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.

Essential Functions:

  • 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.

Other Functions:

  • 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

Minimum Education:

  • 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

Location: Texas-Irving

Requisition ID: 180010ZP

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