Procurement/Data Analyst

August 12, 2019
August 12, 2019
Malvern, PA, US
Job Requisition #126061

Step forward with a global market leader

At Vanguard, we deliver exceptional value to our clients by making sure every aspect of our business is focused on value too.

As a Procurement Analyst, you will drive savings and strategies through data and analytics. You will support strategic sourcing activities for a category of spend, with the goals of achieving significant cost reductions, improving product quality and supplier service levels through conducting market, spend, supplier, and pricing analysis. By enabling sourcing the highest quality vendors, products and materials at the most competitive price, you’ll support our commitment to low-cost investing.

In this role, you will:

  • Actively participate in the strategic sourcing activities for a category of spend, with the goal of achieving significant initial cost reductions, while maintaining/improving product quality and supplier service levels.
  • Perform supply market analysis and clean-sheet analysis for negotiations and supplier selection.
  • Recommend suppliers or industry trends to include or highlight in category strategies.
  • Ensure that category fact base is complete and robust enough for long-term decision-making, and works across ESM and the enterprise to fill any gaps in data or analysis.
  • Using input from the category team, build the category metrics model to track and monitor performance in relationship to the category strategy.
  • Understand needs and objectives of business areas and functional constituents, and keenly understand potential linkages between Vanguard’s business needs and the relevant industry trends.
  • Participate in special projects and performs other duties as assigned.

What it takes:

  • Undergraduate degree or an equivalent combination of training and experience.
  • Minimum three or more years of business experience, previous experience within category preferred.
  • Excellent analytical and critical thinking skills.
  • Strong time management skills.
  • Ability to manage multiple activities in parallel.
  • Strong ownership mindset.
  • Ability to learn content quickly and apply a strategic lens to category spend.
  • Vanguard is not offering visa sponsorship for this position.

About Vanguard

We are Vanguard. Together, we’re changing the way the world invests.

For us, investing doesn’t just end in value. It starts with values. Because when you invest with courage, when you invest with clarity, and when you invest with care, you can get so much more in return. We invest with purpose – and that’s how we’ve become a global market leader. Here, we grow by doing the right thing for the people we serve. And so can you.

We want to make success accessible to everyone. This is our opportunity. Let’s make it count.

Inclusion Statement

Vanguard’s continued commitment to diversity and inclusion is firmly rooted in our culture. Every decision we make to best serve our clients, crew (internally employees are referred to as crew), and communities is guided by one simple statement: ‘Do the right thing.’

We believe that a critical aspect of doing the right thing requires building diverse, inclusive, and highly effective teams of individuals who are as unique as the clients they serve. We empower our crew to contribute their distinct strengths to achieving Vanguard’s core purpose through our values.

When all crew members feel valued and included, our ability to collaborate and innovate is amplified, and we are united in delivering on Vanguard’s core purpose.

Our core purpose: To take a stand for all investors, to treat them fairly, and to give them the best chance for investment success.

August 12, 2019
August 12, 2019
Malvern, PA, US
Job Requisition #126061

Step forward with a global market leader

At Vanguard, we deliver exceptional value to our clients by making sure every aspect of our business is focused on value too.

As a Procurement Analyst, you will drive savings and strategies through data and analytics. You will support strategic sourcing activities for a category of spend, with the goals of achieving significant cost reductions, improving product quality and supplier service levels through conducting market, spend, supplier, and pricing analysis. By enabling sourcing the highest quality vendors, products and materials at the most competitive price, you’ll support our commitment to low-cost investing.

In this role, you will:

  • Actively participate in the strategic sourcing activities for a category of spend, with the goal of achieving significant initial cost reductions, while maintaining/improving product quality and supplier service levels.
  • Perform supply market analysis and clean-sheet analysis for negotiations and supplier selection.
  • Recommend suppliers or industry trends to include or highlight in category strategies.
  • Ensure that category fact base is complete and robust enough for long-term decision-making, and works across ESM and the enterprise to fill any gaps in data or analysis.
  • Using input from the category team, build the category metrics model to track and monitor performance in relationship to the category strategy.
  • Understand needs and objectives of business areas and functional constituents, and keenly understand potential linkages between Vanguard’s business needs and the relevant industry trends.
  • Participate in special projects and performs other duties as assigned.

What it takes:

  • Undergraduate degree or an equivalent combination of training and experience.
  • Minimum three or more years of business experience, previous experience within category preferred.
  • Excellent analytical and critical thinking skills.
  • Strong time management skills.
  • Ability to manage multiple activities in parallel.
  • Strong ownership mindset.
  • Ability to learn content quickly and apply a strategic lens to category spend.
  • Vanguard is not offering visa sponsorship for this position.

About Vanguard

We are Vanguard. Together, we’re changing the way the world invests.

For us, investing doesn’t just end in value. It starts with values. Because when you invest with courage, when you invest with clarity, and when you invest with care, you can get so much more in return. We invest with purpose – and that’s how we’ve become a global market leader. Here, we grow by doing the right thing for the people we serve. And so can you.

We want to make success accessible to everyone. This is our opportunity. Let’s make it count.

Inclusion Statement

Vanguard’s continued commitment to diversity and inclusion is firmly rooted in our culture. Every decision we make to best serve our clients, crew (internally employees are referred to as crew), and communities is guided by one simple statement: ‘Do the right thing.’

We believe that a critical aspect of doing the right thing requires building diverse, inclusive, and highly effective teams of individuals who are as unique as the clients they serve. We empower our crew to contribute their distinct strengths to achieving Vanguard’s core purpose through our values.

When all crew members feel valued and included, our ability to collaborate and innovate is amplified, and we are united in delivering on Vanguard’s core purpose.

Our core purpose: To take a stand for all investors, to treat them fairly, and to give them the best chance for investment success.

Our commitment to equal employment opportunity

Vanguard is an equal opportunity employer. Vanguard is committed to providing all crew members a working environment that is free from discrimination, prejudice and bias. Through this Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) Policy, Vanguard reaffirms its commitment to equal employment opportunity for all applicants and crew members without regard to race, color, national origin or ancestry, religion, gender, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, disability, marital status, veteran or military status. In addition, Vanguard prohibits discrimination based on genetic information, as well as any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local law.

Applicants with disabilities may be entitled to reasonable accommodation under the Americans with Disabilities Act and certain state or local laws. A reasonable accommodation is a change in the way things are normally done which will ensure an equal employment opportunity without imposing undue hardship on Vanguard. Please inform careers@vanguard.com if you need assistance completing this application or to otherwise participate in the application process.

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