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Software Procurement Manager (Purchase, License, Negotiate) at Yoh

Software Procurement Manager (Purchase, License, Negotiate)

Yoh New York, NY Contractor
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Main requirements:
- Software procurement
- Software purchases
and indicate what software and licensing it is. This department does high volume licensing and complex software purchases
- Software negotiations
- Not just software experience as in working with software
- Not software asset management

Overview of business area or project:
Strategic Software Procurement sources software and SaaS for the Bank by applying best practices while mitigating key commercial, contractual and reputational risks to the Bank.

Key Responsibilities:
• Coordinate execution of successful software vendor contract negotiations
• Gain support and acceptance by demonstrating sourcing value/process to respective initiatives at senior levels within Procurement and the wider Bank's organization (C-level independent interaction required)
• Develop credibility and operate as a subject matter expert and internal consultant for software and become the first point of contact for the business stakeholders with respect to software vendors and related procurement
• Build effective and cooperative alliances externally with key vendors and manage directly those vendor relationships from a commercial perspective

Overview of department/team:
As a valued partner, we strive to work collaboratively with internal business partners and key vendors to deliver increasingly high-quality and efficient sourcing services through: commercial-valued and risk-mitigated sourcing, analytical insights and market expertise, driving vendor innovation, and supporting select third-party agreements during the fulfilment phase

Essential skills and qualifications:
• Significant experience in Software license agreements, business case production and review, included but not limited to scoping, license models pricing models utilized, performance measurements including setting service standards, SLAs and appropriate license entitlements
• Strong negotiation skills
• Ability to analyze markets and gather intelligence on market conditions and supply/demand drivers
• Strong verbal and written communication skills including the ability to articulate complex ideas in concise, easy-to-understand business terms to senior executives
• Strong relationship-management skills including influencing, problem resolution and collaboration skills with key internal stakeholders and external vendors
• Strong analytical skills
• Proficient project management skills
• Proven track record of working in a fast paced, multi-task, international environment with an ability to work effectively cross border
• Advanced MS Excel & PowerPoint skills & ability to easily learn other standard procurement and demand management tools
• Fluency in English required

Desired skills and qualifications:
• Legal or paralegal qualification/experience beneficial, but not required
• Sourcing / procurement certification beneficial, but not required
• Proficiency in German an advantage

Candidate Value Proposition:
The Strategic Software Procurement team engages key stakeholders for transformational technology projects throughout the bank, including the world’s largest software companies as well as emerging Fintech startups.

Years of Experience suggested:
At least 4 years of software procurement experience.


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