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Associate Sourcing Analyst

Visa - Austin, TX

Job Description

The primary purpose of this position is to lead daily activities within the purchasing process, ensuring procurement of supplies, equipment, and services for businesses/business partners in accordance to Purchasing policies and procedures.


You will review purchase requests for accuracy, completion, required approvals, and compliance with contract. Follows-up with stakeholders to properly complete requests.

Verify risk has been assessed for each purchase and identify potential risks that have been added to a project without a risk assessment.

You will interact with vendors to resolve transactional issues daily.

Coordinate with sourcing analysts and category managers to assist in sourcing initiatives.

You will ensure accuracy of order placement to contract as well as terms and conditions with the vendor.

Address all inquiries on order status of product and services.

You will collaborate with business units and other stakeholders to resolve discrepancies related to procurement issues.

You will perform administrative duties including drafting of Work Statements, metrics reporting, data entry into different procurement systems.

Collaborate with Accounts Payable for payment issues relating to vendors.

You will draft and execute low to moderately complex contracts and orders.

Respond to inquiries and issues from internal customers related to services provided by the Buying Center.

Prioritize requests from internal customers into urgent vs. non-urgent requests.

Deliver procurement and systems support to internal customers over the phone and via email in an effective and efficient manner.

Troubleshoot internal customer issues regarding the services provided by Procurement Operations.

Document the problem and provide appropriate follow up to meet internal customer service levels.

Job Requirements:


3 years of experience as a sourcing and/or procurement professional, preferably with a major financial institution or payment card company.

SAP Ariba knowledge a plus.

Spanish, written and spoken is a huge plus.

3 years of procurement transaction processing experience in shared services or centralized procurement operations center.

In-depth understanding of company policies and procedures and their application to the processing of center transactions (e.g. processing purchase requisitions, processing purchase orders, modifying purchase orders, executing bidding for small dollar transactions, executing RFP's, as required).

Consistent record of successfully executing multiple types of transactions simultaneously.

Excellent written, oral and presentation skills and an ability to synthesize information and make clear, concise recommendations on course of action.

Knowledgeable about contract terms and conditions.

Experience leading internal customers and users who interact with the Buying Center (e.g. customer care, customer help, phone based training, coaching and guidance).

High level of self-motivation and initiative, and ability to operate effectively as a teammate.

Understanding of process mapping and continuous improvement methodologies.

Undergraduate degree preferred.

Professional accreditation in sourcing or procurement a plus.

Additional Information

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Visa connects consumers, merchants and financial institutions around the world with products and services that make payments more convenient and more secure.