Sr. IT Business Ops. Analyst

Cetera Financial Group El Segundo , CA 90245

Posted 4 months ago

Senior IT Business Operations Analyst

What we need:

We are looking for an experienced IT Analyst to join our team, focused on supporting vendor and demand management for Cetera's growing and dynamic IT organization. You will play a key role in optimizing our vendor management strategy and provide critical analysis and insights to our IT business management process.

What you will do:

  • Support Cetera's vendor strategy to build strategic partnerships and optimize expenditure

  • Provide data to support budgeting, demand forecasting, expenditure and other decision support and governance activities

  • Identify and monitor vendor cost savings

  • Partner with procurement and finance to support the process for IT purchases

  • Manage hardware and software licensing needs

  • Support IT Asset Management processes including audit

What you need to have:

  • Bachelor's degree in Business, Finance or Information Systems

  • 5 years of experience in vendor management and procurement including experience working with a corporate IT department

  • Experience planning, scheduling, and managing budgets.

  • Experience in designing metrics to capture vendor performance, IT capacity needs, expenditure and budget control

  • Experienced with Office 360, including advanced skills in Excel

  • Experience with identifying cost-saving opportunities in hardware and software renewals, licenses, maintenance contracts and services

  • Strong organizational, project management, and multi-tasking skills with an ability to work on a self-directed basis

Really catch our eye with:

  • Experience in Fintech/Financial Services

  • Experience with Portfolio Project Management tools, e.g. Planview, Clarity RPM, Oracle PPM etc.

  • Interest and experience with new technologies such as Cloud, SaaS and DevOps

  • Strong set of personal and business values that complement the firm's core values

Our top performers share the following traits:

  • Ability to build strong relationships across organizational boundaries

  • Commitment to strong consistent delivery backed with inspirational leadership

What we give you in return:

Our competitive Health program offers a comprehensive benefits package that supports healthy lifestyles, preventative care and helps to protect against hardship. Our retirement plan offers our employees the opportunity to plan ahead for a strong financial future well beyond their working years.

About Cetera Financial Group:

Cetera Financial Group ("Cetera") is a leading network of independent retail broker-dealers empowering the delivery of objective financial advice to individuals, families and company retirement plans across the country through trusted financial advisors and financial institutions. Cetera is the second-largest independent financial advisor network in the nation by number of advisors, as well as a leading provider of retail services to the investment programs of banks and credit unions.

Through its multiple distinct firms, Cetera offers independent and institutions-based advisors the benefits of a large, established broker-dealer and registered investment adviser, while serving advisors and institutions in a way that is customized to their needs and aspirations. Advisor support resources offered through Cetera include award-winning wealth management and advisory platforms, comprehensive broker-dealer and registered investment adviser services, practice management support and innovative technology.

"Cetera Financial Group" refers to the network of retail independent broker-dealers encompassing, among others, Cetera Advisors, Cetera Advisor Networks, Cetera Financial Institutions, Cetera Financial Specialists, First Allied Securities, and Summit Brokerage Services.

Cetera Financial Group is committed to providing an equal employment opportunity for all applicants and employees. For us, this is the only acceptable way to do business. Accordingly, all employment decisions at the Cetera Financial Group, including those relating to hiring, promotion, transfers, benefits, compensation, and placement, will be made without regard to race, color, ancestry, national origin, citizenship, age, physical and/or mental disability, medical condition, pregnancy, genetic characteristics, religion, religious dress and/or grooming, gender, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, marital status, U.S. military status, political affiliation, or any other class protected by state and/or federal law.

Agencies please note: this recruitment assignment is being managed directly by Cetera's Talent Acquisition team. We will reach out to our preferred agency partners in the rare instance we require additional talent options. Your respect for this process is appreciated. Please Note: Cetera does not accept unsolicited Agency resumes. Any unsolicited resumes received from Agencies will be considered the property of Cetera unless specifically requested by Human Resources. Unsolicited resumes will be ineligible for referral fees.

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Sr. IT Business Ops. Analyst

Cetera Financial Group