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Procurement Operations Analyst

Boston, MA 02115

Posted: 02/27/2024 Employment Type: Contract Job Number: 41554 Pay Rate: 32.00

Job Description

The Panther Group has an immediate need for a Procurement Operations Analyst in the Boston, MA area. 

You are passionate about delivering on-time, at-cost, and low risk procurement operations. You revel in consistently exceeding customers’ expectations. You want a lead role in managing day-to-day Procurement activities and thrive when sustaining value and delivering on-time services within Procure to Invoice and Vendor / Supplier Management workflows. Your experience with indirect procurement and desire to continuously improve operational efficiency and effectiveness will help delight our customers. You speak all things data and deliver outcomes via metrics such as cost savings (avoidance, price, total cost), key performance indicators (KPI), and service level agreements (SLA). You demonstrate great agility in day-to-day activities, thrive when delivering on-time and at-cost procurement services, and desire a supporting role in the ongoing Procure to Pay (P2P) transformation.

You have an amazing level of intellectual curiosity, build strong coalitions, possess strong financial acumen, and continuously demonstrate high degrees of ownership, integrity, and attention to detail. You are an independent self-starter who thrives in connecting people and ideas to data and outcomes and have a strong entrepreneurial drive. You excel at communication and are comfortable with playing a critical role within a highly visible organization. You thrive when creating better customer outcomes and are highly accountable to results.

  • Minimum of 5 years relevant experience or BA / BS and a minimum of 2 years relevant experience or MBA / MS.
  • Demonstrated experience in day-to-day activity management within the Procure to Invoice and Supplier Management / Vendor Management workflows, e.g., requisition to purchase order, requirements definition, solicitation and bids, negotiation, source selection, legal review, contract award, vendor onboarding, performance management approach and business reviews, etc.
  • Demonstrated ability to effectively utilize data to identify opportunities, continuously improve performance, and successfully operate within a data driven performance management framework (e.g., meet cost savings goals, efficiency measures, procurement administrative lead time / throughput service level agreements, and misc. procurement operations key performance indicators).
  • Familiarity with government and state / local procurement regulations, commercial procurement best practices, and procure to pay savings levers and techniques.
  • Globally minded, self-motivated, flexible, and creative operations analyst, with ability to prioritize, multi-task, and work horizontally and vertically across a decentralized organization to drive results.
  • Ability to lead without authority and build “trusted advisor” relationships by delivering sound technical analysis, customer empathy, and data driven decision-making.
  • Excellent interpersonal, written, and verbal communication skills with ability to lead, interact with, influence, resolve conflict and drive decisions / accountability among individuals from a variety of cultures and disciplines.
  • Demonstrated flexibility and willingness to respond to changes in the external environment, while ensuring the organization is able to effectively and efficiently navigate transitions.
  • Experience and expertise building reporting tools and executive dashboards utilizing leading Microsoft and Tableau platforms.
  • Knowledge of Procure to Pay (P2P), Procurement Operations, Spend Diagnostic, and B2B business marketplace technologies are a benefit.
  • National Contract Management Association (NCMA) Certified Commercial Contract Manager (CCMA) or other relevant industry certification preferred, CCMA certification required no later than 12 months after start date OR as soon as eligible if MBA / MS hire.
  • Demonstrated expertise of Microsoft business programs (e.g., Outlook, Excel, Word, Power Point).
  • Familiarity and experience utilizing data warehouse, data analytics, Smartsheet, K2, and reporting tools (e.g., Cognos, SQL, R, Python, Tableau, Power BI).

Meet Your Recruiter

Amanda Krafcik

Amanda is a Client Success Manager and has 10+ years of experience in the staffing industry.   She focuses on finding the best talent for our clients and is a passionate team player.   Fun fact:  Amanda loves movies and is always watching them or talking about them on podcasts.  

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