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Procurement Analyst
Location:  Ogden, UT, US, UT
Company:  Oldcastle Mountain West Division

 

Job ID:  108672

 

Oldcastle West Division of Oldcastle Materials, Inc., a division of Oldcastle, has operations in Utah, Idaho (southern), Nevada, Arizona, Montana, Wyoming, Colorado and New Mexico. The Mountain West Division provides hot-mix asphalt, aggregates, ready mixed concrete, and sand and gravel products. It takes pride in the large role it plays in building and maintaining infrastructure in this region.

                                                           

Position Title:

Procurement Analyst

Pipeline Level:

F Self Technical

Reports To:

EVP

FLSA Status:

Exempt

Direct Reports:

None

Department/Division:

Procurement

Prepared Date:

3/6/17

Last Revised Date:

 

 

Position Overview

 

To provide the businesses with accurate and timely information needed to effectively source and procure goods and services.  The information will be obtained through data management and analysis and will be used to assist in the evaluation of new and existing procurement programs, to track spend and benefits associated with sourcing efforts, to measure appropriate cost and market trends, and to support cost forecasts as needed.  This is a key role in ensuring that the electronic procurement systems and tools are effectively managed, utilized and maintained.

 

Key Responsibilities (Essential Duties and Functions)

  • Improve the quality and availability of procurement data for the businesses, including leading efforts to design, implement and maintain an effective spend analysis system.  Work closely with finance, procurement and other groups to maintain consistency in cost information and ensure proper training and access is provided as appropriate. 
  • Maintain and improve the procurement system and process used to track spending activity, current projects and savings associated with individual sourcing programs.  This responsibility includes working with Souring teams and third party providers to incorporate an ability to track market trends, forecast costs and plan / prioritize sourcing projects accordingly.
  • Lead efforts to develop and manage the Company’s Supplier Qualification and Performance Management capabilities / systems.  Support the Procurement and Accounts Payable teams to improve the vendor maintenance system as needed. Maintain supplier scorecards, establish supplier benchmarks, and publish routine supplier evaluations / metrics.
  • Provide commercial and analytical support to Strategic Sourcing projects and planning.  This support includes coordinating operational budget and forecast information for the Sourcing team, performing pricing analysis, maintaining key market data / trends, and analyzing spend patterns.
  • Support the assessment of new sourcing opportunities by evaluating new products or services, reducing the supplier base, or optimizing existing purchasing practices.
  • Support procurement efforts to increase communication, alignment and understanding of sourced programs.
  • Act as capital project liaison for procurement.

 

Qualifications

 

Education/Experience

 

  • Bachelor of Science, Business or related degree or the equivalent in relevant experience.
  • Three (3)+ years of business, analytical or related experience.
  • Experience working with databases, data warehouse applications and / or ERP systems.  Experience specifically with electronic procurement systems and tools beneficial.
  • Experience in the building materials, mining or construction sectors strongly preferred

 

Work Requirements

 

  • Highly developed verbal and written communication skills
  • Basic knowledge of business unit processes, policies and procedures, strategic sourcing and business metrics.
  • Demonstrated ability to learn quickly and to translate learning into actionable, measurable initiatives.
  • Effective team builder and leader.
  • Demonstrated ability to work independently and accept ownership.
  • Ability to analyze issues independently and pursue appropriate resolution when necessary
  • Ability to perform under deadline pressure

 

Competencies

 

  • Judgment - Exhibits sound and accurate judgment
  • Planning/Organizing - Uses time efficiently, gathers and relays information in an organized manner
  • Adaptability - Adapts to changes in the work environment; Changes approach or method to best fit the situation; Able to deal with frequent change, delays, or unexpected events
  • Initiative - Asks for and offers help when needed
  • Innovation - Generates suggestions for improving work
  • Quality - Demonstrates accuracy and thoroughness; Looks for ways to improve and promote quality; Applies feedback to improve performance

 

Physical Requirements

 

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.

 

  • While performing the duties of this Job, the employee is regularly required to sit and talk or hear.
  • The employee is frequently required to use hands to handle, or feel and reach with hands and arms.
  • The employee is required to stand; walk; climb or balance and stoop, kneel, crouch, and crawl.
  • The employee must regularly lift and /or move up to 25 pounds, and occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds. 
  • Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision and depth perception.

 

Work Environment

While performing the duties of this Job, the employee is occasionally exposed to wet and/or humid conditions; moving mechanical parts; outside weather conditions; extreme cold and extreme heat. The noise level in the work environment is usually quiet to moderate.

The statements included in this job description are not intended to be all-inclusive.  They represent typical elements and criteria necessary to successfully perform the job.  Other duties may be assigned as required.  Requirements for this job are subject to modification by the Company and its designees, and reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

 

What Oldcastle Offers You

 

  • A culture that values opportunity for growth, development, and internal promotion
  • Highly competitive base pay
  • Comprehensive medical, dental and disability benefits programs
  • Group retirement savings program
  • Health and wellness programs

 

About Oldcastle

 

Oldcastle has a long and proud heritage as one of North America’s largest corporations. We are a proud reflection of the hundreds of family businesses, local and regional companies and mid to large sized enterprises that together form the Oldcastle family. Oldcastle operates with a decentralized, diversified structure, letting you work in a small company environment while having the career opportunities of a large enterprise.

 

Oldcastle is a great place to grow! If you’re up for a rewarding challenge, we invite you to take the first step and apply today! Please complete your online application and profile which will be sent directly to the appropriate Hiring Manager. Thank you for your interest in the Oldcastle family!

 

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Oldcastle Mountain West Division is an Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Employer.

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