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Company: Inspire Brands
Location: Atlanta, GA
Career Level: Mid-Senior Level
Industries: restaurants


The Manager IT Vendor Management and Procurement will manage Inspire Brands technology procurement and strategic sourcing contract lifecycle and vendor management, including contract management, supplier relationship management, vendor qualification and tactical buying for all Technology related Software/SaaS required for Inspire and each respective Brand



  • Manage IT Contract Lifecycle for all Software/SaaS agreements including the development and administration of the Contract Management System for this category

  • Manage negotiation of agreements for IT Software/SaaS, including amendments and revisions. Negotiate and manage short and long-term IT contracts to ensure optimum cost and service

  • Develop and manage Software/SaaS IT agreement renewal pipeline

  • Build and maintain relationships with Inspire's strategic suppliers and manage relationships with Inspire's IT stakeholders. This includes orchestrating interactions between suppliers and procurement, management of contract negotiations, overseeing supplier execution and performance, supporting the resolution any supply or supplier-related issues and regular monitoring and KPI tracking

  • Enforce Technology sourcing policies and procedures that ensure the economic benefit of products and services purchased

  • Act as Liaison with Legal Operations Management for Software/SaaS agreements

  • Support Preparation of strategy & sourcing presentations to IT management for key Software/SaaS procurements

  • Own tracking and validation accuracy of IT Software/SaaS asset inventories and contractual milestones along with redeployment opportunity and business driven demand analysis ahead of RFP/negotiation


Minimum 4 Year / Bachelor's Degree in Computer Science or related field, or requisite experience is required


  • 5+ years of subject matter expertise in Technology Software/SaaS Procurement

  • Experience evaluating RFI/RFP/RFQ, determining decision criteria, scoring vendor responses and recommending vendor selection

  • Experience with support applications like Contract Lifecycle Management (CLM), Spend Analytics and Procure-to-Pay (P2P) and Source-to-Pay (S2P)

  • Proven track record of cost/asset tracking, and productivity improvements

  • Experienced in influence and drive change while building solid relationships with your internal clients and external vendors

  • Proven expertise in negotiation and supplier management


  • Excellent planning, organization, and follow-through skills

  • Strong negotiation and organization skills

  • Ability to work with cross functional teams, including legal, accounting, operations and management

  • Ability to lead IT Procurement related Projects, RFPs and RFIs

  • Ability to drive closure to vendor contract negotiations balancing the commitment to budgets

  • Proficient with Microsoft Office products – Word, Excel, Outlook, and PowerPoint

  • Team player able to negotiate with users and members of IT to achieve results

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills to articulate information to various audiences, including executive leadership

  • Knowledge of procurement policies, procedures, and procurement systems

  • Skilled in cost/benefit analysis and alternative decision making


Inspire Brands is a multi-brand restaurant company whose portfolio includes nearly 32,000 Arby's, Baskin-Robbins, Buffalo Wild Wings, Dunkin', Jimmy John's, and SONIC Drive-In restaurants worldwide

We're made up of some of the world's most iconic restaurant brands, but we're much more than just a restaurant company. We're a team of hundreds of thousands who individually and collectively are changing the way people eat, drink and gather around the table. We know that food is much more than a staple—it's an experience. At Inspire, that's our purpose: to ignite and nourish flavorful experiences


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