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Procurement Analyst in Boston, MA at Veolia North America

Date Posted: 11/28/2018

Job Snapshot

Job Description

Support the Procurement and Operations function by conducting contract utilization analysis, RFP’s, metrics, systems reporting, prepare ad-hoc analyses, support quarterly savings reporting, as well as support process improvement opportunities, where identified. Responsible for identifying, developing and executing cost reduction plans and long term agreements in assigned spend categories. Must be able to work in a national, multi-business unit matrix organization and support national supplier implementations.

PRIMARY DUTIES / RESPONSIBILITIES

•Drive continuous improvement in price, service, etc.
•Develop category specific strategies, goals and objectives
•Study and track market dynamics to determine impact on cost, quality and risk
•Monitor and report category-specific savings and performance metrics
•Perform contract utilization reporting as required by the VNA Operations and Senior Management Teams.
•Perform spend and other analyses by using applicable business unit ERP system and Coupa e-procurement platform. 
•Prepare process and policy documentation and training materials. 
•Develop and report on metrics related to various system card programs
•Perform regular follow-up on purchase order exceptions to identify and address root causes. 
•Prepare requirement definition documentation by utilizing SAP / Coupa reporting tools, field personnel interviews and research to develop complete, concise and useful information.
•Support Veolia Lead Buyers in preparing RFP documents by working closely with field, corporate and legal staff, ensuring that the structure of the document supports structured review and ranking of proposals.
•Prepare bid/proposal summaries per Lead Buyer specification and support the timely response to field requests for completion.
•Develop procure-to-pay metrics and dashboards using Coupa data analytics tools / SAP reporting tools and provide regular reporting to management.
•Work closely with Accounts Payable staff responsible for processing invoices with PO holds and exceptions to develop an understanding of issues and support corrective action and process improvement related to them.
•Be an active participant in Process Improvement Work Group meetings and support efforts to prepare for and follow up on Procurement Management meetings.
•Perform supplier evaluations using available data and collecting additional information.
•Facilitating the creation of commodity strategies for core categories that optimize category spend throughout the category's lifecycle.
•Support Lead Buyers in approved procurement initiatives and document savings resulting from them.
•Demonstrate initiative in developing cost-savings and process improvement recommendations.
•Perform research to identify product/service providers who can provide solutions for the organization.
•Perform other duties as assigned by supervisor.
•Employees in this position will be required to demonstrate the following job-related competencies in performance of the role: operations focused, professionalism, adaptability to changing environments, results oriented. 

Job Requirements

Education/Experience Background•Bachelor’s Degree in business, supply chain or related field of study
•3 years procurement experience in a large organization

Knowledge/Skills/Ability Characteristics
•Strong Word, Excel, PowerPoint skills and Gmail Applications
•Visio skills desirable
•Strong analytical skills required, with the ability to collect, organize and interpret large volumes of data
•Strong technology skills and experience using various ERP procurement software
•Ability to prioritize work, communicate bottlenecks and to meet deadlines
•Strong organizational skills
•Strong written and verbal communication skills

Certification/Licenses
•Purchasing CPSM certification or working towards