Trustwave helps businesses fight cybercrime, protect data and reduce security risks. With cloud and managed security services, integrated technologies and a team of security experts, ethical hackers and researchers, Trustwave enables businesses to transform the way they manage their information security and compliance programs while safely embracing business imperatives including big data, BYOD and social media. More than 2.5 million businesses are enrolled in the Trustwave TrustKeeper® cloud platform, through which Trustwave delivers automated, efficient and cost-effective data protection, risk management and threat intelligence. Trustwave is headquartered in Chicago, with customers in 96 countries. For more information about Trustwave, visit www.trustwave.com. 

Procurement Advisor at Trustwave

Trustwave helps businesses fight cybercrime, protect data and reduce security risk. With cloud and managed security services, integrated technologies and a team of security experts, ethical hackers and researchers, Trustwave enables businesses to transform the way they manage their information security and compliance programs. Trustwave delivers automated, efficient and cost-effective threat, vulnerability and compliance management. Trustwave is headquartered in Chicago, with customers in 96 countries. For more information about Trustwave, visit https://www.trustwave.com
We owe our success to the drive and dedication of our people. Our employees are among the smartest and most talented anywhere. You’ll be working alongside industry experts, respected thought leaders and colleagues who know that true collaboration is key to designing and delivering world-class business.

As our company grows and evolves, so do the opportunities for our people. We believe that innovation comes from initiative, and therefore we foster and encourage our teams to look for new ways to improve our processes, better serve customers and find efficiencies. Trustwave offers ample opportunity for advancement and exciting new challenges.

We are currently looking for a talented, highly motivated Procurement Advisor to join our growing procurement team at our Chicago, IL headquarters.

The Procurement Advisor is responsible for:

  • The day to day procurement operations of our Procure to Pay (P2P) system (Coupa), this includes training users on P2P best practices and executing procurement process within the system.
  • Providing market intelligence, go-to market and negotiation strategy, assessing supplier risk, and engaging in leading procurement practices.
  • Working collaboratively with internal stakeholders, accounts payable, finance and suppliers to support procurement request and ensure adherence to Trustwave’s Procurement Policy.
  • Developing, securing and analyzing RFP/RFQ, recommending suppliers with respect to cost, quality and delivery competitiveness.
  • Assisting stakeholders and legal with reviewing and developing supplier SLA’s and KPI’s to ensure suppliers are bringing maximum value to Trustwave.
  • Resolving delivery, payment, costing and Coupa related issues. Resolve invoice discrepancies with suppliers and interacts with AP and Finance as required.
  • Recommending process improvements, with the ability to independently problem solve and articulate solutions to stakeholders and their senior management.

Desired Skills, Experience & Education

  • Professional experience working in a P2P Procurement function, preferably with a strong background in Procurement Operations.
  • Navigating the strategic sourcing process, specifically introducing category knowledge and steering project teams.
  • Advising and leading commercial negotiations with suppliers, preferably experience negotiating supplier contracts with limited legal interaction.
  • Thorough understanding of Supplier Relationship Management (SRM) best practices.
  • Proven ability to manage all aspects of the supplier relationship, notably analyze and assess supplier risk.
  • Exceptional ability to effectively articulate difficult ideas and concepts through clear and concise verbal, written communication and/or presentations.
  • An inquisitive self-starter that has a passion for procurement.
  • Bachelor’s degree, preferably in Business related field such as finance or supply chain.
  • CPSM certification is preferred but not required

Education:

We prefer college-educated applicants, but at minimum, high school diploma or equivalent is required for employment.

 

Trustwave is an Equal Opportunity Employer of Minorities, Females, Protected Veterans, and Individuals with Disabilities.

 

 

To All Agencies:

Please, no phone calls or emails to any employee of Trustwave outside of the Talent Acquisition team. Trustwave’s policy is to only accept resumes from agencies via the Trustwave Agency Portal. Agencies must have a valid fee agreement in place and they must have been assigned the specific requisition to which they submit resumes, by the Talent Acquisition team. Any resume submitted outside of this process will be deemed the sole property of Trustwave and in the event a candidate is submitted outside of this policy is hired, no fee or payment of any kind will be paid.

 

 

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Why work with us
We employ some of the best minds in security! From managed security to compliance and ethical hacking, we have built a reputation for being a great place to start your career and our development programs, coupled with a culture of promoting from within has allowed us to build a truly a global workforce with employees and clients across the world.
Culture
We are open and progressive, with developed career paths that allow our staff to move from junior roles all the way up to some of the most sought after positions in security. We provide ample development to our staff and have a popular paid certification program that includes a success bonus for when you complete your chosen certifications.
Perks & Benefits
paid certification program, 401k with match, excellent medical/dental/vision, flexible work schedule, divvy bike program, and so much more.

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