SoftwareONE is offering a comprehensive service portfolio to its customers which includes providing software procurement outsourcing services. As a consultant for the assessment, design and delivery of Software Procurement Services, the Software Procurement Services Consultant supports the customer in contract pricing and rightsizing, provides knowledge around software procurement process, and delivers services around Digital Supply chain management.
Role & Responsibilities:
Gather and analyze relevant data to assess customer situation in regards to software procurement and planning for outsourcing.
Support of Software Procurement Services sales in the tendering process by providing expertise, design of services and price calculations.
Act as Project manager and primary contact for the project team at the customer.
Design and implementation of the to-be software processes, SLA’s and reports, tool installation and integration, training and onboarding and transition.
Drives cost savings from top suppliers through negotiation, process automation, KPI utilization, communication, and effective benchmarking
Ability to solicit and evaluate high value and complex quotes, negotiate, and administer agreements
Develops strong knowledge of software publisher pricing and programs through on-going training with software publishers
Develops cross-departmental relationships for a full understanding of the entire supply chain, supports requests from internal sales, purchasing and other operation team members
Ability to work with purchasing professionals from across the globe and from different cultures to maintain high level of customer service
Partner and collaborate with other departments and functions including but not limited to CBDM’s, Inside Sales, shared services center, SAM and TS to ensure they understand Software Procurement Services and are able to present the services to customers.
Performs other duties as assigned by SoftwareONE management
What we need to see from you
Bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience 3 – 7 years of experience in IT consulting, software sales and license sourcingExtensive knowledge of software licensing processes, partner programs and supplier landscapeAdvanced Project Management experienceAdvanced Consulting skillsCustomer business process analysis and understandingAdvanced business writing skills for customer deliverablesCustomer solution presentation for complex solution designs (Ability to articulate the business value on complex solutions) Excellent communication, organization, multitasking, and time management skillsAdvanced knowledge of software and licensing contract terminologySolid problem solving, consultative and research skills
Strip away everything. Strip away our brand, strip away our buildings, strip away our offices. What are we left with? Our people. This is what makes SoftwareONE successful. Passionate people who live and breathe our values every day, who delight our customers, every day, and who go above and beyond, every day. Our culture is unique, and I believe that having the right people, and empowering them to succeed, is the absolute key to our success. Patrick Winter, Founder. Success at SoftwareONE is not defined by what you do for yourself, but by what you deliver for our customers, the business and for the employees around you. SoftwareONE employees are energized, agile and are laser focused on delivering world class Customer Satisfaction and results. Our leaders motivate and inspire their teams and provide a working environment that delivers incredible levels of Employee Satisfaction. We are Humble, have a very high degree of Integrity and are simply not interested in politics. Our leaders operate with a high levels of Discipline but are able to work at Speed manage change in a global