Procurement Operations and Data Analyst

Flexible Working, Hampshire, RG21
Posted 2 weeks ago

Our client is a reputable and prestigious Services business, with multiple divisions, that is going through a period of transformation, under new ownership, and re-building the Procurement function. They have an immediate requirement for an interim Procurement Analyst to support the Procurement Category Management team across a range of indirect spend including Marketing, HR, Professional Services, Fleet and FM. This will be an initial 3 month contract.

With the arrival of a new CPO (who has Board level representation), there is a significant focus on transforming the Procurement function to improve processes, systems, resources and business engagement.

You will support the Category Management team in delivering the Group Procurement strategy, to ensure the business maximises value from 3rd party spend including cost reduction, revenue generation and service delivery.

This role can be based UK-wide but you must be flexible to go into the Basingstoke office potentially once per week

What you will be doing:

  • Deliver spend analysis and data manipulation in order to make sound commercial decisions
  • Leverage and maintain management information and reporting data, using the SAP Ariba procurement system. This could include data on savings, contracts and suppliers
  • Help identify opportunities to generate efficiencies and improve cost and revenue, leveraging preferred or new suppliers to deliver cost reduction, revenue generation and operational efficiency
  • Assist with the selection and qualification of suppliers
  • Support on strategic sourcing of low risk indirect sub-categories
  • Proactively interrogate budgets to identify opportunities and risk

Skills and experience required:

  • Experience of working in a Procurement function
  • Excellent analytical skills and used to manipulating and reporting on data
  • Experience in using Excel (intermediate level) and, preferably, Power BI
  • Some understanding of end to end procurement process as well as using procurement systems (SAP, Ariba, Coupa or similar)
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Strong attention to detail, self-starter and curious mind-set

Job Features

Job CategoryProcurement
RateUp to £380 per day
Job Reference10798

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