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Expert IT Systems

Company: Occidental Petroleum
Location: Houston
Posted on: November 24, 2020

Job Description:

Title: Expert IT Systems Location: United States-Texas-Houston Other Locations: *Description* Occidental Petroleum Corporation (NYSE: OXY) is an international oil and gas exploration and production company, and its OxyChem subsidiary is a major North American chemical manufacturer. We are one of the largest U.S. oil and gas companies, based on equity market capitalization, with more than 40,000 employees and contractors worldwide. Our greatest asset has been and will continue to be our people. We are looking for an experienced and motivated individual to fill the position of IT Expert within our IT Sourcing & Supplier Management Team based in Houston, TX. The successful candidate will be highly motivated with a desire for learning and continuous improvement. This position will collaborate in the execution of the strategy for OXY IT spend categories including IT hardware, Telecom, professional services, and software licensing. The IT Expert will interface with IT staff and collaborate with key IT stakeholders to understand and align business strategy, market dynamics, and supplier capabilities, to develop negotiation strategies to reduce cost and minimize risk. Success in this position will be dependent upon facilitating collaborative stakeholder relationships, developing subject matter expertise in the IT category, and managing enterprise-wide IT contracts. *Qualifications* + Collaborate in developing and executing negotiation plans that balance transaction cycle time, risk and supplier relationship. + Ability to influence stakeholders and manage conflicting views. + Effective networking and business partnering skills. + Responsible for contract: negotiations and renewals. + Execute strategies that are aimed at capturing value and driving savings results. + Drive negotiations to achieve stated goals and objectives. + Collaborate with IT staff and key stakeholders to identify and align negotiating objectives. + Ability to present complex ideas/concepts and take a consultative approach with stakeholders and peers. + Works with stakeholders to establish written detailed performance or product specifications and requirements for complex transactions that include supplier selection. + Uses formal solicitation procedures (RFPs/ RFIs) to solicit and evaluate supplier responses (where applicable). + Resolves changes to standard terms, obtaining approval of language when appropriate from IT leadership, Legal, and Risk Management when applicable. + Remain current with market trends through relationships with suppliers and market experts; identify and communicate new technologies and solutions to key problems within the IT Category. + Maintain knowledge of internal policies (e.g. code of ethics) or procedures to ensure behavior exhibited represents the highest level of integrity, honesty, and transparency. + Bachelor's degree in a business related field, JD preferred + 1-3 years in IT strategic sourcing role + Outstanding technical skills (PC, Excel, Word, Access, basic Financial Accounting) + Demonstrated strong negotiation, communication, and interpersonal skills required Occidental is an Equal Opportunity Employer/Individual with Disability/Veteran Status

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