IT Sr Supplier Spec

The Standard Portland , OR 97228

Posted 3 months ago


If you want to make a positive difference and stand out from the crowd, you'll fit in at The Standard ( Through our retirement plans and insurance products and services, we help people achieve financial well-being and peace of mind. Come join us and share our passion for serving our customers in a positively different way.

The IT Sr. Supplier Specialist will have supporting responsibilities for supporting the IT Supplier Management team in performing activities in the strategic sourcing process which includes collaborating with external/internal clients to execute sourcing strategies, analyzing spend and suppliers as well as facilitating contract execution. This position will work directly with business and technology owners to execute activities managed by the IT Supplier Management team. Effective communication, reporting and stakeholder coordination are essential delivery elements to ensure client satisfaction, team member satisfaction and financial success. Additionally, the IT Sr. Supplier Specialist will manage operational procedures associated with the support services provided to IT.


  • Support IT Supplier Managers with at least three of the following: contract routing, asset management, invoice approvals and IT supplier operations.

  • Train entry level resources on contract routing workflow

  • Identify and execute on streamlined solutions for process improvement and cycle time reduction

  • Leverages contract standards and templates for use by IT

  • Coordinates contract reviews

  • Review activity content for accuracy, standards and completion with focus on attention to details

  • Report on cost savings to IT

  • Follows the strategic direction set by management when establishing near term goals.

  • Acts independently to execute according to methods and procedures on new assignments.

  • Facilitates proactive renewal management and negotiations


Education: Bachelor's degree preferred.


  • Knowledge of IT Procurement Strategy, Processes and Tools.

  • 2-3 years IT contract and sourcing.

  • Experience in implementation of sourcing strategy and vision

  • Proficient in the use of MS SharePoint, Excel, Word and PowerPoint.

  • Experience in process improvement

  • Knowledge of legal terminology and language related to supplier agreements.

  • Effective project management skills.

  • Flexibility and adaptability to effectively adapt to new scenarios and changes.

  • Promote corporate objectives and change initiatives, ensuring that the IT team is supporting overall company direction and growth

  • Support IT resources on stakeholder and project management, with a special emphasis on collaboration, customer focus, delivery excellence, continuous improvement, negotiations and contracting

  • Represent the IT Supplier Management team as a category expert

  • Enforce Software and Hardware Asset Management compliance

Professional certification required: N/A

Standard Insurance Company, The Standard Life Insurance Company of New York, Standard Retirement Services, Inc., StanCorp Equities, Inc. and StanCorp Investment Advisers, Inc., marketed as The Standard, are Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employers. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, color, sex, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, disability, or veteran status or any other condition protected by federal, state or local law. The Standard offers a drug and alcohol free work environment where possession, manufacture, transfer, offer, use of or being impaired by an illegal substance while on Standard property, or in other cases which the company believes might affect operations, safety or reputation of the company is prohibited. The Standard requires a criminal background investigation, drug test, employment, education and licensing verification as a condition of employment. All employees of The Standard must be bondable.

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Individuals with disabilities who need assistance or accommodation with the application process should contact HR Direct at 971-321-7871. This number is only for the use of individuals with disabilities who need accommodation with the application process. General inquiries about application status will not be addressed.

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