Overview

Job Location:
Dallas – HDQ

Blucora has a bold aspiration: we are committed to giving all people the tools needed to lead healthy financial lives – tools often reserved for the wealthy.

 

We now turn to the next leg, developing the technological tools that make our vision of financial health for all a reality. Atypical for the financial services industry, we take a contemporary approach to strategy and product development that is founded in user insights, rapid testing, and a singular focus on driving end-user value. 

 

Since charting new territory daily is part of everyone’s job at Blucora, we’ve attracted team members who thrive on the challenge, encourage each other, and are passionately committed to the goal. If you agree that problem-solving is a team sport, and feel energized by a good debate, deep-dive research, or a fun night out with colleagues, we might be the right firm for you!

Position Summary

Blucora a parent company of Avantax Wealth Management, Avantax Planning Partners, and TaxAct is seeking a Procurement Analyst that will support the organization’s day-to-day activities, including all aspects of the entire procure-to-pay process. They will lead process improvement opportunities, focusing on agreement review, approval, and execution process, within the Workday environment. Additionally, this position will lead contract negotiations, when required, identify and execute savings opportunities, and lead sourcing events as necessary. Finally, they will be required to provide overall guidance and insight to Procurement leadership that will support the delivery of cost reduction efforts across the enterprise.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

Primary responsibilities of the position are listed below.  The individual must be able to execute each essential duty satisfactorily. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. 

  • Document the current process and propose opportunities for improvement.

  • Establish procurement policies and procedures and support enterprise wide communication of these.

  • Support the implementation of the Workday Strategic Sourcing (WSS) module, and the longer-term evolution of this system.

  • Lead the contract data conversion from the prior software repository to the new data repository (WSS).

  • Support the reconfiguration of the Workday purchasing module, including process review, redesign, system configurations, and change management.

  • Lead the monthly, weekly, and ad-hoc reporting requests from Leadership.

  • Establishes and monitors vendor performance and scorecards.

  • Leadership of the Workday purchasing module implementation, including close communication with Accounts Payable.

  • Reviews bid proposals and negotiates contracts within budgetary limitations and scope of authority.

  • Other job duties as defined.

Education and Experience

  • Prior experience with Workday required.

  • Prior experience with the Procurement function.

  • College degree required.

  • 3-5 years of total experience, including exposure to finance, accounting, legal, and technology.

  • Familiarity with lean process methodologies and the ability to include those principles in process design.

  • Well-versed in tactical purchasing details and best practices.

  • Ability to make decisions based on general knowledge of operations, finance, and technology.

  • Proficiency in PC based database and project management tools.

  • Strong ability to build relationships across multiple disciplines and indirect reporting relationships.

  • Excellent ability to pay attention to details and follow-through.

  • Excellent problem-solving and creative solution skills.

  • Excellent interpersonal, written, verbal, and communication skills.

  • Excellent organizational skills.

  • Excellent influencing skills.

Physical Demand and Work Effort

  • Keying/typing, sitting, standing, walking.

  • Constant mental and/or visual attention; the work is either repetitive or diversified requiring constant alertness in an office environment.

  • The job is typically performed under comfortable working conditions; any disagreeable elements are generally absent during the normal performance of the job.

  • Compliance with company attendance standards.

  • FLSA Status: Salaried, Exempt.

#Blucora

At Blucora, we believe our work benefits from the diverse perspectives of our employees. As such, Blucora welcomes and celebrates diversity and inclusion and is committed to equal opportunity employment. At Blucora, you can expect a supportive, open, and inclusive atmosphere and a team that values your contributions.

 

Blucora, Inc. and its subsidiaries, Avantax Wealth Management, Avantax Planning Partners (formerly HK Financial Services), and TaxAct are committed to providing an environment of mutual respect where equal employment opportunities are available to all applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, physical and mental disability, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, veteran status, and any other status protected under federal or state law. Blucora considers information gathered in the hiring process, including information on this application, confidential, and only shares it on a need-to-know basis or as required by law.

 

If you need assistance or accommodation due to a disability, you may contact us at [email protected] or by calling 972-870-6000 to speak with a member of the HR Talent Acquisition team.