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Global Sourcing & Procurement Specialist/Analyst

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Date: 02-Mar-2019

Location: Watford, Greater London, GB

Company: TJX Companies, Inc.

Variety and Challenge. Growth and Opportunity.

In the retail business, we move fast. We’re always adapting, evolving and innovating. And the fast pace brings variety and challenge, along with continued growth and opportunity.

Explore career opportunities at TJX, a Fortune 100 company and the world’s leading off-price retailer of clothing and homeware worldwide. Our retail chains include TK Maxx in the United Kingdom, Ireland, Germany, Poland, Austria and the Netherlands, as well as HomeSense and tkmaxx.com in the United Kingdom; TK Maxx in Australia; TJ Maxx, Marshalls, HomeGoods, Sierra Trading Post and Homesense, as well as tjmaxx.com and sierratradingpost.com in the United States; and Winners, HomeSense and Marshalls in Canada. In 2018, TJX had over $35 billion in sales, more than 4000 shops and 249,000 Associates. As a retailer committed to growth, success is always in style at TJX!

Responsibilities

 

  • Coordinates with offshore helpdesk and executes the creation, monitoring and evaluation of sourcing events in Oracle assuring adherence to RFx / auction timelines.
  • Performs analysis and scoring of supplier responses.
  • Leads internal training and event support for both RFx and auctions.
  • Provides Analysis on Supplier financial viability based on Financial Statements, ratios. Reviews and evaluates overall supplier business strengths and weaknesses in meeting TJX’s overall supply needs.
  • Design and determine appropriate procure to pay transaction methods for sourcing managers and business partners.
  • Supporting management and business in the implementation, execution and reporting of transactional Procure to Pay best practices.
  • Creates and maintains Procure to Pay compliance reporting for our internal and external business partners.
  • Oversees the creation and maintenance of catalogs (Vendor & Internal) item masters with timely and accurate data.
  • Oversees and executes assigned catalog and non-catalog requisitions produced by the Oracle iProcurement module.
  • Ensures all procurement contracts are collected, entered and maintained in Oracle contracts module.
  • Independently performs complex financial and operational analyses in all areas of the business
  • Supports ad-hoc analysis, general and custom reporting needs.  This will include special projects, specific category manager requests, and market intelligence, including the solicitation of industry benchmark information, etc.
  • Design quotation grids, baseline costs, should cost modelling. Carryout analysis of tenders offers. Include Total Cost of Ownership (TCO).
  • Synthesizes data from multiple sources and presents in a singular coherent style as per customer requests.
  • Provides segment and category-specific analytical support, as required by Global Sourcing and Procurement team members.
  • Monitors, analyzes and reports project-specific value, including sourcing savings, demand management, cost avoidance, spend classification, performance metrics, taxonomy design, and aligns value goals to  budget accruals for relevant category spend. 
  • Provides Analysis on Supplier financial viability based on Financial Statements, ratios. Reviews and evaluates overall supplier business strengths and weaknesses in meeting TJX’s overall supply needs.

 

Reports

 

  • Prepares monthly, quarterly and annual, reports and helps conduct monthly budget variance reviews.
  • Provide a dashboard report (bi-monthly) to Category Management of key measures (including: payment terms, spend, supplier counts, new vendor counts, savings incremental or below budget, rationalization opportunity, No PO No Pay compliance, goods receipting compliance.
  • Prepares reports and presentations for management on a quarterly basis and provides insightful analysis into spend by highlighting historic/current/forecasted value and performance metrics (scorecard).
  • Run monthly should cost models to understand raw material impact.

 

Skills and Knowledge

 

  • Knowledge of Oracle or alternative ERP procurement modules an asset.
  • Implementing procure to pay best practices
  • Strong knowledge of procure to pay best practices in theory and methodology
  • Strong change management and project management skills
  • Must have attention to detail and sound analytical skills, ability to interpret/communicate financial information.
  • Strong command of data analysis
  • Sense of urgency and results orientated
  • Able to work well under pressure and focused on meeting deadlines.
  • Team-oriented, flexible, must be able to work and communicate with all levels of management.
  • Excellent professional written and oral communication skills.
  • Strong PC skills.  Advanced Microsoft Excel Skills (including pivot capability, knowledge of logic and look-up/reference functions, and chart skills), Access (ability to write queries and trouble shoot) and PowerPoint (ability to create executive level presentations)



What's In It For You?

As proud as we are of our past success, it’s our future that excites us most. We strive to provide opportunities for growth, recognition and a competitive salary and benefits package. Share our determination to think bolder and bigger, and be part of our future. Apply now.


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