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Procurement Analyst

  • USA
  • Finance
  • Full time
  • Added

Description

Here at Avis Budget Group we're more than just rentals—although over 70 years of experience and 11,000 locations in 180 countries has taught us a thing or two about that. We’re shaping the future of the mobility industry with our innovative, customer-focused solutions. Our globally recognized brands - Avis, Budget, Budget Truck and Zipcar - connect people to more. This means more convenience, more options and more time on the road for our customers. But we also connect our employees to more: opportunities, benefits, support, collaboration and most importantly—power to change the future. Sound your speed? Come join our family.

Here at Avis Budget Group we're more than just rentals—although over 70 years of experience and 11,000 locations in 180 countries has taught us a thing or two about that. We’re shaping the future of the mobility industry with our innovative, customer-focused solutions. Our globally recognized brands - Avis, Budget, Budget Truck and Zipcar - connect people to more. This means more convenience, more options and more time on the road for our customers. But we also connect our employees to more: opportunities, benefits, support, collaboration and most importantly—power to change the future. Sound your speed? Come join our family. 

The impact you’ll make:

The Procurement Analyst sits within the Global Procurement team and helps to develop and implement sourcing and procurement strategies and programs to meet company-wide cost saving objectives.  Your focus areas will span all categories depending on business needs, and may include IT/Telecom, Business Services, Operations & Facilities, and Vehicle Supply Chain.  The Procurement Analyst assists with the implementation of purchasing and procurement contracts for products and services, develops strong supplier relationships, assesses performance of key suppliers and spend categories to develop business improvement plans that deliver sustainable value to the organization. This role also supports the business in developing a consistent approach to ensure ongoing development of standards, purchasing policies and guidelines to enable more effective decision-making and cost-effective purchasing in the field as we are a highly decentralized organization. Taking initiative and finding innovative ways of delivering solutions is not only encouraged, but expected, in our transformational team. Essential duties and responsibilities, shown below, will vary accordingly based on assignment.

What you’ll do:  

  • Identify, source, negotiate, and implement sourcing and procurement cost saving opportunities resulting in significant savings to the company across multiple categories of spend:
    • Work with internal business partners to align on business objectives and requirements, identify suppliers, develop bid specifications, solicit bids, and obtain proposals
    • Analyze proposals and quantifies financial impacts of alternatives
    • Develop negotiation strategies
    • Recommend and present the most cost effective solutions to Procurement management and stakeholder senior management; recommendations are fact-based and supported with data and clear analyses
  • Work with key business partners to develop sourcing and procurement plans that align to business needs while adapting to changing market conditions
  • Establish and communicate purchasing policies and guidelines that effectively balance administrative burden, cost savings, and risk/liability
  • Act as a strategic partner with stakeholders to support their business objectives
  • Improve procurement and business processes to drive efficiency and reduce costs.
  • Lead interactions with Legal in developing product and service purchasing contracts, including modification of terms and conditions to ensure supplier accountability and achieve business objectives, including risk mitigation and future flexibility for unforeseen events
  • Work collaboratively as a team player to learn, share best practices and support to maintain focus on the collective team’s EBITDA and cost savings objectives
  • Expand our supplier diversity efforts, including seeking out and encouraging the utilization and exposure of Minority and Woman Business Enterprises to relevant decision-makers

What we’re looking for:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in a business/engineering discipline, or equivalent experience.

Skills and abilities you should have:

  • Strong problem-solver with evidence of innovative, best-in-class thinking applied in previous roles
  • Self-starter with the ability to develop and evolve objectives with minimal oversight, including strong project management skills with demonstrated ability to juggle multiple priorities and hit key milestones
  • Strong leadership skills, great drive for results and a passion to make a difference
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office, including Word, Excel, Access, and PowerPoint
  • Ability to work with an enterprise financial system - Oracle Financials experience a plus
  • Ability to interpret technical specifications and use sound judgment to make business decisions
  • Excellent presentation, written and verbal communication skills
  • Ability to adapt quickly to changing priorities to meet the expectations of internal customers

Perks you’ll get:

We offer comprehensive benefit packages and competitive pay.  

The fine print:

Avis Budget Group is an equal opportunity employer – M/F/Veterans/Disabled.

This advertisement does not constitute a promise or guarantee of employment. This advertisement describes the general nature and level of this position only. Essential functions and responsibilities may change as business needs require. This position may be with any affiliate of Avis Budget Group.

Avis Budget Group is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, or protected veteran status and will not be discriminated against on the basis of disability.

ParsippanyNew JerseyUnited States of America
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Whether it’s a leisure or business trip, we help people come together during those times that matter most to them. Avis Budget Group is the global leader in car rental services and home to Zipcar, the world’s leading car-sharing network. No matter where customers are in the world, we can offer them a mobility solution tailored to their needs. Want to join us? Discover more of the moments that matter in a career with us.

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