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Indirect Procurement Manager for Technology

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14701 Charlson Road, Eden Prairie, Minnesota, United States, 55347-5090
Job TypeFull time

C.H. Robinson seeks an Indirect Procurement Manager for Technology. In this role, your tech sourcing expertise, encompassing platforms like Workday, Microsoft, Oracle, and other solutions, will shine. You'll collaborate closely with our business leaders, playing a pivotal role in driving cost savings and supporting critical initiatives. This position places a strong emphasis on strategic supplier initiatives, category plan development, and influencing procurement strategies, particularly within the realm of tech sourcing.

Your expertise and strategic approach will be instrumental in delivering significant value through streamlined processes, cost efficiency improvements, and nurturing robust supplier relationships in the tech realm.

This exciting opportunity offers a flexible hybrid work model, granting you the convenience of remote work along with the collaborative environment of our Eden Prairie, MN office. You'll have the flexibility to work from home while also having the opportunity to collaborate and engage with our dynamic team in person.

Don't possess technology experience but have a passion for procurement? In addition to our tech-focused Indirect Procurement Manager role, we are also seeking a dedicated and experienced Indirect Procurement Manager for candidates who bring expertise in procurement but may not necessarily have a technical background. This role will play a vital part in our organization's procurement strategy, encompassing a broad range of categories beyond technology. To explore this opportunity further, please visit - Indirect Procurement Manager.


  • Analyze spend data and business needs for strategic sourcing

  • Identify opportunities for cost savings within existing contracts, with a specific emphasis on tech-related areas

  • Provide insights into category spend to inform strategic decisions, particularly in tech expenditures

  • Initiate competitive bidding in historically unexplored tech sectors

  • Manage RFPs/RFQs, assess proposals, and recommend suitable tech suppliers

  • Collaborate with business and tech stakeholders to define requirements and negotiate contracts

  • Prioritize projects, pre-qualify tech suppliers, and provide guidance to stakeholders

  • Negotiate contracts with tech suppliers, ensuring compliance with policies and regulations

  • Maintain awareness of tech-related policies and ensure compliance

  • Leverage networks to uncover new tech sourcing opportunities and advocate for alternative tech suppliers, influencing stakeholders effectively

Tech Sourcing Areas:

  • Enterprise applications (such as Workday, Oracle, Microsoft, Coupa)

  • Hardware and Infrastructure

  • Software (SW) and Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) solutions

  • Services (contractors and consultants)

Required Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's Degree from an accredited college or university

  • Minimum 6 years of progressive experience in Sourcing and Procurement, including at a minimum of 3 years in a technology-related procurement role

  • Minimum of 3 years’ experience sourcing and contracting for technology and/or technology-specific initiatives

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Proven success in negotiating favorable tech contracts

  • Expertise in tech categories with active engagement in industry forums

  • Strong relationship-building, communication, and presentation skills

  • Results-driven with a metrics-focused approach to purchasing and contracting

  • Adaptable to change in large, matrixed organizations

  • Detail-oriented with analytical capabilities

  • Values diversity and inclusion

Questioning if you meet the mark? Studies have shown that women and people of color may be less likely to apply unless they match the job description exactly. Here at C.H. Robinson, we’re building a diverse and inclusive workplace where all employees feel they belong. If this position excites you, we welcome you to apply whether you check all the preferred qualifications or just a few. You may just be our next great fit!

Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer

C.H. Robinson is proud to be an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action employer. We believe in equality for all and celebrate the diversity of our employees, customers and communities. We believe this increases creativity and innovation, drives business growth and enables engaged and thriving teams.  We’re committed to providing an inclusive environment, free from harassment and discrimination, where all employees feel welcomed, valued and respected.

Affirmative Action Employer/EOE/M/F/Disabled/Veteran 


Your Health, Wealth and Self

Your total wellbeing is the foundation of our business, and our benefits support your financial, family and personal goals. We provide the top-tier benefits that matter to you most, including:

  • Two medical plans (including a High Deductible Health Plan)

  • Prescription drug coverage

  • Enhanced Fertility benefits

  • Flexible Spending Accounts

  • Health Savings Account (including employer contribution)

  • Dental and Vision

  • Basic and Supplemental Life Insurance

  • Short-Term and Long-Term Disability

  • Paid and floating holidays

  • Paid time off (PTO)

  • Paid parental leave

  • Paid time off to volunteer in your community

  • Charitable Giving Match Program

  • 401(k) with 6% company matching

  • Employee Stock Purchase Plan

  • Plus a broad range of career development, networking, and team-building opportunities

Dig in to our full list of benefits on OUR CULTUREpage.

Why Do You Belong at C.H. Robinson?

Standing out among the world’s largest logistics platforms, C.H. Robinson solves logistics problems for companies across the globe and across industries, from the simple to the most complex. For 100+ years, our global suite of services has innovated trade to seamlessly deliver the products and goods that drive the world’s economy. With 20 million shipments annually for 100,000 customers, and millions of dollars contributed to support causes that matter to us, our people and technology literally move the world.

As a FORTUNE 200 company, FORTUNE has also named C.H. Robinson one of the World’s Most Admired Companies 2022. Headquartered in Eden Prairie, Minnesota, we are proud to be recognized as one of LinkedIn’s Top Companies in Minneapolis-St. Paul 2021. And we’re not stopping there… Join us as we collaborate, innovate, and work as one global team to make life better and more sustainable for our customers, communities, and world.

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