Sourcing and Business Partners to develop suppliers, improve effectiveness and drive down costs. 
  • The Sourcing Manager works with department Managers, in the development of leading practices for procurement and issue resolution throughout the organization.
  • Use appropriate verification techniques (portfolio analyses, market/competitive data) not only to manage contractual obligations, but also to identify opportunities for cost savings.
  • Proactively manage contracts to fully executed status (includes spend and end dates).
  • Ensure commercial, legal and contractual compliances in all procurement transactions including company processes, policies and procedures.

Job Requirements



  • A bachelor's degree in Supply Chain, Engineering, Business or Accounting/Finance field. 4-5 years of recent experience in IT Sourcing Management within a Large Enterprise Company.
  • Previous experience in an Information Technology support role.
  • Knowledge of business law, commercial terms and conditions, and related legal issues. Negotiations and competitive process engagement recognizing TCO.
  • IT Contract development and management. 
  • Experience in Information Technology services/sourcing, RFx end to end with a focus on SaaS, PaaS and IaaS contracting - 4+ years desired
  • Ability to provide guidance to develop and evolve sourcing management processes, develop metrics, and engage suppliers on operational, strategic, and financial issues.    
  • Knowledge, experience and understanding of the complete procurement cycle, including experience completing Request for Quote (RFQ) and Request for Proposal (RFP) packages. 
  • Ability to analyze flat files, data, scope and Statements of Work (SOW) to understand key requirements to create, align, and edit sourcing packages and contracts.  
  • Excellent communication, both written and verbal, supplier management, negotiation, and analytical skillsets.   
  • Proven experience creating, analyzing, negotiating and editing Contracts with Company standards and reflective of business partner interests.      
  • Proficiency with MS Office suite including advanced Excel, PowerBI, Service Now, and SAP. 
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