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Business Analyst
Ref No.: 18-10300
Location: Tracy, California
Hours: 8:00am to 5:00pm

Top 3 items we are looking for in a candidate.
· Analytical skills and ability to create reports based off of data
· Background in finance
· Initiative to problem solve

Qualifications
· Bachelor's degree in business or economics (or related industry experience)
· 2 + years of experience in business or financial analysis
· Proficiency in Microsoft Office Programs

Desired Qualifications
Strong interpersonal skills, a team focus, and the ability to work in cross- functional teams
Excellent quantitative skills, with demonstrated proficiency in data analysis (SAP/MS Access), modeling (MS Excel), and presenting (MS PowerPoint)
Knowledge of basic statistics.

Responsibilities
SOURCING DATA COMPILATION, ANALYSIS, AND PRESENTATION: Maintain Service category databases. Perform SAP and Access queries to analyze and summarize data for presentation to decision makers. Review unit cost variances and reconcile contract deviations. Track key performance indicators and commodity indices to verify supplier increase requests, identify cost saving opportunities, elevate possible threats, and inform contract negotiations. Create new tools and processes where needed. Maintain awareness of industry and market trends through ongoing research. Maintain develop reports and management presentations.

CONTRIBUTE TO STRATEGIC SOURCING AND PROCUREMENT STRATEGIES: Support spending analysis, needs assessment, benchmarking and business case development. Identify potential cost savings, spend reduction, supplier consolidation and standardization opportunities. Assist Generation Supply Chain Portfolio Manager and Category Leads with supplier selection and recommendation activities including: qualitative and quantitative analysis, selection criteria, long and short lists, RFI and RFP development and analysis.

SUPPLIER RELATIONSHIP MANAGEMENT: Monitor financial condition of suppliers to proactively identify solvency risks and recommend mitigation strategies. Track supplier quality, cost and contract performance. Define, develop, and implement supplier scorecard metrics and measurement tools.