A leading paper & packaging company with over 300 locations across the world is actively looking for a Senior Sourcing Business Analyst to join their growing team in their headquarters in Amsterdam. Their product line, composed of 100% renewable and sustainably produced items, contributes to improving the environmental impact of their customers, spanning across 21 industries.
This hybrid role involves supporting the commercial implementation of global negotiations and improvement projects across diverse business activities. The ideal candidate should possess collaborative, analytical, proactive, and innovative qualities, being ready to engage in complex tasks within various cross-functional global teams. Successful candidates will become integral members of a high-performing global team, gaining exposure to both the procurement leadership team and senior executive management, thereby influencing decision-making processes.
6-7 years of experience in Procurement
Bachelor's degree in Business Administration or other relevant qualification
Fluent written and spoken English, Dutch is preferred
Agile, eager to contribute to the team's success and provide mentorship
Full of new ideas!
Proficient in using data analysis and visualisation tools such as SQL, Python, R, Excel, and Tableau.
Familiar with sourcing systems and processes, including ERP, eSourcing, and Spend Analytics.
Solid understanding of sourcing data requirements and tools like spend cube, RfX scenario modelling, and supply analysis.
Experience in data management, warehousing, and governance, with expertise in tools like SAP BI.
Ability to analyse large datasets, identify trends and insights, and provide data-driven recommendations.
Proficient in manipulating data models to optimise work processes.
Experience in statistical modelling and forecasting techniques.
Strong problem-solving skills and critical thinking ability.
Effective written and verbal communication skills.
Collaboration capability with stakeholders across various functions and organisational levels.
Strong project management skills and the ability to function well in a team environment.
Business acumen with an understanding of the broader business context influencing sourcing decisions.
Leadership Skills (for Senior Sourcing Data Analyst):
Capacity to lead and train junior analysts.
Ability to drive change and innovation within the organisation.
Develop and uphold procedures for sourcing data quality control.
Collaborate with category managers and cross-functional teams to enhance sourcing data quality and standardisation.
Sourcing Data Support:
Contribute to Spend Cube management, including tasks like data cleansing and defining business rules.
Assist in maintaining and optimising the category tree.
Provide data-driven insights and recommendations to support category management and sourcing strategies.
Collect and map spend data on vendor and material levels for RFI/RFQ processes.
Strategic Sourcing Support:
Collaborate with stakeholders to identify and prioritise sourcing opportunities and categories for strategic initiatives.
Provide mentorship and guidance to sourcing analysts.
Contribute to a training program aimed at enhancing the team's technical and analytical skills.
Participate in the development of the organisation's sourcing data analytics strategy.