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Procurement Business Analyst

Company: Amcor
Location: Ann Arbor
Posted on: January 15, 2022

Job Description:

Join Amcor and you can be part of the team that makes the packaging of the future better for people and our planet. - Here at Amcor, we work together every day to make a positive impact on the lives of millions of people across the globe by providing packaging for essential products, including food, beverages, pharmaceutical, medical, home and personal-care. - We are sustainability leaders in our industry. We are the first global packaging company to commit to make all our products recyclable or reusable by 2025. Our products are vital to support the lives of millions of people across the globe every day. We are always looking for talented and passionate individuals who are motivated to make a difference. Working at Amcor means you will have a unique opportunity to be a part of an organisation that is committed to innovating and driving new solutions to create more sustainable packaging solutions. To find out more about our commitment to sustainability and about Amcor, visit - I -I I - -I - -I - At Amcor Rigid Packaging (ARP), our teams are focused on developing and making plastic bottles and jars that create a unique experience and are better for the environment. -Our bottles and jars are primarily made from PET (polyethylene terephthalate), which has rapidly become the world's preferred packaging material. PET is lightweight, shatterproof, recloseable, resealable, reusable and infinitely recyclable*. With approximately 6,000 people across about 50 manufacturing operations in 11 countries and an annual revenue of US$2.9 Billion, ARP provides rigid packaging solutions to the beverage, pharmaceutical, food, and home and personal care segments. - Learn more about the many benefits of PET bottles - *with existing technologies including chemical recycling Position Overview: Assists the Category Manager and Procurement Director on various procurement activities. Conduct analytical evaluations of multiple quotations for purchase of goods/services within the assigned area of responsibility. Help in the identification to continuously reduce the total cost of ownership and secure supply for assigned commodity/category. In conjunction with category/commodity team assist in driving best performance for a set of commodities/categories in line with Amcor's strategic objectives and assuring compliance with customer related and regulatory requirements regarding the Amcor supply base. Essential Responsibilities and Duties: -

