Styron Analyst II - Procurement Operations (Data Analytics) in Midland, Michigan

Anaylst II - Procurement Operations (Data Analytics)

The* Analyst II - Data Analyst*will focus on designing, implementing, monitoring, and improving the reporting and metrics tools used by procurement. The objective will be translating raw data into valuable business insights that are easy to access and interpret. This role will provide strong logical reasoning skills and business intelligence experience. In addition this role will partner with IT to evaluate and select future technologies for procurement as they align to the corporate strategy. Another component of this role will be developing metrics and dashboards for procurement. An example would be metrics to monitor the performance and standing of procurement operations. As part of that activity the incumbent will be responsible for monitoring for errors or bad data and correcting it. All these activities will provide executive leadership, as well as operational leaders, insight into the performance and spend of procurement.

The position is located in Midland, MI.

*KEY RESPONSIBILITIES: *

Procurement Reporting and Analytics Management

  • Develop and implement databases, data collection systems, data analytics, and other strategies to optimize statistical efficiency, quality, and reliability
  • Assist the connecting data from secondary data sources to standard procurement reporting tools
  • Develop a catalogue of standard reports that can be available to all stakeholders
  • Work with management to prioritize business and information needs
  • Provide executive level reporting assistance as needed
  • Support compliance related reporting needs
  • Provide functional ownership of procurement related reporting tools including Diamond Systems Reporting and Qlik
  • Explore new technology opportunities that could improve the usability and availability of procurement data
  • Partner with IT to understand corporate technology strategies and objectives

Metrics and Dashboard Development

  • Understand function needs and objectives in terms of metrics
  • Select, configure, and implement metrics and dashboards to monitor and support performance and compliance
  • Review metrics and dashboards for accuracy and correct discrepancies to ensure quality of data
  • Build systems that transform raw data into actionable business insights
  • Investigate emerging technologies that can provide metrics and dashboards quickly and are available on multiple platforms such as mobile

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, & ABILITIES:

  1. Procurement operations work process knowledge including payables, purchasing, vendor coding, auditing, freight, TER, scanning, and help desk
  2. Systems and technology Expertise
  3. Initiative and problem solving skills
  4. Interpersonal effectiveness & strong communication skills
  5. Ambition to innovate and constant searching for improvement
  6. Ability to effectively deliver trainings to groups of various sizes
  7. Technical reporting experience
  8. Read, write and speak English. Additional language skills may be required based on location

EDUCATION & EXPERIENCE:

Education; Minimum Bachelor’s degree in a business, finance, or technology related field. 5+ years’ experience in a relevant service role (e.g. Procurement Services, Strategic Sourcing, Customer Service, Finance, Reporting, and/or Supply Chain disciplines)

Experience:

  1. Proficiency using SAP/ECC and other technology and systems.
  2. Exceptional interpersonal skills
  3. Ability to manage conflicting priorities, and delegate appropriately
  4. Knowledge and understanding of work processes performed by procurement operations
  5. Experience in delivering and arranging education and development programs
  6. Solid Experience in data analytics and reporting
  7. Knowledge of industry reporting tools such as Excel, SQL, Tableau, Qlik and others

Location: US-MI, Midland (Headquarters and Other)