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Senior Procurement Analyst

Coca-Cola Company

Atlanta, GA
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Job Title: Senior Procurement Analyst
Job Id: 41718
Location: GA - Atlanta

Position Title: Senior Procurement Analyst
Position Overview:
The Senior Procurement Analyst supports strategic sourcing operations by collecting, analyzing, and managing data to provide key insights for actionable improvements to the procurement organization.  The Senior Procurement Analyst will become a key member of several Strategic Sourcing teams providing analytical rigor and technical expertise to produce fact based summary information enabling Senior Procurement personnel to improve their sourcing decisions.
This position will process, extract, and query data to help make decisions.  This person will also run optimization software which will require query experience (i.e. SQL) to provide multi-variable solutions based upon the sourcing team’s constraints.

Key Duties/Responsibilities:
Collaborate with category managers to create a strategy and set of criteria to continuously evaluate value creation opportunities  
Solicit input from key stakeholders (e.g., field associates, bottlers) in order to ensure that system requirements are identified and considered before negotiating agreements         
Evaluate, monitor and project long-term global supply/demand analysis (i.e., capacity planning) and develop product cost models in order to ensure that Coca-Cola global and regional needs are met     
Provide fact-based insights and analysis on suppliers of selected commodities, goods and services procured through GSP              
Develop cost models of suppliers’ facilities and processes; Identify costs and operating efficiencies in supplier processes in order to generate cost savings for the Company             
Perform analysis that requires application of financial concepts and/or tools (e.g., NPV, IRR, Discounted Cash Flow, statistical analyses, economic analyses, cost building blocks)      
Synthesize data and identify problems through operational and financial analysis in order to improve operational and financial performance  
Develop knowledge of competitors' products, services and external environment.  Collect value-added info, gather competitive intelligence info and promote sharing across appropriate organizations.     
The position will be expected to communicate with internal stakeholders (Company and Bottlers), external suppliers, and 3rd party organizations (e.g., consultants, industry organizations).  The position will be responsible for synthesizing complex data into clear and concise reports.  From time to time, the position will be called upon to prepare and present reports to Procurement leadership.
The position requires a deep understanding of quantitative techniques and modeling.  The position will be responsible for developing and maintaining complex databases to provide fact-based information for multiple procurement categories.  Additionally, Senior Procurement Analysts will be called upon to provide analytical support during the supplier evaluation and negotiation process.  The position will be expected to deal with a high degree of ambiguity and develop new approaches to solve problems creatively.  Familiarity with statistical and financial modeling is a must.
The position will provide fact-based support to Category Managers in their development of long-term strategies (3 to 10 years) and in negotiations (annual and multi-year agreements) with annual spend of approximately $10 million to over $1 billion.
The position will be responsible for developing and implementing complex models and decision frameworks.  In so doing, it is expected that the position will drive thought leadership and analytical rigor within the organization.  The position is expected to document and share process best practices.
Requires regular communications with Company personnel, bottlers and suppliers across the globe 
Education Requirements:
Bachelor’s Degree required/Master’s preferred in a quantitative or engineering discipline such as Operations Management, Decision Sciences, Business Analytics, Industrial Engineering, Supply Chain, or Logistics is highly preferred.
Experience Requirements:
5+ years of data and financial analysis experience
5+ years of Procurement, Supply Chain or Operations experience
Excellent to Expert ExcelComfortable with handling large quantities of data from multiple sources:  Ability to clean data, merge databases, manipulate data
Understanding of relational databases and unique identifiers
Create excel based charts and visuals
Ability to summarize data using pivot tables

