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Overview

The Manager, Technology Procurement role will focus on the Direct Sourcing categories and will be a member of a team responsible for managing all pre-sale activities associated with product cost and negotiating special pricing with our distributors and OEM partners. 

The Manager, Technology Procurement will aggregate requests from BSD sales to negotiate competitive pricing.  To do that effectively, they will remain current on category market trends, supplier economics, and procurement best practices. Working with BSD Inside/Field Sales and suppliers, they will champion a strategic sourcing process that will substantially reduce total product costs while ensuring quality, supply and cost competitiveness. They will communicate, monitor and aggressively manage the process from concept through to completion. 


Primary Responsibility:


•Upon deal approval received from BSD Sales Teams, work directly with distributors and OEMs to negotiate products costs to ensure maximum profitability for Office Depot. Utilize strategic thinking to aggregate requests to leverage buys to drive a competitive advantage.
•Complete all steps of the deal registration process from developing pricing strategies to final proposal allowing sales managers more time to prospect additional opportunities.
•Work closely with Procurement and Sales leadership to provide real-time dashboard visibility on negotiations. 
•Network across Office Depot and CompuCom Sales Teams. Build strong relationships with stakeholders and develop sourcing strategies to support the business.
•Manage relationships with key suppliers ensuring they meet quality and service requirements while maintaining competitive prices.
•Manage supplier selection processes using market analysis, concise request for proposals (RFPs), eAuctions and a data driven approach.


Education & Experience:


Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent work experience
Minimum 3-5 years
Strategic Sourcing and/or Procurement or Inside Sales
•Ability to work in a fast-paced environment with constant deadlines and deliverables
•Ability to manage multiple projects at one time
•Ability to think strategic – aggregate incoming requests to formulate a strategy for competitive bid
•Capable of working with and managing cross functional teams to ensure all project deliverables and timelines are met
•Ability to work within a matrixed environment
•Track record of prior technology sales experience and/or cost negotiations either at Office Depot or prior organization
•Track record of strong negotiation skills with demonstrable KPIs around win rates or negotiation outcomes   
•Experience validating end user eligibility, entering associated costs and discounts based on the terms and conditions of special OEM pricing programs
•Understanding of vendor special pricing programs, such as Lenovo & HP and all channel incentives 
•Project management skills - highly organized, ability to manage complex projects with close attention to detail for large enterprise customers
•Strong interpersonal communication skills
•Ability to coordinate across a multi-department team
•Excellent written communication skills
•Ability to analyze data and numbers
•Computer literacy and a basic understanding and knowledge of computer based analytical and communication tools (Excel & PowerPoint)
•Spend Analytics
•Quick learner with interest in understanding and applying supplier and procurement best practices
•Strong influencing skills and change management experience with the ability to successfully manage complexity and multiple priorities
•Excellent organization, communication and presentation skills
•Problem-solving and decision-making techniques and a strong understanding of contracting and negotiating
•Innovative, self-¬motivated and ability to work with minimal supervision along with strong leadership, management, and interpersonal skills

Pay, Benefits & Work Schedule
Office Depot and Office Max offers competitive salaries, a benefits package, which includes a 401(k) and more, along with plenty of opportunity to move and grow within our organization! For immediate consideration for this exciting position, please click the Apply Now button.

How To Apply
Click the Apply Now button and follow the instructions on each page. When you have completed the application, click the submit button.


Equal Employment Opportunity
Office Depot and Office Max is committed to providing equal employment opportunities in all employment practices. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, citizenship status, marital status, age, disability, protected veteran status, sexual orientation or any other characteristic protected by law.
We will consider for employment qualified applicants with arrest and conviction records.

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At Office Depot, we offer our benefits around the 5 facets of Total Well-Being: Physical, Emotional, Work-Life, Financial, and Community. Here’s a look into what we offer:

Physical:

  • Health Insurance
  • Wellness Fairs
  • Flu shots
  • Fitness & Nutrition Programs
  • Ergonomic Support
  • Return-to-Work Programs

Emotional:

  • Mental Health Benefits
  • Support Programs

Work-Life:

  • Location Events & Activities
  • Onboarding Plan & 'Buddy'
  • Recognition & Rewards Programs
  • Flexible Work Schedules
  • Paid Holidays
  • Paid Time Off

Financial:

  • Retirement Programs
  • 401(k) Match
  • FSA/HSA Pre-Tax Benefits
  • HSA Match
  • HRA Funding
  • Discounts/Perks
  • Life/Disability Plans

Community:

  • Charitable Giving
  • Volunteering & Mentorship

At Office Depot, we offer our benefits around the 5 facets of Total Well-Being: Physical, Emotional, Work-Life, Financial, and Community. Here’s a look into what we offer:

Emotional:

  • Employee Assistance Programs

Community:

  • Associate Resource Groups focused on Diversity and Inclusion

As the working world continues to evolve, so are we. Shifting from an office supplies retailer to a business services platform is not a simple task, nor is it one we take lightly. It requires the diverse talents and contributions from each and every associate – all driven by our 5C culture of Customer, Commitment, Change, Caring and Creativity. We’re working together to make a difference, challenge the status quo, and be the trusted experts that help our customers manage their businesses. We’ve got 40,000+ associates to date – and we’re always looking to add great talent to our team. The once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to help transform our company to fuel the businesses and communities around us is knocking. Start your #LifeAtDepot and discover how you can be a part of the transformation.

