Health Management Systems, Inc. Procurement IT Buyer in Irving, Texas
The Senior Buyer actively participates in the company-wide procurement process, which includes strategic sourcing, supplier and contract negotiation, project management, cost management, program compliance and supplier relationship management. Responsible for the procurement of goods and services that may include IT hardware and software, telecom carriers, staffing, office supply products, travel services, etc. This role involves significant supplier interaction and collaboration with internal stakeholders.
Collaborates with and supports internal stakeholders for all procurement needs and ensure the demand from internal customers is satisfied.
Identifies and executes company-wide cost savings opportunities which involves managing competitive bids and negotiating with suppliers. Efforts include but are not limited to:
Researching internal stakeholders and supplier operations
Engaging stakeholders to support the opportunity
Developing project management action plans
Creating and distributing a Request for Proposal, Request for Information, Request for Quote
Analyzing suppliers' value propositions and presents results
Negotiating terms and drafting contracts
Planning and assisting with implementation
Delivering progress and financial reports
Overseeing all data and intelligence derived from projects
Acts as point of contact for suppliers within assigned scope of responsibility
and manages day-to-day supplier relationships, including service, delivery, quality, and billing issues.
Monitors contract compliance with all agreements in assigned categories.
Maintains item information and pricing within e-procurement platform.
Identifies and supports projects to streamline the Procurement process.
Collects and analyzes relevant market information to maintain understanding of operations, cost drivers and market dynamics of services.
- Performs other functions as assigned
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
Familiar with procurement systems and systems management.
Ability to plan strategically while supporting daily tactical activities.
Intermediate to advanced proficiency in Microsoft Office software products (Word, PowerPoint, Excel).
Strong Project Management, Business analysis and reporting expertise.
Customer and supplier relationship building and management skills.
Leadership, interpersonal skills, and influencing skills.
Advanced organizational ability, planning and prioritization skills
Ability to multitask and adapt to change.
PeopleSoft experience preferred.
Strong communication and presentation skills.
Results oriented with creative problem solving capabilities.
Work Conditions and Physical Demands:
Primarily sedentary work in a general office environment
Ability to communicate and exchange information
Ability to comprehend and interpret documents and data
Requires occasional standing, walking, lifting, and moving objects (up to 10 lbs.)
Requires manual dexterity to use computer, telephone and peripherals
May be required to work extended hours for special business needs
May be required to travel at least 10% of time based on business needs
- Bachelor’s degree in Supply Chain Management, Business Administration, Finance, or Accounting required
Minimum Related Work Experience:
7-10 years’ experience in a Procurement, Strategic Sourcing or Buying role related to indirect goods and services.
Experience with IT Hardware and Software procurement required.
Nothing in this job description restricts management’s right to assign or reassign duties and responsibilities to this job at any time.
Title: Procurement IT Buyer
Requisition ID: 180010ZP