IT Purchasing Agent

  • Location: Rosemead, California
  • Type: Contract
  • Job #76802

An electric utility client is looking for an IT Purchasing Agent to lead contracting, category management, and procurement functions of the Indirect Procurement organization and special projects.

Location: Rosemead, CA 91770 (Hybrid)
Position: IT Purchasing Agent
Pay Rate: $40/hr. on W2
Duration: 12 months or longer
Schedule: M-F, 8-5
***Hybrid, 1 day a week – Rosemead & Pomona locations. Could increase to multiple days a week depending on the workload***

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Lead contracting, category management and procurement functions of the Indirect Procurement organization and special projects.
  • Own business unit relationships up to senior and executive levels within assigned business unit(s) and leads portfolio reviews with business unit leadership to collaboratively plan and execute effective strategic sourcing strategies.
  • Act as Lead Contract Manager for a team of 1-2 other team members.
  • Negotiate contractual terms and other related commercial items to ensure Edison receives the best value possible while mitigating potential risk factors.
  • Maintain consistent interaction with suppliers and ensures adherence to established contracts.
  • Integrate work across relevant areas, developing strategies to enhance productivity, manage information and provide exceptional service to internal and external stakeholders.
  • Assess work activities for consolidation opportunities.
  • Develop metrics to monitor area of responsibility, gaps and implementing action plans to remediate.
  • Execute Purchase Orders, Change Orders, and Request for Proposals across various categories.
  • Lead contract management and supplier dispute resolution.
  • Train and consult peers and other stakeholders on the Procurement process

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS:

  • 5-7 years of experience in purchasing, contract management and negotiating contracts.
  • Procurement IT background is required. 
  • Someone with Procuring software, hardware, or professional services.
  • Ariba, SAP, PowerPoint, Excel, SAS, ON PREM, and Cloud experience
  • This role is more transactional.
  • RFI, RFP, RFx, contracts exp
  • IT Project Implementation background is required; will be managing a portfolio of projects. Implementing NEXT GEN – moving to the cloud
  • Negotiating with service providers. Securing the contracts
  • Knows how to analyze data, vlookups , pivot tables
  • Knows how to put together presentations via PowerPoint and deliver presentations.

SOFT SKILLS:

  • This is a learn-as-you-go, sink-or-swim environment
  • Someone who is a self-starter, go-getter, and self-driven will be the most successful.
  • Knows how to keep composure
  • Professionally knows how to push back and stand ground
  • Asks questions, knows how to peel the onion back
  • Feels comfortable having a voice and knowing when to speak up
    go-getter, can-do attitude!

DESIRED SKILLS:

  • Bachelor’s Degree or higher in Supply Chain Management, Engineering, Business Administration, Finance, or related field.
  • Five (5) or more years of experience negotiating contracts for IT software, hardware, professional services, and end-user licensing agreements.
  • Certified Purchasing Manager (CPM), Certified Professional in Supply Management (CPSM), Professional Contracts Manager (CPCM), Project Management Professional (PMP) Certification.
  • Experience with sourcing Technology related categories, managing cybersecurity in the supply chain, and with Agile Procurement and Project Management.
  • Ability to present recommendations and other communications regularly to all levels of the organization.
  • Experience with Ariba and SAP.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills, including oral presentations, formal correspondence and contractual documentation, group facilitation, and negotiations.

About our client:

Our client is one of the largest electric utilities and a longtime leader in renewable energy and energy efficiency in the United States providing electricity for much of Southern California.

About APR:

Since 1980 APR Consulting, Inc. has provided professional recruiting and contingent workforce solutions to a diverse mix of clients, industries, and skill sets nationwide.

We are an equal opportunity employer, and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, pregnancy, age, national origin, disability status, genetic information, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

Don't miss out on this amazing opportunity! If you feel your experience is the match for this position please apply today and join our team. We look forward to working with you!

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About APR Consulting
APR Consulting, Inc., is one of the most trusted talent acquisition and workforce solutions providers in the United States. Known for exceptional responsiveness, agile strategies, and consistently high-level talent, the firm has become a go-to for organizations and managed services providers navigating complex change and urgent challenges. Since its founding in 1980, APR has transformed from a California IT-focused staffing firm to a full-service solutions provider filling a wide range of positions and serving over eight industries — including aerospace and defense, healthcare, IT, telecom, hospitality/gaming, sports/entertainment, government, and utilities –– in all 50 states, with a loyal roster of more than 850 specialized professionals.