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Stride, Inc. Senior Procurement IT Category Manager (Remote) - SENIO029677_47099288305_11-7698 in Topeka, Kansas

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The Senior Procurement IT Category Manager will strategically manage and optimize the IT Procurement process. You will be responsible for developing and implementing category strategies to efficiently source IT software, goods, and services, negotiate contracts and collaborate with internal stakeholders to deliver high-quality IT sourcing solutions, while achieving cost savings. The ideal candidate will have a strong understanding of IT Procurement and the overall S2P process.

Over 20 years ago, Stride was founded to provide personalized learning - powered by technology. We reached students where they were in their own journeys. We knocked down their barriers to great education. And we gave every learner equal opportunity to succeed - however they defined success. Stride innovated the learning experience with online and blended learning that prepared them for their lives ahead.

Stride is a community of passionate leaders. Whether teachers, engineers, curriculum writers, or financial managers - whatever your expertise or role, we all work to empower futures through learning. And changing the trajectory of learning itself is one of our greatest missions. Join us in developing more effective ways to learn and helping learners build the skills and confidence they need to make their way forward in life.

The Senior Procurement IT Category Manager will strategically manage and optimize the IT Procurement process. You will be responsible for developing and implementing category strategies to efficiently source IT software, goods, and services, negotiate contracts and collaborate with internal stakeholders to deliver high-quality IT sourcing solutions, while achieving cost savings. The ideal candidate will have a strong understanding of IT Procurement and the overall S2P process.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS

:Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential duties.

  • Deep understanding of Procurement category management, contracting and P2P functions, including how they are performed and best practices to drive process improvements
  • Ability to think strategically and develop the Procurement IT product / services category strategies to align with the goals and objectives of our internal business units
  • Develop strategic & preferred supplier lists at the IT subcategory level
  • Work with cross-functional teams to ensure alignment on Procurement goals and objectives
  • Lead IT strategic supplier management, including conducting formal supplier assessments in conjunction with key stakeholders, and managing supplier relationships
  • Negotiate contracts with suppliers to achieve best possible terms and deliver cost savings
  • Independently lead supplier contract negotiations and commercial redlines, in collaboration with Legal and InfoSec teams
  • Lead Procurement general project initiatives, identify opportunities to improve processes and deliver stakeholder education sessions, as needed
  • Develop and mentor junior Procurement professionals

Supervisory Responsibilities: This position has no formal supervisory responsibilities.

MINIMUM REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS

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  • Bachelor\'s degree in Business, Supply Chain or related field
  • Minimum 8-10 years in IT Procurement (Saas, Services & Product), with track record of successfully managing complex IT Procurement categories

Certificates and Licenses: Certified Professional in Supply Management (CPSM) certification preferred

OTHER REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Strong negotiation skills and a demonstrated ability to drive cost savings
  • In depth knowledge of IT Procurement best practices, market trends, and contracting
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills to collaborate effectively with stakeholders and cross-functional teams
  • Strong analytical, problem solving and project management skills
  • Microsoft Office (Outlook, Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Project, Visio, etc.); Web proficiency.
  • Ability to travel \>10% of the time
  • Ability to clear required background check

DESIRED QUALIFICATIONS

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  • MBA preferred
  • Experience in Education Technology industry
  • Experience consolidating / integrating subsidiary and affiliate contracts for strategic suppliers
  • Experience with Cobblestone Contract Management System and NetSuite a plus

WORK ENVIRONMENT

:The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • This position is virtual and open to residents in Eastern and Central US locations.

Job Type

Regular

The above job is not intended to be an all-inclusive list of duties and standards of the positio

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