Procurement Specialist

Iland Internet Solutions Corporation Houston , TX 77008

Posted 3 weeks ago

iland is looking for an experienced IT Procurement Specialist to assist in managing the companys supply chain process for IT all hardware and software products and services which are leveraged as part of ilands global products and service offerings. The IT Procurement Specialist must have excellent organizational and communication skills, the ability to act quickly, be detail oriented, and build strong relationships with all suppliers in order to ensure a smooth supply chain and life-cycle of all purchases and assets owned and managed by the company. This is a full-time remote position and reporting to the IT Procurement Manager.

Responsibilities

  • Procure products and services from a variety of suppliers to negotiate best pricing terms, monitor price changes, maintain pricing histories and gold images of repeating orders
  • Follow and provide input on company processes and policies around procurement
  • Understand technical differences between products and services and present to decision makers
  • Track when contracts & licenses expire and plan renewal negotiations far enough in advance to guarantee the best leverage in negotiating for the company
  • Understand capacity management and logistics to manage lead times for products
  • Build redundancy and diversity in supply chain by establishing multiple sources of suppliers
  • Gather, review and report monthly usage and licensing data to the companys various technology partners
  • Understand technical differences between usage & licensing types (perpetual, Pay Per Use) and how each are billed and managed
  • Resolve product, usage & licensing issues with suppliers and manage any disputes
  • Follow and provide input on company processes and policies around usage & license management and reporting
  • Review invoices to ensure they are accurate
  • Build and monitor ongoing supplier spending trend analyses to identify areas of savings and improvement for the company
  • Improve the international logistics capability
  • Track and report key functional metrics to reduce expenses and improve effectiveness
  • Collaborate with key internal teams to improve clarity of specifications and product delivery
  • Control spend and build a culture of long-term saving on procurement costs
  • All other duties as assigned

Requirements

The following skills represent the minimum requirements to be considered for this position:

  • Bachelor's degree in IT field, procurement, supply chain management, logistics, or related field
  • Minimum 5 years of experience in procurement or supply chain function.
  • Excellent communication skills including presentation and negotiation abilities
  • Excellent business application skills (e.g. Microsoft Excel, Microsoft PowerPoint etc)
  • Aptitude in decision-making and working with numbers
  • Experience in collecting and analyzing data, then reporting on data to decision makers

Preferred Skills

The following skills represent additional proficiencies preferred to be successful in this position:

  • Prior experience in managing and reporting SPLA usage to various vendors
  • Prior experience working in license management or other applicable accounting experience
  • Working knowledge of contracted IT services, such as SaaS applications, outsourced data center services, carrier services, software licensing, etc.

Benefits

  • Competitive Salary
  • 401k Plan with Company Match
  • PPO Healthcare Insurance Plan
  • Dental Insurance
  • Vision Insurance
  • Life Insurance
  • Short-Term Disability Insurance
  • Long-Term Disability Insurance
  • Paid Vacation & Holidays
  • Training

About iland

iland, an 11:11 Systems company, has been in business for over 25 years, and is an industry leader in the areas of Secure Disaster Recovery as a Service (DRaaS), Secure Cloud Backup (BaaS), and Secure Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS). iland differentiates itself and maintains its market leadership by investing heavily in its proprietary Cloud Console, which is an orchestration tool for its cloud services offered in the US, Canada, Europe, Australia, and Singapore. The result of this investment is a rapid development cycle with up to four product releases per year. We provide an exciting, fast-paced environment that has been recognized by these industry leaders and more:

  • Gartner Magic Quadrant "DRaaS" Leader: 2016, 2017, 2018, & 2019
  • The Forrester Wave "DRaaS" Providers: 2014, 2017, & 2019
  • Veeam Impact Partner of the Year: 2015, 2017, 2018, & 2019
  • Veeam Innovation Award: 2018, 2019, & 2020
  • Zerto Cloud Partner of the Year: 2016, 2017, 2019, & 2020
  • CRN Partner Program Guide Winner: 2018, 2019, & 2020
  • Best of VMworld 2018 Gold Award: 2018
  • Houston Business Journal #1 Best Place to Work: 2012 & 2013
  • Nine Lives Media Inc. Talkin Cloud 100: 2011, 2012, 2013, & 2016
  • Houston Business Journal Houston Fast 100: 2012 & 2013
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