Procurement Analyst

Cushman & Wakefield Inc Saint Louis , MO 63150

Posted 2 months ago

Job Title

Procurement Analyst

Job Description Summary

Procurement Analyst - Client Shared Services Center

Reports To: Sourcing Manager CLASSIFICATION: Exempt

Department: Client Procurement GOS

Targeted Span of Control: Exempt

Number of Direct Reports: 0

POSITION PURPOSE

The principle purpose of the Procurement Analyst is to support the Procurement organization as it pertains to the technology, process, governance and overall value of the organization. This role will support various work teams and projects within the organization. It will work with the internal Procurement teams, along with developing strong relationships with other functions, lines of business and third-party suppliers.

The Procurement Analyst supports strategic operations by collecting, analyzing, and managing data to provide key insights for actionable improvements to the procurement organization. The Procurement Analyst will become a key member of several strategic teams providing analytical rigor and technical expertise to produce fact-based summary information enabling Senior Procurement personnel to improve their strategic decisions. This position will process, extract, and query data from various systems, across the globe to help make decisions.

The Procurement Analyst must possess excellent project management skills, communication skills and an understanding of multiple business processes such as Procure-to-Pay and Source-to-Pay. The Procurement Analyst will take input from other Procurement team members, business area leads, Legal and Audit to plan and prioritize day to day activities.

The Procurement Analyst will perform as an individual contributor and will not have direct management responsibilities.

Job Description

KEY ACCOUNTABILITIES

  • Analyze aggregate procurement data to identify trends and opportunities, and create reports for Sourcing Managers and Senior Leadership

  • Maintain category-related dashboards/reports to support team functionality and planning:

  • Identify and report savings and diversity spend for monthly reports

  • Review and analyze spend and facility data to identify sourcing opportunities, RFP requirements and to evaluate supplier base

  • Track and report savings as needed across the Sourcing Team; collaborate with the Sourcing team to develop Sourcing performance reports (via Excel & PowerPoint primarily)

  • Satisfy key Sourcing project-specific analytical needs:

  • Provide spend category benchmarking analysis with Sourcing Manager input and direction

  • Analyze spend data (spend diagnostic)

  • Make recommendations based on data-driven insights

  • Identify opportunities to increase overall savings

  • Provide sourcing project analytical support, including but not limited to:

  • Supplier list

  • Supplier performance metrics

  • Historical quantities & forecast quantities

  • Assist in the management of all RFX activities, including but not limited to:

  • Compile and fully vet spend baseline

  • Establish and maintain RFX participant list

  • Create and manage of RFX timeline to ensure key deadlines are met

  • Prepare RFX pricing workbooks to align with the Scope of Work

  • Provide award scenario planning analysis ('what-if scenarios' of RFX supplier responses including pricing)

  • Identify new suppliers as needed:

  • Rationalize the supplier base

  • Increase spend with diverse suppliers

  • Assist in the maintenance of the Sourcing Dashboard (Master Supplier & Rates Directory)

  • Provide basic project management support (status reporting, project plan execution support) in collaboration with Sourcing Managers

  • Assist in the development of presentations (PowerPoint) for Sourcing initiatives and projects (updates, ROI, etc.)

  • Create, manage and maintain sourcing agreements (including certificates of insurance and non-disclosure agreements) on our Ultria site

  • Onboard new suppliers through completion of vendor set up

  • Responsible for establishing pricing and properties files for suppliers with large contracts and/or repeated services

  • Collaborate with suppliers/internal resources to identify and track location and service changes and amend agreements as needed

  • Support finance to resolve invoice issues for on time payment to suppliers

JOB REQUIREMENTS & QUALIFICATIONS

Education:

  • Bachelor's degree or Procurement Related Certifications

Previous Experience:

  • 1-3 years of Analyst experience (e.g. Business Analyst, Technology Analyst, Systems Analyst, Financial Analyst); procurement experience a plus

Targeted Competencies

  • Basic knowledge of financial principles

  • Strong business writing skills

  • Strong analytical skills

  • Must have proven experience with detailed data analysis, large data sets and an ability to quickly assess and draw conclusions from complex data sets

  • Ability to conduct cost and benefit analysis

  • Must have advanced Microsoft Excel (Pivot Tables, VLOOKUP, Merging Spreadsheets, Sorting, Adding Filters, Custom Sort, etc.) knowledge and proficiency with other MS Office products is required

  • Demonstrated ability to manage assignments from start to finish, with the ability to multi-task in a fast-paced environment with changing priorities

  • Exceptional interpersonal and communication skills (written and verbal)

  • Strong problem-solving skills and creative thinking

  • Team player with a positive attitude and ability to hit the ground running

  • Ability to work effectively in a collaborative team environment where results are achieved through influence and the incorporation of multiple points of view

  • Ability to work independently and apply critical thinking to solve business challenges via data-driven insights

  • Excellent organizational skills and attention to detail

  • Eagerness to learn and assist key business partners

  • Time management and the ability to prioritize work to meet tight deadlines

Cushman & Wakefield provides equal employment opportunity. Discrimination of any type will not be tolerated. Cushman & Wakefield is an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, protected veteran status or any other characteristic protected by state, federal, or local law.

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Procurement Analyst

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