IT Acquisition Specialist

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Primarily responsible for the selecting/sourcing and purchasing of professional services, working with all levels of internal Stakeholders/Requesters within Ensono as well as 3rd Party Suppliers. Also supports Procurement process improvement initiatives.
 

JOB ROLE SUMMARY:

  • Gathers requirements, reviews and analyzes Supplier proposals and coordinates strategic sourcing activities with all Stakeholders/Requesters to acquire Professional Services in a cost effective and timely manner.
  • Reviews and Negotiates Contract terms and pricing.
  • Processes Purchase Requisitions, Change Orders and Requests for Quotes.
  • Performs cost analysis and volume planning for major Services projects.
  • 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.
  • Keeps current with Industry trends and pricing

 

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
 

  • Initiates Requests for Quotations with suppliers & ensures that final pricing and terms meet stakeholder needs.
  • Develops alternative project proposals for best total value, including cost-savings
  • 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 and participates in contract terms analysis, negotiations, etc.
  • Audits supplier invoices for accuracy, works with AP to ensure process is followed.
  • Issues purchase orders and assists to resolve logistical issues.
  • Ensures positive working relationships with related support groups (Legal, Compliance, Security, AP/AR, etc.).

 

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


QUALIFICATIONS:

Required:

  • Advanced, proven knowledge of IT Procurement with specialized talents directed towards Professional Services Category.
  • Proficient in math and analytic skills
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite, specifically Excel and PowerPoint

 

Preferred:
 

  • 5 years of related experience with a Bachelor's degree; or 3 years and a Master's degree; or equivalent work experience.
  • Ability to demonstrate problem solving.
  • Attention to detail with keen sense of urgency
  • Ability and experience working in a fast-paced environment
  • Experience working with process improvement projects is a plus
  • 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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