Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, is seeking a Manager for the Procurement Analytics Center of Excellence. This position reports to the Director of Procurement Center of Excellence, and plays an integral role within the Procurement organization related to technologies, processes, and tools to drive efficiency and performance for Rutgers University (Rutgers). In addition to developing and deploying analytic tools that enable insights and management of Rutgers Procurement, this role has the opportunity to provide leadership and direction to take Procurement Analytics into the future of Algorithms, Machine Learning and Artificial Intelligence. The ambition and the challenge is to set up a best-in-class Procurement Analytics Center of Excellence at Rutgers which will further professionalize procurement and contribute to the bottom line impact.
Among the key duties of this position are the following:
Manages the RU SME for the Analytics platforms and ensures optimal performance, continually upgrading features and capabilities as needed.
Responsible for the development and deployment of processes, systems and tools central to enabling strategic sourcing activities, including category management, spend analytics, supplier performance / relationship management, supplier qualification and risk mitigation, e-Sourcing, contracts management, source to settle (S2S), as well as development and roll-out of the Procurement Dashboards to measure internal performance and value-add.
Leads development of analytical models, standards, and techniques used to collect and evaluate spend data and manages critical sourcing information
Oversees spend management and spend analytics tools and other procurement enabling solutions
Prepares data analysis, advises strategic sourcing team and other procurement members regarding best practices to develop analytical models or to implement data management tools within the organization
Facilitates and/or provides analytical support (business case and ROI development) to business improvement projects
Oversees building a reporting and analytics framework using algorithmic and automatic system driven solution to procurement teams and developing procurement digitization.
Develops robotic process automation in procurement functionalities as those pertain to the Analytics Center of Excellence.
Minimum Education and Experience:
BA or BS in Business (Finance / Accounting) or a STEM field, such as Computer Science, Engineering, Statistics, Mathematics required.
A minimum of five years of relevant experience in the field of Data Analytics and/ or market intelligence.
Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
Advanced knowledge of procurement processes, reporting, and forecast/plan processes.
Exposure to ERPs and P2P systems (Oracle, SAP, Jaggaer, Ariba)
MS Excel, MS Access, Cognos, Tableau, SharePoint, MS SQL, ETL exposure, R (optional)
Exposure to working on and implementing Business Intelligence products
Exposure to big data concepts, machine learning techniques will be an added advantage
Ability to work with large scale, multi-dimensional, dynamic applications.
Data analytic experience including data integrity, data queries and understanding relationships with disparate systems.
Ability to analyze complex data in order to draw supportable conclusions and recommendations.
Process simulation and modelling experience
Effective and strong partnership and relationship building skills with key stakeholders
Analytical and strategic thinker, and highly developed problem-solving skills
Strong presentation skills; can speak across various forums and communicate to broad, diverse audience
Extensive use of Power BI Desktop, Service and Apps
Business & Finance Analytics
Lean / Six Sigma Training or prior roles
Prior exposure to robotic development applications a plus (e.g. UI PATH, Automation Anywhere etc.)
Oracle, Jaggaer, MarketPlace programs.
Posting Number: 19ST2157
Location: Off Campus
Internal Number: 85379
About Rutgers University
Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, is a leading national public research university and the state's preeminent, comprehensive public institution of higher education. Rutgers is dedicated to teaching that meets the highest standards of excellence; to conducting research that breaks new ground; and to turning knowledge into solutions for local, national, and global communities. As it was at our founding in 1766, the heart of our mission is preparing students to become productive members of society and good citizens of the world. Rutgers teaches across the full educational spectrum: preschool to precollege; undergraduate to graduate and postdoctoral; and continuing education for professional and personal advancement. Rutgers is New Jersey's land-grant institution and one of the nation's foremost research universities, and as such, we educate, make discoveries, serve as an engine of economic growth, and generate ideas for improving people's lives.