Avery Dennison IT Contracts Management Specialist in Glendale, California
Avery Dennison Corporation (NYSE: AVY) is a global materials science and manufacturing company specializing in the design and manufacture of a wide variety of labeling and functional materials. The company’s products, which are used in nearly every major industry, include pressure-sensitive materials for labels and graphic applications; tapes and other bonding solutions for industrial, medical and retail applications; tags, labels and embellishments for apparel; and radio-frequency identification (RFID) solutions serving retail apparel and other markets. Headquartered in Glendale, California, the company employs approximately 30,000 employees in more than 50 countries. Reported sales in 2018 were $7.2 billion. Learn more at www.averydennison.com.
The IT Contracts Management Specialist will be a member of Avery Dennison’s global IT Sourcing and Vendor Management (ITSVM) team. You will work with stakeholders in the Americas, Europe and Asia Pacific regions, and your primary focus will be on strategic sourcing, contract negotiations, contract drafting, and providing support to IT Sourcing Managers. You will work on all types of IT contracts, including cloud, software, hardware, IT professional services, IT staffing, and telecom. Additionally you will support the department’s vendor management program and the team’s strategic initiatives. You will be known as a subject matter expert and will excel at building strong relationships with internal stakeholders as well as IT vendors.
Strategizes, develops, and is accountable for managing assigned projects to meet business needs
Balances time between daily operation activities and assigned strategic projects, with work performed without appreciable direction
Supports operational improvements for ITSVM
Partners with Avery Dennison stakeholders globally, and works cross-functionally and cross-regionally with operational teams and other key stakeholders globally
Manages assigned projects, engaging as the subject matter expert, providing consultation to key stakeholders, and identifying optimization / consolidation opportunities
Partners with and supports IT Sourcing Managers and the Vendor Management Program
Communicates effectively with vendors, stakeholders, internal reviewers, and finance teams
Delivers high-value, global IT sourcing strategies, including: market analysis/benchmarking, vendor evaluation/selection (e.g. RFx, due diligence, Q&A, scoring), cost forecasts, and negotiation strategy (including leveraging global capability and scale)
Negotiates contracts, drafts commercial terms, facilitates contract approvals, and creates and/or approves order documentation (SOWs, POs, Requisitions, etc).
Responsible for post-execution contract management, including: maintaining the contract system of record, providing proactive renewal/obligation notifications, analyzing problem areas, and helping resolve disputes
Supports the deployment of consistent vendor management processes, including:
Leading annual executive reviews for assigned vendors, monitoring and reporting on vendor performance in the areas that include:cost and contracting, financial management, people, delivery and support, partnership, and innovation
Collecting, consolidating and communicating detailed summaries of vendor results to multiple constituents on vendor performance and relationships
Identifying opportunities for vendor innovation and relationship management improvement
Provides administrative support, such as tracking, reporting, data entry, scheduling, and other tasks as needed to support the ITSVM team.
Performs ad hoc duties as requested
A minimum of 3 years of experience in IT sourcing and vendor management with personal accountability for strategic sourcing, drafting/negotiating IT contracts, and an understanding of related procurement practices, processes and industry trends is required. 6+ years of work experience in related fields is preferred.
Responsible, takes initiative, well-organized, detail-oriented, and able to work independently
Understanding of enterprise IT operations
Solid written and oral communication skills, including presentation skills, with the ability to be an advisor to stakeholders, communicate effectively with vendors, and build strong, sustainable relationships.
Strong project and process management skills, with the ability to handle multiple vendors, projects and a wide range of tasks
Has a sense of accountability and business partnership. Team player with ability to collaborate with others inside and outside of immediate team
Willingness to travel as required, an estimated 10%
Education: Bachelor’s degree in business, or technology. MBA or JD degree preferred
All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, protected veteran status or other protected status. EEOE/M/F/Vet/Disabled. All your information will be kept confidential according to EEO guidelines.
All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, protected veteran status or other protected status. EEOE/M/F/Vet/Disabled