IT Strategic Sourcing Lead – Maryville, TN

Full-time @Clayton Homes in Information technology
  • Maryville, Tennessee, United States View on Map
  • Apply Before : July 8, 2022

Job Description

One of largest builder of manufactured housing and modular homes, Clayton Homes is looking to hire a IT Strategic Sourcing Lead – Maryville, TN in Maryville, Tennessee on Full-time basis in Information Technology department. Refer below details to submit job application at Clayton Homes Careers in Maryville


Tittle: IT Strategic Sourcing Lead – Maryville, TN

Job Type: Full-time

Category: Information Technology

Work Location : Maryville, Tennessee


Job Details: 

IT Strategic Sourcing Lead


Clayton Homes, a Berkshire Hathaway company and the nation’s leading
housing provider, is a vertically integrated housing company that builds,
sells, and insures affordable housing. Our commitment to creating a World
Class Customer Experience is unparalleled in the housing industry; we take
pride in ensuring that all Clayton homeowners receive a high level of
customer service from the time they visit one of our Home Centers all the
way through to the time they take ownership of their new home.


As the Strategic Sourcing Lead, you will lead a team of strategic sourcing
and vendor management specialists responsible for technology and service
acquisitions within the Technology group. You will work within a variety of
groups to understand the procurement requirements, processes, and
negotiation strategies for various projects. You will have the opportunity
to manage sourcing processes from beginning to end and act as a “Product
Consultant” to provide the best solutions for new products and services to
meet business needs and build successful relationships. You will have the
ability to develop teams, influence and motivate managers and peers to
improve processes and products. This role is in the greater Knoxville area
at the Clayton Home Office.

Other reasons to consider this exciting opportunity!

Opportunity to lead a team of Strategic Sourcing and Vendor Management

Opportunity to be involved in IT projects from start to finish

Help the Company provide cost savings and develop relationships with

Support IT initiatives by understanding the projects and need of Tech
groups across Clayton

This is a great role for someone that is flexible and enjoys being heavily
involved in collaborating with Tech groups to source products that provide
the best solutions for their needs


Lead and guide junior members of the team

Create and maintain processes and programs for sourcing

Establish and manage relationships with internal customers/stakeholders.

Supporting IT initiatives by understanding all processes and stakeholders
within the IT Organization.

Facilitate and manage the RFI/RFP processes; that includes but is not
limited to, organizing, and coordinating information and requirements;
planning, arranging, and meeting schedules, and monitoring results

Initiating, reviewing and negotiating various types of contracts
(NDAs/MSAs/EULAs/SAAS) and consult with sourcing manager and/or legal as

Manage daily IT hardware/software requests and issue POs as needed.

Obtain quotes, compare and negotiate pricing.

Work with the enterprise to understand the procurement requirements and
negotiation strategies for assigned projects as well as collaborating with
project teams to align project costs.

Manage POs:

Review for coding, pricing, and information accuracy.

Follow each order to ensure all items are received.

Inform customers of PO issuance and any other details regarding orders.

Participate in providing savings, supplier development, and service

Assist in developing statements of work (SOW).

Analyze SOWs and appropriate content to advise business unit
representatives and technology representatives as to the validity and
appropriate content.

Build relationships with key Tech vendors and follow required sourcing
policies and procedures.

New Supplier onboarding process

Communicate effectively and provide support at all levels of business.

Strong organizational skills to effectively manage and prioritize requests
& provide support


10+ years’ experience in analyzing/redlining various types of contracts

Required to work in the office (not a remote position).

Experience in technology purchasing (products and services) preferred.

Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent – preferably in technology or a
business-related field

Aptitude for handling multi-dimensional, complex processes and/or projects
with the ability to identify specific examples (this experience may have
been exhibited while functioning in a non-technical role).

Ability to work as part of a team and leading sourcing efforts

Possess strong interpersonal, written, and verbal communication skills and
be able to understand and communicate complex topics with simplicity across
organizational boundaries and up/down the management chain

Have the proven ability to establish, maintain and manage valuable and
genuine internal/external business relationships

Ability to support IT initiatives by understanding all processes and
stakeholders within the IT Organization

Actively collaborate with EAs, SAs and POs on new projects/ initiatives as

Have experience working with business units as a” Product Consultant” to
help determine new and/or better products/services to meet their

Actively identify, analyze, and recommend alternative solutions to
successfully meet business priorities or streamline processes

Be committed to teaching and leading Strategic Sourcing team members and will
actively seek opportunities grow the team

Be adaptable and able to make decisions in an ambiguous environment

Demonstrate accountability; willingness to take measured risks and to own

Be an alliance builder – Able to build and maintain the trust of others;
possess impeccable integrity; honor commitments and exceed expectations

Have strong organizational skills with the ability to prioritize tasks in a
fast-paced, ever-changing environment

Must have a record of collaborative approach within an organization

Why Clayton?

Competitive benefits; 401(K) includes 100% company match of the first 4%,
medical and dental and vision plans, paid time off days and holidays.

Quarterly bonus program.

Forbes lists: America’s Best Employers, America’s Employers by State, Best
Employers for Diversity, Best Employers for Women.

Recognized as one of East Tennessee’s top technology workplaces.

Wellness programs that focus on emotional, social, spiritual, intellectual,
environmental, physical, and financial well-being.

Onsite fitness facility with full gym, workout classes, volleyball, and
basketball, ping-pong, and disc golf course.


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