IT Commodity Manager (Remote Opportunity)
Company: Smithfield Foods
Posted on: November 20, 2022
IT Commodity Manager (Remote Opportunity)
Corporate - Day Shift
Are you an Information Technology professional looking for a
fast-paced, challenging and transformational environment?
Smithfield Foods, one of the country's top consumer packaged goods
companies, is looking for you! Our Information Technology and
Transformation (IT&T) team is searching for focused and driven
candidates who are excited about communicating new ideas and
delivering first-class technical solutions to meet the demands of a
growing business. We foster a culture that values each individual's
creativity, our environment and the communities in which we live.
This role assists in maturation and maintaining a centralized
process for IT sourcing, procurement, and vendor management,
distribution and tracking of corporate assets, and functions as a
point of contact in technology matters and problem resolution
relating to software/hardware purchases. Attends project meetings
and compiles information for the purpose of analyzing vendor price
across the competition and according to industry standards and best
practices. The IT Commodity Manager will coordinate activities
between internal customers and suppliers; manage their workload as
assigned, within business areas, and negotiate price under the
supervision of the Senior Manager of IT Contracts and Vendor
Management. This role will track historical and on-going spend,
vendor performance and cost savings, and support IT Sourcing in the
areas of administration, asset management, contract management and
- Performing analysis of a multitude of
Information Technology related commodities (Software, Saad, IaaS,
PaaS, Equipment, Hardware, Professional Services, etc.).
- Lead sourcing processes in a matrixed environment including
RFI/RFP's and single source negotiations or renegotiations:
- Sourcing and procurement functions include but not limited to
preparing market research, sourcing templates, spreadsheets,
reviewing specifications, statements of work, contracts.
- Create evaluations models and assist stakeholders in evaluation
during formal, informal, and sole source solicitations.
- Lead challenging negotiations with the software industry and
analyzing complicated licensing models (like on-premise,
subscriptions, hosted and cloud) for department wide to enterprise
use license agreements of software & professional services for
application services for Smithfield with any range of vendors:
- With guidance from subject matter experts an applicable
leadership team as necessary and makes recommendations for vendor
- On vendor pricing and discounts, licensing terms, Statements of
Work, Service Level Agreements, Licensing, and maintenance
- Working collaboratively with suppliers and customer
stakeholders to identify and execute vendor negotiations and
- Assist in developing sourcing plans, benchmarking suppliers,
contracts, and services and evaluating various Business Unit level
requirements, existing opportunities, or new initiatives, including
but not limited to setting sourcing strategies and executing those
strategies to deliver material improvements on quality, value,
contract, price, and service.
- Implement effective processes to improve contract adoption and
compliance across operating locations. Analyze business processes
and identify opportunities to increase efficiency while reducing
costs. Identifies and recommends cost savings opportunities through
- Develop and implementing short- and long-term strategies in
regard suppliers, pricing models & cost out initiatives.
- Identify cost out initiatives and influence stakeholders to
- Stays current with relevant advances in technologies.
Responsible for maintaining and updating knowledge of IT policies
and procedures, hardware, software, and technical services. This
can include on-the-job training, attending technical courses or
conferences, reading, research, and testing. Develops and follows
best practices and procedures and share knowledge with team
- Demonstrates skill development by actively participating in
growth opportunities for continuous development and improvement and
applying new skills/knowledge to the job as evident by the ability
to perform assigned duties efficiently and effectively, resulting
in meeting or exceeding customer expectations and performance
- Develop and maintain strong relationships with stakeholders
(stakeholder management) at all levels to be able to understand the
environment and support stakeholders in driving business
- Collaborate with appropriate finance, compliance, and legal
subject matter experts.
- Participates in special projects and performs other duties as
The above statements are intended to describe the general nature
and level of work being performed by people assigned to this job.
They are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all
responsibilities, duties, and skills required of personnel so
classified. May perform other duties as assigned.
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to
perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed
below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability
required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable
individuals to perform the essential functions.
- Bachelor's Degree from a regionally accredited four-year
college or university and 5+ years of relevant experience in IT
procurement, sourcing, and/or vendor management position; or
equivalent combination of education and experience, required.
- Strong interpersonal skills with ability to effectively work in
a team environment and build strong relationships.
- Strong experience in software licensing to include working with
financial information as a means of decision making, pricing
comparisons & benchmarking.
- Experience in sourcing negotiating at the highest levels of a
- Knowledge of information technologies and services specifically
software: On-premise, cloud services, and software as a service
- Demonstrated proficiency with current computer technology and
applications (e.g. word processing, spreadsheet, and collaboration
- Ability to work with minimum supervision in the cross-cultural
environment across different geographic area.
- Independent thinker with the proven history of shifting
- Possesses excellent time management and prioritization
- Must possess good organizational skills, attention to detail,
sound business judgment and excellent written/verbal communication
- Ability to work well with others in fast paced, dynamic
environment, execute under deadline pressures and with multiple
priorities, and/or multiple complex situations daily.
- Ability to be respectful, approachable and team oriented while
building strong working relationships and a positive work
environment yet have the ability to be aggressive in execution and
undaunted by challenges.
Careers and Benefits
To learn more about Smithfield's benefits, visit
smithfieldfoods.com/careerbenefits. PEOPLE MATTER More than 63,000
employees globally drive our success. We strive to create a fair,
ethical and rewarding work environment. GROWTH & DEVELOPMENT
Working at Smithfield isn't just a job - it's the foundation for a
lifelong career with training designed to help you advance
professionally. BENEFITS Our people matter. That's why we offer
excellent, comprehensive benefits packages to our full-time
employees. SUSTAINABILITY PLEDGE Sustainability is ingrained in our
culture and guides how we operate. We believe in innovating for the
About Smithfield Foods
Headquartered in Smithfield, Va. since 1936, Smithfield Foods, Inc.
is an American food company with agricultural roots and a global
reach. With more than 60,000 jobs globally, we are dedicated to
producing "Good food. Responsibly" and serve as one of the world's
leading vertically integrated protein companies. We have pioneered
sustainability standards for more than two decades, including our
industry-leading commitments to become carbon negative in our U.S.
company-owned operations and reduce GHG emissions 30 percent across
our entire U.S. value chain by 2030. We believe in the power of
protein to end food insecurity and have donated hundreds of
millions of food servings to our communities. Smithfield boasts a
portfolio of high-quality iconic brands, such as Smithfield,
Eckrich and Nathan's Famous, among many others. For more
information, visit www.smithfieldfoods.com, and connect with us on
Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn and Instagram.
Smithfield is an equal opportunity employer committed to workplace
diversity. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for
employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual
orientation, national origin, age, gender identity, protected
veterans status, status as a disabled individual or any other
protected group status or non-job characteristic as directed by
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