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Strategic Sourcing Analyst

Job in Milwaukee - Milwaukee County - WI Wisconsin - USA
Posted by Mindlance Inc
Full Time position
Listed on 2021-03-08
Job specializations:
  • Supply Chain/Logistics
Job Description & How to Apply Below
This position is responsible for leading the data management and quantitative analyses of sourcing activities within the Strategic Sourcing Organization. The Analyst leads the construction of spend management databases and information warehousing for the key commodity spend categories that he/she is assigned to. The Analyst must be fully informed of supply chain process as they will be required to work on complex problems requiring the creation of analytical tools, data analysis and recommendations/solutions to problems. These solutions will include creating, documenting, and delivering repeatable processes for ongoing reporting to stakeholders. The Analyst will also be responsible for determining how to present the information utilizing different toolsets to fit the situation. The Analyst will need to manage multiple priorities to meet reporting timelines.
Create insightful data for stakeholders. The analyst leads the process design for the collection and analyses of global spend data for assigned commodities / services. Maintains and constructs the ongoing analyses of a deep fact base for purchased commodities / services. Designs, conducts and synthesizes insightful industry and market research for assigned commodities to help develop sourcing strategy.
Understanding of supply chain and TCO reduction opportunities. The analyst should be conversant with the different supply chain models. The analyst participates in internal and joint supplier/unit teams pursuing TCO reduction opportunities in alignment with the Sourcing strategy (e.g. lowering inventory levels, increasing yields, improving supplier operations, demand management etc.).
Sourcing Process Improvement. The analyst standardizes existing strategic sourcing systems and processes of data collection, analyses, warehousing, data management, etc. and makes the process more efficient. The analyst has the ability to create tools which integrate data into new procurement tools like web procurement into the sourcing process. This includes the modernization of data and existing tools into more efficient and user-friendly programs. The analyst will document and roll out new processes to the Strategic Sourcing Organization.
Sourcing Risk Analysis. The analyst will lead data gathering, analysis, and logic definition surrounding Supplier/Part risk analysis. This will include designing a process to combine multiple data sources into a tool that provides thorough visibility into Supply Base risks. This process must be repeatable and well documented for future improvements and development. This project will also require additional insight into Supplier communication and feedback.
Ensures thorough familiarity with company policies and procedures. Appropriately applies policies and procedures in compliance with government laws. Policies and procedures include, but not limited to: Standards of Business Conduct, Intellectual Property, Control Environment, Information Protection, ISO 9000 & 14000, government regulations (e.g. health, safety, quality and environmental), and functional policies published on the Company's Information Network.
Organizational and Administrative Support The analyst may be called upon from time to time to provide organizational and administrative support to the Strategic Sourcing Organization.

Minimum Qualifications
Bachelor's Degree in Business, Finance, Engineering or other relevant area.
A minimum of two years professional experience in strategic sourcing, supply chain, or related analytical field.
Critical thinking and problem-solving skills required. Must be able to manipulate data, summarize findings, and investigate root cause.
Analytical experience combining multiple large datasets into a comprehensive solution. This would ideally contain expertise in Power Query, Power BI, Azure, SQL, or other mass data combination tools outside of Excel.
Works on highly complex problems requiring the creation of analytical tools, data analysis and providing recommendations and solutions to the problem. Requires the capability to design and apply new standard processes.
Strong knowledge of Microsoft Office (Excel, Access, Word, PowerPoint, Teams) and other analytical reporting and database related tools (Power Query, PowerBI, SQL Servers).
Intermediate knowledge of sourcing and supply chain management.
Strong oral and written communication skills to effectively communicate to management, suppliers, and key stakeholders.
Ability to effectively prioritize multiple tasks with high degree of accuracy and detail.

Preferred Qualifications
Experience with Microsoft Power Platform (Power Apps, Power Automate, and Power BI)
Experience with creating/updating processes and the change management associated with implementing the new process in a large organization.
Experience with electronic sourcing tools or using tools to acquire customer data in a standard format.
ERP/MRP systems knowledge (SAP preferred).
Position Requirements
Contact Information
Contact Name: Mindlance Inc
Contact Phone: 6313598920
Preferred method of contact: Email with CV via Application Box below.
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