Acosta Sales & Marketing Analyst, Procurement Operations in Irving, Texas

Overview

The Procurement Analyst will provide support and leadership across a variety of procurement projects and programs. Part of a team of analysts that support: Sr. Manager Systems & Business Process, Category Managers, Sr. Buyers and Buyers in development of category strategies that are aligned with Acosta’s corporate strategy and financial goals. Other key stakeholders and partners include a variety of cross-functional partners.

Responsibilities

  1. Utilize internal data and market intelligence to provide high quality analytics, modeling, and key performance indicators (KPI) on third-party spend, supply chain, travel, expense, process compliance, and supplier data. Provide recommendations to senior leadership and C-suite based on insights from data to increase cost savings and improve operational efficiency.

  2. Build and manage KPIs, reporting and support of strategic program, and business process design.Drive Source to Pay (S2P) process and system efficiencies through system enhancement delivery and end user issue resolution. Maintain oversight of the S2P processes managed by Procurement ensuring internal compliance and overall efficiency. Follow up on process non-compliance and provide recommendations to the business on potential business process design improvements.

  3. Ability to lead procurement solution communications and/or recommendations, influence stakeholders, and deliver change management.

  4. Deliver against strategic sourcing objectives through supplier solution development, negotiation, and ongoing management.

  5. Other duties as assigned.

Qualifications

  • Three to five years of experience in analytics, procurement/supply chain/project management/consulting or related fields preferred.

  • Strong process improvement skills.

  • Experience participating in cross-functional teams.

  • Proven analytical capabilities, including advanced skills in MS Excel. Advanced data mining, analysis, and presentation skills with a penchant for detail and accuracy. Ability to draw strategic insights from analysis and effectively summarize and present insights. Strong reporting skills; managing data, information and systems to report KPI’s and update progress.

  • Subject matter expert on source to pay systems, process and it’s tie in with procurement policies and the purchasing life cycle.

  • Provide first line support and ownership on source to pay system issues, training, and business operation needs.

  • Ability to craft and deliver communication, influence audiences, and support change management.

  • Organization skills to plan and manage projects and deliver results by required due dates. Project management skills, including defining project objectives and requirements.

  • Acts as a resource for colleagues with less experience.

Job ID 2018-147132

Work City Irving

PCN Sourcing

Position Type Regular Full-Time

Work Zip 705039

Starting average hours per week 37.5 +

Category Corporate Jobs