Procurement Analyst Specialist
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Procurement Analyst Specialist

Job Description

Procurement Specialist

Position Summary:

The Procurement Analyst supports cross-functional sourcing teams and is responsible for providing analytical support for process improvement and commodity-related initiatives. He/She conducts data collection, analysis/reporting, supplier qualification and measurement efforts for a specific commodity or commodities. The Procurement Analyst also prepares forecasts and analyzes economic trends. This position also provides user support and maintenance to numerous databases used within Procurement Services. He/She provides vendor performance information as requested by several different departments and for strategic sourcing initiatives. This position may also develop and maintain relationships with UPS users and vendors. He/she handles support and follow-on acquisitions such as renewals. This position participates in the writing and distribution of Requests for Proposals and Requests for Information. Functions as both a contributing member of a contract administration team and as an observer with the intention of learning the Procurement process at a more detailed level.

Key Responsibilities:

Conducts Economic Research and Analysis

  • Execute end-to-end initiatives by assessing opportunities, internal supply Chain and supply markets and then developing, implementing and institutionalizing sourcing strategies
  • Conducts data collection and analysis (i.e., internal spend, market data, bid analysis optimization, value analysis, cost / price, etc.) and supplier qualification and measurement efforts to control costs.
  • Performs economic research and prepares analyses (e.g., negotiable spend, supplier financial analysis, Total Cost of Ownership, financial models, etc.) to identify qualified suppliers and evaluate supplier reliability.

Supports Contracts

  • Supports Commodity Managers in assisting with Requests for Information (RFIs), Request for Proposals (RFPs), financial and performance clauses, metrics, terms, and rebates/penalties to ensure the best bid among various vendors.
  • Contributes to the development of category implementation plans and Purchasing Activity Review Committee (PARCO) documentation to ensure continuous improvement of processes.
  • Conducts post-implementation analysis to identify problems.
  • Assists in the development of fact-based negotiation strategies to obtain the best value.
  • Create contracts with suppliers mostly using existing templates.

Assists in Policy Development and Enforcement

  • Assists in the development of economic policies to improve the strategic sourcing process.
  • Supports and enforces Procurement policies and all other audit and regulated procurement requirements to ensure compliance.
  • Researches existing and new legislation and recommend internal policy changes or advise management staff when action is necessary.

Uses Procurement Technology to Generate Reports and Provide Impact Analysis

  • Gathers and organizes data for analysis.
  • Develops complex spreadsheets, documents, reports, and presentations utilizing ORACLE database, MS Office Suite, spreadsheet, and e-procurement tools.
  • Analyzes data to make recommendations for process improvements and to provide impact analysis for new projects.
  • Assists with special projects (e.g., e-procurement systems, etc.) as needed to provide support.

Assists in Acquisition Management

  • Acts as a point of contact, under supervision, for the business aspects of transactions to ensure they are carried out appropriately.
  • Acts as a point of contact, under supervision, with vendors and manages vendor performance to ensure compliance with contracts.

Assists in Vendor Management

  • Coordinates supplier Business Reviews to maintain business relationships with strategic global suppliers.
  • Provides supplier scorecard ratings relating to key performance indicators (KPI) to manage the suppliers overall departmental relationship.
  • Actively monitors and benchmarks the marketplace to ensure that suppliers are providing world class services and remain price competitive.

Supports Departments with Systems and Applications

  • Provides training to support new and updated products and systems.
  • Solves problems related to deployed projects to ensure resolution of issues or defects.
  • Coordinates new projects to provide impact analysis and report impact of project.
  • Communicates with departments within UPS to communicate the technical benefits of new systems.
  • Provides database management, i.e. creates tables, queries and reports, to enhance processes.
  • Creates and designs websites, forms and system generated workflows to enhance processes.
  • Maintains suite of applications to manage Procurement contracts, purchases, supplier performance and sourcing.


  • Have completed a post-secondary degree (Finance/Accounting/Business Admin/Economics, etc.) ( preferred)
  • Currently enrolled in a Procurement related program (preferred)
  • Proficient in MS Office suite, with emphasis on databases
  • Good verbal and written communication skills
  • Ability to work in a team environment
  • Takes the initiative
  • Good organization skills
  • Good networking skills


  • Current rate: $3672.00/MONTH.

  • 6 month increase and 12 month increase based on performance in the first year. Merits in June every year thereafter.

  • DCPP (Min 3% deduction). Automatic enrollment.

  • Paid based on an 8.5 hour work day. 30 minute unpaid lunch and two 15 minute breaks.

  • 5 Personal paid holidays.

  • Eligible for 2 weeks vacation after 12 months.

  • Free onsite parking.

  • Attractive Employee discount benefits available since the hire date.

All candidates must successfully complete series of interviews, a criminal history check and references verification in order to qualify.

UPS is committed to Diversity in Employment and welcomes all applicants; however, only qualified candidates will be notified for interviews.

UPS Canada is a diverse and equal opportunity employer. If you require a workplace accommodation, please advise our Human Resources representatives.

Thank you for your interest in UPS Canada.”

Job Snapshot

Employment Type Full-Time
Job Type Manufacturing, Other
Education Not Specified
Experience Not Specified
Manages Others Not Specified
Industry Other Great Industries
Required Travel Not Specified
Job ID 056540
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Procurement Analyst Specialist

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