Procurement Specialist

| Northwest Suburbs

Do you like owning a process from start to finish? Are you looking to build on your existing relationship and negotiation skills and be part of a growing team? We have a great opportunity to be part of building out a procurement function for a high growth organization.

 

The Procurement Specialist will support the Director with initial identification of needs through to delivery for the IT category. You will execute procurement business plans, partner with, and support, the needs of functional business owners by providing inputs to the creation of policies and processes to drive procurement, while maintaining our culture and supporting our growth.

 

What will you be doing?

  • Be involved in the whole procurement process from sourcing to off-boarding, including market assessments, consolidating spend across the organization, issuing RFPs (request for proposal), evaluating and comparing proposals, negotiating contracts (pricing and terms), and supplier management
  • Work across the organization to understand how technology is utilized, help identify gaps and determining solutions
  • Support the Procurement Director in strategically guiding the organization towards alternative cost saving opportunities and potential partners
  • Identify data sources, consolidate data, create project specific and monthly reports 
  • Use data to create and update procurement dashboards and scorecards
  • Use current spend information/data and business knowledge to help identify potential partners and develop an overall cost reduction plan
  • Assist in driving practices to reduce procurement cycle time and increase real-time spend visibility
  • Collaborate with other departments to prioritize procurement needs, solicit inputs, and align goals
  • Analyze performance metrics against budget to demonstrate continuous improvement and progress against strategic objectives
  • Acts as the internal point of contact for outside suppliers 
  • Support supplier negotiations and management activities such as QBRs, Supplier Scorecards, Supplier Ranking

Requirements

  • 2+ years’ experience in a Procurement or Finance department
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Supply Chain, Finance, Business, or related fields
  • Interest and aptitude for the IT Category
  • Understanding of financial analysis and the impacts / savings to be achieved in the procurement categories 
  • Experience with vendor management and/or procurement
  • Ability collaborating with internal and external resources to develop strategies that meet department goals within budget and established timelines.
  • Expert in advanced functions and features in MS Excel, Word, and PowerPoint

 

At Paylocity, we create software that makes companies – especially their HR teams – better, faster, and stronger. We give clients the tools they need to make their companies run, and give our employees a rewarding company culture – all putting us in a category of our own. Join us and learn what makes us unique!

 

We’re a fast-growing company ready to revolutionize the payroll and HR world for hundreds of thousands of businesses by delivering innovative technology and support. We seek the best and brightest to help us create the future of our talent solutions – enabling our customers to better develop their employees. Our own employees are equally important to us: We work hard to provide the best work environment for our employees, and are dedicated to giving back to the communities in which we live and work.

 

Our award-winning culture has made this the place employees want to be. We have plenty of opportunities for you to grow your career within Paylocity, and offer benefits like Tuition Reimbursement so you can continue to learn and develop your skills. You could say our growth game is strong. We also reward hard work with a flexible, casual work environment and plenty of perks. From picnics, to game nights, to holiday parties, there’s no shortage of ways to have fun.

 

We also offer the following benefits and perks:

  • Comprehensive benefits (medical, dental, vision, 401k)
  • Paid Parental Leave
  • Ample volunteer opportunities and events
  • Health and wellness program
  • Stock purchasing options (NASDAQ: PCTY)

Visit Paylocity.com/careers to learn more about working at Paylocity. Also be sure to check out what past and present employees have to say about us and our CEO on Glassdoor. Check out our many Awards here!!

 

Learn more about us and stay connected: FacebookTwitterLinkedInInstagram, and Glassdoor.

 

At Paylocity, “We” is what makes us different. We are committed to fostering a culture that honors diverse opinions, perspectives, and backgrounds, knowing that each makes us stronger and collectively unbeatable together. We actively cultivate these differences as we engage each other in driving innovation in the software and services we provide our customers. Paylocity is an equal opportunity employer.

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Location

We just moved into a larger, more modern space across from the bustling Woodfield Mall area in Schaumburg, accessible to plenty of bars & restaurants.

What are Paylocity Perks + Benefits

Paylocity Benefits Overview

Our commitment to hiring the best and brightest employees with a “talent anywhere” strategy means that no matter where you’re located around the country, you can be a part of our growing tech department

• Enjoy an attitude of trust to work remotely, manage your own schedule and be productive
• Work in small, cross-functional product-oriented teams
• Showcase development progress in two-week sprints with strong executive involvement
• Embrace the freedom to innovate, voice opinions and share new ideas

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
Company Equity
Employee Stock Purchase Plan
Performance Bonus
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Generous Parental Leave
Flexible Work Schedule
Remote Work Program
We have a talent anywhere culture, where employees can work anywhere in the US and/or work from one of three US offices located in Illinois, Florida, and Idaho
Family Medical Leave
Adoption Assistance
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Generous PTO
Paid Volunteer Time
Paid Holidays
Paid Sick Days
Perks & Discounts
Casual Dress
Commuter Benefits
Company Outings
Game Room
Stocked Kitchen
Some Meals Provided
Happy Hours
Parking
Recreational Clubs
Fitness Subsidies
Professional Development Benefits
Job Training & Conferences
Tuition Reimbursement
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