The National Rural Electric Cooperative Association (NRECA), with offices in Arlington, VA and Lincoln, NE is the trade association for over 900 consumer-owned electric cooperatives serving more than 42 million people. NRECA is committed to harnessing the strength of America's electric cooperatives into a single powerful voice. NRECA has won the following awards over the past few years:
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Summary Sr. Analyst, Strategic Sourcing and Procurement P.3
Position Summary: Responsibilities in the sourcing and procurement operations and reporting area, includes but is not limited to, issuing and maintaining purchase orders, analyzing and maintaining supplier spend data and identifying financial trends, optimizing and administering the P-card program as well as reporting on procurement metrics based on a strong database, supplier performance and other initiatives with the ultimate guiding principle of minimizing NRECA's cost of acquiring good and services.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
Provides tactical support on strategic sourcing projects, compliance initiatives and risk mitigation activities which will include tracking and categorizing spending with preferred suppliers, developing and executing strategies to reduce spending with non-preferred suppliers, tracking and managing Non-Disclosure Agreements and Certificates of Insurance, administering the P-card program and furthering the use of supplier catalogs.
Reviews approvals and updates to PO information to ensure complete and accurate PO information in the procurement system. Performs daily tasks i.e., PO acknowledgement and updates from suppliers; works with suppliers and business units regarding match exceptions; supplier and business unit reconciliations on invoices; works with program suppliers to update catalogs with supplier part/service information; reviews supplier contracts and proactively identifies and communicates supplier related risk; monitors key contractual agreements within the contract management system; assists stakeholders with supplier onboarding and set up; produces regular performance related reporting and presentations for internal stakeholders and/or tracks, reports and evaluates supplier performance.
Develops and maintains accurate supplier spending database which serves as the single source of truth of supplier spending data for NRECA. Performs detailed analysis of spending and other financial data to glean opportunities to control cost, manage demand and rationalize the supplier base.
Creates and maintains procurement dashboard reports that incorporate analysis of financial and procurement systems and other sources to ensure timely updates to management in support of business and financial planning as well as decision making activities.
Supports departmental colleagues by providing spending analytics and market research for strategic sourcing initiatives, managing the supplier registration process, building evaluation matrices and collecting supplier evaluations, as well as tracking and reporting on project tasks and activities.
Utilizes Excel and other resources to develop functional reports that support procurement strategy as well as planning and analysis by extracting data from financial and purchasing systems and organizing data by expense category, department, expenses by project, data on purchase order completion, new supplier onboarding and other key metrics as needed by the department.
Maintains the accuracy of procurement systems and supplier records by collecting required documents such as W-9's, NDA's, BAA's, and communicating with new suppliers to ensure a smooth transition to the new business relationship with NRECA.
Provides ad hoc analysis and reporting as needed.
Direct Reports to this Position: None
Requirements and Qualifications
Formal Education Required: Bachelor's degree in Supply Chain Management preferred or Business Management, Finance or similar degree. Institute of Supply Management certification preferred.
Experience Required: 5 - 7 years of financial analysis and modelling and 2 years of procurement and supply chain experience. Experience in project management, contract administration, and/or supplier management a plus. Experience within a best-in-class supply chain function, source-to-settle applications and procurement systems management strongly preferred.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities Required (as demonstrated by prior work experience):
Knowledge of commercial procurement methodologies.
Knowledge of procurement systems (Oracle), source-to-settle applications, policies, day-to-day procurement operations, procurement procedures and performance metrics.
Ability to function as Oracle procurement solution SME.
Ability to use Microsoft Office tools at the master level (Excel, Word, Power Point) in the day-to-day essential duties of the job.
Ability to work independently, assess priorities, and manage a variety of activities while paying attention to detail under tight deadlines and heavy workloads.
Proficiency in all aspects of purchase order administration, order processing, customer service and communication.
Ability to understand established processes and procedures, and ability to recognize and interpret deviations.
Ability to communicate complex financial information, both verbally and in writing, with a diverse membership, employees and/or vendors in a clear and precise manner as demonstrated by prior work experience.
Ability to operate various office equipment such as personal computer, copier, printer, fax machine, 10-key adding machine, and multiple line telephone.
ADA Requirements: The worker is required to have close visual acuity to perform an activity such as: preparing and analyzing data and figures; transcribing; viewing a computer terminal; extensive reading.
Exerting up to 20 pounds of force occasionally, and/or up to 10 pounds of force frequently, and/or a negligible amount of force constantly to move objects. If the use of arm and/or leg controls requires exertion of forces greater than that for sedentary work and the worker sits most of the time, the job is rated for light work.
Disclaimer Statement: The preceding job description has been written to reflect management's assignment of essential functions. It does not prescribe or restrict the tasks that may be assigned.