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Manager, Strategic Sourcing - Technology

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Travel Amount Required:

Up to 25%

Job Type:

Regular-Full Time


Lowell - Massachusetts - United States

Company Overview

Here at UKG, our purpose is people™. Our HR, payroll, and workforce management solutions help organizations unlock happier outcomes for all. And our U Krewers, who build those solutions and support our business, are talented, collaborative, and innovative problem-solvers. We strive to create a culture of belonging and an employee experience that empowers our people – both at work and at home. Our benefits show that we care about the whole you, from adoption and surrogacy assistance to tuition reimbursement and wellness programs. Our employee resource groups provide a welcoming place to land, learn, and connect with those who share your passions and interests. What are you waiting for? Learn more at  #WeAreUKG 

Description & Qualifications


UKG is looking for a Strategic Sourcing Manager who will serve as a trusted partner to internal customers within the EPIC (Engineering, Product, Innovation, Cloud), Digital (Global IT, Security, and Risk) organizations. This role will be responsible for leading stakeholders through the vendor evaluation, selection, and onboarding process. This position works under minimal supervision on complex assignments that require independent discretion and judgement. This role is project-based and will lead multi-faceted projects that involve gathering market research, developing/executing sourcing strategies, supplier negotiation, and evaluating complex software licensing models, with the ultimate goal of helping the business select the best solution to fit their needs. The Strategic Sourcing Manager is people manager that will be responsible for overseeing responsibilities for junior staff.


• Support the management of a multi-million dollar portfolio of spend with key technology suppliers
• Build relationships with internal stakeholders to understand strategic direction and/or business drivers of of technology decisions
• Proactively assess sourcing opportunities by gathering market data, assessing internal purchase patterns, understanding market conditions, to make recommendations based on these findings
• Develop and execute sourcing strategies for new technologies and services including enterprise software, cloud service providers, SaaS providers, consulting services, and enterprise hardware
• Lead the Procurement of software and services at the lowest total cost of ownership through competitive sourcing events (RFx, reverse auction, etc)
• Leverage internal reporting and BI tools to identify opportunities for cost optimization
• Collaborate with Ops team to ensure that all requests are captured and tracked in a timely manner
• Identify breakdowns in communication, negotiation, or processes and escalate when necessary
• Act as the relationship owner for a portfolio of strategic resellers and development partners
• Negotiate and execute contracts in conjunction with UKG Legal and Third Party Risk teams
• Assume the role of subject matter expert in the technology vendor selection process
• Support, coach, and mentor direct reports
Qualifications and Experience
• Bachelor’s degree required
• 5 years of Strategic Sourcing or Procurement experience – IT procurement preferred
• Ability to manage and to prioritize a large portfolio of sourcing projects
• Demonstrated ability to build relationships and to influence others
• Exemplary written and verbal communication with strong analytical skills

EEO Statement

Equal Opportunity Employer

Ultimate Kronos Group is proud to be an equal opportunity employer and is committed to maintaining a diverse and inclusive work environment. All qualified applicants will receive considerations for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, disability, marital status, familial status, sexual orientation, pregnancy, genetic information, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, ancestry, citizenship status, veteran status, and any other legally protected status under federal, state, or local anti-discrimination laws. 

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