Sr. Buyer, Procurement

| Chicago

What We'll Bring

What We’ll Bring:

At TransUnion, we have a welcoming and energetic environment that encourages collaboration and innovation. We’re consistently exploring new technologies and tools to be agile. The environment gives people the opportunity to hone current skills and build new capabilities, while discovering their genius.

Global Procurement is a team of professional buyers and negotiators that acquire products and services that TransUnion requires both locally and globally. The Procurement buying teams are organized by category and commodity and are supported by IT Asset Management (ITAM) and Procurement Operations. The team also manages the relationships with vendors that supply TransUnion and also interfaces with other internal functions that oversee third party relationships such as Information Security, Accounts Payable, Finance, Legal, and Third Party Risk functions. The team manages RFI’s, RFP’s and Predictive Benchmarks to facilitate the bidding process. The two most important objectives in our negotiations is to protect the company and to get the best possible cost of ownership for the products and services being acquired.

Come be part of our team – you’ll work with great people, pioneering products and cutting-edge technology.

What You'll Bring

What You’ll Bring:

BA degree and/ or 6-8 years of equivalent work experience in Global Strategic Sourcing, Procurement and Vendor Management, Global Procurement experience, IT Hardware and Video\Voice.

Experienced negotiator having worked in global environments

Strong influencing and networking skills in order to work in cross functional teams across borders and sell the benefits of global deals

Knowledge of contract terms and conditions and experience working closely with a Legal team

CPSM, CIP certification preferred or any related certification of Procurement.

Critical thinking and analytical skills

Time management and project management skills

Experience in working within a fast paced, highly matrixed, agile environment

Experience with proactively formulating strategies and approaches to achieve project objectives.

Experience with managing, negotiating vendor agreements in M&A scenarios including transition servicing agreements (TSAs)

We’d Love To See:

Supplier Strategy, plan, source and select new vendors and optimize relationships with existing vendors

Negotiate the best available price, terms and meet savings and quality goals, minimize risk and ensure compliance with company standard.

Communicate and promptly resolve any product, service and contract issues which may pose a risk or impact to the business.

Obtain quotes, prepare price analysis and recommendations on delivery, payment terms and vendor contracts.

Coordinate with stakeholders and vendors in expediting process to ensure critical delivery requirements.

Track quality metrics; work with suppliers to resolve open quality issues and implement robust corrective actions preventing recurrence.

Contract negotiations for global pricing, improved pricing, language terms that meets company needs and avoid risk.

Develop ideas and strategies to improve operational efficiencies

Provides support to develop/drive global sourcing strategy for IT category spend.

Remain current on market trend data for commodities in your area of responsibility

Working independently in managing stakeholders, the sourcing process and vendor management components of category

Impact You'll Make

Successfully execute global and regional deals in the timelines agreed upon with key stakeholders

Minimize contractual risks to the company while demonstrating improvement in value for cost

Lead key negotiations

Manage projects appropriately to meet timescales, working with stakeholders on business cases and making vendor recommendations

Manage responsibility for both sourcing and vendor management activities

Oversee large sourcing engagements and vendor management programs and personally leading highly visible (multi-BU or global), complex sourcing initiatives

Align with key customers and achieving strategic performance goals (savings, managed spend)

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555 W Adams St, Chicago, IL 60661

What are TransUnion Perks + Benefits

TransUnion Benefits Overview

At TransUnion, our associates are our greatest asset. However, we understand that work is only one part of our associates’ lives. We recognize the importance of providing a healthy balance between work and home because that’s really where being a force for good starts.

Volunteer in local community
Partners with Nonprofits
Friends outside of work
Eat lunch together
Intracompany committees
Daily stand up
Open door policy
Team owned deliverables
Team based strategic planning
Group brainstorming sessions
Open office floor plan
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Disability Insurance
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Life Insurance
Pet Insurance
Wellness Programs
Onsite Gym
Team workouts
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K) Matching
Employee Stock Purchase Plan
Performance Bonus
Match charitable contributions
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Child Care Benefits
Generous Parental Leave
Flexible Work Schedule
Family Medical Leave
Adoption Assistance
Return-to-work program post parental leave
Company sponsored family events
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Unlimited Vacation Policy
Paid Volunteer Time
Paid Holidays
Paid Sick Days
Perks & Discounts
Casual Dress
Commuter Benefits
Company Outings
Game Room
Happy Hours
Recreational Clubs
Professional Development Benefits
Job Training & Conferences
Tuition Reimbursement
Diversity Program
Lunch and learns
Cross functional training encouraged
Promote from within
Continuing Education stipend
Time allotted for learning
Online course subscriptions available

Additional Perks + Benefits

Start your day at TU by grabbing an Intelligentsia coffee or a tasty, hot breakfast from our onsite café. Head up to your workspace where you'll get down to business amidst the inspiring backdrop of beautiful downtown Chicago. Brainstorm onsite with team members in a variety of colorful huddle rooms or collaborate cross-functionally with our offices around the world via video conference, Skype or our intranet. Check things off your to-do list as you continually make progress on key business initiatives. Need a quick break? Challenge your colleagues to a game of ping-pong, pool, foosball, pop-a-shot or Mario Kart in one of our three onsite game rooms. Ready to hit the gym? We have one right downstairs complete with a personal trainer and a selection of free instructor-led fitness classes. Keep your energy up. Take a conference call at one of our walking or bicycle desks. Then attend the quarterly town hall to hear from the TU leadership team on progress in the current quarter and plans for the next. After a day of innovation, wind down in one of our massage chairs or join your colleagues at North Avenue for a game of league volleyball, sponsored by TU!

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