IT Procurement Analyst (R2060)

Information Technology Seattle, Washington Remote, United States


Avalara, Inc., (www.Avalara.com), is the leading provider of cloud-based software that delivers a broad array of compliance solutions related to sales tax and other transactional taxes.

What is it like to work at Avalara? Come find out!  We are committed to the following success traits that embody our culture and how we work together to accomplish great things:  Fun. Passion. Adaptability. Urgency. Simplicity. Curiosity. Humility. Ownership. Optimism.

We are building cloud-based tax compliance solutions to handle every transaction in the world. Imagine every transaction you make - every tank of gas, cup of coffee, or pair of sneakers, every movie ticket, or streamed song, every sensor-to-sensor ping. Nearly every time you make a purchase, physical or digital, there is an accompanying unique and nuanced tax compliance calculation.


We are looking for an experienced IT Procurement Analyst to manage software and IT assets for our company. You will be liaising between internal departments and suppliers, negotiating IT contracts on behalf of our company, and managing software assets through their lifecycle.


To ensure success as an IT procurement analyst, you should possess extensive experience in IT contract and asset management and in-depth procurement knowledge. A first-class IT procurement analyst will be
someone whose industry expertise translates into efficient and cost-effective procurement.


Job Description
● Support and facilitate the IT asset lifecycle management processes, including contract negotiation, legal and security compliance, purchase order management, and invoicing
● Manage various IT Software contracts including new purchases, renewals, auditing, and license management
● Route Software & SaaS contract requests for appropriate approvals, ensuring compliance to Avalara policies and procedures
● Facilitate communications between stakeholders, Legal, Vendor Risk Management, Purchasing, and the vendor.
● Maintain a comprehensive inventory utilizing a software asset management system
● Provide subject matter expertise and guidance on the procurement processes for software contracting and orders.
● Proactively monitor contracts and identify and communicate potential risks
● Perform administrative tasks necessary to support the software request, purchase request and contracting processes.
● A successful candidate will be well organized, an extraordinary communicator, have an eye for detail, and be a good team player.

Required Qualifications
● Bachelor's degree in Business, or related discipline
● 5 years of experience in procurement or related field, preferably in an IT enterprise environment
● Direct experience in IT, software, and software procurement.
● Direct experience in contract management and/or contract compliance, particularly in IT.
● Direct experience in the requisition, purchase order, and invoice processes, particularly in IT.
● Intermediate to advanced skills in Microsoft Excel

Preferred Qualifications
● Experience focusing on software and/or hardware procurement or asset management (ITAM)
● Experience in an IT Enterprise environment preferred
● Background in accounting or finance preferred
● Experience with accounting software such as Oracle NetSuite preferred
● Experience working in ServiceNow and/or Jira is a plus

About Avalara

Avalara helps businesses of all sizes achieve compliance with transactional taxes, including VAT, sales and use, excise, communications, and other tax types. We deliver comprehensive, automated, cloud-based solutions that are fast, accurate, and easy to use.

Avalara offers hundreds of pre-built connectors into leading accounting, ERP, ecommerce and other business applications. Each year, the company processes billions of tax transactions for customers and users, files hundreds of thousands of tax compliance documents and tax returns and manages millions of exemption certificates and other compliance related documents.

Avalara’s headquarters are in Seattle, WA and it has offices across the U.S. and in Brighton and London, England; Brussels, Belgium; and Pune, India. More information at: www.avalara.com

Avalara is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified candidates will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, creed, religion, age, gender, national orientation, disability, sexual orientation, US Veteran status, or any other factor protected by law.

Avalara is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified candidates will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, creed, religion, age, gender, national orientation, disability, sexual orientation, US Veteran status, or any other factor protected by law.