Handler Announces Manager, Indirect Sourcing IT/Telecom Search

ATLANTA, GA. – November  2, 2021 

Handler is pleased to announce the launch of Genuine Parts Company’s Manager,  Indirect Sourcing IT/Telecom search located in Atlanta. The ideal candidate possesses 7+ years in related disciplines of strategic sourcing, category management, and supplier negotiations in large, corporate environments and will serve as part of the company’s transformation team.

The Manager, Indirect Sourcing IT/Telecom, a newly created role in the Company, will play a pivotal partnership with business unit and cross-functional leaders to drive cost reductions and improve service levels across indirect spend categories through effective vendor management, cost negotiations, and standard processes.  He / she will leverage enterprise scale and market expertise to identify and achieve cost reduction targets while effectively communicating and developing internal consensus on optimal execution path forward.

 Specific functions and responsibilities of the position include:

  • Lead the strategic sourcing process for the IT/Telecom indirect spend category including market analysis, strategy development, supplier evaluation, negotiation, and implementation
  • Analyze GPC spend data to identify sourcing, vendor consolidation, and compliance opportunities
  • Gather key business requirements, draft RFP documentation, develop supplier evaluation criteria, and model total cost of ownership scenarios
  • Lead negotiations and implementation of contractual agreements with suppliers in partnership with internal customers and GPC’s Legal department
  • Build policies and procedures for reviewing supplier performance against contracted obligations and service levels. Anticipate and minimize performance issues via use of key performance indicators
  • Create actionable reporting to identify demand management and policy compliance opportunities

Additional skills include:

  • Demonstrated experience in developing and executing sourcing strategies to drive reductions in cost
  • Strong negotiation skills and contract redlining experience

Next Steps:

  1. Learn More/Refer a Colleague ,  please  email Search Consultant Christi Howard at  Christi.Howard@handler.com

We look forward to hearing from you!