IT Supplier Manager in Portland, OR at Volt

Date Posted: 3/19/2018

Job Snapshot

  • Employee Type:
  • Location:
    Portland, OR
  • Job Type:
    Computer Industry
  • Duration:
    24 weeks
  • Date Posted:
  • Job ID:
  • Contact Name
    Volt Branch
  • Phone

Job Description

Position: IT Supply Manager
Type: Contingent
Duration: 6 Months (Probable Ext.) 
Location: Portland OR

IMPORTANT: *Contract Management Experience*

  • Need this person to manage negotiations on Standard’s behalf and reach out to suppliers.
  • Audit findings, contract addendums in place because of NY new cyber security laws
  • IT Supplier Manager will work with InfoSec team to provide red lines for them to review.
  • This position could potentially be hired on full time as they are looking to backfill

The IT Supplier Manager will have primary responsibility for supporting the IT organizations in performing the end to end strategic sourcing process which includes collaborating with external/internal clients to develop sourcing strategies, analyzing spend and suppliers as well as leading client selection criteria process, supplier selection process, contract negotiation and formal bidding process through contract execution. This position will work directly with business and technology owners to understand detailed requirements, specifications and supplier selection criteria in order to determine and execute an appropriate procurement strategy. Effective communication, reporting and stakeholder coordination are essential delivery elements to ensure client satisfaction, team member satisfaction and financial success. Additionally, the IT Supplier Manager provides industry and supplier research, market intelligence and financial analyses to client. Leads the development of market insights from cross-client sourcing activity and collaborate with the Procurement Category function.

Education: Bachelor’s degree requested. Masters preferred.

  • Knowledge of IT Procurement Processes and Tools.
  • 3 -5 years IT contract and sourcing management.
  • Proficient in the use of MS SharePoint, Excel, Word and PowerPoint.
  • Experience in process improvement, as well as agile and/or lean methodologies
  • Knowledge of legal terminology and language related to supplier agreements.
  • Proven negotiation, contracting and project management skills.
  • Demonstrated success in designing presentations for senior management.
  • Flexibility and adaptability to effectively adapt to new scenarios and changes.
  • Demonstrated ability to inspire others and build effective teams, as well as being a strategic thinker and an excellent communicator.

Principal Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Builds and manages relationships with external resources that supply products and services to the IT organization.  
  • Provides guidance in supplier selection as well as oversees the negotiation of contracts and service level agreements for the IT organization.  
  • Works to ensure that suppliers meet or exceed their contractual obligations by delivering quality products and services on time.
  • Identifies, assesses and solves complex business
  • Follows the strategic direction set by senior management when establishing near term goals.
  • Interacts with senior management at a client and/or within The Standard on matters where they may need to gain acceptance on an alternate approach.
  • Acts independently to determine methods and procedures on new assignments.
  • Facilitates proactive renewal management and negotiations

Volt has over 60 years of staffing experience. We work with many of the Fortune 500 and 1000 companies to provide workforce solutions. We offer many direct hire full-time positions as well as many contingent/temporary positions. We offer our workers competitive pay and benefits, as well as educational programs and redeployment assistance.

Volt is publicly traded on the NYSE MKT under the symbol "VISI". To learn more about Volt, please visit: and to see more of our job postings, please visit:

Volt is an Equal Opportunity Employer.