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Acxiom LLC Supplier Inclusion Partner in Boston, Massachusetts

We’re Acxiom! Trusted by the world’s biggest brands, we enable people-based marketing anytime, anywhere through a simple, open approach to connecting systems and data to deliver great experiences that matter.

Acxiom is looking for a new member to join our Supplier Inclusion Team. The Supplier Inclusion program strategically influences, manages, and develops supplier inclusion initiatives for Acxiom including identifying and forming alliances with suppliers who represent minority, disability, veteran, LGBTQ+ and women-owned businesses within the community and whose businesses support the Acxiom sourcing strategy.

KEy RESPONSIBLITIES - What you will do:

  • Partner with our Sourcing Leader to help set the strategy, develop goals, and deliver results that align to Acxiom’s and IPG’s social responsibility commitments

  • Recommend and help develop methodologies to increase global engagement with diverse suppliers

  • Identify diverse owned suppliers that meet sourcing requirements including cost, quality, and reliability with whom to establish strategic alliances

  • Execute against established goals, metrics, and mechanisms to deliver the supplier inclusion program goals and objectives

  • Collaborate with sourcing team, Acxiom leadership and suppliers to develop long-term, strategic, and mutually beneficial relationships. Provide input of diverse supplier options into renewals roadmap.

  • Encourage, influence, and support strategic suppliers to embed supplier diversity in their supply chain and measure (as Acxiom Tier 2)

  • Identify potential industry opportunities and relationships to further enhance Acxiom’s Tier 1 and 2 programs

  • Regularly report, monitor, and analyze supplier inclusion insights on utilization and performance driving accountability across business units

  • Gather perspectives and key insights from thought leaders in supplier and client organizations to incorporate into Acxiom strategy

  • Create opportunities to proactively expand diverse supplier partnerships to generate additional value for suppliers and economic impact to underserved communities

  • Collaborate with local, national, and global resources to ensure organizational alignment, efficient use of resources

  • Launch diverse supplier portal, survey, and continuous feedback loop

  • Partner with VMO to support automation for 360 supplier view

  • Partner closely with Marketing to include developing materials for internal and external audience including supplier events

PREFERRED EXPERIENCE AND TECHNICAL SKILLS – WHAT YOU WILL NEED

  • Undergraduate degree preferable in business, supply chain, finance, or related field

  • Minimum 5-7 years progressively responsible experience in sourcing, procurement and/or supplier management

  • Comprehensive knowledge of the principles, methods and practices related to purchasing and procurement

  • Comprehensive knowledge of supplier identification, validation, negotiation and relationship management processes and best practices

  • Experience developing and driving corporate improvement initiatives

  • Experience with driving cost reduction and other savings initiatives

  • Strong skills sourcing, procurement, and negotiations

  • Excellent analytical skills, including cost modeling

WHO YOU ARE

  • A passionate advocate for diversity and inclusion

  • Can effectively communicate and collaborate with all levels including executives, customers, partners, and/or industry, and building and maintaining positive relationships internally and externally

  • Can demonstrate the ability to analyze large volumes of raw data, draw conclusions, and develop actionable recommendations with minimal oversight #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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Attention Colorado, California, Connecticut, Maryland, Nevada, Ohio and Washington Applicants: This position is not located in the aforementioned states but applications for remote work may be considered. For information about this role under state or local equal pay or pay transparency laws, please contact recruit@acxiom.com

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