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Procurement Specialist
Ref No.: 18-14956
Location: RIVERWOODS, Illinois

Work closely w/ professional services team and with internal/external business partners

Maintain up-to-date knowledge on procurement practices

Support processes and supplier management

Responsible for analyzing AP, Po's and reporting supplier management

As a Procurement Analyst within professional services, you will assist in optimizing procurement categories by analyzing current state, quantifying opportunities for improvements, and working with different parts of the wider organization to streamline vendor onboarding processes and support ongoing supplier management. This is a fantastic opportunity for a driven analytic, ideally with experience in the procurement space. As part of this highly dynamic organization, you will be responsible for extracting and analyzing AP, purchase order, headcount and invoice data related to supplier contracts to identify new sourcing opportunities, track compliance to contracts, and validate savings. In addition, this role will be responsible for identifying and implementing opportunities to streamline process, reduce costs, and add value to the organization through review of daily activities related to vendor transactions. Work with internal and external business partners to facilitate and coordinate vendor scorecards and quarterly business reviews. The ideal candidate is dynamic, vibrant, strongly skilled in Excel and Access, and thrives in a fast paced work environment.

Duties include: • Complete detailed baseline spend analysis on key suppliers, utilizing AP, PO, Invoice and vendor reports, including identification of key cost drivers and trends • Build, maintain, and regularly refresh ongoing category spend reports • Track invoices and validate contract compliance • Track and report actual savings for category • Complete market data analysis related to assigned category and maintain market intelligence repository • Set-up and maintain tracking database for procurement KPIs, contract expiration dates and procurement opportunities • Work with category team to provide pricing analysis on supplier bids/proposals • Shephard related vendor transactions through third party risk due diligence, contracts, and purchase order generation • Prepare scorecards and schedule quarterly business reviews with key suppliers • Maintain up-to-date knowledge on procurement practices & technologies