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Acxiom LLC Senior Director, Strategic Sourcing and Cloud Financial Operations in Des Moines, Iowa

Senior Director, Strategic Sourcing and Cloud Financial Operations

Reporting directly to the CIO, the Senior Director, Strategic Sourcing and Cloud FinOps is responsible for developing, implementing, and managing leading edge sourcing, FinOps and procurement practices driving value across Acxiom. The successful candidate will create effective partnerships with business partners and oversight over Technology Sourcing, Cloud FinOps, Supplier Inclusion and Vendor Management. The Sr. Director must successfully balance excellent partner service, understanding their needs (both expressed and implied) while ensuring that Acxiom pursues technologies, services, spend and contracts meeting our overall business objectives.

Job Summary:

Cloud Financial Operations

  • Develops capabilities to understand cloud usage and cost, benchmarks/optimizes rates and usage while aligning Acxiom to ensure cloud financial operations excellence

  • Centrally governs and controls cloud spend and agreements including committed use discounts, volume/custom discounts

  • Aligns the overall cloud financial cycle across plan, forecast, cost estimation to feed pricing decisions and spend per product, client, and company

  • Drives accountability and builds transparency, ensuring efficiency and cost control

Strategic Sourcing

  • Optimizes Sourcing processes, drives automation and tooling to streamline successful business decisions

  • Drives deal strategy and negotiation for sourcing agreements in partnership with Business Units and Corporate Legal

  • Supports Third-Party Risk team with supplier mitigation findings and plans

  • Manages all external software audit related findings

  • Accountable for all sourcing spend related to Acxiom’s technology, globally

Supplier Diversity

  • Oversees the development and enhancement of the Supplier Diversity program, expansion into channels and interacting with diverse business owners

  • Drives increased engagement among Global Sourcing colleagues with diverse/responsible suppliers through meetings, presentations, and the understanding of the sourcing landscape

  • Partners with cross functional teams such as Inclusion & Diversity and Human Resources, at all levels, to implement and advance both the supplier diversity and sustainability initiatives

  • Shares best practices and benchmarking of leading responsible sourcing programs and developing recommendations for continued performance improvement including training and policy enhancements

Vendor Management

  • Orchestrates supplier/vendor management strategy and operations - regular cadence of executive reviews that include strategic suppliers that are critical to enabling the company’s revenue and cost goals

  • Aligns all commercial advisory and risk management functions that drive operating efficiency to include: Strategic Sourcing, Third Party Governance, Procure to Pay and Infrastructure & Transformation

Experience:

  • Ability to quickly build and cultivate strategic partnerships with cross-functional leaders and external partners

  • Ability to think strategically and rapidly shift perspective from project-level to company-wide views, prioritizing Acxiom's company goals and objectives

  • Ability to develop and execute competitive negotiating strategies, producing financial outcomes

  • Extensive leadership experience in cloud financial operations and technology sourcing

  • Proven ability in managing high-level complex supplier contracts and partnerships

  • Experience in driving diversity and inclusion culture and practices

  • Well versed in regulations and compliance as well as global laws and requirements governing the procurement process

  • Demonstrable history of effective execution and delivery

  • Strong technical and financial aptitude

  • Experience leading a global team #GD17

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.

If you are interested in applying for employment with Acxiom and need special assistance or an accommodation to apply for a posted position, contact our recruiting department at 1-877-314-2049.

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