Analyst, Procurement (Direct-Components)


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Edison, NJ

Job Description

As posted by the hiring company

Job Overview:

Supports Category Leads in the development of sourcing strategy

  • Identifies the correct sources of information (market reports, internet sources…) and set up the channels to get the right information to the right person
  • Collects data on internal factors such as spend and stakeholder requirement analysis
  • Collects data on external factors such as industry and market dynamics, and products/services trends
  • Conducts analysis on internal and external data
  • Performs calculation on industry & supplier cost models and TCO models
  • Performs supplier evaluation including supplier financials and capabilities (products/services, quality levels…), using available and defined sources of information

Provides analytical support during the supplier screening and selection process

  • Assists in the development of Request for information (RFI) to collect supplier information
  • Analyzes RFI responses and provide input for the supplier screening
  • Assists in the development of Request for proposal (RFP) and develops consolidated overview of supplier proposals, score supplier responses
  • Prepares fact based negotiation package which supports Category Leader in the negotiation process
  • Responsible for initiating and successfully completing the onboarding process for new suppliers

Supports Category Leader in implementing contract & ensuring contract compliance

  • Supports in collecting and consolidating data on contract compliance and supplier performance
  • Supports in identifying opportunities and actions for continuous improvement by means of analysis of supplier performance and internal KPI data
  • Supports the procure to pay process and improvements, as needed, for preferred vendors

Manage systems data maintenance for category management.   

  • Maintains procurement data fields within SAP and ensures data integrity.


  • Bachelor’s degree in Business or related discipline


  • At least 2+ experience within a procurement, data analytics, management consulting or business intelligence/strategy team  
  • Experience with SAP preferred.


  • Expert level Excel User: Ability to use advanced equations and functions within Microsoft Excel (Index-Match, Calculated Fields in Pivot tables, -Writing Macros)
  • Ability to manage and update large datasets accurately from multiple inputs and track changes
  • Database: Relational database experience, Informix, MySQL, SQL Server
  • Ability to write/run queries in Access
  • Strong communication and presentation skills
  • Outstanding technical and analytical skills
  • Ability to analyze, troubleshoot and resolve complex technical problems.
  • Strong applied mathematical and statistical skills - ability to clearly, concisely and visually summarize and interpret large volumes of data into management reports.