IT Sourcing Manager - Atlanta, GA

Atlanta | Georgia | United States

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IT Sourcing Manager - Atlanta, GA

1000 Abernathy Rd, NE
Atlanta, Georgia, 30328
United States

This position requires proven experience in managing the IT (Hardware, Software, related maintenance services) and Telecom sourcing process. The responsibilities of the IT Sourcing Manager include determining IT sourcing strategies, being accountable for driving and delivering favorable contract (terms and conditions) terms, leading negotiations and maintaining a high volume of projects. Lastly, the IT Sourcing Manager will maintain strong working relationships with internal teams, engage IT stakeholders to facilitate effective communication and provide superior customer service.



  • Negotiate contracts related to service, price, and delivery of IT and Telecom categories

  • Key participant in cross-organizational and cross-functional teams in applying and improving the strategic sourcing process

  • Demonstrate the ability to understand and evaluate alternatives and successfully manage through the change-management process

  • Works to understand and improve current processes

  • Identifies and establishes strong business relationships with stakeholders and business owners impacted or involved

  • Ensures a collaborative process to maximize cross-organizational and cross-category opportunities

  • Investigates and validates category spend and size/scope of opportunity

  • Manages the contracting process including amendments, extensions, terminations, renewals, and new agreements

  • Responsible for the evaluation and selection of new sources and supplier capabilities

  • Develop, coordinate and manage supplier business relationships

  • Provide superior and proactive customer service to internal customers


  • Minimum five-years IT sourcing experience

  • BS/BA preferred, MBA/C.P.M. or supply chain degree a plus

  • Supplier negotiation and management, primarily for technology categories

  • Proven contract negotiation skills

  • Proven category/market analysis

  • Cost/benefit analysis

  • Business Acumen

  • Proven ability to communicate across multiple levels of the organization

  • Creative thought process

  • Experience in e-sourcing toolsets

  • Ability to embrace WestRock’s core values of safety, integrity, respect for the individual and environmental stewardship

  • Approximately 20% travel required (to/from Richmond and Atlanta)


WestRock Company is an Equal Opportunity Employer committed to creating and maintaining a diverse workforce: Minorities/Females/ Disabled/Veterans.

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