Lead Manager - Technology Sourcing - Charlotte, NC

Location NC, United States
Experience level Experienced Hire
Job details sector Procurement
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AXA US's Corporate Sourcing & Procurement (CSP) team partners, as Trusted Advisors and Business Facilitators, for the enterprise to provide world class sourcing & procurement strategies and expertise, to manage risk and maximize the total value returned from a diverse set of vendors.

CSP is at the forefront of major company initiatives with primary responsibility for negotiations, risk assessment, contracting and ongoing supplier management of the organization's third party supplier contracts. Through the use of contemporary technology platforms, CSP partners with vendors in a manner that manages risk while providing the best value for the negotiated price.  We collaborate with other AXA entities to leverage global spend and leading practices. 

The Lead Manager, Technology Sourcing for Corporate Sourcing & Procurement works closely with and reports to the Senior Director, Technology Sourcing and partners closely with AXA US business leaders to understand strategic business priorities in order to provide guidance and governance related to the selection and management of third party vendors.  The team partners with internal stakeholders on major company initiatives with primary responsibilities for vendor relationships throughout the supply lifecycle.

This is an excellent environment and role for an individual with a background in sourcing or vendor management.  The ideal candidate is a self-starter and a great collaborator with demonstrated success working in a business partnering capacity. You should be dedicated, curious, creative and willing to be a true partner to the business. Responsibilities will include:
• Establishes and executes category strategy relative to third party vendors with the purpose of rationalizing costs and obtaining the maximum value
• Manages ~15-20 sourcing projects in parallel with high complexity level ensuring timely execution based upon project timelines
• Works with both pre-established & new vendors performing spot-buys and RFXs
• Negotiates and develops contract terms & conditions including SLAs & pricing
• Leads vendor risk assessments (Information Security, Business Continuity, Physical Security, Financial Solvency to name a few) with domain experts including coordinating efforts across all stakeholders
• Participates in global sourcing projects working with other AXA entities to leverage the global spend
• Ensure compliance with AXA Procurement Policies in the US as well as globally


• 5+ years of technology sourcing experience including leading RFXs, negotiating terms & conditions and conducting financial analysis
• Strong analytical skills & attention to detail
• Team player
• Strong technical experience with an ERP system, Ariba Buyer or Sourcing
• Knowledge of sourcing strategies and processes
• Proven experience leading large, cross-functional strategic projects
• Ability to manage multiple projects at a time and often under tight timeframes
• Strong partnering and collaborative skills as well as strong verbal, written & presentation skills
• Advanced level of financial analysis and reporting skills.
• Advanced skills working in MS Office suite
• Bachelor's degree required
• Professional certification (CPSM, CPM, PMP) preferred



Would you like to wake up every day driven and inspired by our noble mission and to work together as one global team to empower people to live a better life? Here at AXA we strive to lead the transformation of our industry. We are looking for talented individuals who come from varied backgrounds, think differently and want to be part of this exciting transformation by challenging the status quo so we can push AXA - a leading global brand and one of the most innovative companies in our industry - onto even greater things.
 
In a fast-evolving world and with a presence in 64 countries, our 166,000 employees and exclusive distributors anticipate change to offer services and solutions tailored to the current and future needs of our 103 million customers.

We have been providing stability and reliability to our clients since 1859 to help them live their lives with confidence, to give them peace of mind, and enable them to realize their dreams for their loved ones and their legacy.
 
As an employer AXA is committed to creating an environment where everyone feels completely comfortable bringing their true selves to work every day. AXA US has been recognized and certified as a great place to work by the Great Place to Work Institute.
 
We provide our employees opportunities to move within our organization so they can grow their career and skills without ever having to leave AXA.  Almost 40% of our open jobs are filled with current employees.


NOTE: AXA participates in the E-Verify program.

In addition to competitive compensation and an outstanding benefits package including 401 (k) and medical programs, we offer the opportunity for continued professional development in a congenial corporate environment.

AXA is committed to providing equal employment opportunities to our employees, applicants and candidates based on individual qualifications, without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity and expression, age, national origin, mental or physical disabilities, sexual orientation, veteran status, genetic information or any other class protected by federal, state and local laws.

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