Kelly Services IT Sourcing & Contract Manager in Woodland Hills, California

IT Sourcing and Contract Manager

Location: Woodland Hills CA

Full time perm position

Job Summary

  • Responsible for serving as the primary point of contact for assigned IT sourcing projects, with accountability for hands-on delivery of full lifecycle strategic sourcing services.

  • Help drive the transformation to a more strategic, category-focused sourcing organization.

  • Partner with Director and Senior Managers to maintain high service levels across diverse stakeholder community.

  • Work in a challenging work environment with the opportunity for creativity and personal growth.

Essential Job Functions

  • Category Management: Support the definition, planning, strategy, execution, development and ongoing management and review of formal sourcing categories and sub-categories, including supporting Supplier Development and sourcing-related Supplier Relationship Management efforts with high-spend/strategic suppliers, in line with broader category strategies.

  • Sourcing Process Execution: Lead and mentor others in the execution of formal RFX (i.e., RFP, RFQ, RFI), including planning, analysis, publication, evaluation, and selection, for large, complex and/or business critical projects for senior stakeholders.

  • Negotiation & Contracting: Lead and mentor others in the commercial negotiations and review of legal terms with prospective suppliers of large spend, complex, and/or business critical projects; lead and mentor others with the review, analysis, and drafting of formal contractual agreements, identifying and resolving risks with agreements to ensure they meet or exceed company standards.

  • Analysis & Reporting: Create thoughtful, accurate qualitative and quantitative analyses of projects, spend, suppliers, and/or business situations, including creation of spreadsheets, charts, and graphs, and corresponding presentations to convey findings to business and Sourcing leaders. Use available systems to query, extract, consolidate, and analyze data to enable creation of compelling management reports to enable leadership to make informed business decisions.

Education Requirements

  • Bachelor's Degree required.

  • Certifications - ISM, CSCMP, other industry certifications preferred.

Experience Requirements

  • 5 years relevant experience in IT strategic sourcing/ supply chain/ purchasing/ contract negotiation.

  • Experience in IT environment required.

  • Proficiency with IT systems (including, but not limited to: Ariba, contract management systems, e-signature tool, email client, Office suite).

  • Experience with managing and delivering across business unit and geographical boundaries.

Special Skill Requirement

  • Strong written, oral, and interpersonal communication skills.

  • Demonstrated contract negotiation skills.

  • Compelling influencing and persuasion skills.

  • Robust project management and change management skills.

  • Demonstrated consulting and problem solving skills.

  • Self-starter, able to multi-task and work in a fast paced environment.

  • Results orientated.

Why Kelly ® ?

With Kelly, you’ll have direct connections to leading IT organizations in the best companies around the globe—offering you the chance to work on some of today’s most intriguing, innovative and high-visibility projects. In a field where change is the only constant, our connections and opportunities will help you take your career exactly where you want to go. We work with 95 of the Fortune 100™ companies, and more than 9,000 IT hiring managers turn to us each year to access the best talent: people like you.

Last year we found 10,000 opportunities for IT professionals. Let us help advance your career today.

AboutKelly Services ®

As a workforce advocate for over 70 years, we are proud to have a role in managing employment opportunities for more than one million workers around the globe. We employ 550,000 of these individuals directly with the remaining workers engaged through our talent supply chain network of supplier partners. Revenue in 2015 was $5.5 billion. Visit and connect with us on Facebook , LinkedIn and Twitter .

Kelly Services is an equal opportunity employer including, but not limited to, Minorities, Females, Individuals with Disabilities, Protected Veterans, Sexual Orientation, Gender Identity and is committed to employing a diverse workforce. Equal Employment Opportunity is The Law. at