  • Generate business Cases and values using data collection and fact-based reporting
  • Extract, analyze and report mainframe / system data in order to improve supply chain efficiencies
  • Responsible for collecting and verifying the accuracy of data used in the development and implementation of complex models and decision frameworks. As well as, used in general communications for internal and external reporting purposes.
    • -Assist in the development of cost models, data collection and measurements to provide regarding product performance and services
      • Ensure Category Managers receive summaries of key data collected and insights gained from analysis completed. The Category Managers have responsibility for the development of long-term strategies and in negotiations (annual and multi-year agreements).
        • Develop techniques to improve the collection and verification of the data which we then expect to document and share the processes as best practices. Technical Skills:
          • Making customers (external and internal) and their needs a primary focus of one's actions; developing and sustaining productive customer relationships; creating and executing plans and solutions in collaboration with the customer
            • Data Extraction: Ability to extract and query data from systems (e.g., SAP, GSTT, GSDB, etc.)
              • Go beyond Data Extraction and apply actionable insights, trends, and generating KPIs
              • Data Validation: Knowledge of and ability to understand and resolve data inconsistencies or variances
              • Information Systems: Knowledge and use of existing Technical Information Systems (e.g. SAP, GSDB) to generate necessary data; Ability to access, analyze and use information in a manner that adds value to the organization, Ability to propose system enhancements based upon business needs
                • Continuous improvement and partnering with IT enabling better data management
                • Monitoring, Measurement and Metrics: Knowledge of key business drivers or measures used to gauge the effectiveness and performance of an internal group or a supplier; Generate and maintain KPI and Score Cards
                • Record Retention: Knowledge of the policies and procedures for storing and retaining financial, nonfinancial and company documents
                • Requirements Planning: Knowledge of how to plan materials and service requirements in order to support ongoing business Software Applications: Knowledge and use of technical software applications appropriate to the specific work activities
                  • Strong computer skills, including knowledge of SAP systems; Excellent Excel skills, strong skills in PowerPoint, Word, and Access. Power BI, Visio Strategy:
                    • Assist in the optimization on total cost of ownership by leveraging fact-based elements, i.e. supplier price breakdown, including processing cost obtained either through internal calculations, external benchmarking, market driven pricing, etc. to support the assigned commodity/category strategy execution to meet P+ business objectives.
                    • Generate and maintain TCO Tools and price breakdowns for Category Managers and
                    • Strategy discussions
                    • Assist in the definition, collaboration and execution of the negotiation strategy, negotiation schedule and supplier selection criteria to support the assigned commodity/category strategy execution to meet P+ business objectives.
                    • Assist in strategy review and adjustment in line with Amcor's strategies and P+ business objectives.
                    • Assist in identification of supply risks to supply/cost and develop plan to mitigate risks. Supplier selection & approval:
                      • Assisting the identification, evaluation and the approval process of new suppliers that meet Amcor performance standards and compliance requirements.
                      • Assist in leveraging current supply base or identify new suppliers to support new product launches I initiatives.
                      • Assist in development Global/Regional Contracts and/or Make vs Buy Refresh cycle or outsourcing opportunities. Pricing & Cost:
                        • Understand the market(s) well enough to know who the leaders in pricing, technology and service are and drive to the lowest possible total cost of ownership (TCO).
                        • Work with Functional, Engineering, Operations, Commodity/category Managers, Sourcing functions, Logistics and the supply base to develop target cost and low-cost alternatives. Understand all the components of related costs to know where opportunities exist that need to be addressed. Regularly organize and conduct pricing benchmarks, competitive analysis.
                        • Utilize, develop a broad skill set of RFQ, Benchmarking and negotiation methodologies. Continuously improve staff technical, commercial and negotiation capabilities to ensure versatility in supplier meetings.
                        • Develop and maintain a portfolio of cost saving projects that meet Amcor targets for spend cost reduction.
                        • Support supplier negotiation and participate in the negotiation with appointed teams. Negotiate agreements that address the global needs of Amcor including, but not limited to price, delivery, quality and other required services.
                        • Drive standardization (processes, design, requirements, specifications).
                        • Conduct various buying analyses and spend evaluations on an on-going basis.
                        • Full utilization of Sourcing and RFx and eProcurement tools, such as E-Auctions, Catalogues, etc.
                        • Ensure maximum leverage through consolidation of entity, region, division and global demand. Supply Base Development & Management:
                          • Assist the identification of non-preferred spend to help drive the efforts to move business away from suppliers that are not preferred.
                          • Monitor key KPls to assess and rate risk regularly.
                          • Assist in driving IT integration with key suppliers to automate transactions and communication. Compliance:
                            • Ensure at all times the Supply Base and Amcor procurement operates within the framework of regulatory and legal requirements. - These include but are not limited to compliance with Safety, Environmental, SOX, Tax, Customs and Ethical requirements and spend guidelines.
                            • Gain understanding and acceptance of respective documents, such as the Amcor Code of Conduct, Amcor Terms and Conditions and cover any other requirements.
                            • Actively support integration of procurement systems and tools, i.e. P2P, to improve business performance.
                              • Identify and communicate all system and process gaps to ensure sustainability of P+ value creation and capability development. Qualifications:
                                • Bachelor's degree: Operations Research, Decision Sciences, Industrial Engineering, Supply Chain, or Logistics
                                • Master's degree: Desired
                                • Certification: C.P.M., CPSM, CPSD, CPIM, CSCP, PMP
                                • Other education: Six Sigma, Should Cost Modeling, Change Management, Project Management Languages:
                                • English (written and spoken fluently) required
                                • Spanish and Portuguese Preferred (depending on position
                                • 1-3 years of experience in Procurement, Sourcing or Supply Chain
                                • 1-3 years of salaried work experience with a manufacturing company Amcor is a thriving S&P 500 organisation listed both on the NYSE (AMCR) and ASX (AMC) with US$13 billion in sales. We have a proud history dating back to the 1860's and come a long way from a single paper mill based in Melbourne to becoming the global leading packaging company. Today, Amcor is an international organisation empowering its 50,000 employees in over 40 countries and across 250 sites. - - At Amcor we believe in talent through diversity and promote equal opportunity in the workplace and recognise that discrimination and harassment of co-workers based on race, creed, disability, gender, marital or maternity status, religious or political beliefs, age or sexual orientation is unlawful. #CB IND123 LI-VA123

Keywords: Amcor, Ann Arbor , Procurement Business Analyst, Professions , Ann Arbor, Michigan

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