Senior Buyer – Software & Technology

General Motor
September 24, 2023
Offerd Salary:Negotiation
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Contract Type:Other
Working Time:Full time
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Hybrid: This position does not require an employee to be on-site full-time to perform most effectively. The employee's role enables them to work at a GM facility or off-site as frequently as needed or desired. This position requires an employee to be on-site on average 3 days per week

The Role

You are responsible for sourcing Technology purchases (Software, Software as a Service, Infrastructure) on a regional and global basis. Primary responsibility is to develop, negotiate and implement sourcing strategies by working with key stakeholders on technology requirements, Engineering, IT, security and legal, which then requires preparing and completing sourcing recommendations to various levels of management.

What You'll Do

  • Understand the IT industry and the long-term direction GM/IT is headed.
  • Determine viable suppliers for technology requirements.
  • Develop global commodity strategies
  • Develop and manage suppliers under the guidance of Quality, Service, Technology, and Price strategies. This includes sound understanding of deadlines, required lead times, supplier contracts and application types.
  • Active participation with key stakeholders, including IT, the business stakeholder, Legal, and Security.
  • Manage annual renewal cadence and deadlines.
  • Adheres to Corporate purchasing and accounting policies and procedures.
  • Negotiate price, terms, and other items to complete full contract package.
  • Utilize GPSC Sourcing Process to manage Sourcing packages.
  • Utilize GPSC Sourcing Process (Request for Quotation, Analysis of Quotation, Source Selection) to establish a capable/competitive supply base.
  • Develop benchmarking for each sourcing package.
  • Additional Description

    Your Skills & Abilities (Required Qualifications)

  • Bachelor of Science in Information Technology or Bachelor of Arts/Science in a Business related field required
  • At least 5 years or more of Purchasing Experience, including Software or Cloud Services experience required
  • Project Management Skills required
  • Understand basic and advanced technology (licensing and Legal) concepts required
  • Capability to function independently
  • Proficient communication skills
  • High level knowledge about IT/technology (Software, Saas, Immerging Technologies)
  • Analytical skills, including the ability to do in-depth benchmarking
  • Ability to handle multiple projects and assignments simultaneously, and prioritize requests
  • Appropriate interpersonal styles and communication methods to work effectively with business partners to meet mutual goals
  • Knowledge of computer software (MS Word, Excel, Powerpoint, Internet Research)
  • SAP experience or ability to learn purchasing systems

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    Diversity Information

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    We encourage interested candidates to review the key responsibilities and qualifications and apply for any positions that match your skills and capabilities.

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