Job Title: Procurement COE Analyst
Location: Norwalk, CT
Reporting into: Project Manager
About the Procurement Center of Excellence:
The Newell Brands Procurement Center of Excellence is tasked with driving five keys areas across Newell Brands Procurement Spend. These five areas are: Project Management Office, Procurement Analytics, Procurement Execution (P2P), Supplier Development, and Capability Building. The COE is focused on developing process and structure to maximize the delivery of business value and serves as a talent pipeline/feeder for category teams, exposing members to a variety of categories and product lines while building fundamental skills needed for career development opportunities.
As part of the Procurement Center of Excellence, the Procurement Strategy Analyst will be responsible for providing support for strategic procurement activities, including spend analysis, working capital opportunity identification and execution, macro-economic analysis and project management support. The Procurement Strategy Analyst will lead significant amounts of information gathering, data consolidation, and data cleansing activities. In addition to detailed activities, the Procurement Analyst will be responsible for supporting the macro level analysis of procurement related activities at a company-wide level.
Major Duties & Responsibilities:
The Procurement Strategy Analyst will work within the Procurement Strategy team. In this role, the Analyst will work directly with various teams across all of Newell Brands on the following objectives:
Partners with members of the Procurement COE and Category Sourcing to define requirements, scope analysis and reporting specifications, set reporting cadence, and establish data management plans.
Develop a thorough understanding of the data under analysis, focusing on ensuring the right balance of accuracy and completeness with timely delivery of required information.
Actively participate in project reviews and status updates, demonstrating a deep level of understanding around assigned projects
Navigate seamlessly throughout the organization during data gathering and analysis activities, fostering relationships with partners throughout the business to support data requirements
Quickly develops an understanding around business requirements and solutions to service those business requirements
Leverage analytical techniques to further support complex procurement and supply chain projects
Define and implement analytical tools utilizing PowerBI to support spend diagnostic activities
BA/BS degree in Finance/Economics/Engineering/Mathematics or related technical field
1-3 years of applicable experience in Procurement, Supply Chain, Finance, Operations or related fields
Demonstrates effective problem-solving and analytical skills
Demonstrates basic business financial knowledge
Demonstrates expertise in Microsoft Office applications (Outlook, Word, Excel, PowerPoint, SharePoints, PowerBI)
Excellent communication skills (written and verbal)
Ability to synthesize complex data topics into format that can be shared at a high level
Comfortable working with multiple functions/management levels
Effectively prioritizes multiple demands and heavy workload
Good at context switching and a fast learner
Proven track record of results in a fast-changing environment execution oriented
Strong drive for results
Approximately 5-15% travel required
Newell Brands (NYSE: NWL) is a leading global consumer goods company with a strong portfolio of well-known brands, including Paper Mate, Sharpie, Dymo, EXPO, Parker, Elmers, Coleman, Jostens, Marmot, Rawlings, Oster, Sunbeam, FoodSaver, Mr. Coffee, Rubbermaid Commercial Products, Graco, Baby Jogger, NUK, Calphalon, Rubbermaid, Contigo, First Alert, Waddington and Yankee Candle. For hundreds of millions of consumers, Newell Brands makes life better every day, where they live, learn, work and play. Newell Brands and its subsidiaries are Equal Opportunity Employers and comply with applicable employment laws. EOE/M/F/Vet/Disabled are encouraged to apply.