IT Procurement Analyst, Black Diamond

IT Jacksonville, Florida


Description

Do you enjoy working within a well-funded environment making use of modern technology? Is a company that supports continuing education and career development important to you? Do you value being a member of a technology team comprised of top talent invested in your success? Do you have high standards in all that you do? If so, the Black Diamond technology team may be right for you. We feel it’s important to promote a client-focused culture that rewards employees for innovation, professionalism, and personal development.

As IT Procurement Analyst you must have a technical background, be organized and responsive, have a desire to grow, deliver high-quality work, and be able to succeed within an open collaborative peer environment. You will partner with Black Diamond technology and business leadership to optimize and manage technology purchases, licensing, and vendors. This role is based in our Jacksonville, FL office.

The IT Procurement Analyst is a member of the team responsible for the Black Diamond IT operating environment. This includes data centers, hardware, software, product delivery, and the support of internal and external technology services.

An ideal candidate would have a broad technical background and experience with license management, technology purchasing, and vendor relationship management. The candidate would be meticulous, highly organized, an excellent communicator, and have the aptitude to achieve financial efficiencies in the technology purchasing and renewal process. A potential candidate may have experience in a similar dedicated role or may have an IT administration, engineering, or management background. 

In the role you will:

  • Technology: Serve as a key, contributing member of a growing technology team with a track record of rapid new technology deployments
  • Purchasing: Work with senior leadership and subject matter experts to define and implement IT procurement strategies, policies, guidelines, and procedures. Lead the renewal process to ensure licensing compliance and design while optimizing value 
  • Licensing: Partner with management and engineering in working with new vendors to understand licensing options. Direct the team to select an optimized configuration appropriate for the application and budget 
  • Vendor Relationship Management: Assist Technology leadership and other staff members in managing portfolio of strategic vendors and partners, including direct management of specific relationships
  • Financial Administration: work with Finance analysts and IT leadership to centralize functional budgets, forecasts, and compliance reporting
  • Organizational Practices: Maintain up to date vendor and license management systems. Coordinate with technology and business stakeholders to ensure healthy licensing practices 

Qualifications

  • 5 years of IT experience as an IT procurement analyst, manager, systems engineer, administrator, or similar role. 
  • Broad understanding of technology including software, services, subscriptions, hardware, and data center facilities as it applies to licensing, maintenance, support, and agreements  
  • Understanding of technology and associated terminology including operating systems, business applications, development methodologies, and tools, databases, compute/server hardware, storage, network devices, information security, and hosted services  
  • Experience navigating the variety of commonly used licensing models 
  • Experience in reviewing contract agreements, business documents, contract terms, and privacy policies
  • Capable of presenting or escalating issues effectively to stakeholders
  • Knowledge of key business and contractual risks
  • Demonstrated negotiation skills
  • A great attitude and drive to produce high-quality work in a high pace environment
  • Professional, responsive, and able to exercise sound judgment
  • Excellent communication skills. High people interaction skills
  • Ability to manage multiple initiatives with a high degree of independence
  • Ability to work with highly spirited contributors and partners throughout the company
  • Strong financial management and analysis skills
  • An eagerness to learn enough about whatever tools or tricks are needed to get the job done

Helpful Qualifications

  • Project management skills 
  • Experience with compliance and audit processes
  • Associate or Bachelor’s Degree in computer-related fields, technical certifications related to responsibilities, or equivalent professional experience

At SS&C Advent, you will find a rewarding career where you can thrive at every level. We invest in our employees by offering competitive compensation and benefits, progressive training opportunities, and wellness programs that empower employees to achieve total (physical, financial, social & community) well-being. In addition to challenging and meaningful work, you will find a strong work-life balance and a deep commitment to giving back to the communities where we live and work. Advent’s culture thrives on teamwork and diversity. So, bring your unique perspective and talent to Advent and thrive in your work today!

SS&C Advent is an equal opportunity employer, committed to a diverse workforce.  

Principals only, please. NO AGENCY CANDIDATES WILL BE CONSIDERED. Please apply directly to Advent. No phone calls, please.

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