Acosta USA (Texas)

  • Analyst, Procurement Operations

    Work State US-IL
    Job ID
    2018-147132
    Work City
    Irving
    PCN
    Sourcing
    Position Type
    Regular Full-Time
    Work Zip
    705039
    Starting average hours per week
    37.5 +
  • Overview

    The Procurement Analyst will provide support and leadership across a variety of procurement projects and programs. Part of a team of analysts that support: Sr. Manager Systems & Business Process, Category Managers, Sr. Buyers and Buyers in development of category strategies that are aligned with Acosta’s corporate strategy and financial goals. Other key stakeholders and partners include a variety of cross-functional partners.

    Responsibilities

    The Procurement Analyst will:

     

    • Provide high quality analytics and support for sourcing activities, negotiations planning, Source to Pay systems support and supplier management
    • Build and manage key performance indicators (KPI’s), reporting and support of strategic program, and business process design
    • Key responsibilities include gathering market intelligence and developing business requirements; spend analysis, supply market and supply chain analysis, supplier risk assessment, and sustainability cost analysis and modeling; KPI/compliance measurement, and reporting and supplier onboarding
    • Ability to craft and deliver communication, influence audiences, and support change management
    • Organization skills to plan and manage projects and deliver results by required due dates
    • Project management skills, including defining project objectives and requirements
    • Acts as a resource for colleagues with less experience
    • Strives to deliver ongoing value in enhancement of procurement maturity for the organization

     

    Qualifications

     

    Experience & Skills Required:

    • Bachelor's degree or combination of relevant education and experience required
    • 1-3 years of experience in Procurement/ Supply Chain/ Project Management/Consulting or related fields
    • Experience participating in cross-functional teams.
    • Strong process improvement skills
    • Proven analytical capabilities, including advanced skills in MS Excel. Advanced data mining, analysis, and presentation skills with a penchant for detail and accuracy. Ability to draw strategic insights from analysis and effectively summarize and present insights. Strong reporting skills; managing data, information and systems to report KPI’s and update progress
    • Subject matter expert on source to pay systems, process and it’s tie in with procurement policies and the purchasing life cycle
    • Provide first line support and ownership on source to pay system issues, training, and business operation needs
    • Ability to craft and deliver communication, influence audiences, and support change management
    • Organization skills to plan and manage projects and deliver results by required due dates
    • Project management skills, including defining project objectives and requirements
    • Acts as a resource for colleagues with less experience.
    • Experience in SQL, database administration, and business intelligence tools a plus.

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