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Director IT Contracts Negotiations & Vendor Management

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MAJOR DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Lead vendor negotiation sessions as a contract and vendor management team lead
  • Lead vendor selection process in partnership with holding and operating company stakeholders for software and IT services
  • Conduct contract reviews for holding and operating company IT contracts, including contracts for software, hardware, SaaS, network, data center hosting services, consulting services and outsourcing
  • Invent creative contracting/licensing options that position the enterprise with predictable pricing and affordable scalability
  • Construct, review, and edit contractual terms and conditions
  • Assist with M&A due diligence and integration of transactions
  • Eliminate or mitigate vendor audit claims
  • Negotiate technology contract license disputes
  • Develop vendor risk management profiles
  • Consolidation of contracts across entities while still enabling spin-offs and divestitures of operating companies
  • Minimize the need for external legal counsel
  • Act in a secondary/back-up role on non-IT agreements
  • Quantify impact of gaining or conceding various contract terms/sets of terms
  • Deliver business team requests for vendor contracts and technology purchases in accordance with timeframes mandated by the needs of the business
  • Coordinate negotiation outcomes in line with budgetary forecasts
  • QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Four-year college degree required. Master’s degree preferred.
  • Minimum 10 to 15 years of experience working with IT contracts and other complex legal documents, including at least 10 years’ experience as a Lead IT Contract Negotiator for the enterprise
  • 5+ years for all IT categories including data center, desktop/laptop hardware, servers, software licensing/maintenance, SaaS, and cloud computing
  • 5+ years of experience in procurement of IT professional services, contractors and consulting services is also required
  • Previous experience leading negotiations for Microsoft Enterprise Agreement
  • Experience in leading complex negotiations and vendor relationships with mega vendors (e.g. Microsoft, Oracle, IBM, SAP, etc.)
  • Proven ability to work both independently with little supervision, as well as part of a team
  • Excellent writing and oral presentation skills
  • Comfortable with conflict and adept at problem resolution
  • Proven, successful experience communicating and collaborating effectively across multiple corporate entities, both in the U.S and Internationally in support of overall corporate goals
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    Equal Opportunity Employer/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities

    The contractor will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor’s legal duty to furnish information. 41 CFR 60-1.35(c)

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