• Procurement Analyst III

    Job Location US-CA-Pleasanton
    ID
    2018-9196
    Category
    Procurement
    Position Type
    Full-Time
  • About Blackhawk Network:

    Blackhawk Network Holdings, Inc. is a global financial technology company and a leader in connecting brands and people through branded value solutions. Blackhawk platforms and solutions enable the management of stored value products, promotions and rewards programs in retail, ecommerce, financial services and mobile wallets. Blackhawk’s Hawk Commerce division offers technology solutions to businesses and direct to consumers. The Hawk Incentives division offers enterprise, SMB and reseller partners an array of platforms and branded value products to incent and reward consumers, employees and sales channels. Headquartered in Pleasanton, Calif., Blackhawk operates in 26 countries. For more information, please visit blackhawknetwork.com, cashstar.comhawkcommerce.comhawkincentives.com or our product websites GiftCards.comgiftcardmall.comGiftCardLab.com and OmniCard.com.

    Overview:

    We are looking for a seasoned Procurement Analyst who will be responsible for purchasing materials, equipment, supplies and services of a specialized nature in accordance with prescribed purchasing regulations and procedures. In addition, you will review and analyze purchase requisitions, investigate and develop sources of supply, prepares bid specifications, issue bid requests and review quotations You must be able to interpret purchasing procedures to departments and vendors, as a specialist in assigned material categories, which require a degree of technical knowledge. You must be able to take initiative and exercise independent judgment.

    Responsibilities:


    • Examine and analyze departmental purchase requisitions for completeness and accuracy of information; contact department or initiator to clarify or complete information; determine best method to process requisition based on dollar amount, timeliness required, existing open contracts, and/or competitive bidding.

    • Identify and select vendor to procure requisition item, meeting criteria such as price, quantity, quality and delivery date and issues order.

    • Interpret and communicate purchasing procedures to departments; assist departments in initiating requisitions and purchase orders, solve problems with orders and associated invoices

    • Handle complex requests and escalations

    • Identify opportunities to reduce and leverage spend, such as payment terms, freight, volume, leverage timing strategies, check for OEM discounts

    • Maintain tracking spreadsheet for expense equipment and maintenance, understand IT accounting rules how they relate to period spend and annual budget

    • Collaborate with IT Asset Manager, providing order information related to location, type, serial numbers, named user product allocation for software, iPads, Macs

    • Working knowledge of capital and expense categories as they relate to dollar value for IT hardware software types and maintenance.

    • Vendor Management – ability to negotiate and manage vendor relations. Maintain IT vendor list, assign procurement category, reduce and consolidate. Document and update list for current account managers, address, phone, support numbers, and contract numbers

    • Document and report to manager cost savings/avoidance, trend, and obsolescence.

    • Execute new vendor set-up, ensure required documentation in place such as NDA’s, MSA’s, and submit supporting documents with set up submission.

    • Ability to interact and build strong internal collaborative relationships with IT Project Managers, Accounting, Asset Manager and Desktop Support

    • Identify and recommend areas for process improvement

    Qualifications:


    • Five+ years related work experience as IT Procurement Buyer, Asset Management or closely related field, strong understanding of purchasing practices and procedures

    • Three years’ experience within IT and or vendor management responsibilities

    • Preferred Bachelor’s degree in Accounting or related field, professional certification CPM, CPIM a plus.

    • Ability to analyze and interpret general business information, effectively communicate assigned category details related to hardware, software and maintenance.

    • Ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished as automated, written, and oral requests

    • Ability to effectively communicate with internal clients, external partners and executive management.

    • Good understanding IT Procurement – desktop hardware and software, maintenance and asset management, including strong understanding of IT related accounting principles.

    • Experienced use of purchasing systems such as Microsoft Dynamics, Ariba, Lawson or similar.

    • Proficient use of Word, Excel, Powerpoint and web based ticket system such as Service Now, Remedy or Magic.

    • Excellent customer service skills, self starter with ability to work independently or collaboratively within a team, demonstrate initiative and follow through in a fast paced environment.

    • Strong understanding of desktop hardware and software licensing, support Desktop Services with user requests

    • Demonstrate high level of customer service with ability to multi task and manage high volume of purchase requests.

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