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Another Source’s client, University of California Office of the President (UCOP), is recruiting a Sourcing Data Analyst to join their Oakland team.

Here’s a little about the University Of California’s Procurement Services and the position they are recruiting for:


UC Procurement Services is transforming how the University purchases goods and services to maximize benefit while improving quality and service to our clients. We are transforming not only the way we do business, but the way we think about doing business. Using a systemwide approach, with an understanding of each individual campus's needs and requirements, we make our buying decisions with an eye towards delivering the most benefit to the University.

This is an exciting, high impact opportunity to be a part of UCOP’s transformational Procurement Services team where your innovation is welcomed. If you’re looking for a position to influence a world class university system in a mission driven culture, this role is for you!

UC Sweeps NAEP Awards:

Learn more about the Procurement Services team here:

If the opportunity to join a highly effective team, to impact one of the world’s leading university systems, and to grow and develop in your career isn’t enough to get you excited, take a look the UC’s exceptional benefit package -

Is the job for me?

Develops strategies that result in best-in-class strategic sourcing and supplier relationship management practices. Identifies projects; applies sourcing and purchasing/procurement methodologies to leverage annual purchase volume and rationalize supplier base; and optimizes benefits/savings to University. Partners with internal clients and stakeholders to identify sourcing needs; conducts buyer/market profiles; shares marketplace trends; develops sourcing strategies; shares best practices; and defines acceptable service levels

What are the details?

60% Sourcing Strategies:

Partner with internal stakeholders to develop effective sourcing strategies,
Data collection and analysis plans, and provide timely and accurate analyses.
Develop and document spend baseline assumptions for sourcing events.
Conduct analysis to support savings estimation; perform analysis of data provided by suppliers to advise on savings and/or benefits.
Summarize of analytical findings. Understand business needs and develop accurate solutions.
Present findings clearly and concisely. Interview contacts to validate data, collect qualitative information and gain insight.
Develop recommendations and quantify impact.
Present business case and provide recommendation for action.
20% Analysis

Use analytic techniques to further support complex sourcing and supply chain projects.
Demonstrate analytical expertise in support of sourcing activity and projects.
Partner with analysts and other team members to apply analytical rigor and technical expertise on engagements and internal projects.
Collect, collate, analyze, and distribute marketplace research data in compliance with deadlines.
Research data and provide analytical insight of market to Commodity teams on projects.
10% Data

Develop an understanding of the sources, types, and locations of the available data; work with internal partners to gain access to the data; use the available data to enhance analytics, and identify additional data sources that could be leveraged.
Analyze, manipulate, cleanse and validate data from a variety of data sources and platforms.
Leverage data from external sources for analysis where needed.
5% Department support:

Provides department support in the areas of business process analysis and design, system or procedure testing and implementation, documentation, security, workflow, and customer feedback.
5% Other

What we are looking for:

Bachelor's degree in related area and / or equivalent experience / training.
Ability to independently gather, organize, and perform analytical or sourcing assignments.
Proven ability to effectively present information verbally and in writing in a clear and concise manner.
Proven ability using spreadsheet and database software for complex analysis.
Proficiency with Microsoft Office products as well as Tableau; some experience developing queries in SQL

Working knowledge of strategic sourcing policies, practices and systems.
Proven interpersonal skills with peers throughout the organization; strong service orientation and critical thinking skills; and attention to detail. Proven ability using organizational skills to multi-task in a high volume environment.
Ability to adapt to changing priorities.
Ability to function as a member of a team
The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, age or protected veteran status.
No key analysis skills are required for this job.
Additional Skills
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No benefits are specified by the employer for this job.
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USA USA: Oakland, California
University of CA, Office of the President

Lindsay Brown
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Salary / Pay:
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