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 Analyst, Strategic Sourcing - Mayfield Heights, Ohio, United States

Job information
Posted by: Rockwell Automation 
Hiring entity type: Manufacturing 
Work authorization: Not Specified for United States
Position type: Direct Hire, Full-Time 
Compensation: ******
Benefits: See below
Relocation: Not specified 
Position functions: Engineering - Electrical
Management - General
Travel: Unspecified 
Accept candidates: from anywhere 
Languages: English - Fluent
Minimum education: See below 
Minimum years experience: See below 
Resumes accepted in: English
Cover letter: No cover letter requested
Job code: 2471996 / Latpro-3532991 
Date posted: Mar-07-2017
State, Zip: Ohio, 44124


Position Summary:

This position is responsible for leading the data management and quantitative analyses of all sourcing activities within the Strategic Sourcing Organization. The Analyst leads the construction of spend management databases and information warehousing for the key commodity spend categories that he/she is assigned to. The Analyst must be fully informed of the strategic sourcing process, they will be required to work on issues to highly complex problems requiring the creation of analytical tools, data analysis and provide recommendations and solutions to problems. Additionally, the Analyst will participate in Rockwell cross-function strategic sourcing teams.

The analyst leads the process design for the collection and analyses of global spend data for assigned commodities / services. Maintains and constructs the ongoing analyses of a deep fact base for purchased commodities / services. Designs, conducts and synthesizes insightful industry and market research for assigned commodities to help develop sourcing strategy.

Develop an expertise in the strategic sourcing process. The analyst leads / participates in the sourcing strategy formulation, supplier selection and supplier management process. Teams with Commodity Project Managers / Subject Matter Experts (engineering, marketing, quality, etc.) to create commodity / services sourcing strategies, coordinates requests for quotation (RFQ), creates and administers negotiation tools and processes for sourcing activities, prepares fact base for supplier negotiations and business reviews as well as business unit commodity teams. Analyzes past spend as well as forecasts spend and savings by commodity/business units/locations.

Sourcing review database. The analyst creates and retains an exit package of all pertinent documentation created during the sourcing review as required by the Strategic Sourcing Organization (SSO) policies and procedures.  Participates in negotiations with suppliers during the sourcing review. Analyzes and reports on supplier performance metrics and conducts benchmarking studies.

Understanding of supply chain and TCO reduction opportunities. The analyst should be conversant with the different supply chain models. The analyst participates in internal and joint supplier/unit teams pursuing TCO reduction opportunities in alignment with the Sourcing strategy (e.g. lowering inventory levels, increasing yields, improving supplier operations, demand management etc.).

Sourcing Process Improvement. The analyst standardizes existing strategic sourcing systems and processes of data collection, analyses, warehousing, data management, etc. and makes the process more efficient. The analyst has the ability to create tools which integrate data into new procurement tools like web procurement into the sourcing process.

Ensures thorough familiarity with company policies and procedures. Appropriately applies policies and procedures in compliance with government laws. Policies and procedures include, but not limited to: Standards of Business Conduct, Intellectual Property, Control Environment, Information Protection, ISO 9000 & 14000, government regulations (e.g. health, safety, quality and environmental), and functional policies published on the Rockwell Automation Information Network.
Organizational and Administrative Support The analyst may be called upon from time to time to provide organizational and administrative support to the Strategic Sourcing Organization.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's Degree in Business, Finance, Engineering or other relevant area.

  • A minimum of two years professional experience in strategic sourcing, supply chain, or related field.

  • Experience with electronic and web-based sourcing tools.

Desired Qualifications:

  • ERP/MRP systems knowledge (SAP preferred)

  • Critical thinking and problem solving skills required with the ability to manipulate data, summarize findings and investigate root cause.  Able to view projects and provide outcomes incorporating TCO methodology

  • Intermediate knowledge of sourcing and supply chain management.

  • Works on issues to highly complex problems requiring the creation of analytical tools, data analysis and providing recommendations and solutions to problem.  

  • Strong knowledge of office productivity tools (Excel, Access, Word, PowerPoint)

  • Strong oral and written communication skills to effectively communicate to management, suppliers, and key stakeholders.

  • Ability to effectively prioritize multiple tasks with high degree of accuracy and detail.

  • Travel 0-10% or as needed.

Requisition Number:

Business Group:
Operations & Engineering Services

Job Category:
Supply Chain and Operations

Relocation Eligible:

Position Type:
Full Time

No. of Positions:

Work State/City:
Mayfield Heights - Ohio, Milwaukee - Wisconsin

Company Overview:
Rockwell Automation, the world's largest company dedicated to industrial automation, makes its customers more productive and the world more sustainable. Throughout the world, our flagship Allen-Bradley® and Rockwell Software® product brands are recognized for innovation and excellence.

When you choose Rockwell Automation, you join countless talented employees who have helped us establish our leadership position in the automation industry over the past century.

You join a diverse, inclusive and global community with a passion for innovation. A place where you can partner with great minds and inspiring people. And a corporation backed by the financial strength that drives growth - and career opportunities.

As much as we focus on our customers, we know our employees are key to our success and future. Helping you develop a rewarding career is a top priority. Because when you succeed, we succeed.

EEO Statement:
Rockwell Automation is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer.

If you are an individual with a disability and you need assistance or an accommodation during the application process, email our Talent Acquisition representative at (see application details).

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