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Director, Contract Negotiations Strategy

Requisition #: 57610

Practice Area: Business Support Services

Location: Orlando, FL; Tampa, FL; Atlanta, GA; Chicago, IL; Dallas, TX

Known for being a great place to work and build a career, KPMG provides audit, tax and advisory services for organizations in today’s most important industries. Our growth is driven by delivering real results for our clients. It’s also enabled by our culture, which encourages individual development, embraces an inclusive environment, rewards innovative excellence and supports our communities. With qualities like those, it’s no wonder we’re consistently ranked among the best companies to work for by Fortune Magazine, Consulting Magazine, Working Mother Magazine, Diversity Inc. and others. If you’re as passionate about your future as we are, join our team.

KPMG is currently seeking a Director, Contract Negotiations Strategy to join our Digital Nexus technology organization.

Responsibilities:

  • Design and execute strategy for technology focused contract negotiations including, but not limited to acquisitions, maintenance renewals, strategic cost optimization and terms/conditions improvements/standardizations
  • Utilize advanced supply market and industry knowledge to implement effective negotiation strategies; direct and coordinate everyday execution of contract negotiation strategies, while counseling and supporting firm leaders
  • Create Global/regional thought leadership that influences superior business behavior through cutting edge insights and proven approaches; influence strategic direction of how the firm uses technology service providers
  • Collaborate with senior leadership on long-term strategic initiatives as well as immediate growth priorities and meeting annual cost reduction targets
  • Review major contracts and act as an experienced resource for planning and leading detailed negotiations
  • Liaise with finance and strategic sourcing to ensure all contract activities align with standard controls and ensure ongoing engagement throughout a program’s lifecycle for appropriate levels of contract and budgetary oversight

Qualifications:

  • Minimum ten years of recent experience with IT vendor/supplier relationship management, technology hardware and software asset procurement, opportunity assessment and negotiations
  • Bachelor's degree from an accredited college/university; Master's degree from an accredited college/university is preferred
  • Comprehensive command of business-based strategic negotiation methodology and pricing models
  • Experience developing and implementing large-scale, complex vendor/supplier management initiatives with technology hardware and software asset implications
  • Outstanding verbal/written communication, collaboration, presentation and negotiation skills to lead an environment driven by customer service and team work; ability to foster the development of high performance teams; capable of building strong professional relationships with ability to influence all levels across the organization
  • Must be able to set and execute strategic initiatives for team; creative thinker with ability to identify innovative business solutions; ability to develop strategic organization and global/regional resource plans, defining next generation business and leadership needs

KPMG LLP (the U.S. member firm of KPMG International) offers a comprehensive compensation and benefits package. KPMG is an affirmative action-equal opportunity employer. KPMG complies with all applicable federal, state and local laws regarding recruitment and hiring. All qualified applicants are considered for employment without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, or any other category protected by applicable federal, state or local laws. The attached link contains further information regarding the firm's compliance with federal, state and local recruitment and hiring laws. No phone calls or agencies please.

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