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Sr. IT Category Manager - Remote

Company: Symetra
Location: Bellevue
Posted on: January 18, 2023

Job Description:

Symetra has an exciting opportunity to join our team as a Sr. IT Category Manager!
About the role
In this role, you will be responsible for negotiating and procuring IT-related technology, including Software, SaaS, hardware, professional services, Statements of Work, telecom, and all related peripherals. You will generate market analysis, requests for proposals, perform competitive bids, lead contract negotiations, and support the business with ongoing supplier management/evaluation program. You may also lead a team of two direct reports.
What you will do


  • Draft and negotiate moderate to highly complex contracts, amendments, addenda, statements of work and project statements to accommodate scope changes or changes in organizational requirements
  • Interpret contracts for the enterprise, review vendor proposals, pricing and terms and conditions
  • Primary liaison with Law Department for legal issues
  • Use industry level benchmarking, an ethical process and relevant data for negotiations
  • Advise management of contractual rights obligations and risks
  • Perform Request for Proposals, competitive bids, market analysis and supplier evaluations
  • Construct and develop logical sourcing strategies and fact-based options
  • Provide standardized process and documentation for all sourcing engagements
  • Liaison all bidder communications, negotiations and required meetings
  • Facilitate all internal meetings and manage sourcing evaluation process
  • Work closely with IT and Business areas, recommending and developing repeatable and consistent processes within the framework of agreements to ensure metrics, processes and procedures are in place and implemented to measure vendor performance and ensure optimum vendor delivery, quality, service, and pricing
  • Work to improve internal processes to increase the overall vendor management capabilities of the organization. Contribute to the overall sourcing strategy and roadmaps
  • Develop collaborative relationships with IT and Business areas
  • Maintain high level understanding of business and project alignments
  • Secure and adapt engagement models, based on business level requirements
  • Maintain and communicate all contract renewal, renegotiations, and term notices

    Why Work at Symetra
    Here's what some of our employees have to say about why they work at Symetra:

    "I feel welcome and included at Symetra every day and I really believe you can be you at Symetra. "Megan H. - Deputy Chief Compliance Officer

    "Symetra values learning. Symetra has so many resources - whether that is the Student of the Business courses, sponsorship of professional certifications, or just individual employees being so willing to teach and answer questions." Felicia D. - Financial Reporting Lead Senior Analyst

    What we offer you
    Benefits and Perks
    We don't take a "one-size-fits-all" approach when it comes to our employees. Our programs are designed to make your life better both at work and at home.

    • Flexible full-time or hybrid telecommuting arrangements
    • Plan for your future with our 401(k) plan and take advantage of immediate vesting and company matching up to 6%
    • Paid time away including vacation and sick time, flex days and ten paid holidays
    • Give back to your community and double your impact through our company matching
    • Want more details? Check out our Symetra Benefits Overview

      Compensation
      Salary Range: $107,200 - $178,700 plus eligibility for annual bonus program

Keywords: Symetra, Bellevue , Sr. IT Category Manager - Remote, IT / Software / Systems , Bellevue, Washington

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