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Senior Sourcing Manager - IT

Cox Communications Inc | Atlanta GA 39901 USA | Part Time | Posted: 06/22/2021

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Primary Location: 6205 Peachtree Dunwoody Rd, Atlanta, GA, USA

Division: Cox Communications Inc

Job Level: Individual Contributor

Travel: No

Schedule: Full-time

Shift: Day Job

Requisition Number: 202100894

General Description:
The Senior Sourcing Manager - IT is a position within the Strategic Sourcing & Procurement group responsible for integrating and leading sourcing/procurement activities related to IT software and hardware and delivering year over year savings in alignment with Cox overall business objectives. The Senior Sourcing Manager IT scope includes application software, system software, and development software delivered as licenses, open-source, hybrid, Software as a Service/SaaS, and Cloud based models as well as a variety of hardware services. Scope also includes the associated warranties, maintenance, and subscriptions. Key accountabilities include:
(1) Strategic sourcing/procurement of IT software and hardware and software maintenance,
(2) Negotiate all elements of assigned IT agreements, and
(3) Supplier relationship management & scorecard compliance.
1. Strategic Sourcing/Procurement of IT Software and Hardware
  • Support the development and execution of a strategic sourcing plan for the Category to assure productivity targets are met.
  • Support the planning, implementation, and optimization of the flow of IT software and hardware from the point of origin to the point of consumption to achieve internal customers requirements.
  • Manage the competitive bid sourcing process considering price, terms, delivery, compatibility, total cost of products, and the suppliers ability to meet their requirements.
  • Partner with functional business groups to define savings opportunities.
  • Review current IT software and hardware suppliers and actively seek new suppliers.
  • Coordinate with IT software and hardware suppliers to facilitate expediting orders to insure timely deliveries of the correct products & services.
  • Serve as an agent to guide Coxs supplier diversity efforts by providing data monitoring, evaluation, status reports, and program communication.
  • Integrate with Technology Vendor Management and Technology Finance teams to ensure alignment with each affiliates strategic plans in IT software and hardware.
2. Negotiate all elements of assigned IT software and hardware supplier agreements to ensure lowest total cost of ownership, favorable commercial terms, and performance metrics.
  • Partner with business owners to establish a current state baseline and negotiation strategy.
  • Effectively leverage all resources (time, information, company position, communication skills, etc.) to achieve desired results.
  • Review, analyze, and evaluate complex master supplier agreement proposals and identifies key business issues.
  • Actively participate in the direct negotiation of key supplier agreements.
  • Partner with Cox legal to drive final contract terms and signature.
  • Manage contractual data collection, monitoring, and renewals.
3. Supplier Relationship Management & Scorecard Compliance
  • Proactively manage ongoing business relationships.
  • Execute supplier and cost management system/metrics for assigned suppliers and demonstrate continuous improvement.
  • Resolve commercial issues associated with supplier performance issues.


  • 5+ years of related business experience including a minimum of 2 years in strategic sourcing is required. 3+ years of experience required if candidate possesses a related advanced degree.
  • Experience successfully supporting a large-scale Program Management /Process Improvement / Integration initiative resulting in organizational change.
    Solid analytic capabilities required.
  • RFx experience required.
  • Experience assigning and coordinating work of cross-functional team members to accomplish project goals.
  • Advanced experience with MS Office (Microsoft Project, Visio, Excel, PowerPoint, Word).
  • Self-starter with ability to manage projects and relationships independently.
  • Excellent negotiating and influencing skills through written or verbal communication with specific experience in management reporting and executive presentations.
  • Proven ability to create and execute effective business plans.
  • Solid business financial understanding and exceptional organization and analytical skills.
  • Strong understanding of commodities markets and sourcing commodity-based products.
  • Willingness to travel at required times (minimal).
  • BS/BA in related discipline strongly desired (i.e. Engineering, Supply Chain Management, Business Management, Operations or a related discipline).
  • Understanding and demonstrated use Vendor Management System highly desirable.
  • Top 5 consulting experience a plus.
  • Experience in software and cloud hosting categories is a plus.
  • Project management experience and six sigma training preferred.

Who We Are

About Cox Communications

Cox Communications is committed to creating meaningful moments of human connection through broadband applications and services. The largest private telecom company in America, we proudly serve six million homes and businesses across 18 states. Were dedicated to empowering others to build a better future and celebrate diverse products, people, suppliers, communities and the characteristics that makes each one unique.

About Cox

We are the Cox family of businesses. Weve been making our mark since 1898 by building and evolving world-class businesses, staying true to our values, and encouraging top talent to always look for growth and impact while building a career with us. Our primary divisions - Cox Communications and Cox Automotive - are driving a new wave of innovation, powering smart cities with powerhouse broadband communications and pioneering greener, more progressive transportation alternatives for individuals and fleet operators. Were also expanding into new spaces like cleantech and healthcare to rev up our momentum toward building a better future for the next generation. Were looking for the talent today who will be our leaders tomorrow. Sound intriguing? Learn more about where we are today, where we hope youll be going with us, and the common purpose that unites us at

Benefits of working at Cox may include health care insurance (medical, dental, vision), retirement planning (401(k)), and paid days off (sick leave, parental leave, flexible vacation/wellness days, and/or PTO). For more details on what benefits you may be offered, visit our benefits page.

Cox is an Equal Employment Opportunity employer - All qualified applicants/employees will receive consideration for employment without regard to that individuals age, race, color, religion or creed, national origin or ancestry, sex (including pregnancy), sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, physical or mental disability, veteran status, genetic information, ethnicity, citizenship, or any other characteristic protected by law.

Statement to ALL Third-Party Agencies and Similar Organizations: Cox accepts resumes only from agencies with which we formally engage their services. Please do not forward resumes to our applicant tracking system, Cox employees, Cox hiring manager, or send to any Cox facility. Cox is not responsible for any fees or charges associated with unsolicited resumes.

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Location Atlanta, GA, 39901, United States
Categories Manufacturing/Production/Operations

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