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IT Sourcing and Contract Manager

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Farmers Insurance Group.

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Description We are Farmers! Join a team of diverse professionals at Farmers to acquire skills on the job and apply your learned knowledge to future roles at Farmers. Farmers Insurance also offers extensive training opportunities through the award winning University of Farmers named by Training magazine amongst top 10 corporate training units in the world. Start your career at Farmers today! Job Summary Responsible for serving as the primary point of contact for assigned IT sourcing projects,\u00a0with 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. Physical Actions Physical Environment 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. Farmers is an equal opportunity employer, committed to the strength of a diverse workforce.

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In 1928, two men shared a dream of providing a quality insurance product at a reasonable price. In the decades that followed we’ve grown and adapted to meet the changing needs of Americans. But one constant has remained: We have an unwavering commitment to uphold our founding ideals to provide industry-leading products and first-rate services to the customers we’re privileged to serve.Farmers not only prides itself on helping you plan wisely for the unexpected, but also on helping restore order when it occurs, so you can keep moving along the road of your life’s plans. In 1959 a Farmers customer wrote us a letter of surprised gratitude when his car battery was replaced just an hour after it was stolen. A letter from a couple in 2002 wrote that their Farmers agent and Claims Adjuster “were exceptional in their handling of our grief, what we needed to do, and helpful in many other ways.” That same year, when Hurricane Rita struck Beaumont, Texas, Farmers sent 300 agents to assess damages while policy holders were evacuated. Farmers also donated $100,000 for the city’s emergency operations center and two megawatt generators that restored power to Beaumont. Whatever year or decade a disaster occurs, you can count on us to be there for you.

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