IT buyer

  • Houston, TX
  • Contract

Company Description

Staffing consulting for SME.

Job Description

Required Skills:

  • Develop and manage relationships with national strategic IT suppliers
  • Negotiate prices and terms with suppliers for the purchase of IT software, hardware, and services
  • Leverage enterprise spending  to obtain best pricing and practices
  • Recommend sourcing options and new suppliers base on quality, service and competitive pricing
  • Identify and establish cost savings opportunities across IT commodities
  • Deliver recommendations to internal customers on IT related needs
  • Review IT related purchase requests, coordination with internal customers to verify specifications and    requirements to obtain bids and quotes, select and issue Purchase Order for approve requests
  • Support IT department in hardware and software maintenance renewals
  • Expedite orders and field inquiries on status & tracking
  • Assist on resolving invoice payment issues/discrepancies
  • Provide monthly reporting on key suppliers and initiatives
  • Aid in collecting data for internal and external audits as required

Qualifications

Education:

  • Bachelor Degree in Business Administration or related discipline

 

Experience:

  • 5 years professional experience in procurement or IT related field

 

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:

  • IT Industry experience, demonstrated by a thorough knowledge of IT software, hardware, and services.
  • Possess a strong aptitude for creativity and innovation
  • Demonstrated strong analytical and problem solving skills
  • Knowledgeable of IT ticketing systems
  • Familiar with procure to pay processes including A/P transaction processing
  • Extensive experience with MS Office Suite
  • Exceptional written and verbal communication skills
  • Ability to communicate with associates at all levels of the organization
  • Proven ability to work both independently and within a team environment
  • Ability to manage multiple tasks in a dynamic environment

Additional Information

All your information will be kept confidential according to EEO guidelines.