Associate Business Analyst - Avendra

  • Rockville, MD, USA
  • Jun 18, 2020

Job Description

Overview Aramark (NYSE: ARMK) proudly serves the world’s leading educational institutions, Fortune 500 companies, world champion sports teams, prominent healthcare providers, iconic destinations and cultural attractions, and numerous municipalities in 19 countries around the world. Our 280,000 team members deliver innovative experiences and services in food, facilities management and uniforms to millions of people every day. We strive to create a better world by making a positive impact on people and the planet, including commitments to engage our employees; empower healthy consumers; build local communities; source ethically, inclusively and responsibly; operate efficiently; and reduce waste. Aramark is recognized as aBest Place to Work by the Human Rights Campaign (LGBTQ), DiversityInc, Black Enterprise and the Disability Equality Index. Learn more or connect with us on Facebook and Twitter. Description Position Summary. The Associate Business analyst will provide analytical support, assistance with developing strategy for contract negotiations and support other activities of their contracting team. This is the second step in the career track towards management of a supply category. The Senior Analyst will ultimately have responsibility for managing a portfolio of contracts. Position Reports toDirector, Strategic Sourcing and Category Strategy Leader Primary Responsibilities Conduct analysis, e.g.: Analyze price competitiveness at program and SKU level Identify trends and findings from analyzing key program data and metrics Analyze spend and other data to identify problems and opportunities for the sourcing department Assist in supplier negotiations, drafting contracts and conducting Request for Proposals (RFP) Review and document technical product specifications used in contracts Participate in supplier negotiations and pricing strategy development efforts with supervisor Compile and analyze RFP results Assist Manager and Directors in preparation for customer meetings and supplier business reviews Support Business Ownership activities and proactive contract management Support program compliance tracking & program roll out Analyze and support the management of Key Performance Indicators Author Initiative Strategy Worksheets (ISW) by thoughtfully planning initiatives, considering the current state in the category, current contracts, customer needs and actions we can take to improve the existing contract Secondary Responsibilities Support verification of Sales Prices and review order guides Support supplier or distributor transitions Participate in Development Teams Participate in warehouse or plant tours, as well as product cuttings Primary Competencies Functional/Technical Skills Planning and Organization Problem Solving & Analytical Skills Results Orientation Negotiation (P1 and above) Other Duties. Please note this role description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required for this job. Duties, responsibilities and activities may change at any time with or without notice. Work Environment. This job operates in an office setting. This role routinely uses standard office equipment such as computers, phones, photocopiers, scanners, filing cabinets and fax machines. This role spends a portion of the time visiting customer and/or supplier facilities which could include loading dock and/or warehouse environments. Physical Demands.This is largely a sedentary role with some light lifting of files possibly needed. Qualifications Role Requirements Strong analytical skills Excellent written/verbal communication skills Ability to build strong relationships with people internal and external to the organization Ability to multi-task Strong attention to detail and process orientation Intermediate level Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint Ability to perform analysis and interpret results into actionable steps Overnight Travel Requirements. Type: All modes of transportation, percentage up to 10%, length: 1-2 nights Years of Relevant Experience. 2-4 years of experience in business management (operational or management consulting) with an understanding of procurement, contracting, supply chain optimization and/or category management. Education Requirements. BS/BA in relevant field required with education in supply chain, business, economics, or related field highly desired