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Anixter Specialist - Software Compliance in Glenview, Illinois

The IT and Digital team at WESCO has an exciting opening for a fast paced, entrepreneurial, individual to become part of its Vendor Management Organization. This person will manage software licensing, compliance and inventory. This position will interact with internal users as well as vendors throughout the contract lifecycle.

As the Software Compliance Specialist, you will be responsible for the following activities. These responsibilities are intended to give you an idea of the role. As this function is growing, you can expect duties to be added or removed to meet the demands of the business, often without much notice.

  • Monitor software maintenance and support renewal requirements and partner with internal clients to execute timely, ensuring compliance and cost-effective solutions

  • Identify savings opportunities for renewals, software licensing, and services.

  • Enter and maintain information in a database format to address budgeting, software compliance & inventory, contracts, and cost.

  • Assist in the development of reporting to address management requirements to obtain information.

  • Accountable for procurements of assigned licenses by collecting, analyzing, maintaining, and managing the software inventory to enable collaboration that reduces the life cycle costs and risks of all IT assets deployed.

  • Respond to requests from end-users, for specific IT Software Asset Management data information, support issues, key deployment, etc.

  • Generate new or revised purchase orders from an approved expense purchase request; verifying vendor product information, shipping information, delivery dates, budget codes, license count, taxes and other related information

  • Tracking procurement requests through their lifecycle and informing appropriate personnel on status of purchase orders as requested as well as expediting where required

  • Ensure that all contract and administration procedures are followed and executed in a professional manner

  • Working with Vendors to research and resolve discrepancies with purchase orders and invoicing; informing appropriate personnel on status of issues as requested

  • All other duties as assigned

Qualifications for this role:

  • Bachelor Degree in an IT or finance related discipline, or the equivalent combination of education, professional training, and / or work experience

  • 4+ years of procurement-related experience

  • IT and business/industry knowledge strongly preferred

  • Strong foundation in technology terminology and understanding


  • Proficient in Microsoft Office programs (especially Excel, including pivot tables, vlookups, and more)

  • Strong organizational skills

  • Good negotiation skills

  • Excellent communication skills - written and verbal

  • Detail and accuracy oriented

  • Ability to handle multiple projects simultaneously to meet specified goals and deadlines

  • Ability to listen carefully and ask relevant questions to gather relevant facts required

  • Ability to interpret data from documents associated with purchase requests

  • Strong documentation skills - process maps, requirements, user roles

Physical Requirements:

  • Office based role. Generally comfortable setting with low noise and moderate physical demands.

  • Frequent sitting at desk. Use of office equipment.

  • Occasional lifting, walking, bending. Max lift demand 25lbs.

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