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Procurement Contract Specialist – Technology

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The Strategic Sourcing and Procurement function, which reports into the Business Technology organization is looking for an experienced strategic sourcing specialist. The role primarily supports purchases within the Technology category team, working across business functions and regions.

Internal Job Title : Strategic Sourcing Specialist – Technology

Location: Bangalore, India (In-Office)

Reports to the Technology Category Manager

What You’ll Do

  • Manage, review, and negotiate a portfolio of assigned contracts with focus on software to deliver savings and mitigate contractual risk.
  • Assist with professional/consulting services and contingent labor contracts as needed
  • Apply strategic sourcing best practices and category insights to negotiating and executing contracts
  • Use standard contracting templates and language to ensure compliance to company standards
  • Build and maintain relationships with a range of business requesters/stakeholders across functions and regions
  • Provide input and execute to the category strategy and plans
  • Identify and implement new opportunities for cost reduction, cost avoidance and supplier-driven value creation
  • Manage assigned supplier relationships and risks
  • Assist in conduct sourcing events (RFXs) to determine optimal suppliers and solutions with business stakeholders
  • Support local and regional procurement requests while working closely with category managers and stakeholders globally
  • Contribute to Procurement team projects and improvement initiatives.

Who You Are

  • Data Driven – Using analytics and metrics to drive reasoned decisions and actions
  • Critical Problem Solver – Constantly seeking opportunities for improvement everywhere
  • Negotiator – Sensitive to the needs of all parties to drive for an optimal win-win solution
  • Initiator and Owner – Unafraid to take on challenges to see them to the end for business results
  • Solution Oriented – Looking beyond challenges and limitations to design a practical, realistic solution
  • Collaborator – Always seeking opportunities to partner for perspectives for the best solution

Your Skills And Experience

  • 5-7 years of global strategic sourcing experience, including contract management, preferably in software and professional/consulting services
  • Contract negotiation and lifecycle management experience
  • Management of key suppliers and their associated risk throughout their lifecycle
  • Business partner management and procurement planning
  • Experience with category management, spend analytics, operational metrics, software asset management tools, and contract playbooks is desirable

About Guidewire

Guidewire is the platform P&C insurers trust to engage, innovate, and grow efficiently. We combine digital, core, analytics, and AI to deliver our platform as a cloud service. More than 540+ insurers in 40 countries, from new ventures to the largest and most complex in the world, run on Guidewire.

As a partner to our customers, we continually evolve to enable their success. We are proud of our unparalleled implementation track record with 1600+ successful projects, supported by the largest R&D team and partner ecosystem in the industry. Our Marketplace provides hundreds of applications that accelerate integration, localization, and innovation.

For more information, please visit www.guidewire.com and follow us on Twitter: @Guidewire_PandC .

Guidewire Software Inc. provides equal employment opportunities to all applicants for employment and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws. All offers are contingent upon passing a criminal history and other background checks where it’s applicable to the position.

We will ensure that individuals with disabilities are provided reasonable accommodation to participate in the job application or interview process, to perform essential job functions, and to receive other benefits and privileges of employment. Please contact us to request accommodation.

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