Senior IT Purchasing & Contracts Specialist

Location US-RI-Johnston
Job ID
# Positions
Work Location
Works from an office location
Employee Type
Information Services - Other

Overview - External

FM Global is a leading property insurer of the world's largest businesses, providing more than one-third of FORTUNE 1000-size companies with engineering-based risk management and property insurance solutions. FM Global helps clients maintain continuity in their business operations by drawing upon state-of-the-art loss-prevention engineering and research; risk management skills and support services; tailored risk transfer capabilities; and superior financial strength. To do so, we rely on a dynamic, culturally diverse group of employees, working in more than 100 countries, in a variety of challenging roles.

Responsibilities - External

This position serves as a lead purchasing specialist and is responsible for the acquisition of Information Technology and the management of contracts and agreements related to hardware and software for FM Global employees located in the Americas. This position focuses on the content of contracts, financials, and negotiations associated with the acquisition of IT assets and maintenance contracts. The incumbent is also responsible supporting and enhancing internal purchasing processes, as well as vendor management. Additionally, the incumbent mentors and provides guidance to the other team members within the group.

Qualifications - External

Education:           Associates degree preferred with some form of financial concentration such as Accouting or Business Finance, or a High School diploma with equivalent work experience required.

Experience:         Required experience in Information Technology or Purchasing.


  • Possesses an excellent technical aptitude to learn and understand FM Global's current technological environment and the component technologies.
  • Has sound knowledge of business contracts; is proficient in information technology hardware/software support and maintenance agreements and terminology; is very knowledgeable of standard leasing and financing agreements pertaining to IT assets.
  • Possesses a good understanding of FM Global’s business and is able to make suggestions to the business regarding IT purchases that will support their objectives.
  • Possesses a detailed understanding of FM Global’s purchasing and AP processes and budget/actual reporting

Skills and Abilities:

  • Possesses strong negotiating skills
  • Possesses solid skills in accounting principals and financial analysis to assess discount levels, depreciation, lease vs. buy decisions, and Total Cost of Ownership.
  • Proficient in the use of Microsoft Excel for tracking and analyzing financial information.
  • Exhibits good problem solving skills; remains controlled in a crisis situation.
  • Ability to stay abreast of the current technology environment and future technology trends and uses that knowledge as a basis for making purchasing recommendations.
  • Demonstrates ability to work independently or with a team. 

  • Possesses strong written and verbal communications skills and is able to communicate effectively and professionally with business users and internal departments.
  • Superior customer service skills
  • Strong organization skills with the ability to be flexible and prioritize muliple priorities at once.