Procurement Business Analyst

  • SDI, Inc.
  • Bristol, PA, USA
  • Sep 08, 2020
Full time Supply Chain

Job Description

The Procurement Business Analyst is a key role that will provide support to numerous initiatives within the Procurement Organization.  This position will provide critical analysis to lend support and guidance to key Sourcing activities such as departmental metrics & dashboards, supplier scorecards & KPI’s, supply base intelligence, RFI/RFP preparation and analysis, marketplace indices evaluation, departmental process improvement initiatives, support of standard operating procedure development and supplier management,.  The Analyst will provide business insights and recommendations to the Procurement team for action to further SDI’s market leading position.


  • Procurement departmental dashboards, metrics, and reports
    • Support development and track departmental performance metrics and KPI’s (i.e. savings, spend, contract management, compliance) to drive Procurement strategy development and implementation.
    • Distribute reports on schedule (daily, weekly, or monthly).  To accomplish, the Business Analyst must be able to manage multiple on-going tasks and have effective time management skills.
    • Conduct root cause analysis of dept. results; present improvement and opportunity areas to Procurement.
    • Use thought based analytics create reports to provide insights that ultimately improve and streamline management’s decision making process.
    • Support Category Managers by running/analyzing PVR, PPV, and other spend and savings reports.
  • Supply Chain Intelligence
    • Provide business insights into supply base changes and market dynamics.
    • Run and analyze marketplace indices that effect cost of goods sold and present findings to Procurement.
    • Strive to continuously improve Procurement performance by utilizing and understanding best practices, lessons learned and industry trends through participation in industry associations.
  • Procurement Process Improvement
    • Contribute to development of standard operating procedures for identified key Procurement processes.
    • Create workflow and business process procedure documents where appropriate.
    • Provide recommendations for efficiency gains and improvement in our process.
    • Ensure continuous improvement of the data management; spend analytics, category management, strategic sourcing, contract management, and supplier management processes.
  • Sourcing event and bid generation support
    • Periodic analysis of spend data to identify areas positioned for sourcing events.
    • Support Category Managers to create RFI/RFP packages for all categories of spend.
    • Assist in the dissemination and collection of supplier bid packages.
    • Support the optimization and scenario planning for best fit supplier selections with our clients.
    • Provide recommendations to Category Managers for maximum efficiency and cost effectiveness.
  • Supplier Relationship Management (SRM) activities
    • Measure supplier performance through the use of actionable scorecards.
    • Support creation of appropriate KPI ‘s, analysis, and disseminate as necessary.
    • Help manage quarterly business reviews (QBR) with SDI’s strategic suppliers.
    • Develop analysis to help drive continuous improvement plans to drive improved supplier performance and collaboration.
    • Support/Manage the supplier recognition program and coordinate supplier innovation forums.


  • Minimum 4-year degree from an accredited university.
  • 2 - 5 years’ work related experience.
  • Moderate supply chain experience
  • Experience and technical proficiency with appropriate analytical tools (Excel, SQL, Access, PowerPoint, Microsoft Access, and MS Project).
  • Experience with ERP procurement systems is a plus.
  • Strong analytical, business process analysis and problem solving capabilities.
  • Excellent communication and project management skills.
  • MRO and/or Inventory Mgmt. experience or general knowledge of inventory control processes a strong plus.
  • Possessing basic understanding of Strategic sourcing process; Request for Information/Quotation/Proposal and response evaluation; Supplier Relationship Management process; Contract Management compliance tracking and reporting and business case development, is a plus.
  • Critical thinking skills: Seeing beyond the obvious to provide insights garnered from analysis.