Farmers Insurance Procurement Operations Analyst in Woodland Hills, California
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Responsible for supporting SS&P leadership with research, analytics, and making process improvement and savings recommendations. Support internal customers with their procurement and travel inquiries and requirements as well as will be responsible for managing specific strategic supplier relationships and the procurement associated with those suppliers.
Essential Job Functions
- Efficiency - Collaborate with Finance, business units, and internal stakeholders to identify and implement cost savings opportunities through automation, demand management, and procurement and system process improvements.
- Systems - Responsible for the operation and maintenance of in-house and external SS&P systems including but not limited to Ariba, the contract management system, and suppliers' external applications and sites (Purchasing Systems). Work directly with SS&P personnel, suppliers and internal functions to identify and isolate systemic vs. localized problems and implement workarounds or solutions.
- Travel - Responsible for the daily operations of the Farmers travel function, including but not limited to managing, monitoring, and updating travel profiles of the online booking tool (OBT). Identify and implement process improvements related to the OBT and to the travel category.
- Training - Train SS&P personnel, internal stakeholders, and the BPO on the use of SS&P systems.
Contractual Documentation - Manage the issuance non-disclosure agreements, assignments, consent letters, and other operational documents as required. Relationship Management - Serve as a point of contact for customers in resolving any SS&P questions or inquiries. Closely collaborate with not only internal customers but also the BPO, global support teams, vendors as well as the SS&P team.
Bachelor's Degree required
Minimum of 3 - 5 years relevant experience working with Ariba and other Procurement Operations systems and processes
Special Skill Requirement
Adept prioritization, problem solving and analytical skills Effective interpersonal communication skills Proficient written and oral communication skills Strong desire and capacity to learn Compelling influencing and persuasion skills Demonstrated time and project management skills
An Equal Opportunity Employer
Job: *Strategic Management & Administration
Organization: *Farmers Insurance
Title: Procurement Operations Analyst
Location: California-Woodland Hills
Requisition ID: 160009MA