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Strategic Sourcing Data Analyst, Goods & Services Purchasing Job


King of Prussia, PA, United States

Employment Type:  Regular
Category:  Procurement / Purchasing
Posting Date:  Jul 26, 2022

The Strategic Sourcing Data Analyst reports to the Director of Strategic Procurement, and provides category support to all Strategic Sourcing and Category Managers in the Goods & Service Procurement department.


Key Activities & Responsibilities


In collaboration with Strategic or Category Managers for assigned categories managed by others, or with full responsibility for those categories with full category management;

  1. Provide category spend analysis in collaboration with Strategic or Category Managers to support category strategy development, develop market baskets for goods and services sourcing, and support bid analysis. (25%)
  2. Provides contract implementation support to on-board new vendors, establish reporting processes, prepare and maintain implementation packages, facilitate supplier sustainability registration with EcoVadis and assessment completion for targeted vendors, and arrange stakeholder training. (15%)
  3. Manages preferred vendor operational relationships, including; collection, and review of vendor reporting; planning, execution, documentation and meeting action tracking for preferred vendor business review meetings; root cause analysis and resolution of vendor issues (e.g. invoicing, complaints); pricing inconsistency and contractual adjustment reviews; savings reporting; monitoring of spend versus contractual rebate thresholds to ensure maximum rebate achievement and prompt payment of rebates due; and continued monitoring of sustainability registration and assessment status, and vendor qualification. (25%)
  4. Periodic review of monthly category spend, identifying and facilitating opportunities to converge spend to preferred vendors, (10%)
  5. Goods and services sourcing, including; sourcing and contracting for national or cross business requirements, typically less than $500K, using e-sourcing tools; vendor pre-qualification; and e-sourcing support for large category sourcing events, including market basket preparation, registration of vendors in Jaggaer, e-RFx development, and bid analysis, (15%)
  6. Identifying new opportunities for value creation (e.g. reduced total cost and vendor process improvement). (10%)
    1. Market studies
    2. Spend analysis


Context & Environment

  • No travel is anticipated for this role
  • General office environment
  • Ability to work independently in office and remote environments
  • Supports the site HES policy and complies with all regulatory and internal requirements
  • Participates in HES activities provided by site management and Arkema Inc. (e.g., Behavioral Base Safety, SafeStart, etc.)
  • Supports and promotes the reporting of all health, safety, environmental, near-miss, accident or injury incidents


Required Education/Qualifications/Work Experience

  • Bachelor’s Degree required, preferably in Procurement, Business, Supply Chain, or Finance
  • Up to Three years of experience in data analysis, Procurement or Supply Chain or comparable experience, preferably in indirect goods & services in the chemical industry
  • Excellent listening and communication skills to effectively interface with internal customers and suppliers.
  • Strong negotiation and contract skills, strong Supplier Management Skills. Must be able to adapt to changing priorities.
  • Advanced Microsoft Office Suite skills, with particular strength in the use of Excel advance tools Strong e-sourcing, e-catalog and P2P process knowledge
  • SAP experience (preferred)


Demonstrated Competencies

  • Ability to manage multiple projects or tasks simultaneously
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills; ability to tailor communications to level of audience
  • Ability to work independently, and in teams both as a team member and a leader, to deliver sourcing projects, initiatives and tasks assigned
  • Self-starter who takes initiative to grow category and market knowledge in goods and services categories supported or assigned

Building on its unique set of expertise in materials science, Arkema offers a portfolio of first-class technologies to address ever-growing demand for new and sustainable materials. With the ambition to become in 2024 a pure player in Specialty Materials, the Group is structured into three complementary, resilient and highly innovative segments dedicated to Specialty Materials - Adhesive Solutions, Advanced Materials, and Coating Solutions - accounting for some 80% of Group sales, and a well-positioned and competitive Intermediates segment. Arkema offers cutting-edge technological solutions to meet the challenges of, among other things, new energies, access to water, recycling, urbanization and mobility, and fosters a permanent dialogue with all its stakeholders. The Group reported sales of €9.5 billion ($10.6 billion) in 2021, and operates in 55 countries with 20,500 employees worldwide.

The diversity of its employees is an asset that the Arkema group wants to preserve. Its non-discrimination policy applies to recruitment, salary levels and career management. The Arkema group is committed to ensuring diversity among its employees.

Arkema Inc. provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability or genetics. In addition to federal law requirements, Arkema Inc. complies with applicable state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment in every location in which the company has facilities. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence.

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