The team is from 7 people and the manager. Skills: basic knowledge of the computer system (Excel, Word) Background –procurement degree/certificate but not essential if they have many years of experience in IT Procurement domain (5-7years)
The ideal candidate will have specifically software knowledge, licensing, needs to understand SAAS solutions, software services, knowledge of the IT materials. Commercial negotiation knowledge and understanding finance is a key requirement.
IT Knowledge: Profound understanding of information technology, including hardware, software, and services, to assess organizational needs effectively.
Procurement Expertise: In-depth familiarity with procurement processes, including negotiation, vendor management, and contract management.
Analytical Skills: Competence in analyzing vendor proposals, conducting cost-benefit analyses, and understanding market trends to make informed decisions.
Financial Acumen: Knowledge of budgets, cost control, and ROI calculations, vital for managing IT procurement expenses.
Negotiation Skills: Ability to negotiate contracts, service level agreements, and pricing with vendors effectively.
Communication Skills: Strong communication capabilities for effective collaboration with IT professionals and vendors.
Vendor Relationship Management: Skills in building and maintaining positive, long-term relationships with vendors.
Project Management: Proficiency in managing IT procurement tasks as part of larger projects, utilizing project management skills.
Compliance Knowledge: Understanding of regulatory requirements, such as data privacy laws, to ensure procurement meets legal standards.
Strategic Thinking: Ability to align IT procurement strategies with the organization’s overall goals and objectives.
Detail-Oriented: Meticulous attention to detail for thorough contract review and ensuring organizational needs are met.
Ethical and Transparent: Commitment to ethical procurement practices and maintaining transparency in operations.
Adaptability: Agility in adapting to new technologies and changing vendor landscapes in the evolving IT field.
Risk Management: Skills in identifying and mitigating risks associated with procurement decisions.
Education and Certification: Relevant educational background in business, IT, or procurement, complemented by certifications such as CIPS, CPIM, or CPM.
Experience: Prior experience in IT procurement, with knowledge of key IT vendors, particularly in software and IT services.