equipmentsharecom Remote Full-time 2024-07-08

EquipmentShare is Hiring an IT Procurement Lead.

EquipmentShare is searching for an IT Procurement Lead to join our IT Logistics & Procurement team. This is an exciting opportunity for an organized and detail-oriented individual passionate about streamlining expense processes and ensuring compliance. This position will serve as a financial systems bridge for our growing business analytics team. You will be crucial in managing our expense reporting system and ensuring the smooth flow of expense-related activities. You will collaborate with cross-functional teams, support employees, and help implement best practices to optimize our expense management process.

Primary Responsibilities

  • The IT Procurement Lead’s responsibilities will include supporting vendor relationships, negotiations, and performance management for defined suppliers, assisting with implementing sourcing strategies, contract management, and negotiations, and reporting, facilitating the RFP process, assisting with coordination and preparation of vendor QBRs, and develop data analytics to drive cost savings and improved vendor performance.
  • Manage the companywide SaaS catalog. 
  • Ensure optimal pricing and value arrangement follow through negotiations.
  • Partner with internal, client, and vendor stakeholders operating in the areas of Information Technology, Finance & Accounting, HR (People), Data Operations, and Legal.
  • Utilize IT and contract knowledge to assist in negotiating contract terms, conditions, and modifications while working with key stakeholders to ensure their requirements are met.
  • Manage vendor contract lifecycle, including key vendors’ overall cost and performance, budget management, Service Level Agreement (SLA) adherence, and overall contract compliance.
  • Create and track vendor performance metrics to ensure vendors’ adherence to commitments/SLAs and mitigate issues proactively.
  • Track cost savings: partner with finance to understand budgeted spend for each category and influence and build sustainable relationships with internal decision makers.
  • Support the IT Logistics & Procurement Manager in collecting, synthesizing, communicating, and feedback on performance metrics against pre-determined performance standards within each spend category.
  • Perform market research to identify alternate vendors.
  • Facilitate RFP process; normalize vendor RFP responses; lead stakeholder scoring and ranking processes; organize vendor presentations & reference checks.
  • Help to develop and manage the IT procurement budget, ensuring cost-effective purchasing and financial accountability.
  • Identify cost-saving opportunities and implement strategies to reduce procurement expenses.
  • Monitor and report on IT procurement expenditures and financial performance.
  • Streamline and standardize IT procurement processes to enhance efficiency and effectiveness.
  • Implement best practices and continuous improvement initiatives to optimize procurement operations.
  • Leverage technology solutions, such as procurement software and e-sourcing tools, to automate and enhance procurement activities.

Why We’re a Better Place to Work

  • Competitive salary.

  • Medical, Dental and Vision coverage for full-time employees.

  • 401(k) and company match.

  • Generous paid time off (PTO) plus company paid holidays.

  • Stocked breakroom and full kitchen, chef prepared meals daily (breakfast and lunch).

  • State of the art onsite gym (Corporate HQ) with instructor led-courses/Gym stipend for remote employees.

  • Seasonal and year round wellness challenges.

  • Company sponsored events (annual family gatherings, happy hours and more).

  • Volunteering and local charity initiatives that help you nurture and grow the communities you call home. Employees receive 16 hours of paid volunteer time per year. 

  • Opportunities for career and professional development with conferences, events, seminars and continued education. 

About You 

Our mission to change an entire industry is not easily achieved, so we only hire people who are inspired by the goal and up for the challenge. In turn, our employees have every opportunity to grow with us, achieve personal and professional success and enjoy making a tangible difference in an industry that’s long been resistant to change. 

Skills & Qualifications 

  • Must be qualified to work in the United States – we are not sponsoring any candidates at this time
  • At least 5 years  years of experience in procurement, purchasing, or supply chain management. With 2-3 years of experience, specifically in IT procurement.
  • Strong understanding of procurement policies and regulations. 
  • Exceptional attention to detail.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team.
  • Experience providing value based on strong negotiations.
  • Hardware/Software Purchasing experience.
  • SaaS experience is a plus.
  • Experience in IT Services, Consulting, etc.
  • Past IT experience is required.
  • Experience developing Cost Savings Techniques.
  • Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent work experience preferred. 
  • Strong communication skills.
  • Proven ability to approach complex problems with curiosity and an analytical mindset.
  • Adapt quickly, manage competing projects, and challenge the status quo.

EquipmentShare is committed to a diverse and inclusive workplace. EquipmentShare is an equal opportunity
employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, national origin, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation,
protected veteran status, disability, age, or other legally protected status.