Uptake is a platform of answers built for industry, with industry. We are looking for smart, curious and insanely talented people who can help us break into new territory, take on massive problems and build fast. If that sounds like you, we’d like to hear from you.

Procurement Analyst at Uptake

What We Do:

Uptake is a Chicago-based predictive analytics SaaS platform provider that empowers major industry leaders to optimize performance, reduce asset failures and enhance safety. At Uptake, we combine our strengths—machine learning, analytics, data visualization, and software development—with the expertise of our industrial partners. The result is enormous savings in development time and resources for Uptake’s partners and a proven industrial grade software platform that delivers value to partners and their end customers.

What You’ll Do:

As a Procurement Analyst, you will play a critical role in managing the day-to-day Procurement process at Uptake. The mission for this role is to ensure that Uptake is purchasing new tools and processing renewals in the most efficient way possible: achieving cost savings while maintaining quality and speed throughout each sourcing project. In this role, you will serve as an analyst across all spend categories, aiding the Procurement Manager in evaluating new software and tools, benchmarking spend data to ensure cost competitiveness, and identifying areas of opportunity to optimize spend at Uptake. You will help maintain integrity in the process through ownership of contract management for all vendor contracts and tracking of upcoming renewals.

Responsibilities:

  • Benchmark licensing and hardware costs to determine cost competitiveness
  • Work cross-functionally with Legal, Information Security, and IT teams to ensure all sourcing requests are reviewed appropriately
  • Complete day-to-day purchasing of new software, hardware, and professional services
  • Aid in documentation and maintenance of Procurement policies and procedures
  • Manage and respond to all Procurement reporting requests
  • Enter and maintain all vendor contracts in contract management system
  • Complete ad-hoc projects related to Procurement processes, database management, software implementation, and others as assigned

Professional Background/Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's Degree in Business, Finance, or related field
  • 1-3 years work experience, 1-2 years Procurement experience preferred
  • Experience completing software and hardware spend benchmarking, market research, and internal spend analysis
  • Ability to prioritize tasks and handle numerous assignments simultaneously
  • Microsoft Word and Excel proficient
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Attention to detail and ability to multitask
  • High energy, positive team player who works well with others
  • Self-motivator and ability to work independently
  • Proactive and relentless: capable of seeking information independently, solving conceptual problems, corralling resources, and delivering results

Company Reviews

What binds us is a passion for tackling hard problems and having a lot of fun along the way.
Nick Singh
UX Researcher
at Uptake
We have access to resources the moment we need them, and we can tap into an amazing talent pool at a moment’s notice.
Brad Nicholas
Lead Innovation Architect
at Uptake
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Health/dental/vision coverage
401(k) match
Open PTO policy
Parental leave
Commuter benefits
Speaker series
Lunch stipend
Happy hours

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