Director, IT Sourcing and Procurement

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GENERAL PURPOSE:

Ross Stores, Inc. is the fast-growing off-price retailer that can't be missed. We're taking the off-price retail industry by storm by delivering the best branded bargains to our customers across the nation. You will be part of making that happen.

The IT Sourcing and Procurement Director will lead strategic IT sourcing projects to help Ross procure the best services and products at the most competitive cost. This person will be responsible for leading IT strategic sourcing projects from start-to-finish, including process steps such as vendor research, category/market research, market index analysis, data analysis, baseline development, RFP development, bid management, negotiations, offer analysis and scenario development. This role will also be involved in post-bid management, which includes activities such as supplier on-boarding, spend analysis and vendor management. They will manage multiple projects at a time, as well as support ad-hoc IT sourcing inquiries.

Strong project management and communication skills are key in this role as this person will be interacting with many Ross associates, departments, and vendors to facilitate cross-functional IT Sourcing activities and support other company-wide initiatives.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONs:

Drive IT Strategic Sourcing and RFP Process Execution

• Collaborate with IT portfolio owners and stakeholders to drive establishment and execution of Renewals and Maintenance Program strategy

• Conduct detailed market and IT vendor research to communicate these findings through meaningful research summaries

• Develop and manage IT sourcing project timelines and lead meetings

• Develop IT RFPs and create complex bidding spreadsheets

• Manage IT RFP and/or sourcing process with minimal support, start-to-finish (to include market research, IT RFP development, and management of communications and stakeholder involvement, etc.)

• Evaluate vendor bid responses (quantitatively and qualitatively)

• Facilitate the development of award scenarios and recommendations for stakeholder evaluation, consideration and decision-making

Contract Development and Management

• Review contracts and spend to assess potential IT sourcing opportunities

• Meet with IT Contract Owners / IT Contracts Coordinator / Legal to follow-up on concerns relating to IT RFPs / sourcing projects

• Provide guidance on contract term negotiations through collaborative approach with IT stakeholders.

Ad-Hoc Analysis and Project Support

• Partner with the IT Leadership Team to create project roadmaps and savings tracking documents

• Develop PowerPoint presentations for internal stakeholder communications / updates, also review other team members' deliverables.

COMPETENCIES:

• Analysis and Judgment

• Drive Results

• Business Acumen

• Technical Competence

• Communication

• Teamwork

• Influence

• People Management

QUALIFICATIONS AND SPECIAL SKILLS REQUIRED:

• BA/BS in IT, Business/Economics, Computer Science/Mathematics or Engineering.

• Minimum of 10 years IT strategic sourcing experience. Multiple IT sourcing category experience required.

• Consulting experience preferred; experience in retail is a plus.

• Contract writing and management experience preferred.

• Strong Excel, Word and PowerPoint skills.

• Must have a data driven approach to solving problems.

• Requires very strong quantitative skills and a good sense of how to dissect problems.

• Must pay very close attention to details and possess the drive to get things right with minimal supervision.

• Ability to multi-task, prioritize, work independently and keep a high level of focus.

• Must be able to listen, understand, and communicate with employees at all levels of the company.

• Needs to be able to build effective working relationships within Ross, especially across executive leadership.

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS/ADA:

Job requires ability to work in an office environment, primarily on a computer.

Requires sitting, standing, walking, hearing, talking on the telephone, attending in-person meetings, typing, and working with paper/files, etc.

Consistent timeliness and regular attendance.

Vision requirements: Ability to see information in print and/or electronically.

SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES:

IT Sourcing Sr. Analyst

DISCLAIMER

This job description is a summary of the primary duties and responsibilities of the job and position. It is not intended to be a comprehensive or all-inclusive listing of duties and responsibilities. Contents are subject to change at management's discretion.

Ross is an equal employment opportunity employer. We consider individuals for employment or promotion according to their skills, abilities and experience. We believe that it is an essential part of the Company's overall commitment to attract, hire and develop a strong, talented and diverse workforce. Ross is committed to complying with all applicable laws prohibiting discrimination based on race, color, religious creed, age, national origin, ancestry, physical, mental or developmental disability, sex (which includes pregnancy, childbirth, breastfeeding and medical conditions related to pregnancy, childbirth or breastfeeding), veteran status, military status, marital or registered domestic partnership status, medical condition (including cancer or genetic characteristics), genetic information, gender, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, as well as any other category protected by federal, state or local laws.