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Technology Relationship Analyst Plano, TX

Plano, TX

Posted: 02/08/2019 Employment Type: Contract Industry: Other Area(s) Job Number: 6240
Technology Relationship Analyst - Plano, TX
Our client  is looking for a passionate and highly-motivated Technology Partner Relationship  Analyst to work in the Office of the CIO. The primary responsibility of this role is to work closely with Company strategic technology supplier partners and executive team members in the IDS department, Procurement department, as well as Compliance, Legal and Information Security departments to share the required data, and enable the appropriate visibility required to support the organizations various processes and decision-making capabilities for executives. This role reports to the Manager, of Strategic Technology Supplier Relations in the Office of the CIO. The person in this role will help support executives and provide Always Better Services through enhancement of technology supplier relationships that foster collaboration and innovation with our business units and technology teams.

What you' ll be doing:
  • Activities will include gathering, analyzing and sharing data on all phases of partner relationships, including the planning, sourcing, and contracting and delivery review lifecycle
  • Conducting market scans, planning RFx creation and administration; providing contract negotiation support and development of award decision criteria
  • Strategic technology partner performance management, metrics review, data analysis, and reporting/dash-boarding
  • Leveraging the Microsoft suite of technologies (e.g. Excel, SharePoint, and Teams) to provide data modeling, financial analysis and dash-boarding for executive audiences
  • Additional activities will include assisting in the data collection and analysis of technology and business unit managers needs (e.g. Hardware, Software and Services) and validating demand
  • All activities will ensure that options are weighed and risk is analyzed and understood for executive decision making to ensure value is realized by Client

What you' ll bring:
  • Proven ability to effectively communicate and partner with a diverse population of strategic technology partners.
  • Proven ability to analyze, interpret, and support defining success requirements for technology partner engagement, including benchmarking and research
  • Knowledge of hardware, software and services agreements
  • Ability to validate technology partner pricing against available industry standards and marketplace benchmarks
  • Experience supporting technology and business unit teams in performing bid review and analysis
  • Understanding of when technology partner relationship performance requires escalation and resolution on both operational matters and meeting contractual obligations
  • Knowledge of, and/or certification in Scrum/Agile, Kan-ban, Kaizen and other continuous improvement methodologies

Must Haves:
  • B.A. in Business, Finance/Accounting

  • MBA or other advanced degree
  • Advanced Excel Skills
  • Minimum-3 year experience as analyst working with IT
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