IT Strategic Sourcing Lead

| Chicago

Donnelley Financial Solutions (DFIN) is a leader in risk and compliance solutions, providing insightful technology, industry expertise and data insights to clients across the globe. We’re here to help you make smarter decisions with insightful technology, industry expertise and data insights at every stage of your business and investment lifecycles. As markets fluctuate, regulations evolve and technology advances, we’re there. And through it all, we deliver confidence with the right solutions in moments that matter. 

Job Summary

Reporting directly to the Director of Global Procurement, the IT Strategic Sourcing Lead is responsible for the procurement and strategic development of IT materials/services. The IT Strategic Sourcing Manager will oversee DFIN’s strategic vendor accounts to identify cost savings opportunities and manage current/new supplier relationships through contract execution and negotiations. This individual will participate in cross-functional projects to drive efficiencies through the organization and generate cost improvements to create a value proposition for the organization.

Responsibilities

• Establish and maintain a portfolio of key vendor agreements and supplier relationships for DFIN’s strategic IT vendors.
• Work in a team environment to implement global sourcing and supplier strategies in correlation with market trends, business needs, and competitive landscape creating company roadmap for short, medium, and long-term gains 
• Leverage both current and new supplier relationships to drive cost reductions, negotiate long-term agreements, and form strategic partnerships that enhance the supplier portfolio to provide positive financial impacts and increased stability
• Collaborate with cross-functional teams to develop SOW’s that reflect business needs in a way to clearly communicate to supply base and effectively support the business units
• Conduct thorough RFP process and supplier selection in order to achieve cost targets, adhere to contractual requirements, and follow strategic plans
• Initiate benchmark analysis to identify potential cost gaps and ensure price alignment across commodity
• Work with purchase requisitioners to create purchase orders in conjunction with Master Product and Service Agreements and annual budgetary needs
• Collaborate effectively across all organization levels and functions to drive business units toward common goals and objectives that are in alignment with procurement initiatives
• Conduct commodity and supplier analysis to recognize and implement potential opportunities, gaps and risk analysis, and areas for efficiency gains
• Ensure the organization’s procurement and contracts (and contract management) policies, processes, procedures, standards, and guidelines are followed
• Ascertain relevant market knowledge and best practices to offer alternative/improved solutions driving improvements in business operations

Qualifications

• Bachelor’s Degree in Business, Supply Chain, or related field
• 7+ years experience in Purchasing; IT Purchasing preferred 
• IT Software Licensing and/or IT Professional Labor/Services sourcing background highly desired.
• Proven experience in effectively managing executive-level strategic supplier relationships
• Direct experience negotiating IT contracts
• Demonstrate a solid understanding of legal terminology, IT contracts, contract language, contract terms and conditions, and contract redlining.
• SAP experience is a plus
• Demonstrated ability to use critical thinking when analyzing and resolving issues 
• Possess strong project management skills and the ability to multi-task complex requirements.
• Strong interpersonal, problem-solving, and project management skills required
• Experience in identifying trends, managing commodities, and establishing strategic direction
• Ability to liaise and conduct project reviews with all levels of upper and executive management
• Excellent oral and written communication skills
• Strong negotiation skills with capability to employ creative measures to achieve optimal results
• Excel, MS Office Suite intermediate skills a must
• Robust analytical aptitude to generate business cases and sourcing opportunities

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Technology we use

  • Engineering
    • .NETLanguages
    • C#Languages
    • PythonLanguages
    • RLanguages
    • SqlLanguages
    • ReactLibraries
    • AngularJSFrameworks
    • ASP.NETFrameworks
    • Microsoft SQL ServerDatabases
    • SAP HANADatabases
    • TeradataDatabases

Location

Located in the heart of downtown Chicago’s financial district, we are steps from all Metra stations, good eats and entertainment.

An Insider's view of DFIN

What projects are you most excited about?

In transforming and improving FinTech products, excitement comes from the challenge of knowing that the problems are complex, yet the solutions must be easy to use. When we start a new project, I can't wait to sink my teeth into understanding the problem space, talking to users, designing the solution, and seeing it through to release.

Dan

Principal Product Designer

What makes someone successful on your team?

Active and honest listening – Contrary to the stereotypical, extroverted sales rep, some of my most effective and insightful client interactions are when I do the least amount of talking, and the most active listening. Client insight is exponentially easier to excavate when you stop “pitching” – and start listening.

Carey

Senior Sales Representative

What is your vision for the company?

Our business plan reflects the change in products DFIN is selling today versus what we sell in five years. DFIN today is a company that offers a lot of professional services that we added software to, but the goal is to become a SaaS company that has services to support it.

Stephen

SVP, Global Head of Engineering

What does your typical day look like?

The role of a software engineer is really about creating computational systems and ensuring they behave as designed. My day-to-day is focused mostly on writing code that provides new functionality within our products that we see a need for in the market—and providing quality control to be certain it works properly.

Herve

Senior Software Engineer

What are DFIN Perks + Benefits

DFIN Benefits Overview

The world continues to change in ways we never expected, but there is one constant: your safety and well-being is a top priority, and DFIN has you covered with our benefits.

Culture
Partners with Nonprofits
Friends outside of work
Eat lunch together
Intracompany committees
Daily sync
Open door policy
Team owned deliverables
Team based strategic planning
Group brainstorming sessions
Open office floor plan
Diversity
Documented equal pay policy
Highly diverse management team
Unconscious bias training
Diversity manifesto
Hiring Practices that Promote Diversity
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Disability Insurance
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Life Insurance
Wellness Programs
Onsite Gym
Mental Health Benefits
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K)
401(K) Matching
Company Equity
Performance Bonus
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Generous Parental Leave
Flexible Work Schedule
We value a work / life balance at DFIN.
Remote Work Program
We have partial and fully remote opportunities at DFIN.
Family Medical Leave
Family Medical Leave granted under the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA).
Return-to-work program post parental leave
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Generous PTO
Paid Holidays
Paid Sick Days
Perks & Discounts
Casual Dress
Commuter Benefits
Company Outings
Happy Hours
Parking
Employee parking available
Fitness Subsidies
Professional Development Benefits
Job Training & Conferences
Diversity Program
Lunch and learns
Cross functional training encouraged
Promote from within
Mentorship program
Time allotted for learning
Online course subscriptions available
Customized development tracks
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