IT Category Specialist - 6849

  • Mentor, a Siemens Business
  • Wilsonville, OR, USA
  • May 08, 2018
Full time Purchasing-Procurement

Job Description

Primary Purpose:

The purpose of this role is to drive a culture of spending discipline for certain sub-categories in IT via the employment of efficient, effective and best in class strategic sourcing, contract management, negotiation and supplier management practices and leveraging identified company implemented technology.

Major Responsibilities:

Develop sustainable sourcing strategies for sub-categories within the IT category that include spend analysis, market and geographic considerations, and strategic importance, etc.

Implement appropriate sourcing strategies to support corporate and divisional objectives, control the company's purchased goods & services costs and to assure an adequate source of supply

Negotiate and manage all contracts and agreements for assigned commodities ensuring the relentless pursuit of cost savings and favorable terms

Manage suppliers, total cost, quality, and delivery performance.

Ensure adherence to the appropriate purchase order process, contract approval workflow, invoice matching and procurement processes / policies within the organization

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:

Bachelors degree in business or technology and 3 years of procurement / supply chain experience.

Positive can-do attitude, enthusiasm, attention to details

Persuasive, encouraging and motivating and also flexible during times of change

Strong written, verbal communications and presentation skills

Experience with SAP, eSourcing and Contract Management software desired. Proficient in the Microsoft Office Suite

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.