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IT Purchasing Specialist

Are you looking for an exciting opportunity in IT purchasing? We have a job opening in Auburn Hills, MI, for an IT Purchasing Specialist. In this role, you will be responsible for delivering annual cost reduction objectives, managing the procurement process from start to finish, coordinating with other departments, managing vendor relationships, and ensuring compliance with procurement policies.



An IT purchasing specialist is responsible for managing the process of acquiring information technology goods and services required by an organization. This includes researching and identifying IT products and services, evaluating vendors, negotiating contracts, and coordinating with other departments to ensure that the procurement process runs smoothly.


Specific job responsibilities of an IT purchasing specialist may include:

  1. Delivering annual cost reduction objectives, including but not limited to:  negotiate price and terms, ensuring the lowest price up-front, and source new business per the regional category strategy.
  2. Managing the procurement process from start to finish, including requirements gathering, RFP development, facilitate bid process, evaluation, negotiations, expenditure approvals (AFEs), contract completion, purchase requisition, purchase order, managing delivery schedule, and invoice issue resolution of goods and services.
  3. Coordinating with other departments (IT, Finance, Operations, Legal, PMO) to ensure that the procurement process meets their needs and requirements.
  4. Managing vendor relationships, resolve issues, and monitoring vendor performance to ensure that service levels are met.
  5. Keeping up-to-date with industry trends and developments in IT procurement and making recommendations to improve the procurement process.
  6. Ensuring compliance with procurement policies and procedures, and applicable laws and regulations.
  7. Proficiency in IT Lease and Asset Management.
  8. Purchase indirect materials and services, capital equipment, packaging, MRO, and other categories of items as assigned, ensuring lowest total cost is achieved.


To be successful in this role, an IT purchasing specialist must have strong analytical and negotiation skills, excellent communication and interpersonal skills, and be highly organized and detail-oriented. Candidate should also have a good understanding of IT products and services, and be able to work collaboratively with other departments within the organization. A bachelor's degree in a relevant field, such as business administration, information technology or procurement, is required, along with relevant work experience in procurement or a related field.


An IT purchasing specialist requires a combination of technical and soft skills to perform their job effectively. Technical skills required include:

  1. Knowledge of IT products and services: An IT procurement specialist must have a good understanding of different types of hardware, software, and IT services, networks, telecommunications as well as the latest trends and developments in the industry.
  2. Terms and Conditions: An IT procurement specialist will negotiate terms and conditions as required and coordinate responses with legal.
  3. Data analysis: The ability to analyze data and identify trends is important for forecasting demand, optimizing procurement processes, and identifying cost-saving opportunities.
  4. Financial analysis: An IT procurement specialist should have knowledge of financial analysis and budgeting, including the ability to evaluate vendor pricing and negotiate contracts that meet budget requirements.
  5. Contract management: Understanding of contract management principles and practices, including the ability to negotiate contract terms and ensure compliance with contract requirements.
  6. Vendor management: Knowledge of vendor management principles and facilitating Quarterly Business Reviews.
  7. Proficiency in SAP to create standard purchase orders, contracts, framework agreements, blankets, goods receipt process, invoice reconciliation, reporting, and data analytics.


DP World offers exciting and challenging roles within a growing international organization. We strive to hire and develop the right people, locally and globally; stimulating personal growth and self-development within an informal atmosphere. We offer a market competitive compensation package.

About DP World
We are the leading provider of worldwide smart end-to-end supply chain logistics, enabling the flow of trade across the globe. Our comprehensive range of products and services covers every link of the integrated supply chain – from maritime and inland terminals to marine services and industrial parks as well as technology-driven customer solutions. Both syncreon and Imperial are part of our family. 
We deliver these services through an interconnected global network of 295 business units in 78 countries across six continents, with a significant presence both in high-growth and mature markets. Wherever we operate, we integrate sustainability and responsible corporate citizenship into our activities, striving for a positive contribution to the economies and communities where we live and work. 

Our dedicated, diverse and professional team of more than 97,657 from 158 nationalities are committed to delivering unrivalled value to our customers and partners. We do this by focusing on mutually beneficial relationships – with governments, shippers, traders, and other stakeholders along the global supply chain – relationships built on a foundation of mutual trust and enduring partnership. 

We think ahead, anticipate change and deploy industry-leading digital technology to further broaden our vision to disrupt world trade and create the smartest, most efficient and innovative solutions, while ensuring a positive and sustainable impact on economies, societies and our planet.

DP World is committed to the principles of Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO). We strongly believe that employing a diverse workforce is central to our success and we make recruiting decisions based on your experience and skills. We welcome applications from all members of society irrespective of age, gender, disability, race, religion or belief.
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