Senior Procurement Analyst

Legal & AdministrativeRemote, Bogota, Colombia Colombia


Description

Senior Procurement Analyst

Remote - Colombia

 

The Opportunity:

Anthology offers the largest EdTech ecosystem on a global scale, supporting over 150 million users in 80 countries. Our mission is to provide dynamic, data-informed experiences to the global education community so that learners and educators can achieve their goals. 

 

We believe in the power of a truly diverse and inclusive workforce. As we expand globally, we are committed to making diversity, inclusion, and belonging a foundational part of not only our hiring practices but who we are as a company.

 

For more information about Anthology and our career opportunities, please visit www.anthology.com.

 

The Anthology Global Strategic Sourcing and Procurement team works across the entire organization to create and manage effective center-led procurement processes, enhance vendor relationships, and partner with internal clients to ensure cost effective vendor contracts. This position is principally responsible for helping drive the transformation of the procurement efforts into a cost-effective and process-efficient best practices function serving the entire company.

 

Primary responsibilities will include:

Vendor Contracting (80%)

  • With a minimum of management oversight:
    • Reviewing and analyzing requests from business partners for global vendor contracting support, including new vendors, new services with existing vendors, and renewals with existing vendors, written primarily in English
    • Identifying contract gaps against Anthology vendor contract standards and industry best practices
    • Conducting Deal Review activities in compliance with current corporate policy and in accordance with existing processes
    • Aligning all internal stakeholders for completion of Deal Review activities including Legal, Security, Privacy, FP&A, Treasury, IT, and/or HR teams
  • Conducting commercial terms review and assisting business partners with:
    • Developing negotiation strategy for contracts with guidance from Procurement Management
    • Assisting in negotiations as determined by Procurement Management for large, complex vendor contracts
    • Partnering with Legal team to ensure contracts contain desired/required commercial terms

 

Strategic Sourcing support (10%)

  • Analyzing organizational spend trends to determine Strategic Sourcing opportunities
  • Implementing Strategic Sourcing events, workshops, and activities for targeted spend categories to improve transparency and reporting
  • Developing business cases and presenting recommendations to business leaders
  • Conducting vendor and supplier analyses, evaluating potential vendors, and supporting the vendor qualification process by utilizing metrics, tools, and processes to optimize sourcing and supplier activities
  • Ensuring optimized organizational spend value through careful analysis and review of sourcing activities
  • Identifying opportunities to reduce billable and fixed rates, maintenance and supporting costs, and license fees
  • Implementing approved process changes
  • Managing the Request for Proposal (RFP) process on behalf of business leaders
    • Seeking internal and external stakeholder input
    • With guidance and input from procurement and business leaders, drafting and posting formal RFP documents
    • Conducting proposal evaluation and recommendations
    • Serving as primary contact with suppliers/program implementers

 

Administration/Operations support (10%)

  • Supporting and managing a data repository and business intelligence tools
  • Releasing accurate, error-free reports on time to meet business needs
  • Defining, measuring, and tracking categories for spending to provide targeted analyses of budget
  • Coordinating payment, delivery, scheduling, and organization of purchases, and placing orders to ensure ongoing supply
  • Overseeing all activities related to procurement of high-impact commodities and services, from intent to purchase through delivery
  • Supporting the implementation of new and the management of existing supplier relationships

 

The Candidate:

Required skills/qualifications:

  • Fluency in written and spoken English at CEF B2 level or above
  • 5-8 years of professional work-related experience in a relevant technical discipline where analysis of key data drives decisions of financial significance
  • Experience analyzing and drafting vendor contracts and agreements
  • Experience negotiating vendor contracts and agreements
  • Advanced technical experience with Microsoft Office Suite especially Word and Excel
  • Experience with an ERP system (Microsoft Dynamics 365, Oracle, Peoplesoft, SAP, or similar)
  • Excellent critical-thinking and problem-solving skills
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Superior strategic sourcing experience involving spend analysis and complex, fact-based negotiation
  • Exceptional ability to engage with executives within and outside the company
  • Excellent analytical, judgment, and decision-making skills
  • Hands-on attitude
  • Self-direction, confidence, and initiative, as well as the ability to work with a team to achieve goals and objectives
  • Strong relationship-building skills and excellent interpersonal and influencing skills
  • Culturally astute, organizationally savvy, and adaptable; high emotional intelligence
  • Excellent organizational skills and ability to multi-task and prioritize competing deadlines
  • A strong attention to detail and the highest commitment to quality work product and client service

 

Preferred skills/qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree in Business, Supply Chain, Finance, Economics, or related field
  • Experience and strong understanding of legal contract terms and conditions
  • Experience administering RFPs
  • Experience with international purchasing and logistics
  • Ability to communicate efficiently and with confidence

 

This job description is not designed to contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties, or responsibilities that are required. Nothing in this job description restricts management's right to assign or reassign duties and responsibilities at any time.   

 

Anthology is an equal employment opportunity/affirmative action employer and considers qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, gender, age, color, religion, national origin, marital status, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, protected military/veteran status, or any other legally protected factor.