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Sr. Sourcing Analyst, IT Category

Company: Boston Consulting Group
Location: Boston
Posted on: March 20, 2023

Job Description:

As a Senior Sourcing Analyst, you will primarily be working with members of BCG's Global Procurement function to support strategic objectives, leveraging your strong analytics knowledge & experience.

  • Performing cost analysis and data modelling in the IT sourcing area (may cover any IT categories including software/SaaS, cloud, hardware, mobile/telecom, data and managed services)
  • Generating insights using analytics tools such as: MS Excel, MS BI, Alteryx, Tableau, etc.
  • Conducting market research, contract compliance reviews and ad-hoc problem solving
  • Supporting the IT sourcing team in creating a multi-year plan on an ongoing basis
  • Increase spend under Procurement's management by leading a structure analysis of tail spend
  • Managing the IT sourcing projects through the intake process and tools, communicating with key-stakeholders
  • Managing and supporting the IT sourcing team in reporting savings in compliance with the savings definition methodology
  • Preparing and managing Requests for Information (RFI) / Requests for Proposals (RFQ)
  • Preparing and delivering presentation materials (e.g. slides, reports) for stakeholder communication and meetings
  • Making recommendations to stakeholders through presentations with advanced PowerPoint skills
  • Lead regular analytics reporting and dashboarding for Procurement function
  • Ensure high quality of procurement master data
  • Coordinating with Accounts payable, Finance, IT and other functions for bringing new insights for spend analytics and insights
  • Support various procurement transformation efforts and bring continuous improvements by providing relevant data analytics and insights
  • Working with staff and executives to develop and implement improved processes and methods
    • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills
    • Strong financial and statistical analysis skills; analytical expertise in the mobile telecom category
    • Excellent interpersonal skills and oral and written communication skills with experience of managing/ supporting procurement function across multi geographies and time zones
    • Strong interpersonal skills and high level of comfort/ease interacting with all levels of the organization
    • Proficiency in Microsoft suite (Word, Excel, and PowerPoint) - expert level in Excel and very good in PowerPoint
    • Proficiency in Purchase-to-pay tools (e.g. Coupa, Ariba, Emptoris, Oracle), Coupa experience is preferred
    • Able to juggle multiple initiatives and short- and long-term priorities
    • Ability to work independently, keeping others informed as necessary
    • Ability to multi-task on different projects under tight time frames
    • Strong integrity and ability to maintain strict confidentiality
    • Extremely organized with attention to detail
    • Experience with Agile ways of working processes a plus
      • University degree or equivalent in Business, Supply Chain, Engineering (or other related degree programs)
      • 5+ years of experience analysing data in sourcing, procurement operations, procurement consulting, or business systems environment
      • Demonstrated experience supporting IT categories
      • In-depth knowledge and experience of strategic sourcing processes
      • Strong knowledge of analytics tools like Altyrex, Tableau, MS BI etc
      • Highly self-motivated with the ability to drive change in a global organization with minimum supervision
        Members of our finance team are responsible for preserving the intellectual capital, assets, and integrity of BCG. We make a decisive impact on the firm's direction, performance, and risk-management models. Finance jobs include accounting and reporting, planning and analysis, tax and treasury, financial systems, payroll, and executive compensation.

Keywords: Boston Consulting Group, Boston , Sr. Sourcing Analyst, IT Category, Professions , Boston, Massachusetts

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