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Acxiom LLC IT Acquisition Analyst II in Topeka, Kansas

Acxiom's IT Acquisition Team has a full-time associate opportunity available for an IT Acquisition Analyst/Technical Sourcing Specialist. Responsibilities includes all Technology (Hardware, Software, SaaS, Cloud, etc.) sourcing and procure-to-pay services. Our team of skilled negotiators work to obtain the best terms & value when contracting and coordinating renewals with technology vendors. We also assist Vendor Owners within IT and the business to closely manage vendors through business reviews and setting commercial strategy to help drive innovation and build quality relationships with key vendors.

What you will do:

Responsible for coordinating strategic sourcing activities with project managers, engineering and other stakeholder to acquire Hardware/Software/Public cloud/Network/Telecom/Domain technologies in a cost effective and timely manner.

Responsible for managing purchase requisitions, change orders and requests for quotes to IT suppliers. Responsible to ensure procurement business systems data integrity and the accurate disposition of maintenance and/or support contracts for all procured IT.

Performs cost analysis and volume planning for major projects (e.g., materials, components, equipment and services).

Reviews and analyzes IT supplier proposals.

Able to strategically negotiate the highest quality at the best value and develop new supply sources when existing suppliers are no longer viable or competitive.

Recommends cost saving proposals including alternative sourcing, preferred contract, or alternative technologies.

Interacts closely with suppliers to resolve quality and logistical issues.

Keeps current with Industry trends, pricing, and product availability. Requires domestic or global expertise of assigned Hardware/Software/Public cloud/Networking/Telecom/Domain technologies.

Duties and responsibilities

  • Determines need for and initiates requests for quotations with suppliers.

  • Works with internal partners for medium-high priority or more sophisticated projects.

  • Audits supplier invoices for accuracy against useable assets and works with AP to ensure process follow-through and manages company assets.

  • Negotiates price and audits proposals against contractual, historical benchmarks.

  • Issues purchase orders and assists to resolve logistical issues.

  • Contract knowledge, ability to conduct initial contract review and summarize.

  • Frequently interacts with subordinate supervisors, customers, and/or functional peer group managers, normally involving matters between functional areas, other company divisions or units, or customers and the company. Often must lead a collaborative effort among members of a project team.

  • Receives assignments in the form of objectives and determines how to use resources to achieve schedules and goals. Provides guidance to subordinates within established company policies. Recommends changes to policies and establishes procedures that affect immediate organization(s).

  • Works on issues of diverse scope where analysis of situation or data requires evaluation of a variety of factors, including an understanding of current business trends. Follows processes and operational policies in selecting methods and techniques for acquiring solutions. Acts as advisor to subordinate(s) to meet schedules and/or resolve problems. Develops and coordinates schedules, performance requirements; may have budget responsibilities.

What you will need:

  • Functional knowledge of Hardware/Software/Network/Telecom/Domain Procurement as required.

  • Ability to multitask is fast past environment

  • Bachelor's degree and a minimum of 2 years of related experience; or equivalent work experience.

  • Microsoft office skills.

  • General math skills.

  • Interpersonal skills (email/verbal).

Acxiom is an affirmative action and equal opportunity employer (AA/EOE/W/M/Vet/Disabled) and does not discriminate in recruiting, hiring, training, promotion or other employment of associates or the awarding of subcontracts because of a person's race, color, sex, age, religion, national origin, protected veteran, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetics or other protected status.

Who is Acxiom?

We are leaders in helping brands achieve the number one mantra for every business – know your customer. For fifty years, we’ve helped marketers deal with a fast-changing future of growing channels, data and technology. By understanding the customer, marketers can communicate with relevance everywhere and drive better customer experiences that build a better brand and, in turn, better business.

We’re one of the marketing industry’s most experienced, respected and forward-thinking leaders. For nearly fifty years, we’ve helped the world’s best marketers understand their customers so that they can reach people with relevance rather than randomness. Our products and solutions form the data foundation that make it possible for marketers to drive better customer experiences and meaningful interactions at scale across every channel.

Our job opportunities will give you the opportunity to showcase your talents, grow your skills, and expose you to cutting-edge technologies, whether you’re an engineer, developer, products guru, systems and security specialist, sales and consulting executive, or an intern looking to gain real experience with a company that will make you stand out.

At Acxiom, our values begin with our associates, who are the single most important driver of our success. We’re looking to hire people who share our core values: collaboration, excellence, innovation, a focus on outcomes, and being empowered to make and own decisions that benefit our clients and our company. Our values represent our brand promise – to our clients and to our associates – and define our company culture.

If you are interested in applying for employment with Acxiom and need special assistance or an accommodation to apply for a posted position, contact our recruiting department at 1-877-314-2049.

Primary Location City/State:

Conway, Arkansas

Additional Locations (if applicable):

Acxiom is an affirmative action and equal opportunity employer (AA/EOE/W/M/Vet/Disabled) and does not discriminate in recruiting, hiring, training, promotion or other employment of associates or the awarding of subcontracts because of a person's race, color, sex, age, religion, national origin, protected veteran, military status, physical or mental disability, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, genetics or other protected status.

Who is Acxiom?

We are leaders in helping brands achieve the number one mantra for every business – know your customer. For fifty years, we’ve helped marketers deal with a fast-changing future of growing channels, data and technology. By understanding the customer, marketers can communicate with relevance everywhere and drive better customer experiences that build a better brand and, in turn, better business.

We’re one of the marketing industry’s most experienced, respected and forward-thinking leaders. For nearly fifty years, we’ve helped the world’s best marketers understand their customers so that they can reach people with relevance rather than randomness. Our products and solutions form the data foundation that make it possible for marketers to drive better customer experiences and meaningful interactions at scale across every channel.

Our job opportunities will give you the opportunity to showcase your talents, grow your skills, and expose you to cutting-edge technologies, whether you’re an engineer, developer, products guru, systems and security expert, sales and consulting executive, or an intern looking to gain real experience with a company that will make you stand out.

At Acxiom, our values begin with our associates, who are the single most important driver of our success. We’re looking to hire people who share our core values: collaboration, excellence, innovation, a focus on outcomes, and being empowered to make and own decisions that benefit our clients and our company. Our values represent our brand promise – to our clients and to our associates – and define our company culture.

If you are interested in applying for employment with Acxiom and need special assistance or an accommodation to apply for a posted position, contact our recruiting department at 1-877-314-2049.

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Attention Colorado Applicants: This position is not located in Colorado but applications for remote work may be considered. For information about this role under CO Equal Pay Law, please contact recruit@acxiom.com

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