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, the parent company to Avantax Wealth Management, Avantax Planning Partners, and TaxAct, is seeking a Procurement Specialist II who will support the Procurement organization’s day-to-day activities, including all aspects of the complete procure-to-pay process. Additionally, the Procurement Specialist will support process improvement opportunities, close attention to the agreement review, approval, and execution process, within the Workday environment. Further, this position will coordinate with cross-functional groups to ensure all agreements are reviewed and approved before contract execution. Finally, the Procurement Specialist will support all purchase order entries, good receipts, acknowledgments, and partner closely with Accounts Payable to pay invoices on time.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

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

  • Document the current process and propose opportunities for improvement.

  • Communicate policies and procedures and help build the case for change, as needed, to all employees.

  • 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 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.

  • Works closely with accounts payable department to ensure proper receipt and payment of vendors.

  • 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 Scout will be an advantage.

  • College degree preferred but not required.

  • 8-10 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.

  • Familiar with tactical purchasing details and best practices.

  • Knowledge of accounting and finance principles.

  • Proficiency in PC MS Office-based tools.

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

  • Excellent ability 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, standing, walking.

  • Sitting for an extended period of time.

  • 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.

Comprehensive Benefits

We offer a competitive salary, outstanding benefits package that includes medical, dental, vision, life insurance, paid time off (PTO), paid holidays, tuition reimbursement, paid parental leave, 401(k) with company match.

#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.