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Sourcing Support Analyst

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Date: Feb 18, 2021

Location: Nashville, TN, US

Company: AkzoNobel

AkzoNobel has a passion for paint. We're experts in the proud craft of making paints and coatings, setting the standard in color and protection since 1792. Our world class portfolio of brands - including Dulux, International, Sikkens and Interpon - is trusted by customers around the globe. Headquartered in the Netherlands, we are active in over 150 countries and employ around 34,500 talented people who are passionate about delivering the high-performance products and services our customers expect.

Job Objective

The role of the Sourcing Support Analyst is to enable superior Indirect purchasing results, as well as results in the other areas of AkzoNobel, through consequent and detailed analysis (spend reviews, data extracts, category cycle planning), RFX support, supplier performance management, mid-office activities (CLM/PSL/ANT oversight) and medium-value spot buy support (including bid-analysis and recommendations).
The Sourcing Support Analyst typically uses this knowledge to support Category Managers in establishing their category and supplier strategies and advocating standardization in processes that enable the sharing or best practices.

Key Accountabilities

Provides analytics support:

  • Data extracts
  • Spend analyses
  • Process analyses

Manages efficient administration of mid-office Procurement processes:

  • Contract Lifecycle Management (CLM)
  • Preferred Supplier Lists (PSL)
  • Procurement Impact Reporting (ANT)
  • Proposes new/improved tools and improved ways of using existing Information management  
  • Supports complex tender process for category managers (e-sourcing tool, RFQ templates and release, quote receipts and comparison)
  • Develops and standardizes/automates reporting
  • Provides contract management support (templates and management)
  • Provides performance management support and reporting
  • Executes medium-value (10-100k) spot buys as necessary with category manager guidance 
  • Leads or assists on miscellaneous projects requiring Procurement input – compliance, audits, M&A, etc.

Education & Experience Requirements

  • BA required (MSc preferred)
  • CPM (Certified Purchasing Manager)/APICS (Association for Production and Inventory Control) desirable
  • Expertise working with business analytics tools (i.e. Power BI, Alteryx) and ERP systems (SAP)
  • Relevant work experience, preferably in a procurement, supply chain, logistics or financial related context

General & Functional Skills

Good communication, presenting and interpersonal skills, problem solving, project management, team working/building, ability to work under minimal supervision with broad direction
Work with different business interests, understand and be able to establish common ground in the organization (including regions)
Problem Solving – Gathers and analyzes information skillfully and provide solutions in complex situations
Communication – Ability to take complex data and translate it simply
Organizational Support – Follows policies and procedures; completes administrative tasks correctly and on time; supports organization's goals and values; benefits organization through outside activities; supports affirmative action and respects diversity
Professionalism – Approaches others in a tactful manner; reacts well under pressure; treats others with respect and consideration regardless of their status or position; accepts responsibilities and takes accountability for actions
Planning/Organizing – Prioritizes and plans work activities; Uses time efficiently; Plans for additional resources; Sets goals and objectives; Organizes or schedules other people and their tasks; Develops realistic action plans
Initiative – Volunteers readily; undertakes self-development activities; seeks increased responsibilities; takes independent actions and calculated risks; looks for and takes advantage of opportunities; recognize, initiate projects, prepare cost analysis and lead from implementation to conclusion; asks for and offers help when needed


  • Strong analytical skills: highly numerate, structured and accurate
  • Capable of digging in depth in numbers to achieve the desired results (excel, SAP BW)
  • Ability to perform, understand and present detailed information analysis and evaluation
  • Flexible and agile, stress resistant
  • Fluent in English
  • Interest in international business cultures
  • Excellent personal integrity and ethical and moral standards
  • Basic procurement and negotiation skills


AkzoNobel is an equal opportunity employer. In accordance with applicable laws, we prohibit discrimination against any applicant or employee based on any legally-recognized basis, including, but not limited to: race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy, lactation, childbirth or related medical conditions), sexual orientation, gender identity, age, national origin or ancestry, citizenship status, physical or mental disability, genetic information (including testing and characteristics), veteran status, uniformed servicemember status or any other status protected by federal, state or local law.

Requisition ID: 8890



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