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Procurement Process Manager, Business Analytics & Master Data

Company: Linde
Location: Tonawanda
Posted on: June 24, 2022

Job Description:

ScopeThis position is part of Linde Americas procurement organization. The position manages the Procurement Business Analytics, Report and Controlling & Master Data sub-process across operating segment and is responsible for increasing data transparency and quality in order to enable the identification of saving potentials and improve the process performance, i.e. the implementation of key performance indicators in close interrelationship with the operating segment and procurement center teams. Primary Accountabilities and ResponsibilitiesProcurement Processes

  • Refine / standardize procurement process related to Business Analytics, Report and Controlling & Master Data in Americas
  • Select tools, templates and technology roadmap to efficiently manage these processes
  • Collect, harmonize & prioritize requirements from procurement centers/regions/countries
  • Create key dashboards (Reporting and Controlling) to track key business KPI's
  • Analyze process improvement opportunities
  • Prepare business case for changes/enhancements to tools, processes & to drive compliance
  • Improve spend transparency & classification
  • Improve the Vendor Master Data Completeness and Quality of the InformationSystems and Tools:
    • Support alignment and consistency across different reporting tools/platforms (BW, JDE, OBIEE, Tableau, Celonis, PowerBI etc.)
    • Support for training and questions around data and tool functionalities
    • Manage system integration to local systems for spend consolidation and reporting, e.g., ERP SAP & JDE
    • Testing and Test preparation of systems (UAT, Regression tests)
    • Spend Analytics, Report and Controlling Tool owner (e.g.,Tableau, Celonis, JDE, PowerBI, SAP BW, etc.)
    • Evaluate technologies for Procurement processes (e.g., spend classification and analytics, IA technology, RPA etc.)Training/ Reports/ Policies:
      • Regional policy development and maintenance
      • Develop Regional Training Materials
      • Define reporting requirements
      • Ensure policies are followed in the operating segment
      • Provide training to strategic buyers in operating segments, coordinate translations of documentsProjects:
        • Initiate & steer projects and engage support functions
        • Develop, communicate, and implement change management strategy
        • Align with IT on prioritization for change requests and roll out timelines
        • Sponsorship for projects on operating segment level
        • MGF (Taxonomy) implementation in all Procurement SpendPeople:
          • Interacts with senior management and a wide variety of other business partners
          • Ensure alignment and proper communication with all procurement centers within the operating segment
          • High collaboration within the region (South Latam, North Latam & North Latam)
          • High collaboration within the IT & Digital departments
          • Consult & Align with EMEA and APAC regionQualifications
            • Bachelor's Degree in business, engineering, mathematics, computer science, business informatics or related field.
            • Master's Degree in Procurement, Computer Science, Business; preferred.
            • > 5 years' experience in procurement, business analytics, data scientist
            • Proven Business Analytics (International) programme implementation experience and project management experience
            • Must have technical expertise in Tableau, PowerBI, Celonis, PHP and SQL Database
            • Understanding of Procurement/Finance related tools, systems (e.g., JDE, ERP, SAP SRM, Data Warehouse, Tableau, Celonis, PHP, SQL) and processes
            • Must be able to travel up to 15% domestically and internationally.
            • Spanish or Portuguese speaking is a plus.
            • Experience with Sharepoint, Power Apps, Power Automation, Azzure desired
            • Experience with SAP BW, OBIEE, COGNOS, JavaScript, AI, Python, AJAX is a plus
            • Experience manipulating data using ETL (Extract, Transform, Load) systems or interphasesCapabilities / Technical Expertise:
              • Excellent knowledge of best practice processes, systems, and tools in Business Analytics & Data Management sub-process
              • Good understanding of Procurement processes (Master Data, Source to Contract, Purchase-To-Pay) incl. integrational aspects
              • Capability to implement sustainably Procurement standards in close relationship with operating segment and procurement center teams
              • Technical expertise in procurement relevant IS tools (e.g., JDE, SRM, SAP, BW, Source-to-Pay solutions like Ariba, Ivalua or Coupa)
              • Strong Project management skills including oversight of project team, resource identification, budgets, scheduling and planning
              • Certified Lean Six Sigma Green / Black Belt is a plus

Keywords: Linde, Tonawanda , Procurement Process Manager, Business Analytics & Master Data, Executive , Tonawanda, New York

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