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Job: Commodity Manager – IT Services

Title Commodity Manager – IT Services
Categories Recruiting
Location Columbus, OH
Job Information

Our client, a highly respected health and human service firm, focused on using technology for research and development, has engaged our firm to place a talented Procurement professional, an individual contributor role, due to the high volume of work with the IT category of spend. The category focus will be on indirect business services with a focus on IT- Hardware, Software & Telecom.  This position will be based in Columbus, OH.  The ideal candidate should have strong technical knowledge within the IT category of spend, along with strong financial analytic skills. The company is going through a transformation in how they go about procurement making this a high visibility role that reports to the Director of Indirect Procurement.


  • Qualified candidates must have Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration or a related degree.
  • At least 5 years of experience in a strategic sourcing category leadership role supporting all areas of Information Technology.
  • Expert contract development and negotiating skills for pricing, technology upgrades, schedule creation, termination formulas, service level development and ongoing contract performance.
  • Excellent leadership and communication skills; analytical and problem solving skills; proven communication and time management ability.
  • Strong financial analysis, project management, and experience negotiating with large providers of Information Technology products and services.


  • MBA preferred
  • 7 or more years of experience in a strategic sourcing category leadership role supporting all areas of Information Technology.
  • Prior experience developing contracts and negotiating with large technology companies.
  • ISM, CPM or CPSM certification
  • Prefer to have knowledge of ITIL – Information Technology Infrastructure Library 
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