Job Summary: The Senior Purchase/Procurement Analyst will be responsible for analyzing the company’s purchasing decisions to evaluate their effectiveness. This position is accountable for the creation of data-driving tools, ensuring accuracy and validity of the tools, then providing informative reports to support decision making. This team member is responsible for supporting the Vendor Purchasing Team, our vendors and the Sales Analytics Team by providing coherent data construction that will provide relevant business insights. Conduct on-going maintenance of information, ensuring accuracy, integrity and valid reporting to promote vendor understanding, price change information and product change information. Our clients’ working week is Monday-Friday not Sunday to Thursday.
Key Duties and Responsibilities:
Analyze and document options for procurement of materials, goods, and services
Maintain and update vendor database and contact information
Analyze and report on purchasing metrics, creating standard and ad hoc reports
Compare and evaluate goods and contracts to recommend strategies
Conduct data mining and running of ad-hoc intelligence reports as needed
Work closely with the Purchasing and Sales teams to support accurate reporting tools and information
Responsible for providing departmental project and research support which would include project definition, vendor identification, data collection, comparison analysis, findings summary, and recommendations
Responsible for preparing assigned departmental reports to include collecting all necessary data, reviewing data for accuracy, and providing documented explanations as necessary
Qualifications, Skills and Experience:
The applicant must hold a bachelor’s degree
Six to ten years of previous work experience in a corporate purchasing support or analyst role
Must have excellent spoken and written English, French or German an advantage
Project Management tools and techniques: scope, schedules, resources, quality, time, cost, etc.
Strong working knowledge of purchasing program administration, on-line requisitioning, contract administration, travel, meeting planning, supplier sourcing, office management, vendor analysis, and program evaluation
Strong working knowledge of Microsoft applications including Word, SharePoint, Access, and PowerPoint. Proficiency should be at an intermediate to advanced level with the ability to design and create presentations and spreadsheets, and databases
Strong working knowledge of Excel (advanced level) and related functions such as VLOOKUP, nested IF AND & OR statements, advanced Pivot Tables functions, etc.
Ability to work with disparate data sources
Strong written and verbal communication skills with the ability to interact with individuals throughout the company as well as build relationships with vendors.
Strong listening and evaluating skills with the ability to design creative solutions to problem situations
Strong math and numerical data analysis skills and strong attention to detail
Able to work independently, prioritize assignments, and achieve desired results
Able to work in a fast-paced environment and handle multiple requests simultaneously
Strong organizational skills for daily work projects as well as with paper and electronic files
Must currently reside in the UAE
Due to the high volume of candidate applications only successful candidates will be contacted.
Sapphire Recruitment Consultants is an executive search, selection and recruitment agency led by a management team with over 29 years of experience in the international and local recruitment market. Located in Dubai, we are ideally situated to offer our expertise to the region.