Job Description Details
As a Buyer –IT you will be responsible for the identification of potential suppliers, preparation of RFP's, and conducting negotiations on all contracts relating to the IT categories across all, you will develop supplier contracts and supplier relationships that maximize value and minimize risk across all of the Qurate's Group's global businesses, including QVC, Zulily, HSN and Cornerstone brands.
Who We Are
Our Procurement team's primary focus is to support organization's goals & objectives, by managing the procurement process and supply base efficiently & effectively. The team has high goals for quality, cost, value and reliability. This team works closely with internal clients and external partners to identify suppliers that offer the best service
Develop and maintain the procurement strategy for assigned commodities to help determine the best practice for the assigned commodities and will help to drive Total Procurement Value across the organization.
Partner with Qurate Retail Group's global internal clients to help negotiate, renegotiate and administer contracts with external suppliers
Build and maintain relationships with key business partners across the Qurate Retail Group's global businesses
Research and evaluate current suppliers and develop new suppliers based on quality, service, support, reliability, price, innovation, and value added capabilities, as well as the supplier's reputation and history.
Manage existing contracts for all commodities within scope to ensure perceived value is being realized.
Evaluate strategies based on changing market conditions and provide inputs during key sourcing activities, including internal and external analysis and negotiations for all categories in scope.
Effectively communicate market dynamics to Procurement Leadership Team, Category Leaders and Business Unit Leaders ensuring alignment of category strategies.
What You Bring
2-4 years of work experience or comparable education in procurement/strategic sourcing.
Proven buying experience with focus on all IT categories, including Software and Hardware (i.e. Desktops/Notebooks, Servers, Storage, Networking/Telephony)
Working knowledge of eProcurement systems and advanced reporting tools preferred, but not required.
Strong knowledge of contracts across all categories (Hardware, Software, Support & Services) including knowledge of software licensing agreements and SaaS agreements and negotiations.
About QVC, Inc
QVC, Inc., exceeds the expectations of everyone we touch by delivering the joy of discovery through the power of relationships. Every day, in nine countries, QVC engages millions of shoppers in a journey of discovery through an ever-changing collection of familiar brands and fresh new products, from home and fashion to beauty, electronics and jewelry. Along the way, we connect shoppers to interesting personalities, engaging stories, and award winning customer service. Based in West Chester, Pa. and founded in 1986, QVC has more than 17,000 employees and has retail operations in the U.S., Japan, Germany, United Kingdom, Italy, France, and through a joint venture in China. Worldwide, QVC engages shoppers on 14 broadcast networks reaching approximately 370 million homes, seven websites, and 220 social pages. Visit corporate.qvc.com to learn more.
QVC, Inc., is a wholly owned subsidiary of Qurate Retail, Inc. (NASDAQ : QRTEA, QRTEB), which includes QVC, HSN, zulily and the Cornerstone brands (collectively, "Qurate Retail Group"), as well as other minority investments. Qurate Retail Group believes in a third way to shop -- beyond transactional ecommerce or traditional brick-and-mortar stores -- and is #1 in video commerce,#3 in ecommerce in North America and #3 in mobile commerce in the U.S. (according to Internet Retailer). For more information, visit www.qurateretailgroup.com. QVC, Q, and the Q Ribbon Logo are registered service marks of ER Marks, Inc.
As an equal opportunity employer, Qurate Retail Group is committed to a diverse workforce and is also committed to a barrier-free employment process. In order to ensure reasonable accommodations for individuals pursuant to applicable law, individuals that require accommodation in the job application process for a posted position may contact us at CareersUS@QVC.com for assistance.
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