Purchasing Analyst (Dalian)

Description

PURPOSE

Under guidance, assist with the identification of opportunities from vendor expenditure, and work with colleagues to realize benefits for a variety of purchasing category initiatives. Ensure adherence to the Quintiles Transnational corporate purchasing policy which encourages vendor competition.

RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Extract spend data from accounts payable or other databases and create spend reports.
  • Prepare data templates for creation of baselines and provide templates to vendor to populate with line item spend details.
  • Under guidance, work with functional stakeholders to identify requirements, identify purchasing process steps and timetable for completion of the project.
  • Under guidance, prepare and issue competitive Requests for Information or Requests for Proposals and negotiate the best commercial terms.
  • Prepare and present purchasing recommendations to purchasing management.
  • Under guidance, collect Quintiles data from issue logs to feed into vendor performance reports and organise monthly and quarterly meetings for vendor management programs.
  • Under guidance, create and populate templates required for ePurchasing exercises and assist set up on-line auction events.
  • Ensure purchase orders comply with contract terms and work to improve the efficiency of the purchase to pay process.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.
     
    All responsibilities are essential job functions unless noted as nonessential (N).

Qualifications

REQUIRED KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES

  • Knowledge of purchasing methodologies, processes and practices.
  • Knowledge of supply chain management, materials management, purchasing or procurement.
  • Knowledge of Microsoft Office applications.
  • Working knowledge of technical accounting skills.
  • Good analytical and numeracy skills.
  • Ability to exercise judgment within procedures and practices to determine appropriate action.
  • Ability to prioritize and coordinate multiple work requirements to meet deadlines.
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with co-workers, managers and clients. 

MINIMUM REQUIRED EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE 

  • Bachelor’s Degree in business or finance with 1 year's experience; or equivalent combination of education, training and experience.

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS 

  • Extensive use of telephone and face-to-face communication requiring accurate perception of speech.