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IT Software Category Specialist

Wilsonville, OR

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Mentor Graphics is a global technology leader in electronic design automation software. Our software tools enable companies around the world to develop new and highly innovative electronic products faster and more cost-effectively. Our customers use our tools to push the boundaries of technology and physics in order to deliver better products in the increasingly complex world of chip, board and system design.
Job Duties:
Primary Purpose:
The purpose of this role is to develop sustainable sourcing strategies for IT Software category that include spend analysis, market and geographic considerations, and strategic importance and client requirements.
Major Responsibilities:
Support and implement IT Software commodity strategies within Mentor Graphics on a global scale
Complete contract and price negotiations with IT Software suppliers
Maintain strong working knowledge of key legal clauses to finalize contracts that reduce cost, ensure vendor quality and minimize business and legal risk
Manage the Procure to Pay process ensuring internal client compliance and adherence to policy
Coordinate with current vendors to drive continuous improvement which increases efficiencies and reduces costs
Work diligently with internal clients to ensure all maintenance, support and subscriptions do no lapse
Work directly with IT to proactively drive initiatives within the existing supply base and provide leadership in all vendor and sourcing activities
Interact cross functionally, serving as an expert in global software sourcing including Software as a Service (SaaS)
Provide high quality customer service to internal clients in driving savings and implementing efficient contract negotiations to close out projects
Responsible for drafting of templated documents such as NDA, Term Letters, Amendments and Ad/hoc documents as volume entails
Job Qualifications:
Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:
3+ years of related experience in Procurement, Finance, or IT
Bachelors or equivalent degree preferred
1+ years of experience in sourcing IT Software
MBA or advance degree preferred; CPM or internationally accredited procurement/supply chain qualification preferred.
Mentor Benefits
Mentor Graphics believes in fostering a work environment that promotes a healthy work-life balance. Our world class benefits package includes 401k matching, annual performance reviews/bonuses, education reimbursement, partially paid Medical/Dental/Vision insurance, Life, Short/Long Term Disability, and a generous time off plan. Our Wilsonville site also has the following onsite: 24/7 workout facility, full service cafeteria, child development center, basketball courts, sand volleyball, and daily exercise classes.
All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, sex, sexual orientation, gender expression or identity, color, religion, national origin, disability or protected veteran status.
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