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When you join Gartner, you will be part of a fast-growing team that helps the world become smarter and more connected. We are the leader in our industry, achieving double-digit growth by helping clients make the right decisions with business and technology insights they cannot find anywhere else. Our associates enjoy a collaborative work environment, exceptional training and career development — as well as unlimited growth potential. If you like working with a generous, supportive, high-performing team, Gartner is where you want to be.

About this role:

Supports the buying process for goods and services globally as part of the Source-to-Contract (S2C) team. Promotes compliance with Gartner’s procurement policy and spend under management goals. Supports Gartner’s Supplier Diversity and Sustainability programs. This position has potential growth opportunity to an Associate Category Manager role.

What you will do:
 

New Supplier Set-up:

  • Review with Category Managers and act as final approver for new supplier setup requests from business units (BUs) for suppliers in Source-to-Contract (S2C) managed categories using Gartner’s Procure-to-Pay (P2P) solution meeting the S2C involvement threshold (currently $50K).
  • Monitor new supplier setups for suppliers with spend below $50K.
  • Advise Category Managers of new suppliers set up in their coverage areas.
  • Coordinate with BUs to maximize use of preferred, previously contracted, small/diverse suppliers and suppliers with sustainability programs.
  • Review, approve and/or escalate Supplier Onboarding Supplier Code of Conduct exceptions.
  • Review, update and maintain new supplier information entered by Category Managers into Gartner’s Contract Lifecycle Management (CLM) solution to match the supplier’s name and supplier number in the P2P solution.
     

Requisition Approval:

  • Review with Category Manager and act as final approver for Requisitions from BUs in S2C managed categories using Gartner’s P2P solution meeting the S2C involvement threshold (currently $50K).
  • Validate/update the contract information, supplier name, descriptions, amount, payment terms, and category assigned to the Requisition to ensure the spend is considered managed.
  • Collaborate with Category Managers on sourcing and contract initiatives to determine requisition approval timing and the appropriate delivery method of the approved PO to the supplier.
  • Monitor requisitions below $50K to optimize use of preferred, previously contracted, small/diverse suppliers and suppliers with sustainability programs.
  • Monitor requisitions in S2C out-of-scope categories to ensure the category assigned to the requisition spend is correct.
     

Contract Reviews & Sourcing:

  • Support/conduct Nondisclosure Agreement (NDA) negotiations as needed.
  • Conduct less complex/low dollar contract negotiations  
  • Conduct Request for Quote (RFQ), Request for Information (RFI) and Request for Proposal (RFP) initiatives to obtain savings in coordination with the appropriate Category Manager and BU.

Supplier Diversity:

  • Respond to survey and information requests from the DE&I team (ERG surveys) and Client Contracts team
  • Maintain compliance logs for the Small Business program
  • Review the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA), National Minority Supplier Development Council (NMSDC), the Gartner P2P System and other databases to identify potential small and diverse suppliers for the S2C team and BUs.
     

Other Responsibilities:

  • Create supplier catalogs or requisition forms as needed.
  • Manage the Supplier Source-to-Contract Mailbox for BU inquiries.
  • Maintain S2C taxonomy file and maintain S2C P2P Approval Groups.
  • Manage the supplier on-site requests approval process with Real Estate, Legal, Risk and S2C.
  • Lead & support process improvement initiatives for the S2C and P2P teams.
  • Manage Buyer monthly reports to provide insight for S2C Leadership.


What you will need:

  • 2+ Years of relevant experience.
  • Bachelor’s Degree required.
  • Highly successful work experience in a high performing organization.
  • Attention to detail.
  • A strong desire to have a career in procurement, sourcing & contracting.
  • Negotiation skills.
  • Excellent business writing and communication skills in English.
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills.
  • Ability to adapt to a constantly changing environment.
  • Strong interpersonal skills.
  • Strong team player.
  • Ability to build strong internal/external business partnerships. 
  • Ability to communicate with a diverse audience at various levels and all countries and cultures within the organization.
  • Effective listening skills.
  • Excellent customer service skills.
  • Strong ability to work independently. 
  • System savvy – able to use modern, cloud based Procure-to-Pay, eSourcing, Contract Lifecycle Management and Spend Analytics solutions.
  • Ability to work in a fast paced, high-pressure environment and prioritize own workload. Proficient in Microsoft Excel, Word, and Outlook. Excellent oral and written communication skills.
  • Candidates able to speak multiple languages are encouraged to apply.
     

Who you are:

  • Motivated, high-potential performer, with demonstrated ability to influence and lead.
  • Strong communicator with excellent interpersonal skills.
  • Able to solve complex problems and successfully manage ambiguity and unexpected change.
  • Teachable and embracing of best practices and feedback as a means of continuous improvement
  • Consistently high achiever marked by perseverance, humility and a positive outlook in the face of challenges.
     

What we offer:

In addition to an outstanding work environment with rapid advancement potential, Gartner associates enjoy exceptional compensation and benefits, including:

  • An upbeat, positive culture. Integrity, objectivity, collaboration, results and a no-limits mindset are central to our values.
  • Limitless growth. We work with you to help you meet your goals and advance within the company.
  • Encouragement to be innovative and challenge the status quo.
  • Exposure to industry-leading training and development.
  • Performance-based recognition and rewards.



About Gartner :

Gartner, Inc. (NYSE: IT) is the world’s leading information technology research and advisory company. We deliver the technology-related insight necessary for our clients to make the right decisions, every day. We work with every client to research, analyze and interpret the business of IT within the context of their individual role. Founded in 1979, Gartner is headquartered in Stamford, Connecticut, U.S.A. – Visit gartner.com to learn more.

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Who are we?

At Gartner, Inc. (NYSE: IT), we deliver actionable, objective insight that drives smarter decisions and stronger performance on an organization’s mission-critical priorities. We’ve grown exponentially since our founding in 1979 and we're proud to have over 19,500 associates globally that support over 15,000 client enterprises in more than 100 countries.

What makes Gartner a great place to work?

Our teams are composed of individuals from different geographies, cultures, religions, ethnicities, races, genders, sexual orientations, abilities and generations. We believe that a diversity of experiences makes us stronger—as individuals, as communities and as an organization. That’s why we're recognized worldwide as a great place to work year after year. We've been recognized by Fortune as one of the World’s Most Admired Companies, named a Best Place to Work for LGBTQ Equality by the Human Rights Campaign Corporate Equality Index and a Best Place to Work for Disability Inclusion by the Disability Equality Index. Looking for a place to turn your big ideas into reality? Join #LifeAtGartner

What we offer:

Our people are our most valuable asset, so we invest in them from Day 1. When you join our team, you’ll have access to a vast array of benefits to help you live your life well. These resources are designed to support your physical, financial and emotional well-being. We encourage continued personal and professional growth through ongoing learning and development opportunities. Our employee resource groups, charity match and volunteer programs keep you connected to your internal Gartner community and causes that matter to you.


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