Atrion Networking Corporation
Exeter, RI, United States
Operations, Procurement, Executive, Manager
Carousel Industries is one of the fastest growing IT companies in the US, poised for explosive growth. As a premier IT services firm, we offer an extensive portfolio of services and technologies that span the following areas: unified communications and collaboration, networking, data center, security, and cloud-based solutions. Through our partnerships with leading technology vendors\u2014like Cisco, Avaya, Microsoft, HPE, and Fortinet, for example\u2014Carousel offers innovative IT leadership, consultative, professional, and managed services to help our clients drive transformation within their organization. Founded in 1992, Carousel serves more than 6,000 customers, including 35 of the Fortune 100. Carousel has been recognized by multiple publications and industry consortiums as a top technology integrator and managed services and cloud solution provider\u2013including the Inc. 500/5000, Healthcare Informatics 100, and CRN MSP Elite 150. Headquartered in Exeter, RI, Carousel has more than 1,300 employees based in 27 offices\u2013with three Network Operating Centers nationwide.We are searching for those who are fueled by an inner drive to make a difference and to push their professional and technical capabilities to the next level. If you are someone who wants to become the \u201cgo to person\u201d or the \u201csubject matter expert\u201d in your field, then Carousel is the place for you. Ask Carousel employees what makes them stick around for five, 10, or 20 years, and they\u2019ll tell you it\u2019s the brilliant people with whom they collaborate and the opportunities for personal and professional growth. In addition to gaining a quantum leap in your technical IQ, Carousel is a fun place with a work hard / play hard mentality and an inspiring culture. Whether it\u2019s assembling a team to compete in the next Tough Mudder or enjoying a summertime BBQ, Carousel employees consider their peers as family. To learn about our team and how you can be part of the Carousel family, find us at www.carouselindustries.com, Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn.
The Senior Director of Strategic Procurement will oversee sourcing and negotiation of hardware, software, and services supporting the Enterprise business. Key responsibilities include development of sourcing & procurement strategies, vendor management, and analysis & negotiation of client service level agreements and contracts.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
Duties may include the following:
The Senior Director of Strategic Procurement will lead the creation and implementation of company-wide Sourcing & Procurement strategies and measure & track spend analytics to meet sourcing requirements.
Acting as a business partner, the Sr. Director will be responsible for analysis and overall spend of major contracts of key clients.
Work as a liaison in support of Carousel\u2019s Sales and Engineering Teams.
Work closely with Carousel\u2019s Top 700 clients on Enterprise licensing agreements and develop financial models to support the process of moving from on-premise calling solutions to hybrid & Cloud.
Lead cross-functional vendor management initiatives to drive improvement in overall performance and pricing by negotiating contracts and agreements with existing and potential vendors.
Formally monitor vendor performance.
Review major contracts for key areas of spend, and act as an expert resource for planning, procurement and complex negotiations.
Partner with other senior leadership to ensure organizational goals are met.
Develop and effectively present status updates and vendor account performance to the Senior Leadership Team.
7 years experience managing strategic IT relationships, projects and negotiations required
Experience working directly for technology software and services providers in a consulting, project management, contract management and relationship management capacity a plus.
Experience working closely with Enterprise & complex Commercial accounts and segments.
4 year degree from an accredited College or University with a focus on Business.
Certified Purchasing Manager (CPM) or Certified Public Purchasing Officer (CPPO) preferred.
Deep understanding of the technology market landscape, vendor business practices, sales and marketing strategies
Ability to independently conduct business negotiations with senior leadership teams within Technology vendor environments.
Ability to assess and mitigate risk from a company, project, business, financial and contractual perspective.
Must be a self-starter and detail oriented.
Must possess good reasoning, analytical, and mathematical skills.
Excellent oral and written communication skills with significant experience being in front of clients and presenting information.
Must possess business acumen, strategic thinking and planning abilities
Atrion Networking Corporation
Website : http://www.atrion.net
In today's rapidly changing business world, organizations are faced with tougher economic pressures, increased competition, and evolving business models. Traditional areas of concern such as productivity, efficiency, and customer satisfaction are more important than ever. And newer challenges such as the expansion of the virtual workforce, growth of communications needs, and the need for business agility must be factored into the solution as well. To meet these challenges, organizations are looking at Atrion for technology solutions that can help give them an edge over the competition.