Senior Manager, Strategic Sourcing - Cloud

at Acxiom LLC in Augusta, Maine, United States

Job Description

What you will do:

Supporting Acxiom’s transformational goals will provide strategic sourcing partnering across all of Acxiom to support our cloud transformational goals. As a central shared organization operating in a high complexity environment, Acxiom Strategic Sourcing brings “one voice” to stakeholders and suppliers. You will own bringing financial accountability to the spend model of cloud, governance, and best practices.

Key Responsibilities

+ Engage and establish strategic partnerships with leadership in varied functions to collaborate, influence, drive sourcing strategy and add value by designing and developing business and financial models to support our client’s objectives.

+ Lead and inspire by focusing on the development, implementation and execution of sourcing strategies and technical partnerships across a portfolio of categories, to enable a competitive advantage and value creation for Acxiom LLC. Core modelling and financial deal analysis, developing risk portfolios.

+ Develop and implement sourcing strategies: strong technical/functional knowledge, in support of the business’ short- and long-range plans. Have deep understanding of key strategic sourcing functions (supplier selection, market intelligence, business partner management, negotiations, SRM, etc.).

+ Build and strengthen strategic relationships: successfully partner across varied functions (Transformation, Strategy, Corporate Development, Finance, Legal, Product and Engineering) and partner with senior internal stakeholders, external suppliers, and colleagues to drive results and influence change. External Focus: regularly leverage industry experts, associations, peers, and stakeholders to identify and benchmark best practices.

+ Define category performance targets: achieve value goals, along with value beyond cost; hold vendors accountable to performance agreements and implement course corrections and mitigation strategies as needed Leverage strong influencing skills: balance speed, different priorities and urgency while proactively considering new alternatives and driving critical thinking to optimize results.

+ Acts as a change agent to drive Acxiom LLC’s wide process and broader organization in the development of plans for implementation and change management for projects including strong understand of public cloud including goals driving cost optimization.


+ Bachelor’s in business administration required

+ Must have experience presenting to C-level executives

+ 7+ years of experience in Strategic Sourcing, Information Technology, Public cloud operating models or business consulting

+ Significant experience leveraging financial and business acumen, market intelligence, automating everything, from using third party tools to delivering machine-learning-based forecasts, self-service budgets, and real-time spend visibility

+ Significant experience driving long-term results through category strategies, levering in-depth market knowledge, collaboration and influencing at all levels of a global organization

+ Experience leading with and without authority to influence others and drive decision-making, promoting a culture of cost accountability and awareness

+ Demonstrated ability to effectively navigate and lead others in an ambiguous environment to achieve high levels of performance and deliver sustainable results to the organization

+ Strong budgeting and forecasting capabilities within cloud financial management and insight to drive broad strategic impact across a business

+ Operating with less than precise information (be comfortable being uncomfortable)

+ Comfortable working with contracts, can partner with lawyers

+ Ability to build software audit governance models

Primary Location City/State:

Homebased – Conway, Arkansas

Additional Locations (if applicable):

Acxiom is an affirmative action and equal opportunity employer (AA/EOE/W/M/Vet/Disabled) and does not discriminate in recruiting, hiring, training, promotion or other employment of associates or the awarding of subcontracts because of a person’s race, color, sex, age, religion, national origin, protected veteran, military status, physical or mental disability, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, genetics or other protected status.

Who is Acxiom?

We are leaders in helping brands achieve the number one mantra for every business – know your customer. For fifty years, we’ve helped marketers deal with a fast-changing future of growing channels, data and technology. By understanding the customer, marketers can communicate with relevance everywhere and drive better customer experiences that build a better brand and, in turn, better business.

We’re one of the marketing industry’s most experienced, respected and forward-thinking leaders. For nearly fifty years, we’ve helped the world’s best marketers understand their customers so that they can reach people with relevance rather than randomness. Our products and solutions form the data foundation that make it possible for marketers to drive better customer experiences and meaningful interactions at scale across every channel.

Our job opportunities will give you the opportunity to showcase your talents, grow your skills, and expose you to cutting-edge technologies, whether you’re an engineer, developer, products guru, systems and security expert, sales and consulting executive, or an intern looking to gain real experience with a company that will make you stand out.

At Acxiom, our values begin with our associates, who are the single most important driver of our success. We’re looking to hire people who share our core values: collaboration, excellence, innovation, a focus on outcomes, and being empowered to make and own decisions that benefit our clients and our company. Our values represent our brand promise – to our clients and to our associates – and define our company culture.

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Job Posting: JC188326172

Posted On: Jul 22, 2021

Updated On: Sep 20, 2021