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IT Sourcing Advisor

UpperEdge is a leading IT sourcing and commercial advisory firm that specializes in helping our clients successfully source and deliver transformational programs while maximizing the value they receive from their key information technology relationships. We do this by empowering clients with sourcing and negotiation best practices, market and vendor intelligence, targeted insights, and project execution strategies to successfully enable their most strategic transformation initiatives.

As a leading IT sourcing and negotiation advisory firm, we engage at the highest executive levels within Fortune 500 and Global 2000 companies to support the sourcing and negotiation of the relationships required to enable enterprise-wide business transformations. Our full suite of strategic advisory services spans the full transformation lifecycle from project conception and business case development to sourcing and negotiation support to project transformation execution optimization. Our advisors maintain a wealth of experience and utilize a robust set of proprietary analyzers and tools linked to a deep database of market intelligence to provide recommendations and insights to our clients.

Founded in 2010, UpperEdge has been growing at approximately twenty five percent per year and has been profitable every year since its founding.  We take great pride in the entrepreneurial culture of our company which is grounded in mutual respect, professionalism, work life balance, team morale, welfare, and giving back to the community through volunteer and philanthropic endeavors.

Our client base includes a significant number of Fortune 500 companies that are the dominant leaders in their respective industries.  100 percent of UpperEdge’s customers are referenceable, and for the past 14 years our client satisfaction scores have averaged 4.5 out of 5.

Job Description

UpperEdge is currently looking for a professional, high-energy individual to join its growing team of experts in an IT Sourcing Advisor role. The ideal candidate will play a central role in analyzing client material and preparing deliverables that support the strategic advice delivered to Fortune 500 executives during UpperEdge’s client engagements.

This individual must have the ability to manage multiple tasks efficiently, exercise superior judgment, and maintain the drive to work productively in a fast-paced, team-oriented environment while maintaining a positive demeanor.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Conducts assessments of IT vendor proposed pricing and fee structures.
  • Performs financial analysis and modeling to include TCO comparisons across multiple proposals.
  • Support development of IT Integrated Sourcing Strategies aligned with clients’ business, transformation, and commercial objectives.
  • Responsible for engagement management activities including, but not limited to, on-going timeline development and activity tracking, deliverable and meeting content development, and serving as liaison between client and internal teams.
  • Maintains and enhances internal IT vendor intelligence databases and shared drive/folders.
  • Benchmarks IT vendor pricing and commercial terms against IT vendor intelligence databases.
  • Conducts IT vendor and market intelligence research.
  • Contributes to the enhancement of client deliverable templates and tools.
  • Contributes to the creation of client deliverables leveraged during client engagements.

Qualifications:

  • 2- 4 years in a relevant analyst or advisor role (i.e., financial, or general sourcing); Recent Graduates will also be considered for this position
  • 2 – 3 years of relevant experience in an IT sourcing analyst role is preferred but not required
  • Strong analytical skills to include data comparison and financial analysis/modeling
  • Strong experience with Microsoft tools (e.g. Word, PowerPoint, Excel, and Outlook)
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Excellent interpersonal skills – a positive attitude required
  • Ability to multitask and meet multiple deadlines in a timely fashion
  • Ability to work well both individually and in a team environment
  • Bachelors’ degree or higher

Benefits & Compensation

  • Salary levels are competitive and commensurate with experience
  • Company Sponsored Health and Dental insurance, Flexible Spending Accounts, Holiday and PTO, 401K, Hybrid / Remote Work Options, a Great Work-Life Balance, and other exciting benefits

Awards and Accolades:

  • 5000’s Fastest Growing Companies
  • Boston’s Best and Brightest Companies to Work For five years a row