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Strategic Sourcing Manager
Golden Valley, Minnesota  |  Hybrid
Contract Position
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Applied on June 8, 2023
Job Id #62477 Posted March 24, 2023

Job Description:
  • The Strategic Sourcing Manager will be responsible for partnering with IT leadership to deliver improved cost and service levels with suppliers.  
  • In this role, you will lead strategy for IT services and software, lead complex negotiations, and execute contracts.   
  • The Strategic Sourcing Manager will be expected to effectively communicate with internal stakeholders up to the Executive Level, as well as collaborate across a matrixed, global Sourcing organization as part of the broader collection of company entities ensuring compliance with company Technology of America contracting and purchasing guidelines. 
Essential Job Functions:
  • Collaborate with clients to identify opportunities, issues, and economic indicators, including strategic negotiation planning and action plans, to realize cost reductions and sourcing opportunities. 
  • Drive strategic sourcing decisions in partnership with the business and facilitate sourcing events, RFIs, RFPs, where necessary.
  • Effectively negotiate, redline and execute effective contract terms and pricing models, to drive the lowest total cost of ownership. 
  • Establish and maintain client relationships through all levels of a matrixed, and global, organization and ensure their business requirements are incorporated in sourcing strategies and corresponding contracts         
  • Identify cost savings, cost avoidance and improvement opportunities and lead cross-functional teams through project realization.
Minimum Requirements:
  • 8-10 years of experience in Sourcing/Procurement/Contracting, knowledge of IT services and software contracts, sourcing methods and procedures, performance incentives, and contract law.
  • Bachelor’s Degree Required
  • Experience negotiating with large technology firms including Software, SaaS, Professional Services, Hardware, and Resellers.
  • Proficient in influencing business decisions leveraging data and analytics.
Preferred Qualifications:
  • 11+ years of experience in Sourcing/Procurement/Contracting
  • 5+ years of IT contracting Advanced degree preferred: MBA, Master of Management or Law Degree
  • CPM (Certified Purchasing Manager) Certificate

Horizontal is proud to be an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer. We seek to provide employment opportunities to talented, qualified candidates regardless of race, color, sex/gender including gender identity and/or expression, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, disability, marital status, citizen status, veteran status, or any other protected classification under federal, state or local law.

In addition, Horizontal will provide reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with disabilities. If you need to request a reasonable accommodation in order to complete the application or interview process, please contact

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