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UPS Carrier Relations Procurement Analyst in Alpharetta, Georgia

If you’re looking to make an impact with your analytical skills, we want to hear from you! UPS is seeking a Procurement Analyst who works with cross-functional teams to provide analytical support for process improvement and commodity-related initiatives.

The Procurement Analyst conducts data collection, analysis/reporting, supplier qualification and measurement efforts for a specific commodity or commodities. He/She assists in the writing and distribution of Requests for Proposals (RFP) and Requests for Information (RFI), prepares forecasts and analyzes economic trends. He/She also assists with negotiations to ensure final agreements are reached, as well as maintains a suite of applications to manage contracts, performance and sourcing.

The Procurement Analyst provides user support and maintenance to numerous databases used within Procurement Services. He/She furnishes vendor performance information as requested and for strategic sourcing initiatives. He/She may also develop and maintain relationships with UPS customers and vendors. In addition to handling non-complex support and renewals, the Procurement Analyst functions as both a contributing member of a Contract Administration team and as an observer, with the intention of learning the procurement process at a more detailed level.

Responsibilities and Duties

  • Helps to develop category implementation plans to ensure continuous process improvement

  • Creates complex spreadsheets, documents, reports and presentations using e-procurement tools

  • Performs economic research and prepares analyses (e.g., negotiable spend, supplier financial analysis, Total Cost of Ownership, financial models, etc.) to identify qualified suppliers and evaluate supplier reliability

  • Supports commodity managers in assisting with RFIs, RFPs, financial and performance clauses, metrics, terms and rebates/penalties to ensure the best bid among various vendors

  • Conducts post-implementation analysis to identify problems

  • Supports and enforces Procurement policies, Sarbanes-Oxley, Supplier Diversity policy and all other audit and regulated procurement requirements to ensure compliance

Knowledge and Skills

  • Proficient in using the research problem to guide relevant data gathering and benchmarking; develops a working knowledge of literature related to research problem; gathers data that represent all sides of business case

  • Skilled at identifying basic measurement requirements and possible indicators for individual, group, department and business unit results; demonstrates ability to use multiple methods to measure performance; sets meaningful goals and objectives

  • Understands basic project planning processes, including planning action items and resources

  • Generates reports in appropriate format using basic software; reviews to ensure accuracy and completeness; identifies issues (e.g., missing variables, incorrect data, etc.)

  • Recognizes basic impact of technology on UPS business, services and processes; identifies technological barriers; maintains appropriate technological knowledge

  • 1-2 years of relevant experience or recent college graduate

  • Bachelor’s Degree (or internationally comparable degree) – Preferred

  • Experience with vendor sourcing – Preferred

  • Experience with negotiations – Preferred

  • Experience with contract management – Preferred

UPS is an equal opportunity employer. UPS does not discriminate on the basis of race/color/religion/sex/national origin/veteran/disability/age/sexual orientation/gender identity or any other characteristic protected by law

Company: UNITED PARCEL SERVICE

Category: Engineering, Operations, Full Time

Requisition Number: 255921

Location: Alpharetta,Georgia

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