Sr. Supplier Operations Specialist at Apex Systems, Inc. in Portland, OR

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Sr. Supplier Operations Specialist needed in Portland, OR ASAP!!

If you are interested in this role, please email your resume directly to Monique LaFond -

Title: Sr. Supplier Operations Specialist

Location: Center Building, OR

Desired start date: ASAP

Reports to: Senior Director – IT Supplier Management

Job Description:

The Sr. Supplier Specialist will have supporting responsibilities for supporting the Supplier Management team in performing activities in the strategic sourcing process which includes collaborating with external/internal clients to execute sourcing strategies, analyzing spend and suppliers as well as facilitating contract execution. This position will work directly with business and technology owners to execute activities managed by the Supplier Management team. Effective communication, reporting and stakeholder coordination are essential delivery elements to ensure client satisfaction, team member satisfaction and financial success. Additionally, the Sr. Supplier Specialist will manage operational procedures associated with the support services provided to IT.

Principal Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Support IT Supplier Managers with at least three of the following: contract routing, asset management, invoice approvals and IT supplier operations.
  • Train entry level resources on contract routing workflow
  • Identify and execute on streamlined solutions for process improvement and cycle time reduction
  • Leverages contract standards and templates for use by IT
  • Coordinates contract reviews
  • Review activity content for accuracy, standards and completion with focus on attention to details
  • Report on cost savings to IT
  • Follows the strategic direction set by management when establishing near term goals.
  • Acts independently to execute according to methods and procedures on new assignments.
  • Facilitates proactive renewal management and negotiations

Job Specifications:

1. Education:

  • Bachelor’s degree preferred.

2. Experience:

  • Knowledge of IT Procurement Strategy, Processes and Tools.
  • 2-3 years IT contract and sourcing.
  • Experience in implementation of sourcing strategy and vision
  • Proficient in the use of MS SharePoint, Excel, Word and PowerPoint.
  • Experience in process improvement
  • Knowledge of legal terminology and language related to supplier agreements.
  • Effective project management skills.
  • Flexibility and adaptability to effectively adapt to new scenarios and changes.
  • Promote corporate objectives and change initiatives, ensuring that the IT team is supporting overall company direction and growth
  • Support IT resources on stakeholder and project management, with a special emphasis on collaboration, customer focus, delivery excellence, continuous improvement, negotiations and contracting
  • Represent the IT Supplier Management team as a category expert
  • Enforce Software and Hardware Asset Management compliance

EEO Employer

Apex Systems is an equal opportunity employer. We do not discriminate or allow discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, creed, sex (including pregnancy, childbirth, breastfeeding, or related medical conditions), age, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, ancestry, citizenship, genetic information, registered domestic partner status, marital status, disability, status as a crime victim, protected veteran status, political affiliation, union membership, or any other characteristic protected by law. Apex will consider qualified applicants with criminal histories in a manner consistent with the requirements of applicable law. If you have visited our website in search of information on employment opportunities or to apply for a position, and you require an accommodation in using our website for a search or application, please contact our Employee Services Department at or 844-463-6178.

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