IT Acquisition Specialist at Ensono

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Reviews and analyzes IT supplier proposals. Coordinates strategic sourcing activities with project managers, engineering and other stakeholder departments to acquire Hardware/Software/Network technologies in a cost effective and timely manner. Processes 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). Able to strategically negotiate highest quality at best value and develop new supply sources when existing suppliers are no longer viable or competitive. May recommend 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/Networking technologies.
 

JOB ROLE SUMMARY
Reviews and analyzes IT supplier proposals. Coordinates strategic sourcing activities with project managers, engineering and other stakeholder departments to acquire Hardware/Software/Network technologies in a cost effective and timely manner. Processes 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). Able to strategically negotiate highest quality at best value and develop new supply sources when existing suppliers are no longer viable or competitive. May recommend 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/Networking technologies.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
Initiates Requests for Quotations with suppliers & ensures that final product meets stakeholder need.
Develops alternative project proposals for cost-savings or other beneficial aims.
Negotiates price & audit proposals against contractual, historical benchmarks.
Works with internal stakeholders for medium/high-priority and/or complex projects with appropriate oversight.
Reviews supplier contracts & participates in contract terms analysis, negotiations, etc.
Audits supplier invoices for accuracy against useable assets, works with AP to ensure process follow-through and manages company assets.
Issues purchase orders and assists to resolve logistical issues.
Ensures positive working relationships with related support groups (Legal, Fixed Assets, Asset Mgmt., AP/AR, etc.).

SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES
This position does not have direct reports but may mentor less experienced associates in the role.

METRICS / PERFORMANCE MEASURES
TBD

RECRUITING INFORMATION
Specific hiring needs may vary by location, industry, client, internal department and other business related factors. The qualifications section lists examples that may be used as guidance when populating required and preferred skills sections of recruiting requisitions / job postings.

QUALIFICATIONS
Required
Advanced, proven knowledge of IT Procurement with specialized talents directed towards any individual discipline (i.e. HW/SW/Network)

Preferred
5 years of related experience with a Bachelor's degree; or 3 years and a Master's degree; or equivalent work experience.
Microsoft office skills.
Ability to demonstrate problem solving.
General math and analytic skills.
Attention to detail.
Communication skills (email/verbal/presentation)

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Location

Our HQ is 22 miles from the Loop; near Belmont station, BNSF line. Plenty of places to eat & shop! 2nd office is in downtown Chicago on Madison Ave.

An Insider's view of Ensono

What’s the vibe like in the office?

I find the culture to be very open and collaborative. One can be on a call with a customer and ask your technical resource across from you a specific question or run into our CEO in the hallway while grabbing a cup of coffee. We allow feedback to be given and changes to be heard. Leadership constantly finds ways to make it an exciting workplace

Bailey Cahill

Senior Manager - Partner & Alliances

What does your typical day look like?

A typical day in our Full Stack DevOps world is collaborative, affords room for creative problem-solving, offers unique opportunities and challenges. Our work involves using cloud technologies to solve application’s needs, research datalake technologies and architect to process large amounts of performance data. We also lay 6 man variation of ping

Jake Frazier-Flores

Software Engineer

What are Ensono Perks + Benefits

Ensono Benefits Overview

Benefits include - generous maternity and paternity leave, generous paid days off and company paid holidays. Sabbatical, adoption, compassion and bereavement leave days, adoption assistance and flexible spending account. Healthcare and 401K eligibility on 1st day of work. Paid volunteer days.

Wellness programs - designed to help us be our best! Fitness week, Virgin Pulse® platform, wellness plans for credits and discounts on medical plan contributions.

Fun ergonomic workplace - free snacks, onsite gym & trainer, yoga classes, Beer O'Clock days.

Culture
Volunteer in local community
Eat lunch together
Intracompany committees
Open door policy
Team owned deliverables
Team based strategic planning
Group brainstorming sessions
Open office floor plan
Diversity
Unconscious bias training
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Disability Insurance
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Life Insurance
Wellness Programs
Onsite Gym
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K)
401(K) Matching
Performance Bonus
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Generous Parental Leave
Flexible Work Schedule
Family Medical Leave
Adoption Assistance
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Generous PTO
Paid Volunteer Time
Sabbatical
Paid Holidays
Paid Sick Days
Perks & Discounts
Beer on Tap
Beer O' Cart every month!
Casual Dress
Game Room
Stocked Kitchen
Parking
Recreational Clubs
Relocation Assistance
Fitness Subsidies
Onsite gym available!
Professional Development Benefits
Job Training & Conferences
Tuition Reimbursement
Diversity Program
Promote from within

Additional Perks + Benefits

15 options for coffee and chocolate drinks (its a coffee machine with an IP address after all!) Also, Starbucks machine with chai latte counts, right? And then after the free snacks and all the hot chocolate - get some steps in while checking your emails in our fitness center. We have associate discounts on various products and services locally and nationally.

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