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Lead Sourcing Consultant (Data Center Hardware)

Company: Wells Fargo
Location: Summit
Posted on: August 7, 2022

Job Description:

About this role:Wells Fargo is seeking a Lead Sourcing Consultant to support Data Center hardware as part of the Enterprise Sourcing Group.In this role, you will:

  • Lead sourcing initiatives for Data Center Hardware & Software (Servers, Storage, Virtualization), Network Infrastructure and Services, End User Services (Desktops/Laptops/Monitors), Private Cloud (IaaS, PaaS, Virtual Containers), Mainframe Hardware, Data Warehouse, Field Services and IT-specific Professional Services.
  • Manage RFPs/cost modeling and negotiations, benchmarking analysis, deal briefings for executive review and vendor relationship overviews.
  • Lead contract negotiations and manage supplier relationships of high risk or complexity with significant impact to the business strategy
  • Manage suppliers and relationships from a life-cycle perspective with a focus on reducing cost or spend, increasing customer satisfaction, and maximizing business impact
  • Establish e-business, procure-to-pay, diversity, environmental, and Strategic Sourcing cost reduction strategies to continually improve category effectiveness and efficiencies
  • Customize legal contract language to proactively anticipate technology, market and business issues
  • Control all aspects of negotiation and set negotiation strategy
  • Support acquisitions including negotiation reassignment on high risk contracts
  • Participate in the review of closing agreements
  • Lead projects required to ensure legal and regulatory compliance, as well as educate and act as a resource for Contract Analysts with regard to such issues
  • Educate Contract Analysts and business partners on risk issues and handle vendor disputes
  • Provide direction and guidance to less experienced staff
  • Partner with business units to issue and evaluate Request For Proposals and to ensure successful implementation of agreements
  • Partner with business units to ensure standard contracts include corporate requirements
  • Establish and maintain a good rapport with executive management, vendors, and third party lessors or manufacturers to optimize negotiation, savings and service improvements and problem resolution
  • Act as a focal point for coordinating sourcing efforts across business entitiesRequired Qualifications, US:
    • 5+ years of Sourcing, Procurement experience, or equivalent demonstrated through one or a combination of the following: work experience, training, military experience, educationDesired Qualifications:
      • Experience managing IT specific sourcing activity for hardware and software categories.
      • Experience working with industry-leading IT suppliers, including Dell/EMC, VMware, HPE, IBM, HPI and Teradata.
      • Fundamental understanding of analyzing technology proposals for both existing and emerging technology platforms.
      • Knowledge of negotiation process for maintenance renewals, Capex and OPEX purchases and software licensing (perpetual and subscription).
      • Strong collaboration skills with experience working in a fast paced matrix environment.Job Expectations:
        • Position will follow a hybrid location model - working 3 days in office and 2 days remote. We Value Diversity At Wells Fargo, we believe in diversity, equity and inclusion in the workplace; accordingly, we welcome applications for employment from all qualified candidates, regardless of race, color, gender, national origin, religion, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, genetic information, individuals with disabilities, pregnancy, marital status, status as a protected veteran or any other status protected by applicable law. Employees support our focus on building strong customer relationships balanced with a strong risk mitigating and compliance-driven culture which firmly establishes those disciplines as critical to the success of our customers and company. They are accountable for execution of all applicable risk programs (Credit, Market, Financial Crimes, Operational, Regulatory Compliance), which includes effectively following and adhering to applicable Wells Fargo policies and procedures, appropriately fulfilling risk and compliance obligations, timely and effective escalation and remediation of issues, and making sound risk decisions. There is emphasis on proactive monitoring, governance, risk identification and escalation, as well as making sound risk decisions commensurate with the business unit's risk appetite and all risk and compliance program requirements. Candidates applying to job openings posted in US: All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or status as a protected veteran. Candidates applying to job openings posted in Canada: Applications for employment are encouraged from all qualified candidates, including women, persons with disabilities, aboriginal peoples and visible minorities. Accommodation for applicants with disabilities is available upon request in connection with the recruitment process.

Keywords: Wells Fargo, New York , Lead Sourcing Consultant (Data Center Hardware), Professions , Summit, New York

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