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IT Procurement Specialist II
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Location: US-TN-Maryville Map
Posted: 09/16/2019
Closing: 10/15/2019
Degree: 4 Year Degree
Type: Full-Time
Experience: Not Specified
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IT Procurement Specialist II - Maryville, TN

Strategic Sourcing Specialist II (IT Procurement)

As the Strategic Sourcing Specialist II, you will be being responsible for technology and service acquisitions within the Technology group and work with a variety of groups to understand the procurement requirements and negotiation strategies for various projects. You will get the opportunity to manage sourcing processes from beginning to end and act as a “product consultant” to provide solutions for new products and services to meet business needs.


  • Establishing and managing relationships with internal customers/stakeholders.
  • Supporting IT initiatives by understanding all processes and stakeholders within the IT Organization.
  • Managing the RFI/RFP process that includes organizing and coordinating information and requirements; planning, arranging, and meeting schedules; monitoring results
  • Initiating, reviewing and negotiating contracts (NDAs/MSAs/EULAs) and consult with sourcing manager and/or legal as needed.
  • Managing daily IT hardware/software request and issue POs as needed.
  • Obtaining quotes, comparing and negotiating pricing.
  • Will work with the enterprise to understand the procurement requirements and negotiation strategies for assigned projects as well as collaborate with project teams to align project costs.

Managing POs:

  • Review for coding, pricing and information accuracy.
  • Follow each order to ensure all items are received.
  • Inform customers of PO issuance and any other details regarding orders.
  • Participating in savings tracking, supplier development, and service improvements.
  • Assist in developing statements of work (SOW).
  • Analyze SOWs and appropriate content to advise business unit representatives and technology representatives as to the validity and appropriate content.
  • Build relationships with key Tech vendors and follow required sourcing policies and procedures.


  • Experience in technology purchasing (products and services) preferred.
  • Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent – preferably in technology or a business-related field
  • Aptitude for handling multi-dimensional, complex processes and/or projects with the ability to identify specific examples (this experience may have been exhibited while functioning in a non-technical role).
  • Ability to work as part of a team and leading sourcing efforts
  • Possess strong interpersonal, written and verbal communication skills: be able to understand and communicate complex topics with simplicity across organizational boundaries and up/down the management chain
  • Have the proven ability to establish, maintain and manage valuable and genuine internal/external business relationships
  • Be able to support IT initiatives by understanding all processes and stakeholders within the IT Organization
  • Actively collaborate with EAs, SAs and POs on new projects/ initiatives as assigned
  • Have experience working with business units as a” product consultant” to help determine new and/or better products/services to meet their requirements
  • Actively identify, analyze and recommend alternative solutions to successfully meet business priorities or streamline processes
  • Be committed to learning from senior Strategic Sourcing team members and will actively seek opportunities to work with them
  • Be adaptable and able to make decisions in an ambiguous environment
  • Demonstrate accountability; be willing to take measured risks and to own outcomes
  • Be an alliance builder - Able to build and maintain the trust of others; possess impeccable integrity; honor commitments and exceed expectations
  • Have strong organizational skills. Be able to prioritize tasks in a fast-paced, ever-changing environment


  • 401(K) includes 100% company match of the first 4%
  • Medical and Dental Plan with Prescription Coverage and Vision
  • Paid Time Off days and holidays
  • Wellness Programs and On-site fitness facility
  • On-site restaurant
  • Team Share Quarterly Bonus

MARYVILLE, Tennessee, 37804
United States
JobCategory: Information Technology
IT Procurement Specialist II