Manager II, Software Procurement

Manager II, Software Procurement

What you'll do at

The primary purpose of this role will be to partner with the Technology and Business partner teams to deliver forward-thinking Category Strategies, develop relationships with key software suppliers, collaborate with a team of sourcing professionals to source the right solutions that drive performance, maximize return, and minimize risk. This role will be responsible for software spend across key technology and business areas: Data Center; Infrastructure Operations; Store; Marketing; Merchandising; Supply Chain; Digital; Information Security; HR; Finance; and other Shared Services technologies. The candidate should have a proven track record with the following: Development of IT category plans and sourcing strategies; Direct negotiation and contracting experience with various software technologies, platforms and vendors (i.e. XaaS; perpetual licenses; license conversions; open source; etc.); Management of software OEM’s, hosting providers, and value-added resellers; Building relationships with IT Executives; and Driving industry leading best practices pertaining to the software category. Defines category and demand profile for respective subcategories to understand all relevant goods, services and business units Assesses the supply market for the subcategory to understand industry trends, market competitiveness, goods, services, alternatives, etc Develops subcategory strategy and plans that encompass creative and well thought out insights and solutions based on the demand profile and supply market offerings Executes category strategy plans to realize benefits Partners with the business teams to perform relationship management activities to drive maximum value for the supplier relationships Leads or facilitates a cross functional team through project activities and supports the team with process and category knowledge Minimum Qualifications...Outlined below are the required minimum qualifications for this position. If none are listed, there are no minimum qualifications. Minimum Qualifications Bachelor’s degree in Architecture, Construction Management, Information Technology, Engineering, or related field and 2 years’ experience in architecture, construction management, engineering, or related area OR 4 years’ experience in architecture, construction management, engineering, or related area. Preferred Qualifications...Outlined below are the optional preferred qualifications for this position. If none are listed, there are no preferred qualifications. Managing profit and loss reporting, Managing project budgets Masters: Business Administration Project Management - Project Management Professional - Certification

Minimum Qualifications

Minimum Qualifications Bachelor’s degree in Architecture, Construction Management, Information Technology, Engineering, or related field and 2 years’ experience in architecture, construction management, engineering, or related area OR 4 years’ experience in architecture, construction management, engineering, or related area.

About Walmart

At Walmart, we help people save money so they can live better. This mission serves as the foundation for every decision we make, from responsible sourcing to sustainability—and everything in between. As a Walmart associate, you will play an integral role in shaping the future of retail, tech, merchandising, finance and hundreds of other industries—all while affecting the lives of millions of customers all over the world. Here, your work makes an impact every day. What are you waiting for?
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All the benefits you need for you and your family

  • Multiple health plan options
  • Vision & dental plans for you & dependents
  • Associate discounts in-store and online
  • Financial benefits including 401(k), stock purchase plans and more
  • Education assistance for Associate and dependents

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