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Senior Purchasing Analyst/P2P Consultant
Ref No.: 17-16751
Location: Atlanta, Georgia
Start Date: 06/01/2017
Position Summary Description:
The Purchase to Pay (P2P) Business Partner/Consultant will be responsible for the following:
  • P2P: This will be a key member of the Purchasing team. P2P Consultant will provide Purchase-To-Pay (P2P) support, at all levels, to assigned Telecommunication Telematics Business Units (internal customer).
  • Responsibilities will range from developing partnering relationships with Telecommunication Internal Customers to supporting their Sourcing, Purchasing and finally Supplier payment processing needs.
  • This will include: All Sourcing (RFP/Q) and vendor selection processes, for assigned internal business units, submitting requests for sourcing assistance (SRFs) to Telecommunication Sourcing and working with your internal business customers and others as needed to conduct and manage the RFx process, vendor identification, evaluation, selection and vendor management following selection through final payment processing and anything else needed by your customers.
  • Supplier Management: Included in the Supplier Management role will be the Management of any active Vendor Management Programs (hourly and SOW based) and the Suppliers included in those Programs used by the assigned BU teams. In cases where is an outsourced MSP assigned, this person will assist that MSP.
  • This position will also work with internal BU customer to identify and provide sourcing and negotiation support efforts where there are cost reduction and/or risk mitigation opportunities.
  • May also work with the finance/analytics team(s) to build appropriate costing, supplier efficiency and effectiveness and related models. Utilizing this data, (s)he will help measure performance, identify department KPIs and design report cards, reports and dashboards which will provide performance readouts and insights for improvement.
  • Will be trained as needed to assist with the Sourcing Request process that is used to facilitate contracts and related assistance through Telecommunication Sourcing, and otherwise, as needed.
  • Finally, this resource will act as an expert Resource to Internal Customers and will likely be asked to contribute in other key initiatives and support both the customer and our team in other areas as new opportunities present themselves.

  • Solid working experience creating purchase orders, negotiating with and managing suppliers
  • Demonstrated experience communicating with and supporting internal customers
  • Demonstrated understanding of and experience working and/or interfacing with Accounts Payable processes and teams
  • Excellent communications skills with ability to work independently
  • Must be able to multi-task and meet project deadlines
  • Experience with Negotiating cost reductions, RFP/Q and/or purchasing-related contracts
  • Experience using ERP system needed. Peoplesoft and Oracle a plus.
  • Experience with Vendor Management tools or Contract labor programs a plus
  • Excellent communication skills, leadership abilities and teamwork and participating in cross functional teams.
  • Prefer demonstrated analytical skills and experience, specifically analyzing spend, supplier and program effectiveness.

Must Haves:
-Great communication skills and attitude.
-The ability to think a couple of steps ahead.
-The ability to multi-task

A successful candidate is a self-starting, motivated individual, willing to own and improve Purchase to pay process from end to end (for specific internal customers). This will involve sourcing, purchasing, payment processing assistance, working with vendor management and related tools, measurement and cost reduction, thus increasing efficiency, savings and revenue generation for the company.

Requires demonstrated ability to successfully work in a high performance, fast-paced environment and ability to balance, multi-task and prioritize; Someone that will get the job done every day.
  • Bachelor's degree required.
  • 5-7 years' experience working with suppliers, customers and/or internal business units and multitasking, in a fast-paced environment, with proven results.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills are required for these roles.
  • Accounting or Finance experience with expertise in accounts payable processing, performance indicators and spend related, cost analyses
  • Proven experience working both independently and as part of a team