1) Collect, manipulate, and translate data into spreadsheets, graphs, and other visually compelling formats to assist in understanding complex data sets, identifying trends and opportunities for process efficiencies or improvement, or cost reduction.
2) Establish processes to ensure data quality.
3) Review and refresh existing reports and design/develop new reports to empower and assist Procurement Services Staff to identify spending trends, potential cost containment opportunities, and process efficiencies.
4) Design, build, and maintain procurement and payment metric dashboards to drive key business decisions.
5) Prepare standard and ad hoc reports of procurement and payment activities as requested by University leadership.
6) Identify, define, and document current and possible future reporting goals, needs, and requirements.
7) Build and disseminate a catalog of available reports.
1) Knowledge and understanding of fundamental purchasing and payment concepts.
2) Ability to communicate effectively and professionally (emphasis on email resolutions).
3) Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
4) Strong analytical skills, problem solving, and organizational skills.
5) Critical thinking skills.
6) Ability to participate as a team player and positively influence group activity.
7) Project management and proven problem solving and analytical skills.
8) Ability to enforce policies/procedures and continuously focus on process improvements.
9) Proficiency in all Microsoft Office applications with advanced Excel and Access skills.
10) Self-starter with ability to work independently with minimal direction.
11) Strong communication and project management skills, with the ability to present to Senior Management.
12) Strong technical writing skills with demonstration of past experience with development of business requirements documentation.
1) Bachelorâ™s degree math, accounting, or business administration
1) Three years of experience in a large complex organization dealing with the purchasing and payment process
2) Three years of experience in data reporting and analysis
3) Experience in a customer service environment
4) Experience with interfaces between purchasing, accounts payable, and other financial systems
5) Knowledge of database design, implementation, and maintenance (especially in FileMaker, Access, and cloud databases)
2) Cover Letter
3) Reference list
NOTE: When applying, all required documents MUST be uploaded under the Resume/CV section of the application
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