Working Title: Procurement Analyst
Position Type: University Managerial and Professional Staff
Department: Procurement And Supplier Diversity Services
Posting Date: 10-31-2018
The University of Virginia seeks a Procurement Analyst to provide support to the Virginia Higher Education Procurement Consortium (VHEPC), a procurement consortium of non-profit public four-year and two-year institutions of higher education in the Commonwealth of Virginia and assist the VHEPC Director in managing, conducting, and participating in and negotiating procurements and contracts. The Procurement Analyst conducts spend, price, and trend analysis; analyzes data to draw conclusions; and provides sophisticated analysis and reports. The Procurement Analyst works on behalf of the VHEPC and reports to the Director of the consortium.
A bachelor's degree is required. Experience managing the analysis of information and identify, interpret, and report expenditure and purchasing trends, experience conducting statistical and financial vendor and commodity analysis (e.g., contract comparisons, price analysis) and experience with conducting executive-level presentations are all required. A business related certification and experience in higher education data analytics are preferred.
Candidates must possess working knowledge of statistical and financial analysis principles, the knowledge of economic and accounting principles and practices, and analysis and reporting of financial data. Effective interpersonal, written, and verbal communication skills, including the ability to clearly articulate specific information and communicate with all levels and backgrounds and problem-solving skills are essential. The ability to evaluate and interpret information and make recommendations to senior leaders, knowledge of data management, the ability to effectively collect, analyze, synthesize, and present information to multiple constituencies are required. Lastly the ability to work independently or as part of a team and multi-task in a fast-paced environment with changing priorities, the ability to provide direct support to leaders, as needed and the ability to complete tasks without immediate supervision are also required.
Experience in word processing, spreadsheet, data visualization and database management software is required. Working knowledge of Tableau, Qlik, one or more major procurement/e-commerce software products such as Oracle ERP and Jaggaer (Sciquest) or other e-commerce software is preferred. Expert level Microsoft Access and Excel experience and predictive Analytics experience are highly desirable.
To apply visit https://jobs.virginia.edu and search on posting number 0624405. Complete an application attach the following: cover letter, resume, and contact information for three references.
The University of Virginia is fundamentally committed to increasing the diversity of our faculty and staff. We believe diversity is excellence expressing itself through every person's perspectives and lived experiences. We are equal opportunity and affirmative action employers. All qualified applicants will receive consideration of employment without regard to age, color, disability, gender identity, marital status, national or ethnic origin, political affiliation, race, religion, sex (including pregnancy), sexual orientation, veteran status, and family medical or genetic information.
Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
Demonstrated working knowledge of statistical and financial analysis principles.
Understanding of economic and accounting principles and practices, and analysis and reporting of financial data.
Effective interpersonal, written, and verbal communication skills, including the ability to clearly articulate specific information and communicate with all levels and backgrounds.
Proven problem-solving skills.
Ability to evaluate and interpret information and make recommendations to senior leaders.
Working knowledge of data management. Ability to effectively collect, analyze, synthesize, and present information to multiple constituencies.
Ability to work independently or as part of a team and multi-task in a fast-paced environment with changing priorities. Provide direct support to leaders, as needed. Complete tasks without immediate supervision.
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