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IT Procurement Specialist VAR exp preferred

New York City, NY, United States

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Sep 29, 2020

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Why AlignFor over three decades, many of the worldu2019s leading firms have relied on Align as a trusted IT solution provider and center of excellence in IT advisory, infrastructure design, build, delivery and managed services. We are actively seeking innovative minds to establish and strengthen our team to deliver high-quality state-of-the-art technology solutions for our enterprise and boutique clients.If you are seeking to own challenging projects under tight schedules for some of todayu2019s most fascinating companies while leveraging an exceptional team and long track record of success, then we want to hear from you today.Position OverviewAlign seeks a Senior IT Purchasing and Procurement Specialist with proven expertise working with IT hardware/software vendors, as well as performing various functions to support a product sales. Prior experience with ConnectWise Sell, Quosal, or QuoteWerks is strongly preferred.u00A0Prior systems integrator, VAR or Prior systems integrator, VAR or product distributor (ie Avnet, Ingram Micro, or Tech Data) is preferred. This person will work in fast-paced environments that require exceptional written, verbal and client-service skills. The ideal candidate is eager to learn, has a self-starter mindset and can bring new ideas to contribute to ongoing process improvement.The IT Procurement Specialist will work with the Align Product Support team to fulfill purchasing requirements for various-sized enterprise clients (hardware and software for infrastructure, AV, networks, server, IT appliances and structured cabling management components).The work location isu00A0 ouru00A0New York City officeu00A0This is au00A0full-time position offering full benefits, a competitive salary, paid training and performance based bonusesResponsibilitiesProcure and ship various IT and Audio Visual (AV) vendor products (Crestron, Cisco, Dell, Hewlett Packard Enterprise, Microsoft and VMware) to various Align project teams for installation and deploymentThe primary focus of the role is IT Purchasing, but you will work as part of a Business Operations team responsible for managing ConnectWise - Professional Services Automation (PSA) System which supports job costing, profitability analysis, resource utilization reporting, invoicing , and accounts payable.u00A0 You will have exposureu00A0 tou00A0 all of this and may help in other areas of the team when applicable.u00A0Manage the completion of all routing procurement activities, including purchasing items for our corporate officesDirect buying of IT hardware and software licensingHelp work directly with client's procurement departments if neededVendor management, including registering for dealsWork with the sales, project delivery and accounting teams to ensure accurate forecasting, timely invoicing and efficient communicationsPrioritize demand from clients and internal Align teamsDevelop and maintain vendor relationshipsNegotiate best pricing and delivery with vendorsCompile dealer point-of-sales reports as necessarySatisfy needs of Project Managers in the field in a timely mannerAct as liaison between product support, accounting, sales and project managers for partsNegotiate and obtain better pricing whenever possibleMaintain parts profitability reports as necessaryProcess client credit applicationsRetain a directory of suppliers and vendors and the processing of client lease applicationsManage client invoices for parts coupled with monthly reconciliations.Responsible foru00A0RMAu00A0Return Merchandise Authorizationu00A0reconciliation with accountingEvaluate system requirementsQualificationsMinimum three (3) years of IT purchasing experience with some knowledge of VAR purchasing function preferredIdeal candidate will haveu00A0 some experience with ConnectWise Sell / Quosal / QuoteWerks (or similar proposal and quote automation software)Must have a positive attitude, be results oriented, and be customer service drivenExperience procuring computer hardware, software and peripherals is requiredBacheloru2019s degree or equivalent work experience is requiredSome knowledge of Cisco, Dell, HPE, Crestron, Zoom, Microsoft and VMware product purchasing and licensing is strongly preferredPrior experience working for a VAR, systems integrator or product distributor (ie Avnet, Ingram Micro, or Tech Data) is strongly preferredWorking knowledge of inventory management and shipping/receivingUnderstanding of vendor pricing programs and promotions is strongly desiredGood math skills and a basic understanding of fundamental accountingExcellent verbal, written, interpersonal and client service skillsGood negotiation skillsInterest in the technology and hardware industriesMicrosoft Office proficiency including Word and ExcelAbout Align Align is a dynamic and flexible place to work, offering professionals unparalleled opportunities to train in the leading technologies, make an impact within the industry and control their own destinies. We have a flawless track record of delivering technical solutions and have established long-standing relationships with an impressive client list of both Global 1000 and SMB clients.We work across a diverse list of industries including financial services, life sciences (pharmaceutical and health care), retail, technology, media and telecommunications. We give our professionals the autonomy to pursue opportunities and manage assignments in ways that maximize their creativity and talents, leading to self-fulfillment and financial rewards. For more details, visit ****

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