Indirect Category Specialist / Data Analysis

Ingersoll Rand Davidson , NC 28036

Posted 4 weeks ago

At Ingersoll Rand we're passionate about inspiring progress around the world. We advance the quality of life by creating comfortable, sustainable and efficient environments. Our people and our family of brandsincluding Club Car, Ingersoll Rand, Thermo King, Trane, American Standard Heating & Air Conditioning and ARO - work together to enhance the quality and comfort of air in homes and buildings; transport and protect food and perishables; and increase industrial productivity and efficiency. We are a global business committed to a world of sustainable progress and enduring results. For more information, visit

Ingersoll Rand is a diverse and inclusive environment. We are an equal opportunity employer, dedicated to hiring a diverse workforce; including individuals with disabilities and United States qualified protected veterans.

Ingersoll Rand is hiring an Indirect Category Specialist / Data Analytics professional! This is a critical role on our procurement team, and will be responsible for supporting our Global & Regional Categories for Indirect Material Procurement. We are seeking someone with advanced analytical experience (particularly with Excel & Pivot Tables, well beyond regular use) who can work within a multicultural, cross-functional team.

Role Summary

The Indirect Category Specialist will play an important role in creating value for the business by supporting & working closely with the Global & Regional Category Leaders in conducting procurement activities such as sourcing, supplier and contract management, & operational excellence for Indirect Goods & Services.

He/She will be closely involved in the development of category strategies and executing sourcing events to reduce total costs, procurement operational excellence, and centralization while ensuring value through high levels of service and compliance with procurement policies, standards and best practices.

Key responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Analyzing historical and forecasted spend data to support development of category segmentation and identify opportunities for improvement, rationalization, savings and consolidation, while also focusing on current and future market opportunities to support identification of new sourcing opportunities

  • Supporting Category Directors & Managers in developing spend cubes across all categories with initial insights; Draw meaningful insights from data that can be pursued as category management opportunities

  • Providing risk assessment and transparency on potential issues surrounding data integrity

  • Creating reports that provide information suitable for management decision making

  • Recommending and designing business appropriate dashboards and reports delivering enhanced understanding of what is strategically important to the report audience using data visualization tools such as Business Intelligence.

  • Providing ad hoc analytical support as required by the category initiatives

  • Generating and articulating clear actionable insights and highlight relevant trends through data exploration and analysis

  • Assisting the procurement function in developing tools and best practices to maintain and improve enterprise data quality

  • Driving Multiple projects on KPI: - Productivity, Cash Flow, SRM & Supply Base, Preferred Suppliers.

  • Conducting analysis on P2P, To identify gaps on Payment term, lead times, opportunity on value streaming

  • Preparing monthly and yearly Commodity reports on Spend, WAPT, and Savings & Opportunities for executive reviews.

  • Dashboard maintenance of Enterprise Indirect commodities (Daily Improvements, Pareto Delta etc.)

Qualifications & Experience

  • Most Critical -

  • Extensive analysis on advanced MS Excel (Advanced user - pivot tables, v look-ups, macros)

  • High level of computer literacy in MS Word, MS PowerPoint, MS Access, Tableau

  • Bachelor's degree

  • 3-5 years' experience in Sourcing & Procurement Analytics.

  • Excellent analytical skills and strategic analysis from huge databases

  • Experience with non-US regions preferred

  • Self-Starter to drive & support multiple projects with minimum supervision

  • Development of price, cost, product lifecycle and service lifecycle cost models

  • Good research skills for understanding the external market domestic and international

  • Solid problem solving skills, using reason, analysis, and return on investment

  • Ability to handle pressure and excellent prioritization

  • A flexible, teamwork approach to tasks and responsibilities.

  • Experience in pulling data feeds from multiple ERP / source systems

Job Location: Davidson, NC.

We are committed to helping you reach your professional, personal and financial goals. We offer competitive compensation that aligns with our business strategies and comprehensive benefits to help you live your healthiest. We are committed to building an inclusive and diverse culture that engages as well as values the different backgrounds and experiences of our employee, which, in turn, spurs innovation, generates creative solutions and enhances our customer relations.

If you share our passion for inspiring progressfor bringing about bold shifts in how people, economies and societies operatethen you belong with Ingersoll Rand. Progress begins with you.


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Indirect Category Specialist / Data Analysis

Ingersoll Rand