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CBRE Sr. Procurement Analyst- Associate Category Management in Cedar Rapids, Iowa

Sr. Procurement Analyst- Associate Category Management

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Atlanta - Georgia - United States of America, Remote - US - Remote - US - United States of America


Thepurposeofthispositionistodesign,analyzeandprovidecomplexreportsbasedonthecollectionofdatarelatedtothesourcing,contracting,management and performanceofsuppliersandvendors.

Under general supervision, the Associate Category Manager- Sr Procurement Analyst serves as a procurement specialist in Project Management’s Strategic Supply Chain Program (FUSION). This role will help to accelerate the expansion of FUSION by adding onto our existing FUSION portfolio and will execute procurement strategies that are designed to maximize client outcomes and minimize total cost of ownership for assigned complex category(s). The Associate Category Manager- Sr Procurement Analyst will develop and maintain effective working relationships with internal and external stakeholders and manage category and FUSION partner performance. Provides in-depth research and analytical support for complex categories for a variety of procurement activities, and/or leads a less-complex categories. This role will be critical in helping to establish and implement procurement policies with suppliers to ensure Quality, Delivery and Cost improvements including KPI’s, Scorecards, etc.



Prepares andpresentsresultsofanalysisandreportsalongwiththeirrelativeimpact(s)tothebusinesstoall levels ofmanagement.


Collectsandrationalizescomplexdatafrommultiplesources.Ensuresdataintegrityandaccuracy.Usesaggregate data from multiple sources to create a complete analysis, improvement and/orrecommendation(s).

Ability to collect, organize, construct and manipulate complex data sets in Excel and present into summarized outcomes including but not limited to pivot tables.

Develops, communicates, and implements procurement strategy for assigned less-complex category(s) by:

· Setting sourcing strategy based on overall procurement objectives, customer needs, supply market dynamics, technological changes in the marketplace, and other relevant factors.

· Sets strategic sourcing work plan and identifies key members for solicitation team.

· Effectively communicates category strategy to procurement management and strategic sourcing team.

· Compiles and analyzes information in an accurate and timely manner.

Identifies target savings for assigned category:

· Validates addressable spend from spend analysis report.

· Benchmarks spend baseline against market to identify target savings.

· Revises target savings as necessary due to scope and information changes.

Develops Request for Quotes (RFQs), Request for Proposals (RFPs), and other solicitation documents based on specified sourcing strategies:

· Develops solicitation documents in accordance with established procedures, formats, and deadlines.

· Checks and corrects issues with technical writing such as clarity of specifications and grammatical errors.

· Conducts the technical writing of solicitation documents in compliance with applicable laws, policies, and procedures.

Supports strategic sourcing teams in the development of financial and technical evaluation criteria for more complex solicitations.

· Identifies key financial and technical criteria for vendor evaluation.

· Supports the evaluation process and category team to identify vendor for negotiation and/or intent to award.

Develops negotiation strategies based on vendor response and market analysis to identify possible outcomes.

· Leads negotiation with selected vendors for less-complex category(s).

· Guides the strategic sourcing team to award the contract to the most qualified vendor.

· Supports complex negotiations as needed.

Serves as central point of contact for customers and vendors of assigned category(s).

· Establishes and maintains effective channels of communication and working relationships with customers and vendors.

· Facilitates communication of solicitations in accordance with established formats and timeframes.

· Supports the capture of all documents related to solicitation into Document Retention.

· Answers vendor questions for specific solicitations in accordance with established timeframes.

· Ensures that customer service standards are met in all procurement activities for category(s).

Manages assigned category(s) and contracts on an on-going basis in accordance with the overall category procurement strategy and priority targets.

· Identifies purchases outside of established contracts and reports such purchases to appropriate manager.

· Populates category dashboards to report and track category performance.

· Monitors the life of the contract to anticipate expiration dates and determine applicable strategies.

· Monitors vendor market to identify appropriate opportunities resulting from new product offerings and/or market shifts.

· Maintains an understanding of the technical and commercial impacts of products/services on the customers.

· Is aware of the limitations of pre-developed templates and protocol.

· Monitors performance of FUSION partners and serves as a resource to resolve issues/problems.

· Supports and recommends strategy for vendor performance management and oversees vendor performance scorecard.

· Supports the resolution of customer complaints.


Acts as a Subject Matter Expert (SME) for key systems/processes in subject teams and day-to-dayfunctions.


Prepares andpresentsresultsofanalysisandreportsalongwiththeirrelativeimpact(s)tothebusinesstoall levels ofmanagement.

Developsscenarioplanningtools/models(exit/maintain/grow).Preparesforecastsandanalyzestrendsingeneralbusiness conditions.

Develops and maintains professional knowledge of the procurement field.

· Understands legal implications and possible complications.

· Identifies and attends appropriate training related to procurement field.

· Maintains current, broad knowledge of field and assigned categories by conducting appropriate research of trade journals, internet resources, and communications with peers and other experts as


No formal supervisory responsibilities in this position. Provides informal assistance such as technicalguidance,and/ortrainingtocoworkers.Mayleadprojectteamsand/orplan,andsuperviseassignmentsof lowerlevel employees.


To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required.

Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.


Bachelor's degree in Business Administration or related field from four-year College and/or University. Minimum of five years of related experience and/or training.


C.P.M., C.P.S.M. or N.A.C.M. certifications or eligibility preferred.


Excellent written and verbal communication skills. Strong organizational and analytical skills. Ability to provide efficient, timely, reliable and courteous service to customers. Ability to effectively present information.


Requires advanced knowledge of financial terms and principles. Ability to calculate intermediate figures such as percentages, discounts, and commissions. Conducts advanced financial analysis.


Ability to comprehend, analyze, and interpret complex documents. Ability to solve problems involving several options in situations. Requires advanced analytical and quantitative skills.


Proficient in the use of Microsoft Office Suite applications. Advanced knowledge of database design and relational database principles and practices. Working Knowledge of administration of databases in software development.


Decisions made with thorough understanding of procedures, company policies, and business practices to achieve general results and deadlines. Responsible for setting work unit and/or project deadlines. Errors in judgment may cause short-term impact to department.

*Colorado Residents: CBRE carefully considers multiple factors to determine compensation, including a candidate’s education, training, and experience. The minimum salary for the Sr. Procurement Analyst position is $80,000.00 and the maximum salary for the Sr. Procurement Analyst position is $88,000.00. The compensation that is offered to a successful candidate will depend on the candidate’s skills, qualifications, and experience. Successful candidates will also be eligible for a discretionary bonus based on CBRE’s applicable benefit program.

CBRE, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer (Women/Minorities/Persons with Disabilities/US Veterans)