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Strategic Sourcing Analyst

at Advantage Solutions

Posted: 10/4/2019
Job Reference #: 237759
Keywords: analyst, planning

Job Description

  • Job LocationsUS-CA-Irvine
    Primary Posting Location : City
    Irvine
    Primary Posting Location : State/Province
    CA
    Postal Code
    92612
    Primary Posting Location : Country
    US
    Requisition ID
    2019-237759
    Position Type
    Full Time
  • Summary

    Strategic Sourcing Analyst

    At our Company, we grow People, Brands, and Businesses! We are seeking a dynamic Strategic Sourcing Analyst who will be responsible for the administration of the company's strategic sourcing processes, with a heavy emphasis on report development, analysis, and program management. Categories may include, but are not limited to, Travel, Auto Programs, Shipping, Office Supplies, Cell Phones, and Business Machines. This position will be responsible for interacting with all levels of the company's organizational structure; including retail, sales, finance, payroll, and human resource personnel in managing the company's internal expenses.

    Take this opportunity to join North America’s leading business solutions provider and build your career working with amazing people in a growing industry! Apply today!

    What we offer:

    • Full-Time Benefits (Medical, Dental, Vision, Life)
    • 401(k) with company match
    • Training and Career Development
    • Generous Paid Time-Off

    Responsibilities:

    • Monitor and analyze expense data, create and manage reports to discover opportunities for cost savings and improved services. Support the Strategic Sourcing Manager in collecting and analyzing data for new and existing categories.
    • Serve as point of contact for employee questions, program issues, and vendor relations for various strategic sourcing programs. Will create employee communications and training programs to ensure correct usage of internal systems and programs.
    • Collaborate on the development of policy and assist as needed to promote compliance.
    • Review, audit, and code invoice to ensure accuracy and correct expense distribution of strategic sourcing programs to internal divisions.
    • Solicit and coordinate input from employees and department heads regarding vendor performance and bring issues and recommendations to the Strategic Sourcing Manager.
    • Maintain and manage departmental data posted on the company’s intranet.

    Qualifications:

    • Bachelor's Degree in Finance or equivalent experience is required
    • 1-3 years of experience as a financial analyst or in a financial environment
    • Ability to analyze data and make recommendations
    • Excellent customer service, interpersonal and communication skills; position requires daily discussions with customers at all personnel levels.
    • Demonstrated time management skills with the ability to manage multiple tasks
    • Works cooperatively with others toward common group objectives, demonstrates respect for the ideas and contributions of other team members, cultivates positive relationships with other associates, and provides assistance and support to others

    Responsibilities

    The Company is one of North America’s leading sales and marketing agencies specializing in outsourced sales, merchandising, category management and marketing services to manufacturers, suppliers and producers of food products and consumer packaged goods. The Company services a variety of trade channels including grocery, mass merchandise, specialty, convenience, drug, dollar, club, hardware, consumer electronics and home centers. We bridge the gap between manufacturers and retailers, providing consumers access to the best products available in the marketplace today.

    Position Summary

    The Strategic Sourcing Analyst is responsible for the administration of the company’s strategic sourcing processes to include report development, analysis, and program administration. Categories may include but are not limited to Travel, Auto Programs, Shipping, Office Supplies, Cell Phones, and Business Machines. This position will be responsible for interacting with all levels of the company’s organizational structure; including retail, sales, finance, payroll, and human resource personnel in managing the company’s internal expenses.

    Essential Job Duties and Responsibilities

    • Monitor and analyze expense data, create and manage reports to discover opportunities for cost savings and improved services. Support the Strategic Sourcing Manager in collecting and analyzing data for new and existing categories.
    • Serve as point of contact for employee questions, program issues, and vendor relations for various strategic sourcing programs. Will create employee communications and training programs to ensure correct usage of internal systems and programs.
    • Collaborate on the development of policy and assist as needed to promote compliance.
    • Review, audit, and code invoices to ensure accuracy and correct expense distribution of strategic sourcing programs to internal divisions.
    • Solicit and coordinate input from employees and department heads regarding vendor performance and bring issues and recommendations to the Strategic Sourcing Manager.
    • Maintain and manage departmental data posted on company’s intranet.

