Category Manager, IT Projects

Posted 06 March 2023
Location Tulsa, United States of America
Job type Contract

Job Description

Category Manager, IT Projects

Location: Tulsa, OK Area


  • Draft and negotiate moderate to highly complex contracts, amendments, addenda, statements of work and project statements to accommodate scope changes or changes in organizational requirements.

  • Interpret contracts for the enterprise, review vendor proposals, pricing and terms and conditions.

  • Primary liaison with legal.

  • Use industry level benchmarking, an ethical process and relevant data for negotiations.

  • Advise management of contractual rights obligations and risks.

  • Perform Request for Proposals, competitive bids, market analysis and supplier evaluations.

  • Liaison all bidder communications, negotiations and required meetings

  • Work closely with IT and Business areas, recommending and developing repeatable and consistent processes within the framework of agreements to ensure metrics, processes and procedures are in place and implemented to measure vendor performance and ensure optimum vendor delivery, quality, service, and pricing

  • Work to improve internal processes to increase the overall vendor management capabilities of the organization. Contribute to the overall sourcing strategy and roadmaps

  • Develop collaborative relationships with IT and Business areas

  • Maintain high level understanding of business and project alignments

  • Secure and adapt engagement models, based on business level requirements

  • Maintain and communicate all contract renewal, renegotiations, and term notices

In this role, you will be responsible for negotiating and procuring IT-related technology, including Software, SaaS, hardware, professional services, Statements of Work, telecom, and all related peripherals. You will generate market analysis, requests for proposals, perform competitive bids, lead contract negotiations, and support the business with ongoing supplier management/evaluation program.

  • Bachelor's Degree in Business Administration, other related field, or equivalent work experience

  • 3+ years of contract and vendor management work experience, specifically in the IT area required

  • Strong emphasis on strategic sourcing and project management required

  • Experience working with IT operations sourcing providers required

  • Prior management, supervisory or leadership experience required

  • Certified Purchasing Manager (CPM), Certified Sourcing Professional (CSM), Certified Supplier Management Professional (CSMP), Project Management Professional (PMP) preferred

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills

  • Strong collaboration and negotiation skills

  • Able to influence others in the decision-making process

  • Highly organized and detail oriented

  • Contract development, interpretation, and maintenance skills