Technology Buyer

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Summary:

Support the execution of strategic sourcing & business strategies in a collaborative team-based environment to achieve company goals. Work cross-functionally with key stakeholders to drive sourcing transactions with the goal of achieving significant initial cost reductions while maintaining/improving product quality and enhancing supplier service levels. This includes RFx development, facilitation, scorecard, analysis, vendor selection, negotiations and issue resolution.

Primary Duties and Responsibilities:

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each primary duty satisfactorily.

Identify and evaluate sourcing opportunities in alignment with strategic, operating and financial OCC objectives. Lead the negotiation and purchase of goods and services with a focus on the technology category. Partner with internal business clients to ensure that purchased goods and services meet their needs. Proactively seek ways to drive down total cost of ownership through competition and vendor relationships.

Additional Responsibilities Include:

  • Negotiate agreements that deliver value to our stakeholders ensuring service, quality and added value maximizing the supplier’s capabilities.
  • Drive ideas that will optimize year-over-year total cost of ownership.
  • Lead the development and management of RFx’s.
  • Maintain awareness of best practices in the marketplace and implement appropriate changes.
  • Develop and maintain relationships with key internal and external stakeholders.
  • Collaborate effectively within Strategic Sourcing and across organization levels, functions and lines of business to realize procurement goals and objectives.
  • Negotiate contractual agreements with consistent commercial terms satisfying regulatory requirements per OCC policy.
  • Assist with documentation for transactions to meet OCC policy

Supervisory Responsibilities:

  • No supervisory responsibilities.

Qualifications:

The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the primary functions.

  • Demonstrated experience with evaluating vendor proposals.
  • Strong ability to build relationships at all levels.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Strong problem solving and conceptual thinking abilities.
  • Process driven with strong analytical acumen.
  • Negotiation expertise with an understanding of key contracting concepts and legal terms.
  • Ability to translate business requirements into agreements.
  • Ability to lead cross-functional teams and reach consensus.

Technical Skills:

  • Excel, PowerPoint, and ERP system experience.

Education and/or Experience:

  • Two plus years of progressive experience in procurement, specifically in the technology space including contracting, sourcing and negotiations.
  • Bachelor’s Degree required; Supply Chain Management preferred.
  • Successful track record in a large procurement organization.
  • Technology procurement experience (minimum 2 years).
  • Supplier management and asset management experience a plus.

Certificates or Licenses:

  • CPM or CPSM preferred

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Technology we use

  • Engineering
    • .NETLanguages
    • C#Languages
    • C++Languages
    • JavaLanguages
    • JavascriptLanguages
    • PerlLanguages
    • PythonLanguages
    • RLanguages
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    • SqlLanguages
    • SwiftLanguages

Location

Adjacent to the Willis Tower, close to CTA, Metra and expressways with plenty of food and entertainment options nearby.

An Insider's view of OCC

What are some social events your company does?

Monthly happy hours, summer and winter outings and cultural celebrations to honor our diverse workforce.

Yemi

Principal, Diversity and Inclusion

What are OCC Perks + Benefits

OCC Benefits Overview

Educational Assistance and Student Debt Forgiveness, 12-week paid parental leave, technology stipend up to $2,000, mobile data reimbursement of $35 per month. Open offices, online health coaching.

Culture
Volunteer in local community
Each year, OCC employees select a locally-based charitable organization for each of our three offices (Chicago, Dallas and Washington, D.C.). We offer multiple opportunities to get involved.
Friends outside of work
Daily stand up
Open door policy
Team owned deliverables
Team based strategic planning
Open office floor plan
Diversity
Dedicated Diversity/Inclusion Staff
Someone's primary function is managing the company’s diversity and inclusion initiatives
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Disability Insurance
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Life Insurance
Wellness Programs
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K)
401(K) Matching
OCC provides employees with a 401(k) matching plan managed by Fidelity. We match 50% of contributions up to 6% of an employee's annual gross pay.
Performance Bonus
Match charitable contributions
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Flexible Work Schedule
OCC provides employees with a flexible work schedule that includes Flexible start and end times.
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Generous PTO
OCC employees receive between 22 and 32 days per year of paid time off based on years of service.
Paid Volunteer Time
Our employees receive 8 hours per year of paid volunteer time.
Sabbatical
Eligible employees get 30 days of paid sabbatical after their first 10 years of working at the company.
Paid Holidays
Perks & Discounts
Commuter Benefits
OCC Offers pre-tax commuter benefits for employees in Chicago and Washington, D.C.
Happy Hours
Happy hours are hosted Once per month.
Relocation Assistance
OCC offers relocation assistance which varies based on the position level and location.
Professional Development Benefits
Job Training & Conferences
OCC offers employees professional development opportunities including onsite training courses and the ability to attend job related certification courses, conferences and seminars.
Tuition Reimbursement
Our tuition reimbursement plan offers an annual max of $1000.
Lunch and learns
OCC hosts leadership lunches on a regular basis so you can learn about your colleagues and their unique backgrounds.
Cross functional training encouraged
Promote from within
Online course subscriptions available
Customized development tracks
Paid industry certifications
Employees are strongly encouraged to stay current in relevant technologies and supports certification programs.
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