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Senior Procurement Analyst

Company: American Cybersystems
Location: Chicago
Posted on: September 25, 2022

Job Description:

Client is seeking an exceptional practitioner who will primarily report to a Director of Procurement as a member of our Procurement team / Finance department, charged with securing savings, avoiding unnecessary costs, and deploying efficient procurement processes across the enterprise.This position will be based from our headquarters in Chicago, Illinois.The Procurement Analyst will assist the CPO, Procurement Director and Procurement Manager by partnering with our business units and corporate departments on sourcing and procurement activities, and participating in the design, implementation and enforcement of policies, processes, systems, and results across the enterprise. In addition to helping to drive cost savings / cost avoidance, this position will have significant responsibility for supplier development and performance, including quality and lead-time reliability, as well as reporting and identification of demand management opportunities. The person in this role will have an opportunity to grow within the role and department, cementing their position in a function poised for continued success.Essential Duties and Responsibilities:Own all activities related to the RFP process including supplier research, RFP creation, submissions, timelines, total cost of ownership analysis, contract and term negotiation with final recommendation and any additional next steps. Monitor supplier performance through the life of the contract; Identify opportunities to drive value through improvements in supplier performanceDraft RFPs with project / service specifications and service level targets, questions that will help drive supplier differentiation, and proposed pricing models.Manage all supplier communications throughout the RFP process.Leverage business relationships to implement consumer facing cost savings projects and influence the business to drive procurement strategiesUtilize Microsoft Excel to assist with financial and qualitative model development, with a focus on approaches inclusive of normalization of currency, total cost of ownership, lease vs. buy, etc.Convert data / inputs from multiple sources into actionable information.Ensure that selected suppliers meet or exceed Hubs needs at a market competitive price pointManage savings tracking and category management to ensure initial savings expectations are realized, and additional savings can be identified and capturedAssist colleagues with establishing supplier management standards and practices, inclusive of measuring suppliers against SLAs that are established as a result of the RFP / contracting process.with internal stakeholders and develop new and repeat internal customers to build on-going relationships that serve as pipeline for future procurement activitiesContinuously seeks out cost savings opportunities and leads efforts to realize those savings.Prepare and participate in various management presentations utilizing Microsoft PowerpointRole will be handling multiple projects, or components thereof, while assisting other Procurement staff with more complex RFPs or special projects, on an as-needed basisTravel up to 5% as requiredPosition Requirements:Minimum of 2-5 years of Procurement or Strategic Sourcing related experienceStrong analytical, relationship, and communication skillsDetail oriented and a focus on accuracyPurchasing and negotiation experience with outside vendorsStrong financial acumen with the ability to forecast expendituresMust be action/results orientation with the ability to work with minimal oversight, to be self-motivated and proactive in achieving individual/team objectives.Ability to work collaboratively and build strong relationships across the organization.Must be comfortable with challenging the status quo to seek a better, more effective / efficient way of doing businessExperience with Reviewing and red-lining contracts, and coordinating with Legal, to protect the organization from undue risk and ensure that business issues agreed to during proposal / negotiation process are formally documented.

Keywords: American Cybersystems, Chicago , Senior Procurement Analyst, Accounting, Auditing , Chicago, Illinois

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