Procurement Program Analyst – Contractor
Works under guidance of Contract Labor Supervisor. This position plans, coordinates and administers strategic procurement initiatives related to the Contract Labor Program (CLP). This individual will support and make recommendations to the Contract Labor Supervisor related to staff augmentation, contract labor and professional services. Oversees the delivery of the staff augmentation resources through relationship maintenance with all business units and CLP resource providers. This includes but is not limited to: existing staff augmentation resources, new requisitions, supplier performance evaluations, contract negotiation, and initiatives pertaining to strategic business opportunities within Corporate Procurement. This position will act as a liaison between the suppliers and internal stakeholders for contingent and contract labor. Responsible for supporting program activities and making recommendations to the Contract Labor Supervisor, as well as providing oversight for the delivery of contractual obligations through relationship maintenance across all business units. This includes but is not limited to coordination of program resources, collecting business requirements and service levels required for the performance criteria, and assisting with initiatives pertaining to strategic business opportunities within Corporate Procurement. Assist in the negotiation process and modify existing contracts/blankets. Develop good working relationships with business units by attaining an overall understanding of operating procedures and priorities. Serve as the liaison between and the primary point of contact for the program supplier, internal stakeholders and Procurement.
PRINCIPAL ACCOUNTABILITIES – ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS and TASKS:
- Monitor and maintain contract supplier services for the Contract Labor Program within Corporate Procurement.
- Plan and coordinate intermediate-level procurement initiatives related to the Contract Labor Program.
- Serve as the liaison between and the primary point of contact for the program supplier, internal stakeholders, and Procurement.
- Build and maintain strong relationships with all staffing agencies and suppliers.
- Evaluate service performance; supplier quality and pricing structure are at an optimal level.
- Support day-to-day program activities and make recommendations to the Category Manager for improvements. Examples of such activities include:
- Address operational and service-related issues & coordinate remediation of the underlying root cause with program supplier.
- Address pricing questions/issues.
- Address questions/concerns related to the terms of the program agreement
- Communicate benefits of the program to the business units.
- Run reports
- Manage program compliance. Work with business units to improve compliance.
- Work with Accounts Payable on program invoice issues, while minimizing future invoice discrepancies by identification and correction of root cause.
- Assist in building category strategies for staff augmentation and professional services across the enterprise.
- Aid in aligning business unit objectives with the category management objectives.
- Facilitate change management regarding strategic initiatives and relationship building efforts among suppliers, internal stakeholders, and Procurement; activities will include:
- Share best practices between facilities.
- Identify & help remediate systemic issues with program performance.
- Conduct educational sessions related to the program structure and processes.
- Coordinate onboarding and off boarding activities for program users.
REQUIREMENTS – BASIC QUALIFICATIONS:
- Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration, Supply Chain, Logistics, Inventory Management or similar discipline; or
- Associates degree in Business Administration, Supply Chain, Logistics or Inventory Management and two (2) years of procurement experience in buying, contracting, or supply chain, inventory management; or logistics or
- If no degree, five (5) years of experience in buying, contracting, supply chain logistics, inventory management, contract labor program or business administration
Minimum of two (2) years purchasing, contracting or Supply Chain experience, preferably within a corporate-wide strategic program, in addition to any years of experience identified above. Change Management experience a plus, but not required. Experience with direct interaction with senior level management a plus, but not required.
REQUIREMENTS – OTHER:
These are additional expectations for the job and could include specific work experience, license / certifications, pre-employment testing, expectations about travel, shift work, etc.
- Approximately 5-10% travel required to visit business unit facilities
- Intermediate knowledge of Microsoft Office products, specifically Word, Excel and PowerPoint
- Strong ability to multi-task in a fast-paced environment
- Must be a self-starter who will proactively provide creative solutions to meet the program and business unit needs