Strategic Sourcing Manager in Parsippany-Troy Hills, NJ at Securitas Security Services USA

Date Posted: 9/13/2021

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Job Description


Global IT Sourcing (GITS) is the global function within Securitas Intelligent Services responsible for assuring purchasing of products and services with business acumen, cost effectiveness and business ethics. The unit, currently located in Sweden and Poland and headed by the Global IT Sourcing Director, is looking to strengthen the team with a US based Strategic Sourcing Manager (SSM. The SSM will be primarily working within the IT categories, responsible for sourcing hardware, software, network & telecom (ICT), professional services and managed services on a global level. The role will require the ability to handle large and complex contracts as well as simpler Statements of Work from existing agreements and supplier governance.

• The functions listed describe the business purpose of this job or position.  Specific duties or tasks may vary and be documented separately.  An associate might or might not be required to perform all functions listed. Additional duties may be assigned, and functions may be modified, according to business necessity.
• All assigned duties or tasks are deemed to be part of the essential functions, unless such duties or tasks are unrelated to the functions listed, in which case they are deemed to be other (non-essential) functions.
• Associates are held accountable for successful job performance.  Job performance standards may be documented separately, and may include functions, objectives, duties or tasks not specifically listed herein.
• In performing functions, duties or tasks, associates are required to know and follow safe work practices, and to be aware of company policies and procedures related to job safety, including safety rules and regulations.  Associates are required to notify superiors upon becoming aware of unsafe working conditions.
• All functions, duties or tasks are to be carried out in an honest, ethical and professional manner, and to be performed in conformance with applicable company policies and procedures.  In the event of uncertainty or lack of knowledge of company policies and procedures, associates are required to request clarification or explanations from superiors or authorized company representatives.
• Lead, prepare and execute Request for Proposal processes and large as well as smaller negotiations.
• Responsible for Supplier Governance. Act as the Securitas representative towards suppliers, interfacing both internally and externally.
• Ensure supplier agreement implementation.
• Represent Securitas as an international world leading Company.
• Represent the GIT Sourcing function internally.
• Act as the internal stakeholder and specialist for subsets of suppliers.
• Analyze and identify spend and supplier related opportunities. 
• Report savings and results from sourcing activities.
• Continuously contribute to the development of the sourcing function, processes and ways of working.

Additional qualifications may be specified and receive preference, depending upon the nature of the position.
• The successful candidate will have genuine background within IT sourcing, preferably by working in a strategic role in an international context.
• 10+ years experience of IT related procurement, preferred
• Experience from the IT market by working with large and international software companies, software business models and software contracting.
• Experience running change management projects with multiple stakeholders, preferably cross-border.
• Experience with global matrix organizations.

A Bachelor’s degree in business or technical discipline and 10+ years of successful and progressively responsible IT procurement or an equivalent combination of education and experience sufficient to perform the essential functions of the job, as determined by the Company.

COMPETENCIES: (as demonstrated through experience, training, and/or testing):
• Exceptional interpersonal and communication skills with an ability to build networks.
• Possess analytical skills, a strategic mindset and a willingness to take on considerable responsibility.
• Advanced negotiation skills with a proven track record through experience

Working Conditions and Physical/Mental Demands
With or without reasonable accommodation, requires the physical and mental capacity to perform effectively all essential functions.  In addition to other demands, the demands of the job include:
• Maintaining composure in dealing with executives, clients, prospects, and staff, in group settings and in situations requiring high performance and results.
• Must undergo and meet Company standards for background and reference checks, controlled substance testing, and behavioral selection survey.
• Handling and being exposed to sensitive and confidential information.
• Required ability to handle multiple tasks concurrently.
• Up to 20% national/international travel for presentations, meetings, and visits.

EOE M/F/Vet/Disabilities