Lead Procurement Analyst

Job Summary

This position has enterprise-wide responsibility for identifying and driving procurement opportunities for GNFR (goods not for resale)/indirect spend while building strong, collaborative relationships with business unit owners and category stakeholders. This role will be the subject matter expert as it relates to procurement and be a strategic business partner interacting with all business units. The Lead Procurement Analyst will work with the Procurement and Financial Planning & Analysis teams to create a procurement project pipeline and implement a strategic procurement process that will achieve business goals and deliver sustainable and measurable cost savings.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • Implement and deliver the Company's overall Indirect/GNFR and cost savings strategies.
  • Liaise with key stakeholders across the organization to identify cost savings opportunities.
  • Build and prioritize an enterprise-wide procurement project pipeline.
  • Monitor progress vs. targets/budgets and deliver against agreed annual GNFR savings targets.
  • Assess incumbent vendor's performance and economics.
  • Provide analytical support for sourcing events and to negotiations.
  • Translate detailed requirements (e.g. product specs, volumes, delivery lead times) set by the business units into decision criteria.
  • Structure RFIs, RFPs, and e-sourcing events to facilitate analysis of results and bid comparisons across vendors.
  • Provide tools and expertise for sourcing and bidding activities (e.g., RFP preparation, bid management, e-auctions)
  • Implement continuous improvement measures, standards and tools as it relates to procurement and purchase to pay cycle.
  • Define total spend to be addressed in the year, based on contract expirations and net new business initiatives.
  • Define transition plans with operational business stakeholders to understand the full impact of switching vendors.
  • Lead negotiations and post bid service delivery/pricing discussions with vendors.
  • Conduct category spend analyses and reporting.
  • Identify and execute on opportunities for process improvement, within procurement activities, purchasing processes and cost control practices.
    • Maintain the highest level of integrity in all business and procurement interactions and functions.

Job Specifications

  • 5+ years experience in a procurement function.
  • Bachelors Degree in Finance, Business or related field
  • Proven procurement and negotiation experience.
  • Experience with Indirect/GNFR (goods not for resale) procurement.
  • Project planning and project management experience.
  • Strong analytical skills required to evaluate RFPs, cost savings models and recommend courses of action.
  • Excellent communication skills and ability to interface with internal and external business stakeholders and leaders.
  • Excellent business acumen and a strategic vision, ability to "see the big picture" and identify opportunities for strategic involvement and improvement.
  • Ability to juggle multiple projects and manage competing timelines/priorities.
  • Ability to manage conflict, build consensus, establish trust, communicate effectively, and foster cultural change.