Randstad SOW Practice Lead in United States
The SOW Practice Lead has the ultimate responsibility for developing & evolving overall SOW strategy. This position will be responsible for developing the SOW practice and client delivery at the strategy level.
Roles and Responsibilities
Create strategic roadmap for SOW practice.
Consult/and streamline end to end SOW offering ( RFx to invoicing and payment)
Establish structured procurement processes and optimal tool utilization
Develop assessment and recommendations of in/out of scope SOW Services.
Participate/Lead strategy setting and develop for the larger & more critical projects
Provide recommendation strategy on supplier selection and negotiation process (RFXs) for client, supplier performance management and enhance techniques for monitoring supplier performance.
Provide guidance and be strategic resource for client, suppliers, and internal departments.
Function as a category SME and Provide consultation to larger clients with significant SOW Spend.
Help drive procurement best practice across RSR and client.
Achieve category advisory expertise within SOW practice and master global SOW offering within RSR.
Determine toolkit enhancements for services provided for SOW management.
- 5-10 years of professional experience with minimum 5 years of senior level experience in service category management.
Strong leadership skills and ability to lead team of internal and external procurement talent/ category managers.
Strong stakeholder alignment and communication skills.
Ability to partner with functional leaders – Internal & external to drive SOW initiatives or policy change.
In-depth knowledge of sourcing and procurement principles and best practices (specialized expertise in category management levels across specific spend category such as IT, benefits and business services plus).
Strong negotiation skills &demonstrates experience in executing effective negotiation, contracting & RFx.
Experience in managing spend and supplier analysis.
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