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    We are a specialty retailer offering the very best of what’s next in fashion for men, women and children since 1901.

    This job contributes to Nordstrom success by effectively developing and leading sourcing strategies, effectively managing suppliers and internal networks to deliver best in class performance for the relevant spend area in IT Indirect Spend categories (Non-Merchandise). Consistently delivers measurable and strategic goals to enable a competitive advantage to bottom-line and top-line company growth, and corporate social responsibility leadership.  Manages a global spend of $100 Million plus depending upon market complexity.  The IT Strategic Sourcing Manager is an individual contributor role responsible for the sourcing of software solutions, hardware, professional services and telecommunications


    A day in the life...

    • Manage the contract life cycle of complex IT software, hardware, professional services, telecom agreements and other spend categories as assigned.
    • Develop effective multi-year negotiation strategies to enable success.
    • Leads highly complex cross functional teams and collaborates effectively internally and with suppliers.
    • Employ strong knowledge of key IT industry players, competitors and market dynamics.
    • Develop new effective business and professional relationships with strategic suppliers and industry players.
    • Professionally manage and measure suppliers for continuous performance and improvement.
    • Employ advanced program and project management tools, solutions and techniques.
    • Draft and redline a wide variety of agreements, such as Software License Agreements, Master Services Agreement, etc. 
    • Effectively manage multiple projects and deadlines.
    • Independently solve problems and make decisions for primary and strategic execution and tactical issues within the relevant portfolio of projects and or processes.
    • Provide day to day oversight and drive for strong business results.
    • Effectively collaborate with strategic sourcing peers and leadership.


    You own this if you have... 

    • 6+ years of experience in category management, strategic sourcing, or procurement with an emphasis on technology.  Experience in one or more IT categories, including hardware, software or telecommunications.  In depth knowledge and experience in managing the procurement of indirect spend categories
    • Strong knowledge of global market analysis, sourcing category strategy, supplier relationship management, ‘should-cost’ models, and multi-year negotiation strategies, supplier continuous improvement programs and Lean Initiatives
    • Knowledge of critical procurement legal requirements and contracting best practices
    • Knowledge of business ethics and Ethical Sourcing Requirements
    • Ability to influence at an Executive Level both internally and externally. Ability to lead and influence peer groups both internally and externally
    • Clear and effective written and verbal communication
    • Strong experience with MS Office Suite, Oracle, BI Apps, charting programs and others
    • Ability to structure bids, evaluate bids against a broad set of evaluation criteria and provide recommendations for vendor selection.  
    • Vendor risk management experience. 
    • Knowledge of contracting trends, licensing models, and traditional and emerging contract and vendor performance models; expert negotiation tactics and strategies; proven track record of negotiations that result in cost savings and risk avoidance.


    We’ve got you covered…


    Our employees are our most important asset and that’s reflected in our benefits. Nordstrom is proud to offer a variety of benefits to support employees and their families, including:

    • Medical/Vision, Dental, Retirement and Paid Time Away
    • Life Insurance and Disability
    • Merchandise Discount and EAP Resources


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