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Director, IT Sourcing

Bright Horizons Family Solutions

Bright Horizons Family Solutions

Newton, MA, USA
Posted on Saturday, November 18, 2023

Director IT Sourcing


Supporting the IT organization in the delivery and management of procurement activities includes:

  • Manage full lifecycle of contracts for assigned programs, project and key suppliers
  • Pro-actively manage contract and license renewals
  • Build and foster collaborative working relationships with Department VPs, PMO and other key stakeholders within the IT organization
  • Successfully lead negotiations for enterprise initiatives meeting the timelines, scope, and requirements agreed upon with key stakeholders
  • Assist in developing a category strategy which supports the overall technology strategy
  • Socialization and facilitation of the Procurement policy and processes, ensuring that the project teams and stakeholders understand the policy and adhere to it accordingly
  • Support improvement in processes, policy, systems, and reporting
  • Timely and frequent submission of management information, including RFP/Contract Negotiation/Renewal status and savings reporting
  • Facilitation of any needed market research to identify potential suppliers, ensure competitive pricing and terms, etc
  • Development of sourcing strategy and execution, ensuring stakeholder engagement and driving performance management for key vendors
  • Act as an individual contributor and trusted business advisor - managing multiple complex transactions directly or indirectly and working closely with senior IT leaders to deliver successful results
  • Working closely with legal to minimize contractual risks to Bright Horizons while demonstrating year over year improvement in pricing


  • Strong experience with senior stakeholder management with the ability to collaboratively co-develop strategies and set and manage expectations of senior leadership
  • Significant experience and proven success with negotiating contracts related to software licensing, cloud-based solutions and professional services
  • Experience of working in a Sourcing/Procurement team in a complex environment
  • Good knowledge of IT vendors and new technologies
  • Strong communication skills required; must have the ability communicate effectively
  • Strong organizational skills with the ability to independently manage and prioritize workload
  • Demonstrate a positive attitude and have an appetite for change
  • Business degree or equivalent
  • CPM or similar Procurement certification is preferred but not required.


Contact us at bhrecruit@brighthorizons.com or 855-877-6866

Bright Horizons is dedicated to creating a workforce that promotes and supports diversity and inclusion. We provide equal employment opportunities to all individuals without discrimination. Bright Horizons complies with the laws and regulations set forth in the following EEO is the Law Poster: EEO – English and EEO – Spanish along with information on the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) and Employee Polygraph Protection Act (EPPA).