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Procurement Analyst in Riverwoods, IL at CRS Group

Date Posted: 2/8/2018

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Job Description

Procurement Analyst
Duration: 3 month contract
Location: Riverwoods, IL
Overview: The CRS Group is currently looking for Procurement Analyst for one of our clients in the Riverwoods area. The CRS Group is a nationwide Staffing Firm who works primarily with Fortune 500 and Fortune 1000 corporations.
Job Description:
  • As a Procurement Analyst, you will assist in optimizing procurement categories by analyzing current state, quantifying opportunities for improvements, and working with different parts of the wider organization to streamline vendor onboarding processes and support ongoing supplier management
  • This is a fantastic opportunity for a driven analytic, ideally with experience in the procurement space
  • As part of this highly dynamic organization, you will be responsible for extracting and  analyzing AP, purchase order, and invoice data related to supplier contracts to identify new sourcing opportunities, track compliance to contracts, and validate savings
  • In addition, this role will be responsible for identifying and implementing opportunities to streamline process, reduce costs, and add value to the organization through review of daily activities related to vendor transactions
  • Work with internal and external business partners to facilitate and coordinate vendor scorecards and quarterly business reviews
  • The ideal candidate is dynamic, vibrant, strongly skilled in Excel and Access, and thrives in a fast paced work environment

Duties and Responsibilities:
  • Complete detailed baseline spend analysis on key suppliers, utilizing AP, PO, Invoice and vendor reports, including identification of key cost drivers and trends
  • Build, maintain, and regularly refresh ongoing category spend reports
  • Track invoices and validate contract compliance
  • Track and report actual savings for category
  • Complete market data analysis related to assigned category and maintain market intelligence repository
  • Set-up and maintain tracking database for procurement KPIs, contract expiration dates and procurement opportunities
  • Work with category team to provide pricing analysis on supplier bids/proposals
  • Shephard related vendor transactions through third party risk due diligence, contracts, and purchase order generation
  • Prepare scorecards and schedule quarterly business reviews with key suppliers
  • Maintain up-to-date knowledge on procurement practices & technologies

  • Bachelors degree from an accredited University Excellent analytical skills and ability to interpret data into findings
  • Advanced knowledge of excel and access
  • Strong problem-solving skills and work ethic Knowledge of supplier scorecards and key performance indicators
  • Ability to act and think strategically
  • Strong attention to detail Ability to multi-task, prioritize, and manage time effectively 

Desired Skills:
  • Experience working on business process improvement projects for a large Company 
  • Working knowledge of financial concepts, including plan, budget and P&L statements
  • Expertise working with E-Procurement systems
  • Demonstrated ability to create and deliver effective presentations for various levels of management

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Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, age, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, or genetic information.