    Supervisory Responsibilities

    Direct Reports

    This position does not have supervisory responsibilities for direct reports

    Indirect Reports

    This position does not have guidance or mentoring responsibilities for indirect reports

    Travel and/or Driving Requirements

    Travel and Driving are not essential duties or functions of this job

    Minimum Qualifications

    The following are the minimum job-related qualifications which an individual needs in order to successfully perform the essential duties and responsibilities of the job

    Education Level: (Required): Bachelor's Degree or equivalent experience

    Field of Study/Area of Experience: Finance

    • 1-3 years of experience as a financial analyst or in a financial environment

    Skills, Knowledge and Abilities

    • Ability to analyze data and make recommendations
    • Report writing and development skills
    • High sense of urgency; strong drive and passion to win
    • Keen attention to detail
    • Excellent customer service, interpersonal and communication skills; position requires daily discussions with customers at all personnel levels.
    • Demonstrated time management skills with the ability to manage multiple tasks
    • Adaptability to changing demands, priorities, circumstances and directions
    • Demonstrate commitment to meet or exceed customers’ expectations
    • Ability to work independently, but also successful team building skills
    • Works cooperatively with others toward common group objectives, demonstrates respect for the ideas and contributions of other team members, cultivates positive relationships with other associates, and provides assistance and support to others
    • 1 to 2 years of intermediate/advanced experience working with Microsoft Excel.
    • Intermediate experience working with Microsoft Word and PowerPoint

    Environmental & Physical Requirements

    Office / Sedentary Requirements

    Incumbent must be able to perform the essential functions of the job. Work is performed primarily in an office environment. Typically requires the ability to sit for extended periods of time (66%+ each day), ability to hear the telephone, ability to enter data on a computer and may also require the ability to lift up to 10 pounds.

    Additional Information Regarding The Company Job Duties and Job Descriptions

    Job duties include additional responsibilities as assigned by one’s supervisor or other manager related to the position/department. This job description is meant to describe the general nature and level of work being performed; it is not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and skills required for the position. The Company reserves the right at any time with or without notice to alter or change job responsibilities, reassign or transfer job position or assign additional job responsibilities, subject to applicable law. The Company shall provide reasonable accommodations of known disabilities to enable a qualified applicant or employee to apply for employment, perform the essential functions of the job, or enjoy the benefits and privileges of employment as required by the law.

    Any estimate, schedule, or guideline provided to associates in this job description or elsewhere in connection with their jobs is only intended to help describe job duties and for planning purposes. Regardless of any such estimate, schedule, or guideline, associates must always record all time worked for our company (which includes but is not limited to on-site work time in an assigned store, office, or other work location; required waiting time; administrative time; and work-related travel time).

    Important Information

    The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by people assigned to this position. They are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and skills required of associates so classified.

    The Company is committed to providing equal opportunity in all employment practices without regard to age, race, color, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, religion, physical or mental disability, or any other category protected by law. As part of this commitment, the Company shall provide reasonable accommodations of known disabilities to enable an applicant or employee to apply for employment, perform the essential functions of the job, or enjoy the benefits and privileges of employment as required by the law.

    The Company will consider for employment qualified applicants with criminal histories in a manner consistent with the requirements of applicable federal, state and local laws including Fair Chance Initiative for Hiring (Ban the Box) Ordinances. All of our positions require the satisfactory completion of a background check. Please be aware that acknowledging or having criminal convictions does not constitute an automatic bar to employment. Factors including, but not limited to age and time of the offense, seriousness and nature of the violation, and rehabilitation will be taken into account.

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