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Procurement Analyst in Boston, MA at Beacon Health Options

Date Posted: 11/20/2018

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Job Description

About The Position:

We are currently seeking a dynamic Procurement Analyst to join our team at our office in Chicago, IL. The Procurement Analyst responsibilities include analyzing category data and executing specific plans/objectives within specific category per direction of the supervisor. This position is also responsible to work cross functionally to identify areas for improvement and develop solutions that will optimize the overall category while reducing total costs while being the central point of expertise and knowledge for the category.

Position Responsibilities:

  • Support Procurement leaders on all sourcing and contracting activities and strategy execution
  • Provide deep analytical support in: developing spend profiles and reporting, running RFx projects, leading sourcing analysis, supplier proposals and supplier negotiations
  • Perform research and specialist projects as needed. This includes working with category managers to identify new suppliers to include in RFPs, new technologies/products/processes and general desk research
  • Support the implementation of cost reduction initiatives
  • Execute supplier performance management techniques in accordance with defined standards and guidelines.
  • Support Procurement leaders in working to identify future sourcing opportunities
  • Interact with cross-functional team members
  • Support maintenance of all category contracts and agreements on a continuous basis as part of the contract administration function.

 Position Requirements:

  • Education: Bachelor’s Degree in Supply Chain, Accounting, Finance or Business
  • Relevant Work Experience: Two to five year’s business experience in financial/supply chain operations/contract management/strategic sourcing or procurement. Demonstrated experience in entire sourcing process including: ability to work with internal customers to determine requirements & specifications, researching potential vendors, independently lead Request for Proposal (RFP) sourcing process, contract management and administration, financial analysis and reporting, and working within Procurement platforms.

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:

  • Strong computer skills including: Excel, Word, Access, PowerPoint, purchasing systems and inventory management systems
  • Demonstrated ability to build strong relationships with colleagues, internal partners and external vendors.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills. Experience working directly with multiple levels of management.
  • Ability to work under pressure, handle multiple projects and aggressively pursue deadlines independently
  • Proven ability to effectively organize and prioritize
  • Preferred experience: procurement/sourcing, project management, negotiations, IT sourcing
  • Preferred skills: Presentation development and delivery, technology proficiency (e.g. Spend Management, Oracle, eProcurement, etc.)
  • Some understanding of procurement trends and best practices (i.e. reverse auctions, e-sourcing, etc.)
  • Some knowledge of legal environment related to third party contracts and framework agreements

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