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The Indiana Department of Administration provides support services to other agencies.
IDOA centrally manages activities relating to state purchasing, the vehicle fleet, state travel, real estate leases, property disposition, and the Government Center Campus, among others. In addition to agency support, the department provides assistance to minority, women, and veteran business enterprises interested in state contracting opportunities. Commissioner of the Department of Administration is Lesley A. Crane.
Through its activities, IDOA helps to ensure the smooth function of state government, finding efficient and effective solutions to government-wide needs.
Pay for this position will be commensurate with Education and Experience.
About the Job:
The Department of Administration's Information Technology Sr. Account Manager is tasked with managing the full life cycle of procurement for IOT (Indiana Office of Technology) specific solicitations. Specifically, this entails conducting spend analysis, researching purchasing and contracting best practices, developing all sourcing documents, coordinating with agency personnel, and negotiating on behalf of the State. Upon the completion of a fully sourced category (whether a commodity or service), the Account Manager may also finalize and manage the resulting contract. Incumbent also works in other agencies on large technology procurements often involving IOT oversight.
A Day in the Life:
1. Leads full life-cycle for IOT and other technology solicitations (RFPs, negotiated bids, RFIs, etc.);
2. Negotiates with vendor community to ensure the State receives equal or better than market value (e.g., best offerings, lowest prices, etc.);
3. Manages multiple procurement projects that require special attention due to the visibility to the public or the dollar amount associated with the service/product(s);
4. Facilitates input from evaluation team and other sources in order to reach consensus for award decisions;
5. Writes and provides feedback on all necessary documentation throughout the process (e.g., solicitation requirements/documents, recommendation letter, presentation documents, etc.);
6. Analyzes multiple award scenarios and assess the impact to the State;
7. Creates and interprets complex quantitative and qualitative analyses, forming hypotheses, synthesizing conclusions and assisting to implement change;
8. Negotiates contracts and performs vendor management activities (e.g. business reviews, SLA review, contract compliance, etc.);
9. Establishes solicitation method and resulting contract's format (e.g. proposal requirements and format, pricing/cost format, contract deliverables, etc.);
10. Primary liaison between agency executive management and IDOA executive management;
11. Builds working partnerships
What You'll Need for Success:
1. Apply knowledge of the state government procurement process, policies, and statutes to various commodities and services.
2. Knowledge of the concepts and theories behind project management and account management.
3. Familiarity with team management, problem solving, data analysis, and conflict resolution.
4. Strong interpersonal, oral and written communication skills.
5. Undergraduate degree is required; significant work experience in the information technology business background or financial analysis may be substituted for the undergraduate degree.
6. Proficient in Microsoft Office.
Supervisory Responsibilities/Direct Reports:
Benefits of Employment with the State of Indiana:
The State of Indiana offers a comprehensive benefit package for full-time employees which includes:
- Three (3) medical plan options (including RX coverage) and vision/dental coverages
- Wellness program (offers premiums discount for the medical plan)
- Health savings account (includes bi-weekly state contribution)
- Deferred compensation account (similar to 401k plan) with employer match
- Two (2) fully-funded pension plan options
- Group life insurance
- Employee assistance program that allows for covered behavioral health visits
- Paid vacation, personal and sick time off
- Competitive leave policies covering a variety of employee needs
- 12 company paid holidays, 14 on election years
- Qualified employer for the Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program
- New Parent Leave
- Free Parking
- Free LinkedIn Learning
Equal Employment Opportunity:
The State of Indiana is an Equal Opportunity Employer.