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e-Sourcing Analyst in Düsseldorf at ITW

Date Posted: 1/20/2019

Job Snapshot

  • Employee Type:
    Full-Time
  • Location:
    Düsseldorf
  • Job Type:
  • Experience:
    1 to 3 years
  • Date Posted:
    1/20/2019

Job Description

Position at ITW Corporate

ITW is seeking an e-Sourcing Analyst to assist and work closely with  ITW businesses based in Europe and Asia along with the corporate sourcing team in the United States.  In this position you will be creating and managing electronic bids and auction events for direct and indirect materials/services in the Jaggaer´s Advanced Sourcing Optimizer (ASO) application. You will be required to perform complex bid analysis to make sourcing recommendations to our internal stakeholders. This includes researching potential suppliers, offer advice to our internal stakeholders, and assist external suppliers with the online tool. You will have the opportunity to participate in both pricing and contract negotiations with suppliers.

Strong candidates must be proactive, motivated, organized, and work well within a fast-paced group. This position plays a critical role in expanding ITW´s multi-million dollar e-Sourcing program across the company.

Essential Functions:

  • Understand internal stakeholders’ requests and projects sent to the e-Sourcing team and prioritize work to be completed.
  • Create and execute e-sourcing events (RFx events and auctions) from start to finish in close alignment with internal stakeholders and ensure high quality of work with attention to detail.
  • Provide e-sourcing data (scenario) analysis and reports used during reviews with corporate executives, divisions, and sourcing category teams etc.
  • Collaborate with sourcing category teams and divisions on project strategy/tactics and tailor sourcing execution methods based on best practices.
  • Conduct trainings and lessons learned workshops for internal stakeholders and suppliers.
  • Provide responses to internal stakeholder and supplier questions in a professional and timely manner.
  • Conduct reviews of other sourcing team member´s projects and check for quality, consistency, and compliance with internal stakeholder requirements and best practices.
  • Effectively utilize resources and tools for troubleshooting and communication purposes.
  • Support category teams with supplier communication throughout e-sourcing events.
  • Develop direct and indirect spend category expertise and industry specific knowledge to become a subject matter expert.
  • Develop and enhance internal e-Sourcing knowledge and become a Jaggaer ASO super user.
  • Assist with creating e-Sourcing related presentations & templates
  • Drive change management by helping internal stakeholders adopt the e-sourcing application, best practices, tactics and supporting tools.
  • Administrative activities in relation to e-sourcing application (onboarding of users/suppliers etc.).

Requirements:

  • Minimum Bachelor´s Degree required.
  • At least 1- 3 years of data analytics experience, preferably in a sourcing or procurement capacity.
  • Advanced excel skills required, including Lookups, Pivot tables/Charts, PowerPivot, Advanced Formulas. Power BI preferred.
  • Strong customer service orientation including issue resolution, relationship management, and demonstrations/training
  • Excellent project management skills including project planning, time management, and multitasking
  • Strong problem solving, analytical skills and attention to detail
  • Willingness to be trained to develop an extensive knowledge of Jaggaer ASO applications
  • Willingness to travel as needed for division/supplier meetings, demonstrations, and training (10% of time)
  • Fluent in additional languages preferred
  • Excellent communication skills, written and oral



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