Interesting Jobs for Outsourcing Professionals

This Website, once it's up and running fully, will post interesting jobs for people who are doing the work of outsourcing management in IT. To kick things off, here are some worthwhile job leads that I found today on popular job sites:

United Airlines in Elk Grove, IL seeks a Strategic Sourcing Manager for its “IT procurement for Hardware, Software and IT Services.” Specifically, it wants somebody to manage its global distribution systems and software and services related to its airline reservation systems. Experience requirements: “5-10 years of business experience related to the job with significant accountability and delivery of total cost of ownership reductions. Strongly prefer this experience in a purchasing role. Must have proven experience in complex negotiations and be willing to provide examples in the interview process. Experience with forecasting, budgeting, and resource allocation methods is preferred.” Also of interest: Aside from a Bachelor's degree, United wants somebody who has a Master's degree, as well as certification from the Project Management Institute (PMI) and/or certification from the Institute for Supply Management (ISM). To learn more, go here.

Whirlpool Corp. is looking for a Senior Financial Analyst for the Global Strategic Outsourcing team that will work within the Corporate Technology Organization in the Kalamazoo, MI office. Here the focus is on finance, accounting or economics experience. Something to note regarding the “opportunities” of this position: The top candidate will “help drive…management decisions…in one of [company's] leading Change Management Groups.” Plus, that person will “gain visibility to…senior leadership.” Learn more here. Choose position A116C.

Here's a position on the service provider side: BearingPoint is looking for an IT outsourcing architect for its McLean, VA office, who can “provide a holistic view of the scope and costs of moving a potential client to an IT outsourced model.” Here's where IT experience comes in handy. The right candidate has experience in: telecommunications and networking components;, security (intrusion detection, firewall set-up); mainframe, server and application architecture (ERP-focused); application development and maintenance; and business continuity planning and disaster recovery. Learn more here.

And even though JP Morgan has stated it'll be bringing much of its IT services back in house now that BankOne's insourcing leaders are in charge, there's still room for sourcing expertise in the company. It's seeking to hire several IT sourcing project managers. One position is part of the “strategic sourcing group,” which reports to the “CIO community.” Let me list what this person needs to know how to do (because it's a marvel of descriptive business babble…):

  • Lead firm's sourcing strategy in identified categories and client space.
  • Take lead in establishing global sourcing strategy for IT sourcing projects initiated inside Chase Card Services LOB.
  • Represent SSG Procurement Strategies in corporate-wide initiatives.
  • Ensure success of company-wide procurement activities in pursuit of sustainable TCO reductions and improvements in quality, competitiveness, and service levels.
  • Manage and lead major sourcing projects. These projects include high risk, large cost, complex efforts.
  • Develop and implement global procurement strategies to achieve both one-time and annual reductions in spend while maintaining/improving customer service.
  • Develop and review suppliers.
  • Create business plans to address commodity product and service spends under enterprise/outsourcing arrangements.
  • Syndicate plans to gain buy-in from LOB's and monitor policy/implementation of ideas.
  • Develop project methodologies, analytical frameworks, and project plans.
  • Consistently demonstrate a high level of professionalism in behavior and performance interactions with suppliers, client organizations, SSG staff and other bank areas.
  • Transfer best practices relating to enterprise/outsourcing procurement arrangements across the entire spend base.
  • Demonstrate motivation and initiative in assisting SSG management with recruiting, training, business development and other on-going efforts.
  • Demonstrate professionalism in behavior and performance in interactions with client organizations, SSG staff and other areas both inside and outside JPMC.
  • Carry out administrative responsibilities effectively in managing projects and other process related requirements (e.g. sourcing and savings documentation).

Got what it takes? Apply here.