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Bain & Company Inc Senior Manager, Global Procurement – Information Technology in Boston, Massachusetts


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The Senior Manager, Global Procurement – Information Technology will lead the delivery of outstanding results for our internal stakeholders by ensuring that Bain is maximizing the value of its external IT spend for all groups under the CIO. This is a project leadership position, responsible for setting the IT spend category strategy and identifying, contracting, and tracking the performance of key suppliers within it in collaboration with IT leadership. The role will be responsible for narrowing down areas for value improvement and liaising with relevant stakeholders on how best to achieve the necessary results. Further, the role will contribute to and help deliver digital/technology roadmaps for the firm. This is a high visibility position offering opportunities for meaningful impact and deep collaboration with Bain’s CIO, heads of IT, and other senior leaders across geographies.


Sourcing Project management including (RFPs, renewals, vendor management)

  • Executes sourcing events and negotiation strategies from design through completion

  • Leads the delivery of sourcing and value creation projects that may require change management, stakeholder alignment, and relationship management with global suppliers and senior stakeholders

  • Builds and independently manages RFPs, RFIs and RFQs for sourcing projects and manages the events from beginning to end using e-sourcing tools, spend analysis tools and spreadsheets

Stake holder management and building spend strategy

  • Set IT category strategy in accordance with Bain’s procurement organization goals

  • Builds and manages stakeholder relationships, collecting and documenting business requirements as part of executing a spend strategy

  • Performs cost and savings analysis to document impacts of decisions

  • Partners with senior leadership across the organization to understand demand and supplier trends, and analyzes financial information related to total cost of ownership to identify opportunities for cost reductions

Contract Management, Market Research, and Vendor Negotiations

  • Independently negotiates and manages contracts

  • Manages key vendor relationships and performance

  • Negotiates contracts with a good understanding of contract terms and conditions and impacts of contract language

  • Performs market research to discover new suppliers and qualify existing suppliers

Developing and delivering presentations and strategic analysis

  • Prepares presentations showing alternative cost options and decision criteria based on RFP results including cost estimates and supplier recommendations

  • Prepares spend strategy forecasts and helps with budget challenges by offering savings opportunities

  • Reports and tracks productivity metrics for the projects that they have executed

  • Builds and implements the spend and supplier strategy contributing to the firm’s digital/technology roadmaps



  • Bachelor’s degree required (Business/Finance degree preferred)

  • Masters (MBA) preferred but not required



  • 8-10 years of experience

  • 5 years hands-on experience in IT procurement and/or finance in a global setting including exposure to IT/IS spend categories, procurement systems and vendor management

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities


  • Strong written and verbal communication

  • IT Procurement and Category Management Experience

  • Experience with e-sourcing events (RFPs)

  • Demonstrated strong interest and aptitude in IT

  • Strong experience with running large sourcing projects beginning to end

  • Experience delivering senior level presentations with recommendations and supporting information

  • Contract management experience

  • Negotiation experience

  • Results delivery experience with good productivity management experience


  • Advanced financial analysis

  • Good working knowledge of procurement and finance S2P processes and systems

  • Experience delivering executive level presentations with recommendations and supporting information

  • Complex negotiation experience


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External Job Title: Senior Manager, Global Procurement – Information Technology

ID: 2021-4946

Post: External Career Portal: 4/30/2021

External Company Name: Bain & Company Inc

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Street: 131 Dartmouth Street