  • Description

    Overview

    The Manager, Technology Procurement role will focus on the Direct Sourcing categories and will be a member of a team responsible for managing all pre-sale activities associated with product cost and negotiating special pricing with our distributors and OEM partners. 

    The Manager, Technology Procurement will aggregate requests from BSD sales to negotiate competitive pricing.  To do that effectively, they will remain current on category market trends, supplier economics, and procurement best practices. Working with BSD Inside/Field Sales and suppliers, they will champion a strategic sourcing process that will substantially reduce total product costs while ensuring quality, supply and cost competitiveness. They will communicate, monitor and aggressively manage the process from concept through to completion. 


    Primary Responsibility:


    •Upon deal approval received from BSD Sales Teams, work directly with distributors and OEMs to negotiate products costs to ensure maximum profitability for Office Depot. Utilize strategic thinking to aggregate requests to leverage buys to drive a competitive advantage.
    •Complete all steps of the deal registration process from developing pricing strategies to final proposal allowing sales managers more time to prospect additional opportunities.
    •Work closely with Procurement and Sales leadership to provide real-time dashboard visibility on negotiations. 
    •Network across Office Depot and CompuCom Sales Teams. Build strong relationships with stakeholders and develop sourcing strategies to support the business.
    •Manage relationships with key suppliers ensuring they meet quality and service requirements while maintaining competitive prices.
    •Manage supplier selection processes using market analysis, concise request for proposals (RFPs), eAuctions and a data driven approach.


    Education & Experience:


    Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent work experience
    Minimum 3-5 years
    Strategic Sourcing and/or Procurement or Inside Sales
    •Ability to work in a fast-paced environment with constant deadlines and deliverables
    •Ability to manage multiple projects at one time
    •Ability to think strategic – aggregate incoming requests to formulate a strategy for competitive bid
    •Capable of working with and managing cross functional teams to ensure all project deliverables and timelines are met
    •Ability to work within a matrixed environment
    •Track record of prior technology sales experience and/or cost negotiations either at Office Depot or prior organization
    •Track record of strong negotiation skills with demonstrable KPIs around win rates or negotiation outcomes   
    •Experience validating end user eligibility, entering associated costs and discounts based on the terms and conditions of special OEM pricing programs
    •Understanding of vendor special pricing programs, such as Lenovo & HP and all channel incentives 
    •Project management skills - highly organized, ability to manage complex projects with close attention to detail for large enterprise customers
    •Strong interpersonal communication skills
    •Ability to coordinate across a multi-department team
    •Excellent written communication skills
    •Ability to analyze data and numbers
    •Computer literacy and a basic understanding and knowledge of computer based analytical and communication tools (Excel & PowerPoint)
    •Spend Analytics
    •Quick learner with interest in understanding and applying supplier and procurement best practices
    •Strong influencing skills and change management experience with the ability to successfully manage complexity and multiple priorities
    •Excellent organization, communication and presentation skills
    •Problem-solving and decision-making techniques and a strong understanding of contracting and negotiating
    •Innovative, self-¬motivated and ability to work with minimal supervision along with strong leadership, management, and interpersonal skills

    Pay, Benefits & Work Schedule
    Office Depot and Office Max offers competitive salaries, a benefits package, which includes a 401(k) and more, along with plenty of opportunity to move and grow within our organization! For immediate consideration for this exciting position, please click the Apply Now button.

    How To Apply
    Click the Apply Now button and follow the instructions on each page. When you have completed the application, click the submit button.


    Equal Employment Opportunity
    Office Depot and Office Max is committed to providing equal employment opportunities in all employment practices. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, citizenship status, marital status, age, disability, protected veteran status, sexual orientation or any other characteristic protected by law.
    We will consider for employment qualified applicants with arrest and conviction records.

    Read More Read Less

  • Benefits

    At Office Depot, we offer our benefits around the 5 facets of Total Well-Being: Physical, Emotional, Work-Life, Financial, and Community. Here’s a look into what we offer:

    Physical:

    • Health Insurance
    • Wellness Fairs
    • Flu shots
    • Fitness & Nutrition Programs
    • Ergonomic Support
    • Return-to-Work Programs

    Emotional:

    • Mental Health Benefits
    • Support Programs

    Work-Life:

    • Location Events & Activities
    • Onboarding Plan & 'Buddy'
    • Recognition & Rewards Programs
    • Flexible Work Schedules
    • Paid Holidays
    • Paid Time Off

    Financial:

    • Retirement Programs
    • 401(k) Match
    • FSA/HSA Pre-Tax Benefits
    • HSA Match
    • HRA Funding
    • Discounts/Perks
    • Life/Disability Plans

    Community:

    • Charitable Giving
    • Volunteering & Mentorship
  • Benefits Part-Time

    At Office Depot, we offer our benefits around the 5 facets of Total Well-Being: Physical, Emotional, Work-Life, Financial, and Community. Here’s a look into what we offer:

    Emotional:

    • Employee Assistance Programs

    Community:

    • Associate Resource Groups focused on Diversity and Inclusion
  • About Us

    As the working world continues to evolve, so are we. Shifting from an office supplies retailer to a business services platform is not a simple task, nor is it one we take lightly. It requires the diverse talents and contributions from each and every associate – all driven by our 5C culture of Customer, Commitment, Change, Caring and Creativity. We’re working together to make a difference, challenge the status quo, and be the trusted experts that help our customers manage their businesses. We’ve got 40,000+ associates to date – and we’re always looking to add great talent to our team. The once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to help transform our company to fuel the businesses and communities around us is knocking. Start your #LifeAtDepot and discover how you can be a part of the transformation.

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