Strategic Sourcing Analyst

Posted 9 months ago by Daniel Fransson
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Job Description

In this role you will be part of a team supporting Purchasing Project Leaders to manage, realize and optimize their Strategic Sourcing projects. This includes all relevant Purchasing functions, geographical and organizational areas.


Key Responsibilities: 

  • Be an active member of Strategic Sourcing projects supporting with advanced purchasing analytics
  • Managing big data and optimize data in order to get insights for category management and tender strategy.
  • Build up the baseline and business case for a project in a data capture sheet and ensure measurements of the project KPI’s
  • Perform spend, pricing trends and supply chain set up analysis within a given category (e.g. trends and category outlooks)
  • Collect and analyze the company needs and demands within a specific category
  • Perform market study analysis such as Kraljic, five forces, supplier searches, financial development, volumes
  • Execute Requests for Information (RFI), Quotation (RFQ), Proposals (RFP),
  • Solutions (RFS) including related evaluation of replies in the STAR system.
  • Perform competitor analysis
  • Perform and provide support on cost modeling and optimization
  • Contribute to the development of strategic scenarios and run workshops
  • Run full internal and external analysis for the sourcing process.


Competencies required: 

  • University degree in Engineering, Business Administration or any other equivalent degree/working experience
  • Excellent project management skills (preferably GPM2 certification)
  • Advanced skills in sourcing analytic tools (preferably Ariba STAR)
  • Extensive experience from supplier negotiations and excellent negotiation skills
  • Experience in developing Purchasing Category strategies
  • Lead/drive and support change initiatives and challenge existing ways of working
  • Result oriented with strong ability to follow-up progress and keep commitments
  • Good business experience in strategic purchasing processes with focus on Tendering management
  • Team player
  • Excellent analytical and cost modeling skills (TCO, should cost)
  • Entrepreneurship and leadership skills
  • Good commercial experience
  • Excellent in communication, networking and forming strong partnerships
  • Fluent in written and spoken English
  • Experience in Purchasing Risk management
  • Ability to work in an international environment
  • Ability to manage cultural diversity
  • Willingness for international travels