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Procurement Analyst

Date: Aug 13, 2019

Location: Charlotte, NC, US, 28277

Company: XPO Logistics

Logistics done differently.

Join XPO Logistics, a company named among the most admired in the world by Fortune and one of America’s best employers by Forbes. Are you are always looking for better, more efficient ways to improve productivity? We are looking for leaders who can effectively incorporate strategies to help people work smarter. As the Procurement Analyst, you will be responsible for the system maintenance and training for the procurement technological solutions. You’ll provide detailed analysis to support critical sourcing activities and special projects, as well as develop tools and templates to streamline procurement initiatives Become a part of our dynamic team and we'll help you build a career you can be proud of.


Pay, benefits and more.

We are eager to attract the best, so we offer competitive compensation and a generous benefits package, including full health insurance (medical, dental and vision), 401(k), life insurance, disability and the opportunity to participate in a company incentive plan.


What you’ll do on a typical day:

  • Develop analytical tools and perform complex, detailed data analyses supporting critical sourcing activities, organizational initiatives and special projects; provide subject matter expertise to category managers and analysts in support of sourcing data analytics
  • Create analytical models, standards and techniques used by category managers and analysts to collect and evaluate spend data and manage critical sourcing information
  • Oversee spend management and spend analytics S2P tools such as Alteryx, Jagger and Coupa
  • Advise strategic sourcing team and other procurement members regarding best practices to develop analytical models or to implement data management tools within the organization
  • Combine large volume data sets and perform complex analyses
  • Build sourcing templates and process flow templates; manage template libraries
  • Play a key role in sourcing events; provide technical support for the sourcing team and conduct supplier training

What you need to succeed at XPO:

At a minimum, you’ll need:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Business or related field
  • 1 or more years of experience in data analytics, financial planning and analysis, accounting, purchasing, procurement or other relevant supply chain-related fields
  • Expert-level user of Windows applications and Microsoft Office; ability to create complex formulas in Excel and quickly learn and achieve proficiency in new software applications
  • Ability to act as subject matter expert and provide training, troubleshooting and other support for software applications managed by the business unit, e.g., Alteryx, Jagger, PowerBI, Coupa and Concur

It’d be great if you also have:

  • 4 years of experience in data analytics, financial planning and analysis, accounting, purchasing, procurement or other relevant supply chain-related fields
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills; ability to present clean, organized and thorough information and data appropriate for intended audience
  • Ability to develop insightful, value-added and actionable analyses with detailed explanations regarding drivers of those results; able to produce unambiguous, comprehensive and accurate interpretations
  • Effective organizational and leadership skills; able to use a variety of interpersonal styles and communication methods to effectively adapt to new work structures, processes or cultures
  • Self-motivated work style; able to work well with minimal supervision or in a team environment

Be part of something big. #LI-FM1


XPO is a leading provider of cutting-edge supply chain solutions to the most successful companies in the world. We help our customers manage their goods most efficiently using our technology and services. Our greatest strength is our global team – energetic, innovative people of all experience levels and talents who make XPO a great place to work.


We are proud to be an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, sex, disability, veteran or other protected status.


The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by people assigned to this classification. They are not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and skills required of personnel so classified. All employees may be required to perform duties outside of their normal responsibilities from time to time, as needed.

Nearest Major Market: Charlotte