Analyst, Procurement COE

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Position Summary

The Global Procurement- Center of Excellence (COE) is a high visibility team within Edgewell’ s Global Procurement department with a purpose of building a truly world class Procurement function, supported by best-in-class Processes, Tools, Systems, and Training. The COE is responsible for developing “Best in Class” processes and procedures in conjunction with Procurement Leadership and other support functions (e.g. IT, Finance). Focus areas include but are not limited to Data & Spend Analytics, Category Management, Supplier Relationship & Risk Management, Fundamentals of Procurement, and Procurement Systems.

The Analyst- Global Procurement COE will work on the Global Procurement COE team focusing on Systems and Analytics. This position is expected to manage all tools, systems, and data used within Procurement as well as perform moderate to complex analyses of various forms of data. Additionally, the position will support and interact with internal and external colleagues spanning multiple geographies and work cultures.

Essential Functions

Identify opportunities to improve business/financial processes through Systems and Data Analytics. Provides central support model to Global Procurement community

Administer Procurement tools including training colleagues on use, troubleshooting, providing guidance, coordinating updates, and assisting in the implementation of new tools

Assist in developing business cases and preparing specifications for new systems and technologies to support a Global Procurement organization

Build and manage dashboards using various data sources to help Global Procurement colleagues manage their respective categories

Support and maintain regular reporting needs of Procurement and other support functions

Coordinate, create, and deliver periodic presentations based on analysis with category managers and Procurement Leadership

Perform adhoc requests for reports and analysis with equal emphasis placed on the ability to gather, identify, analyze, and quantify opportunities

Performs periodic audits and generates reports to help ensure highest levels of data integrity

Assist with the creation of new processes and procedures. Work within a team environment to achieve established common goals and deadlines

Maintain/develop good working relationships with all internal and external colleagues

Be proactive with consideration to continuous improvement in line with changing organizational needs and market conditions, information and knowledge management.

Required Skills and Experience

B.S. / B.A. degree in Business, technical field, or other related degree programs

3-5 years of relevant work experience (systems administrator, data analytics, data management, business systems/operations)

Highly self-motivated with the ability to function with minimal supervision

Strong financial and statistical analysis skills

Strong Excel and database manipulation skills with the ability to create moderate to complex formulas

Champions best practice processes, tools, and commitment to provide quality procurement products / customer service

Data Mining & Data Analysis– Business Data Models, Microsoft Access and Power BI, SAP & Business Warehouse reporting, Excel (Expert-Level) & External Data Sources

Analytical Curiosity – Comfortable with and enjoys working in detailed data; logical, creative, puzzle-solving mentality

Critical Thinking – Ability to explore & evaluate broad potential solution sets and provide objective data-driven recommendations

Continuous Improvement Mentality

Collaboration – Ability to identify stakeholders and create win-win situations with other functions; ability to work well with diverse, cross-functional stakeholders and team members

Ability to present ideas in business-friendly and user-friendly language

Ability to travel periodically (less than 20%)

Preferred Skills and Experience

Extensive knowledge of SAP/BW & Ariba Spend applications and dashboarding applications and approaches

Demonstrated knowledge of relevant technology systems including ERP, e-Procurement, Spend Analysis, and Contract Management

Experience developing and/or working with cost models

Project Management – Scoping, Resource Planning, Leadership, & Execution


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