Xerox Virtual Procurement Supplier Relationship Manager - IT Applications in San Jose, California

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Procurement Supplier Relationship Manager – IT Applications

Position Summary: Xerox seeks to do business with suppliers who provide the best price, quality and capability to meet our business needs. Global Procurement ensures contracted goods and services can be obtained in an efficient, cost-effective manner globally. Candidates for the role must demonstrate the skills, intellect, and drive to manage and facilitate sourcing projects. We are looking for an analytical individual capable of identifying cost saving and optimization opportunities. The candidate will be responsible for developing negotiation strategies utilizing best in class sourcing methodologies and e-sourcing tools.

Principle Accountabilities:

  • Strategic management of suppliers for IT Applications to drive improvement and developing supplier relationships to deliver results for stakeholders in line with organizational objectives.

  • The delivery of identified improvement projects and activities within the broader context of the Supply Chain & Procurement function.

  • Develop negotiation strategies and drive negotiations to achieve stated goals and objectives.

  • Remain current with market trends through relationships with suppliers and market experts; identify and communicate new technologies and solutions to key problems in the assigned spend areas.

  • Collaborate effectively across different organizational levels, functions, businesses, and geographies to realize procurement goals and objectives.

  • Use tools and techniques to profile, benchmark, research, and assess market, risks, competition, trends and new opportunities to ensure continuity of supply. Make sure best value is achieved to maintain market competitiveness.

  • Provide commercial advice on, and authorization of, contracts, purchase commitments and expenditure on behalf of Value Chain Partners (VCP’s).

  • Establish and lead cross-functional teams to manage the development and implementation of the procurement category strategy.

  • Identification of internal and external cost drivers within the vendor categories.

  • Preparation of pre tender and tender (sourcing vs. tender?) documents in conjunction with key user departments.

  • Use leading practice procurement tools to develop and implement the sourcing strategies including:

    o Supply market positioning

    o Supply base profiles

    o Supplier assessment

    o Supplier financial analysis

    o Request For Information (RFI), Request For Proposal (RFP), Request For Quotation (RFQ)

    o Service level agreements

    o E-Auctions

    o Summary of quotations

    o Cost analysis

    o Objective decision making

  • Negotiate contractual agreements with suppliers to ensure service, quality, added value, total cost, security of supply and the deployment of the suppliers capabilities in innovation are secured.

  • Manage and develop supplier relationships and ongoing negotiations, for the procurement sub categories.

  • Utilize leading practice procurement tools (such as cost trend analysis, price change analysis and supplier performance reviews) to deliver breakthrough performance in cost, service, quality and innovation.

  • Keep internal customers informed and involved in ongoing supplier management.


  • 5 years of IT Application procurement and sourcing experience within a complex global operation. This requirement might be waived for candidates with relevant expertise in other areas of indirect procurement.

  • BA/BS degree required; MS/MA/MBA preferred.

  • Appropriate professional qualification e.g. CPM or CPSM ( Institute of Supply Management ), or similar relevant technical qualification.

  • Recognized as a procurement professional with experience in a multi-national environment including tendering and negotiating vendor contracts.

  • In depth knowledge of procurement within their procurement category.

  • Strong analytical and interpersonal skills.

  • Ability to articulate objectives and influence at all levels of management in the company.

  • Project Management skills.

  • Competency in IT Applications (Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint).

  • Strong business and financial acumen.

  • Able to demonstrate strategic thinking capability, along with the ability to create, cultivate, and implement change.

  • Must be currently eligible to work in the US for any employer without sponsorship.

  • Must consent to and successfully clear all required pre-employment screenings (background and substance abuse).

Note: This position is virtual and can be located anywhere in the US.

If you meet the requirements of this position and want to work for a world-class company with a great marketplace reputation, apply today. After applying, please check your email (including spam) for updates about this position.

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Job: Purchasing

Organization: Conduent Treasury

Title: Virtual Procurement Supplier Relationship Manager - IT Applications

Location: Utah-Sandy

Requisition ID: 16024397

Other Locations: United States-Kansas-Kansas City, United States-California-San Jose

Virtual/work from home? Yes