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Sourcing Support and Analytics Sr. Consultant/Consultant (Full Time) in Little Rock, AR at Wind[...]

Company: Windstream Communications
Location: Little Rock
Posted on: August 5, 2022

Job Description:

Sourcing Support and Analytics Sr. Consultant/Consultant (Full Time) in Little Rock, AR at Windstream Sourcing Support & Analytics Sr. Consultant/ConsultantThe Ops & Analytics team provides system management services for internal procurement tools and "software as a service" platforms, as well as analytical support and direction in the company's strategic sourcing and supplier contract processes. Team members also lead continuous improvement initiatives that involve identifying, analyzing, and improving existing business processes to optimize performance; meet best practice standards; or improve quality and the user experience for end-users. This role will focus on data management of sourcing and procurement related activities as outlined below. The position requires interaction with internal stakeholders, the sourcing team, finance team, and suppliers among others. This is a full time, permanent position.Responsibilities:

  • Lead sourcing initiatives to drive savings for the company through price compression, demand management, or other impact mechanisms by utilizing data driven processes
  • Maintain historical and current metadata related to sourcing initiatives completed by the sourcing team
  • Compile and maintain data for monthly executive level reporting
  • Regularly align sourcing initiative outcomes with financial planning from a budgetary standpoint
  • Designate suppliers/spend appropriate for inclusion in capital lease activity, provide metrics on the status of capital lease activity, and support the creation and execution of capital lease schedules in concert with Windstream's financing partners
  • Evaluates, analyzes, and enhances operations processes to optimize process efficiency, reduce processing time, and mitigate risks
  • Identifies and obtains data sets that quantify process efficiency; Analyzes data sets to identify process gaps in quality, reliability, efficiency and risk; Develops cost-benefit analysis and incorporates findings into business case
  • Maps processes from end-to-end to gain full knowledge of organizational process; Identifies inefficiencies or risks that can be optimized through process redesign or enhancement
  • Makes recommendations to business partners to ensure that the introduction of new processes is smooth, effective, and sustains or improves quality of output; Maintains relationship with business to ensure continuous improvement after initial implementation
  • Develop ad-hoc spend analysis and accurately assess material cost drivers
  • Access and manipulate large amounts of data into meaningful spend analyses
  • Work with business owners to develop an understanding of spend drivers which help provide context for data used in cost models
  • Forecasts spend patterns to identify future spend management opportunities
  • Present and explain cost models to management, including data-driven business recommendations and alternatives
  • Publish monthly savings analysis of completed projects
  • Other projects as assigned Job RequirementsRequired Skills & Experience:
    • Ability to engage, communicate, and influence effectively at all levels of the organization
    • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
    • Strong organizational and time management skills to effectively prioritize multiple projects
    • Excellent problem solving and critical thinking skills
    • Highly skilled at analyzing and presenting data for business owner and executive level consumption
    • Understanding of relational databases and the ability to effectively work within them
    • Familiar with accounting terminology and processesDesired Qualifications:
      • MBA preferred
      • JD Edwards experience
      • SQL experience
      • SpendHQ or other spend analytics experience
      • Microsoft SharePoint experience
      • Microsoft Excel Experience
      • Microsoft PowerPoint Experience
      • GAAP experience
      • Familiar with capital leasing processesDesired Qualifications: College degree and 8 years professional level experience with 3-4 years supervisory experience; or 12 years professional level related experience with 3-4 years supervisory experience; or an equivalent combination of education and professional level related experience desired.

        EEO Statement: -Windstream is an equal opportunity employer. At Windstream, we celebrate the authenticity and uniqueness of our people and their ideas. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, genetic information, protected veteran status, current military status, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, creed, citizenship status, or any other status protected by law, and to give full consideration to qualified disabled individuals and protected veterans. The diverse voices of our employees fuel our innovation and our inclusive culture. Employment at Windstream is subject to post offer, pre-employment drug testing.

Keywords: Windstream Communications, Little Rock , Sourcing Support and Analytics Sr. Consultant/Consultant (Full Time) in Little Rock, AR at Wind[...], Professions , Little Rock, Arkansas

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