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Sourcing Manager

Req id:  29014

Waterloo, ON, CA

 

OPENTEXT - THE INFORMATION COMPANY

As the Information Company, our mission at OpenText is to create software solutions and deliver services that redefine the future of digital. Be part of a winning team that leads the way in Enterprise Information Management. 

 

 

The Global Sourcing and Contract Management team helps maximize value from OpenText’s vendor relationships and ensures our business unit stakeholders have the goods and services they need to succeed. You will act as a Sourcing Lead and deliver projects in all aspects of the sourcing process, from category assessment, cost savings opportunities, vendor due diligence, RFx process to contract negotiations, and vendor management. You will provide expertise to the team as well as influence category strategies to address internal business needs in various technology areas.

Key accountabilities include developing sourcing strategies and programs aligning with strategic objectives; enhancing supplier relationships; ensuring commitments are fulfilled to meet internal client’s needs; presenting recommendations and collaborating with senior management and business unit leads.

 

What you will do:

  • Act as a change agent to our broader Sourcing & Procurement Transformation initiative and collaborate closely with various business partners across the stakeholder groups for their Sourcing needs including Finance and Legal.
  • Develop and implement category management plans to reduce costs and increase supplier performance within the IT & Telecom category.
  • Ensure all category related initiatives include requirements globally to maximize OpenText’s purchasing power and leverage.
  • Lead RFX planning & execution. Lead cross-functional teams through major sourcing initiatives.
  • Lead commercial negotiations and manage the supplier selection process and provide analytics to ensure informed decisions.
  • Participate in financial planning and budgeting development and execution, detailing expected sourcing activity and results for assigned categories.
  • Manage and optimize supplier performance, including contract compliance, continuous improvement, innovations, and reduced total cost of ownership.
  • Support the identification of post-merger and acquisition contract and software synergies.

 

Skills and Knowledge:

  • Minimum of 5-7 years of Strategic Sourcing and Category Management (Post-merger and acquisition integration) experience. Global mindset preferred.
  • Bachelor’s degree in Business/Commerce, MBA, LLB, Engineering or Supply Chain Management (PMAC SCMP/CPP, ISM or equivalent)
  • Ability to maintain perspective and confidence when leading and negotiating major transactions, contract negotiations, tight deadlines, and client expectations
  • In depth experience & knowledge of IT Hardware, Software and Telecom networking & datacenter/co-location
  • Demonstrated commitment to continuous improvement with a high degree of business ethics and accountability

 

 

OpenText's efforts to build an inclusive work environment go beyond simply complying with applicable laws. Our Employment Equity and Diversity Policy provides direction on maintaining a working environment that is inclusive of everyone, regardless of culture, national origin, race, color, gender, gender identification, sexual orientation, family status, age, veteran status, disability, religion, or other basis protected by applicable laws. Should you require accommodations during the selection process, please contact accommodationrequests@opentext.com

 

Subject to applicable laws and regulations, OpenText’s global vaccination policy requires all employees to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 to enter an OpenText office. Accommodations may be available for specific roles.


OPENTEXT - THE INFORMATION COMPANY

Our growing team is mapping the future of Information Management, and we continue to make new discoveries that expand its boundaries. Join us and be part of a winning team, where the opportunities for your career are limitless. 

From its innovative start as a research project by University of Waterloo professors in 1991, OpenText has grown into a global company with offices in more than 35 countries. Our high- performance culture has forged our growth and is an excellent fit for people looking to push themselves to learn and do more.

It’s our time to lead, and as part of our team, it will be your time too. Our continued growth will provide you the opportunity to explore, learn and chart an exciting career path while enjoying a good work-life balance. 

Perks 
If you thrive in a dynamic work environment, there is always a new horizon to explore. We are proud to offer excellent benefits, challenging work and competitive financial rewards. 

Benefits 
Our employee programs prioritize employees’ well-being and that of their families. We offer a comprehensive benefit plan, education assistance, a wellness/fitness reimbursement and time off to volunteer. 

Social events 
With offices around the world and flexible work arrangements, OpenText strives to make sure all our employees feel connected. Teamwork extends to our social lives too from local social events to company-wide activities, we want our employees to take time to relax and have fun.  

Corporate Citizenship  
Corporate Citizenship is more than a program for us, it is engrained in our purpose, impact, and approach to doing business. Through numerous volunteer initiatives, we support education and innovation for global change.

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