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The Procurement Analyst oversees the management of all procurement-sourcing activities for SCS. The position supports the Main Campus stakeholders by leading the initiation, management, and completion of the procure-to-pay and supplier contract lifecycles. The role will direct and oversee all aspects of procure-to-pay activities, including requisition initiation, purchase order issuance, contract-need determination, contract requests, good receiving, invoice tracking, and ad-hoc financial reporting needed to ensure adherence to school-specific Service Level Agreements (SLA). The analyst will serve as a Subject Matter Expert on procurement-sourcing, collaborating with internal stakeholders to effectively resolve complex issues related to invoice payment triage and match exceptions. Additionally, the Procurement Analyst will develop and review reports related to procurement spend across any and all non-compensation expense categories and as needed to improve University-wide procurement operations.
The Procurement Analyst will report to the Office of the Chief Financial Officer and dotted-line to the assigned school. The Procurement Analyst will serve at the intersection of Procurement and Accounts Payable by performing necessary triage to resolve and troubleshoot purchasing and invoices issues. This position will be co-located with the business unit they support and collaborate with intra department roles in strategic sourcing and contract management.
Requirements and Qualifications
Bachelor's Degree in a related field
2-4 years' of relevant professional experience
Relevant, or potential to develop, financial acumen (budgeting, transactional support, chart of accounts, requisitions purchase orders, procurement, and travel)
Ability to learn and communicate university, campus, and school policies to a variety of stakeholders
Ability to triage and escalate potentially complex issues to team leads, supervisors, or appropriate department contacts
Ability to discern appropriate process and/or payment mechanisms for expenditures
Basic understanding of Excel and general data analysis (analyzing instances to identify errors, challenges, etc. and any areas for process improvements) and willingness/potential to further Excel and data analysis skills
Ability to run and utilize system/ERP reports for financial management activities
Attention to detail
Professional demeanor, communications skills, and ability to provide exceptional customer service
Service oriented, professional demeanor and a team orientation is required; i.e. avoiding that's not my job
Ability to flex and support additional needs as assigned
Willingness and demonstrated potential to gain new skills and proficiencies and adapt to changing environments
Ability to think outside the box and solve problems creatively
Strong time management skills, with the ability to prioritize work and multi-task to meet deadlines
Preferred requirements and qualifications should be listed separately here.
Prior experience in procurement
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