Deadline: 30 June 2021
The World Food Programme (WFP) is currently seeking applications from the eligible applicants for the post of Technology Sourcing Manager in Rome, Italy.
World Food Programme is the world’s largest humanitarian agency fighting hunger worldwide.
Key Job Responsibilities
The Technology Sourcing Manager will perform the following functions:
- Lead sourcing projects, including all key steps such as strategy development, supplier negotiation, award recommendations, business case presentations and supplier contract execution, and or support other team members in delivery of procurement projects.
- Analyze cost reduction opportunities, and sources for TEC spend categories
- Act as the lead negotiator for key Client engagements and develop negotiation strategies.
- Lead critical negotiations for headquarters for large and/or complex client contracts.
- Understand market environments and emerging trends relating to collaborative procurement and contract development.
- Use COGS (Cost of goods sold)/TCO (Total Cost of Ownership) analysis to bench IT Services and derive Architectural or Sourcing Decisions.
- Perform continuous benchmarking as part of strategic planning.
- Establish and cultivate key client stakeholder relationships across organizations, building trust and support for each sourcing projects.
- Deliver reports on performance and targets achievements.
Applicant must have:
- Advanced University Degree in Economics, Information Technology, Mathematics, Statistics, Business or another related field or First University degree with additional years of related work experience or trainings/courses.
- Minimum 8 year’s relevant professional contract negotiation and sourcing experience with a strong knowledge of technological products/services.
- Strong business acumen, influencing, interpersonal, negotiation and leadership skills.
- Good strategic thinking, analytical, problem-solving and project management skill.
- Ability to process varied data and work process information and then develop workable strategies to leverage this data into procurement initiatives that benefit affected business units.
- Strong understanding of contracting principles and contract structure.
- Ability to work independently in a fast-paced and rapidly changing environment.
- Ability to manage and engage Stakeholders at any levels.
- Fluency in oral and written English with an intermediate knowledge of another official UN language (Arabic, Chinese, French, Russian and Spanish) or Portuguese (one of WFP’s working languages) is desirable.
How to Apply
Applicants must submit applications through online process.
For more information, visit WFP.