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Holcim (US) Inc.: Procurement Analyst

Holcim (US) Inc.

This is a Full-time position in Addison, TX posted August 31, 2021.

OverviewThe incumbent will work as a part of a lean and focused functional team driven by service to internal customers, supporting cost savings initiatives, cash flow optimization and alignment on the LafargeHolcim procurement vision.

This dynamic role that is positioned to drive effectiveness creating value through the identification of valuable data assets and build data-driven systems to aid decision making.

Primary objective of this role is to provide analytical support to two category managers: Equipment & Consumables and Capex & Best Cost Country Sourcing.ResponsibilitiesKEY RESPONSIBILITIESDemonstrates a commitment to communicating, improving and adhering to safety policies in all work environments and areasLearn and understand company needs, perform market analysis, anticipate strategic opportunities and keep key stakeholders informed through effective and managed communicationConduct Category and spend analysis for respective areasIdentify potential cost savings, spend reduction, supplier consolidation and standardization opportunities.Assist in cost analysis, RFP/RFQ processes and BudgetingProvide support in negotiations with third party suppliersMonitor implementation of contracts for Key Performance Indicators, invoicing and paymentsWork closely with Regional Category Managers to develop knowledge about categoryAssist in establishing category sourcing strategiesDevelop and maintain reporting for cost savings, pricing audits, and other as requestedContract Management, including SAP and Ariba CataloguesRELATIONSHIPS WITH OTHER JOBSGlobal Procurement – Supports Regional Category Manager with Global & Regional initiativesOperational Procurement – Supports Regional Category Manger with local procurement managersOperations – supports all Category interfaces from requirements and Budget development to new product qualification and problem solvingFinance – provides Budget and market trend informationTreasury – Support Regional Category Manager in new equipment acquisition by purchase or leaseLegal – coordinates all commercial activity to ensure compliance with all requirements and coordinate management of external industry groupsQualificationsEducation: Bachelor’s/University DegreePreferred field of study: Business Analytics, Supply Chain, Engineering or BusinessWork Experience: 1-3 yearsTravel Requirements: 5%Computer and Software Skills: Proficient/advanced in Microsoft Office specifically Excel and PPT, and Google applications.

Basic SAP knowledge or equivalent, basic Ariba KnowledgeCompetency Profile:Strategic sourcing expertise and problem solving/analytical skillsCosts / results focusedAbility to support cross-functional teams, build relationships and command respectCollaborate with appropriate subject matter experts across multiple diverse disciplines to solve problems.Good written and oral communication skills; ability to communicate effectively at all levels, and with all functionsA good balance between empathy and assertiveness when dealing with customers and suppliersStrong analytical and execution skills with understanding of key cost driversGood category knowledge (markets, application, TCO etc)Strong negotiation capabilitySound knowledge of financial concepts, budget management and cost reduction initiativesProject management leadership skills and the ability to handle multiple projects at the same timeAbility to work independently in a dynamic, ambiguous, newly formed organizationAbility to build relationshipsStrong strategic skills and problem solving/analytical skillsStrong organization, planning and prioritization skills and attention to detailREQUIRED LANGUAGE:EnglishSCOPE:FinancialTotal Spend – $700 million spend per year

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