Procurement Specialist, Senior

Key Role:

Lead category management and strategic sourcing efforts for assigned categories with a focus in enterprise software licensing, including, but not limited to: Microsoft, Cisco, IBM, and other SaaS and Cloud Service licensing. Collaborate with stakeholder teams across Booz Allen and apply functional expertise to coordinate sourcing and contracting activities and develop and execute category and sourcing strategies. Conduct due diligence for complex procurement initiatives, including spend analysis, market research, competitive solicitations, supplier evaluations, cost analysis, and negotiation of terms and conditions, including warranty, indemnification, and liability provisions. Balance business needs and firm risks in decision making and implement mitigation strategies. Provide business counsel, resolve supply chain issues, and develop client relationships to drive client engagement. Apply expertise to identify business process improvement opportunities and help implement new tools and procedures. This position will require local travel to meet with clients, as needed. Due to the nature of work performed within this facility, U.S. citizenship is required.

Basic Qualifications:

-5+ years of experience with supply chain or procurement

-3+ years of experience with strategic sourcing, supplier negotiations, contract formation, and contract administration

-Experience with interpreting software licensing terms and conditions

-Experience with technical applications, including Microsoft Office applications and e-Procurement systems

-Knowledge of IT infrastructure and cloud computing services

-Ability to leverage market research and applicable informational resources

-Ability to apply principles of technical and economic evaluation and use these evaluations as a basis for negotiation strategies and sourcing recommendations

-Ability to draft contractual agreements for proposed procurement opportunity, review all commercial terms and conditions, and evaluate contractual risk

-Ability to travel locally to meet with clients
-BA or BS degree

Additional Qualifications:
-Experience with procurements including technology, consulting, and professional services
-Ability to work in a collaborative, high-demand, client-driven environment
-Ability to exhibit leadership qualities and interface with internal groups and teams at multiple organizational levels
-Possession of excellent negotiation, consultative, and interpersonal skills
-Possession of excellent verbal and written communication skills
-BA or BS degree in Business

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