As one of the nation’s premier humanitarian organizations, the American Red Cross is dedicated to helping people in need throughout the United States and, in association with other Red Cross networks, throughout the world. We depend on the many generous contributions of time, blood, and money from the American public to support our lifesaving services and programs. At the American Red Cross, you will enjoy a collaborative work culture committed to the diversity of our people, programs, and services. If you share our passion for helping people, join us in this excellent career opportunity.
The Business Analyst – Master Data Management and Governance for Supply Management will:
Participate in the development and implementation of master data management governance for Supply Management processes with the aim of using better practices to influence the ways we manage and use our data to make fact-based business decisions.
Single point of contact for input of all new Supply Management-related data and changes as it relates to Master Data Management (e.g., supplier data, item data or supplier diversity data.
Help the Category Management Team and Business Units to make better Supply Management decisions based on facts (e.g., spend data, inventory data, supplier data facts, supplier diversity or sustainability)
Assist in the review, cleansing, and audit of data to ensure integrity and consistency of Supply Management-related data across multiple systems.
Investigate, share, and help to implement better practices in master data management and governance for Supply Management and related to Supply Management.
The successful candidate in this Corporate HQ position is responsible for delivering:
Master Data Management. Provide hands-on leadership to improve Supply Management and related master data management processes and governance based on better practices (e.g., improving Inventory Item Master, Supplier Master, supplier diversity, sustainability, or spend data). Participate in data cleansing and audits. Single point of contact for input and management of all supply management related data.
Spend Analytics. Assist in management and training of the spend analytics platform and work with Category Managers, Line of Business colleagues, and other Analysts to mine spend data for opportunities for P&L improvement, efficiencies, transformation, and fact-based decision making.
Data & Process Analysis. Analyze/interpret data & processes with eye toward using such info to better Category Strategies, strategy execution and influence fact-based decisions.
Executive Meeting Documentation. Provide assistance documenting key takeaways and action items from executive level leadership meetings hosted by Supply Management (e.g., Supplier Risk Council, Biomed & Supply Management Executive Steering Committee, Stakeholder Advisory Board) and various additional meetings if needed.
Business Unit / Function Scorecard Creation. Participation in the development of a Business Unit/Function Scorecard and reporting cadence.
Requisition-to-Pay and Contract Lifecycle Management Processes. Assist in the administration and continuous improvement of Req-to-Pay and Contract Lifecycle Management platform.
Bachelor’s degree in Supply Management, Business, Economics, or related field
Professional Certification (e.g., APICS-CPIM or ISM-CPSM) preferred
5 years of experience in Category Management/Strategic Sourcing experience preferred
Experience in a manufacturing environment, specifically in Materials Management or Planning is preferred
Strong experience in process improvement, data mining and analysis
Ability to review, analyze & summarize large quantities of info into key points
Proficiency in Req-to-pay tools, such as Coupa, SAP, Ariba, Oracle, etc.
Experience using spend analytics tools, such as SpendHQ, Coupa, Zycus, Jaggaer, etc.
Exceptional computer (Microsoft office) skills, advanced knowledge of Excel (Pivot tables and V-lookup functions), and knowledge of Access and PowerPoint
Team player with exceptional interpersonal skills
Solid influencing skills preferred (e.g. be able to share data to tell a story and influence stakeholders)
Ability to respectfully challenge the status quo (5 Functions of a Team by Patrick Lencioni)
Excellent planning, organizational and time management skills
Strong work ethic and a desire to continuously learn
Strong financial acumen preferred
About American Red Cross
The American Red Cross is dedicated to helping people in need throughout the United States and, in association with other Red Cross networks, throughout the world. We depend on the many generous contributions of time, blood, and money from the American public to support our lifesaving services and programs. Whether you’re a recent graduate or an experienced professional, if you share our passion for helping people, we invite you to join us - where your career is a force for good.
The American Red Cross is committed to excellence in service through diversity and inclusion. You will enjoy a collaborative work culture committed to the diversity of our people, programs, and services. We celebrate the distinct differences that make us unique, and we foster work environments that recognize the diverse needs of our people. We need people who want to contribute their individual talents to help their neighbors locally, across the country, and around the world. As a leading humanitarian organization in the nation, the American Red Cross embeds principles of diversity and inclusion in all we do to fulfill our mission in a manner that is culturally competent and that deeply values and respects all humankind.