If you’re looking to make an impact with your analytical skills, we want to hear from you! UPS is seeking a Procurement Analyst who works with cross-functional teams to provide analytical support for process improvement and commodity-related initiatives.
The Procurement Analyst conducts data collection, analysis/reporting, supplier qualification and measurement efforts for a specific commodity or commodities. He/She assists in the writing and distribution of Requests for Proposals (RFP) and Requests for Information (RFI), prepares forecasts and analyzes economic trends. He/She also assists with negotiations to ensure final agreements are reached, as well as maintains a suite of applications to manage contracts, performance and sourcing.
The Procurement Analyst provides user support and maintenance to numerous databases used within Procurement Services. He/She furnishes vendor performance information as requested and for strategic sourcing initiatives. He/She may also develop and maintain relationships with UPS customers and vendors. In addition to handling non-complex support and renewals, the Procurement Analyst functions as both a contributing member of a Contract Administration team and as an observer, with the intention of learning the procurement process at a more detailed level.
Responsibilities and Duties
Helps to develop category implementation plans to ensure continuous process improvement
Creates complex spreadsheets, documents, reports and presentations using e-procurement tools
Performs economic research and prepares analyses (e.g., negotiable spend, supplier financial analysis, Total Cost of Ownership, financial models, etc.) to identify qualified suppliers and evaluate supplier reliability
Supports commodity managers in assisting with RFIs, RFPs, financial and performance clauses, metrics, terms and rebates/penalties to ensure the best bid among various vendors
Conducts post-implementation analysis to identify problems
Supports and enforces Procurement policies, Sarbanes-Oxley, Supplier Diversity policy and all other audit and regulated procurement requirements to ensure compliance
Knowledge and Skills
Proficient in using the research problem to guide relevant data gathering and benchmarking; develops a working knowledge of literature related to research problem; gathers data that represent all sides of business case
Skilled at identifying basic measurement requirements and possible indicators for individual, group, department and business unit results; demonstrates ability to use multiple methods to measure performance; sets meaningful goals and objectives
Understands basic project planning processes, including planning action items and resources
Generates reports in appropriate format using basic software; reviews to ensure accuracy and completeness; identifies issues (e.g., missing variables, incorrect data, etc.)
Recognizes basic impact of technology on UPS business, services and processes; identifies technological barriers; maintains appropriate technological knowledge
1-2 years of relevant experience or recent college graduate
UPS is an equal opportunity employer. UPS does not discriminate on the basis of race/color/religion/sex/national origin/veteran/disability/age/sexual orientation/gender identity or any other characteristic protected by law