Procurement Specialist- Software

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Atlanta, Georgia
Not Specified
Jul 23, 2019
Aug 23, 2019
Job Type
Full Time
Travel Required
Up to 25%
Minimum Experience Required
3 years
Degree Required
4-Year Degree
Manages Others?

Join a team recognized for leadership, innovation and diversity 

Drive growth through sustainable differentiation and higher value products by leading the development of breakthrough technologies with innovative suppliers. 

Responsible for sourcing and negotiation of global agreements with primary emphasis on Product Development involving multiple technology partners involving Hardware, Firmware, Protocols, Software including SaaS (Software as a Service). Products/Software may range from IoT Protocols, Cloud technologies, Data and analytics, and API based software 

  • Align Honeywell product and technology roadmaps with innovative suppliers – identify enabling technologies and actively pursue supply chain solutions. 

  • Develop strategy and process to quickly onboard new technology partners 

  • Stay abreast of breakthrough cloud and connectivity technologies in the IoT eco systems, including attending innovation and technology conferences. 

  • Work cross-functionally to understand product needs. 

  • Maintain and provide current understanding of industry best practices and technology trends on the Connected IoT Eco space. 

  • Lead execution and provide assessments of enabling technologies including strategy, rapid prototype, architecture and design, build, assemble, test, pilot. 

  • Incorporate supplier roadmaps in alignment with Honeywell products. 

  • Execute supplier summits and informational meetings (lunch & learns). 

  • Document and articulate solution architecture and lessons learned. 

  • Provide input into opportunity identification, prioritization, and estimation to help manage innovation portfolio. 

  • Provide benefit analysis of innovative technologies in terms of performance, quality, reliability and cost. 

  • Actively support the generation, co-development and protection of Intellectual Property for key breakthrough technologies. 

  • Implement best-in-class software category management strategies to maintain a forward-thinking software category plan 

  • Ensure alignment, knowledge transfer and transition of proven concepts to NPI teams. 

  • Ensure alignment to Honeywell Building Technology Platforms across software stack. 

  • Align NPI and CE/VE project teams with sourcing to understand capabilities, identify opportunities and partner development with Gold and Preferred Suppliers  

  • Foster partnerships with labs, academia and cross-functional/cross-SBG experts. 


You Must Have:  

  • Bachelors degree 

  • Minimum of 7 years of previous working experience, of which 3 years in the software categorization, IT industry 

  • Experience of standard sourcing needs in software including Cyber security, Data privacy, IP ownerships etc. 

  • Experience in data storage and management, cloud hosted solutions, SaaS and PaaS (Platform as a service) 

  • IT/Software categories including: Cloud software, Web services, Mobility platform (iOS/Android), Data Analytics and visualization, Video streaming services and consumer billing platforms 



We Value:  

  • Experience establishing and maintaining relationships with individuals at all levels of the organization, in the business community and with vendors 

  • Solid understanding of negotiation of software contracts, Statement of Works in terms of Definition of Done, Quality criteria, Change Control Boards 

  • Experience in diagnosing, isolating, recommending and implementing strategies to resolve complex issues. 

  • Flexibility for world-wide travel, 25% 

  • MS preferred degree in Computer or associated engineering. Software sourcing experience desirable.  

  • Software Sourcing including Statement of Work definitions, IP ownership negotiations, management of Cyber security, Data privacy, Quality criteria, Change controls  

  • Experience in negotiation IP, value-based pricing 


Additional Information 

  • Category:  Procurement 
  • Location:  715 Peachtree Street, N.E., Atlanta, GA 30308 USA 
  • Exempt 

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