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Senior Specialist, Data Analytics| Network | Basking Ridge, NJ, USA

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This Position will manage the IT & Cloud Line of Business with responsibility within the Corporate Supply Chain for over $2B annually in contract sourceable spend.  Position will use advanced analytics to identify and implement cost saving initiatives, lead and develop new reporting capabilities, and perform in-depth analysis of complex and variable deals (i.e analytics on variable price scenarios).  Working with multiple stakeholders in Finance, Sourcing, IT, Systems, and outside partners and Vendors to develop, delivery, and implement innovative and collaborative cost saving initiatives and cost efficient partnerships. 


This position requires a minimum of 8-10 years of relevant experience, technical expertise in IT/Cloud or related field AND business analytics,  and a broad understanding of sourcing processes specific to this line of business to be able to strategically discuss/recommend, and implement contract saving initiatives.  Also required is strategic thinking and frequent use of creativity to find optimal solutions, as well as the ability to be self-directed, and to manage multiple concurrent deliverables in a very dynamic and variable environment where business assumptions fluctuate frequently.



  • Creation and development of strategies and requirements for the implementation of contract savings and cost avoidance measures
    • Using historical and forward-looking advanced analytics, create recommendations, and implement systematic and/or non-systematic sourcing process changes that will optimize IT& Cloud Source
    • Create and implement new price compliance processes for this line of business
    • Identify price compliance issues and establish resolution road maps, communicate to stakeholders, and drive remediation and implementation plans for over $0.5B (target base)
  • Manage multiple contract projects simultaneously to completion; responsible for end to end strategic elements of the projects
    • Recommend and drive implementation of a new decision-making process that will enable faster and better price negotiations with vendors
      • Champions, manages, drives, and influences key relationships with internal and external stakeholders that are critical to delivering against business initiatives
  • Increase IT & Cloud vendor visibility
  • Stays current with industry best practices and act as a Trusted Advisor to our clients
  • Establishes benchmarks and/or scorecard metrics and dashboards to ensure effectiveness of resolution road maps and remediation
    • Monitor results, asses trends, create gap analysis for early identification of risks and develop mitigation plans to include new strategies and direction as needed
  • Apply critical thinking skills and work independently to make sound business decisions on behalf of the company
  • Determine and implement a sustainable and reliable data-link connection between procurement and sourcing for current and new contracts and purchase orders for the Wireline and Wireless IT & Cloud line of business


Required Skills

  • 8-10 years of experience combining advanced data analytics and sourcing processes within the specific sourcing tower
  • Master’s Degree
  • Strong leadership, analytical and strategic thinking skills
  • Ability to influence people and work with all levels of an organization
  • Demonstrates advanced verbal and written communication and presentation skills  


Preferred Skills

  • Six Sigma experience
  • 10+ years of related experience

Equal Employment Opportunity

We are an equal opportunity employer m/f/d/v.

Job ID: 340906