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Sourcing Agent in Pittsburgh, PA at VisionPRO

Date Posted: 4/22/2018

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Sourcing Agent – Job 72135

Our client, a leader in the Oil & Gas industry, is currently seeking a Sourcing Agent to work on a contract basis in the downtown Pittsburgh area. This contract is expected to last for a duration of 6 months, with the potential to be extended.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Assist in the "de-coupling" of enterprise level IT supplier contracts, with the goal of executing "stand alone" contracts for specific business lines during a major company transition, while maintaining all currently agreed upon terms and conditions, including pricing.
  • New negotiations for purchases of software, hardware, SAAS models, maintenance & support, etc.
  • Work closely with the organizations legal team to help ensure appropriate legal protections are included in contracts, as warranted, and guided by the company’s legal team.
  • Work with multiple teams (IT Risk/Security, Legal, Insurance, etc.), to ensure the new contract have the appropriate protections for IT security, legal protections, insurance requirements, etc. 
  • Effectively communicate a clear and concise contract overview (summary of key contract terms, risks, opportunities and service delivery guidelines), and provide clarity on contract elements when required.
  • Provide input for executive level contract review meetings, to ensure timely delivery against goals, objectives, and contract budgets are being met, with the establishment of standalone contracts for the company’s businesses.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Must have a deep market knowledge of the IT sector, and a minimum of 7 years’ experience with negotiating IT contracts with Verizon, AT&T, Oracle, IBM, Microsoft, etc.
  • Additional experience in the Oil and Gas industry is a plus.
  • Experience working with IT Executives and Business owners/stakeholders, IT users, and legal and procurement staff, in order to craft contracts that align complex needs with contractual requirements, to achieve business outcomes.
  • Strong oral and written communication skills.
  • Experience with using JD Edwards and Ariba.
  • Proficiency in MS Office applications; particularly, Word and Excel.
  • Ability to create and maintain relationship with internal Business Unit stakeholder and external suppliers
  • Ability to communicate effectively, and interact with all levels within an organization
  • Bachelor's Degree in business, law degree, or supply chain

VisionPRO relentlessly delivers top talent to help our clients excel. We have been trusted for 20 years to align the right talent to the right opportunity, expertly solving unique business challenges. From small businesses to the Fortune 500, our clients appreciate our consultative approach, resourcefulness, and fast response to their individual needs. Our prospective candidates and existing consultants can count on VisionPRO to passionately help them maximize their career choices, while also supporting their growth opportunities. We serve our customers from around the world, helping them with their most critical hiring decisions and project needs.