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Sr Analyst, Procurement
Ref No.: 17-03120
Location: Foster City, California
Start Date: 04/20/2017
  1. This is a replacement position.
  2. There is a software integration and this position is required for that. Bravo Spend/ Bravo Solutions experience is a must.
  3. This person needs to have experience in continuous process improvement from a technology perspective
  4. Excel, Tableau, SQL required. SQL, may not be a requirement but great to have.
  5. Must have experience dealing with procurement teams and have been involved in procurement process
  6. They need to have experience analyzing trends, reporting, capturing errors etc.

Location: Foster City
Experience: 5-10 years



GENERAL DESCRIPTION: Responsible for the management and maintenance of procurement technological solution. Provides detailed analysis to support critical sourcing activities and special projects; develops tools and templates to streamline procurement initiatives.

Essential Duties And Responsibilities
  • Act as subject matter expert for BravoSolution, including responsibility for system administration and technical support, set up of new users and suppliers, and delivery of training to end users and key stakeholders. Track and escalate support issues.
  • Responsible for Bravo Spend management and spend analytics:
    • Develops analytical tools and performs complex, detailed data analyses supporting critical sourcing activities, organization initiatives, and special projects. Provides subject matter expertise to category managers and analysts in support of sourcing data analysis
    • Develops analytical models, standards and techniques used by category managers and analysts to collect and evaluate spend data and manage critical sourcing information.
    • Advises strategic sourcing team and other procurement members regarding best practices to develop analytical models or to implement data management tools within the organization.
    • Develops solutions and execution strategies in complicated or Client data management situations supporting strategic sourcing, other procurement teams and AP.
    • Performs research and structures analyses for highly complex, unique and high dollar value requests for information, requests for quote, and reverse auctions (all RFxs) in an effort to fulfill business owner requirements and maximize business objectives.
    • Combines large volume data sets and perform complex analysis in an effort to conclude implications and provide recommendations to strategic sourcing team.
  • Build sourcing templates and process flow templates; manage template libraries. Serve as the key role in sourcing events; provide technical support for the sourcing team and conduct supplier training.
Education/Experience
  • Minimum Required Education: Bachelor's Degree in Business or related field
  • Minimum Required Experience: 3-5 years experience purchasing, procurement, or sourcing experience. Experience with BravoSolutions
  • Desirable Education/Experience: Bachelor's Degree with 5+ years experience purchasing, procurement, or sourcing
Job Related Competencies
  • Analytical Skills -
    • Strong aptitude for understanding and analyzing large amounts of data from multiple sources.
    • Performs complex analysis of data, processes, policies, procedures and/or systems.
    • Produces unambiguous, comprehensive and accurate interpretations.
    • Develops insightful, value-added and actionable analyses with detailed explanations regarding drivers of those results.
  • Communication Skills –
    • Writes clearly and informatively. Edits work for spelling and grammar.
    • Presents organized and thorough information and data appropriate for intended audience.
    • Utilizes variety of interpersonal styles and communication methods to effectively adapt to new work structures, processes, or cultures.
    • Demonstrates group presentation skills and excellent negotiation skills to deal effectively with individuals and groups within and outside the organization.
  • Time Management Skills -
    • Demonstrates follow-up skills.
    • Provides timely and professional support to all internal/external customers and vendors.
    • Prioritizes regular workload, special tasks and concurrent projects, allocating time and resources to ensure that work is completed accurately and efficiently within established time frame.
  • Leadership Skills (for Managers/Supervisor)–
    • Effective organizational, leadership and presentation skills.
    • Strong business focus with demonstrated ability to act in partnership with management teams.
    • Proven leadership and collaboration skills with the ability to effectively supervise, coach and influence employees.
    • Performs with high level of initiative exhibiting persistence and willingness to stimulate new ideas within the organization.
  • Other -
    • Self-motivated.
    • Team-oriented. Consults with Team members and management as needed to complete assigned responsibilities.
    • Works with minimal supervision.
    • Establishes and maintains effective, collaborative work relationships both internally and externally.