Leadership Behaviors:
DRIVE INNOVATION: Generate new or unique solutions and embrace new ideas that help sustain our business (encompassing everything from continuous improvement to new product and package innovation).
COLLABORATE WITH SYSTEM, CUSTOMERS, and OTHER STAKEHOLDERS: Develop and leverage relationships with stakeholders to appropriately stretch and impact the System (Company and Bottler).
ACT LIKE AN OWNER: Deliver results, creating value for our brands, our System, our customers and key stakeholders.
INSPIRE OTHERS: Inspire people to deliver our mission and 2020 Vision, demonstrate passion for the business and give people a reason to believe anything is possible.
DEVELOP SELF AND OTHERS: Develop self and support others’ development to achieve full potential.
Growth Behaviors:
GROWTH MINDSET:  Demonstrates Curiosity.  Welcomes failure as a learning opportunity.
SMART RISK:  Makes bold decisions/recommendations
EXTERNALLY FOCUSED: Understands the upstream and downstream implications of his/her work.  Tracks and shares external trends, best practices, or ideas.
PERFORMANCE DRIVEN & ACCOUNTABLE:  Has high performance standards.  Outperforms her/his peers.
FAST/AGILE:  Removes barriers to move faster.  Experiments and adapts.  Thrives under pressure and fast pace.
EMPOWERED:  Brings solutions instead of problems.  Challenges the status quo.  Has the courage to take an unpopular stance.
Functional Skills:
Bottler Operations and Economics:  Knowledge of the system, business, functions, operational and/or financial processes necessary to effectively perform internal Company analyses and/or transactions
Customer Focus:  Making customers (external and internal) and their needs a primary focus of one's actions;  developing and sustaining productive customer relationships;  creating and executing plans and solutions in collaboration with the customer
Data Extraction:  Ability to extract and query data from systems (e.g., PAPA$, SAP, Focus, Billing and Promotions, Nielsen, Compass, PLUS, OPS, Messenger)
Data Validation:  Knowledge of and ability to understand and resolve data inconsistencies or variances
Determining Financial Impact:  Understanding the financial consequences of decisions;  understanding economic value for the system;  acting as an owner of the business and making decisions that ensure long-term value
Forecasting - Cost:  Knowledge of cost forecasting processes and inputs to determine the impact to KO and/or bottlers.  Knowledge of key elements such as raw material costs, economic principles, supplier/processing costs and market conditions
Information Systems:  Knowledge and use of existing KO Technical Information Systems (e.g., JDE, DBS, SAP, Intranet) to generate necessary data;  Ability to access, analyze and use information in a manner that adds value to the organization;  Ability to propose system enhancements based upon business needs
Monitoring, Measurement and Metrics:  Knowledge of key business drivers or measures used to gauge the effectiveness and performance of an internal group or a supplier; Ability to determine appropriate measures or metrics; Ability to measure against those standards and to communicate performance
Record Retention:  Knowledge of the policies and procedures for storing and retaining financial, non-financial and company documents
Requirements Planning:  Knowledge of how to plan materials and service requirements in order to support ongoing business
Software Applications:  Knowledge and use of technical software applications appropriate to the specific work activities (e.g., basic Company applications, SAP, DBS, MRP, OPS, JDEdwards, Service Source, MRP II,)
Strong computer skills, including knowledge of SAP systems; Expert knowledge of Excel, and Access and strong skills in PowerPoint and Word.
Familiarity with optimization tools (and preferably linear programming), SQL and other querying tools.

Honesty and integrity have always been cornerstone values of The Coca-Cola Company. Our passion for people of integrity mirrors our spirited drive for total quality in our brands. These and other elements allow the company to sustain strategic practices and drive business performance. The Personnel Integrity Assurance Program is another step toward making The Coca-Cola Company the premier workplace. This process includes a pre-employment background investigation that applies to all applicants, employees, and contractors of the company. The scope of this inquiry may cover such elements as education, employment history, a criminal history check, reference checks, and a pre-employment drug screen. Designated countries or sensitive positions within the company may have more stringent standards.

The Coca-Cola Company is the world's largest beverage company, refreshing consumers with more than 500 sparkling and still brands and more than 3,800 beverage choices. Led by Coca-Cola, one of the world's most valuable and recognizable brands, our Company portfolio features 20 billion-dollar brands, many of which are available in reduced-, low- or no-calorie options. Our billion-dollar brands include Diet Coke, Coca-Cola Zero, Fanta, Sprite, vitaminwater and Powerade. Through the world's largest beverage distribution system, we are the No. 1 provider of both sparkling and still beverages. More than 1.9 billion servings of our beverages are enjoyed by consumers in more than 200 countries each day. With an enduring commitment to building sustainable communities, our Company is focused on initiatives that reduce our environmental footprint, create a safe, inclusive work environment for our associates, and enhance the economic development of the communities where we operate. For more information, visit Coca-Cola Journey at

We are an Equal Opportunity Employer and do not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment because of race, color, sex, age, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression, status as a veteran, and basis of disability or any other federal, state or local protected class.
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