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Sr. Procurement Analyst in Raleigh, NC at Advance Auto Parts

Date Posted: 2/9/2019

Career Snapshot

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    Raleigh, NC
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Career Description

Job Description


Responsible for effectively managing the procure-to-pay process by capturing enterprise demand, competing enterprise requirements, or controlling lifecycle vendor performance to create best value for the company. Capturing enterprise demand includes the establishment of procurement policies and the configuration of purchasing systems to reflect organizational needs, help prioritize spend in alignment with available resources, and consolidate requirements for scale. Competing enterprise requirements includes selection of partners with demonstrated highest levels of quality at the lowest prices under the most advantageous terms to the company. Controlling lifecycle vendor performance includes the assessment and assurance activities required to ensure that the company’s vendor expectations are fully satisfied.

All team members are accountable for demonstrating all leadership competencies.  Our leadership competencies are linked to our Cultural Beliefs umbrella, and provide a common framework for how we think and talk about leadership across the enterprise. 

  • Creates or modifies systems or structures to enhance capabilities and goal accomplishment across the organization
  • Removes unnecessary bureaucracy and inefficiency by standardizing work processes
  • Finds ways to transfer and exchange information effectively across the organization
  • Establishes and maintains high standards of accomplishment and quality for one’s own work
  • Accomplishes tasks appropriately and efficiently
  • The completed work satisfies organizational needs
  • Uses key financial indicators to drive the competitive advantage for the organization, optimally manage resources, and maximize organizational productivity and impact
  • Ensures financial/operational plans or budgets are developed in a timely and integrated manner and support the company’s goals
  • Reviews actual performance vs. forecast vs. goals to highlight areas of risk and opportunity
  • Inspires others to consistently advance their overall automotive marketplace knowledge
  • Actively develops and asks for new insights to ensure Advance Auto leads the industry
  • Maintains knowledge of analytical/reporting tools, such as MS-Excel or SQL
  • Keeps up-to-date with technical skills and Industry requirements
  • Familiar with ERP systems and purchasing modules
  • Shapes and guides the workforce to realize organizational objectives
  • Creates enthusiasm towards the achievement of company goals
  • Gains support and commitment and influences individuals across the organization
  • Drives understanding by communicating the “why” behind the vision to leaders
  • Develops and clearly articulates a vision regarding the organization’s business and competitive strategy, goals and direction
  • Instills belief across the organization that the vision can be attained
  • Utilizes analysis, modeling, and trending to predict future behavior
  • Uses influence and status as a platform to inspire enthusiasm and mobilize action to realize the organization vision

Critical Development Experiences

P2P Process or Strategic Sourcing or Vendor Management or Contract Negotiation

Work experience in an analytical role

Analytical and critical thinking skills with ability to apply to financial data

Familiar with technology and reporting tools; Microsoft Office Suite required

Aptitude for problem solving\


Bachelor’s Degree

Experience in planning and reporting processes

Recommended Training

Financial or Legal or Operational

Technically sound with advanced skills in Excel, PowerPoint, and understanding of databases, queries a plus