CenturyLink Lead Procurement Data Analyst in Broomfield, Colorado

CenturyLink (NYSE: CTL) at http://www.centurylink.com is a global communications and IT services company focused on connecting its customers to the power of the digital world. CenturyLink offers network and data systems management, big data analytics, managed security services, hosting, cloud, and IT consulting services. The company provides broadband, voice, video, advanced data and managed network services over a robust 265,000-route-mile U.S. fiber network and a 360,000-route-mile international transport network. Visit CenturyLink at http://www.centurylink.com/ for more information.

Job Description

Lead Procurement Data Analyst

This position will act as an internal consultant and continuous improvement specialist throughout the Procurement, Purchasing, and Logistics organizations. Individuals in this role should expect to have opportunities to make changes that ultimately could result in millions of dollars of benefits. The individual will use data analysis, SME interviews, and their own business acumen to identify opportunities and ensure they are properly implemented. In addition to a strong analytical mind, the individual must possess strong people skills and emotional intelligence to be able to influence stakeholders throughout the organization to take actions that will result in the best outcome for the company.

Work is typically project based and varies substantially project to project; the individual will need to be able to adapt quickly and think critically across a broad range of topics. Individuals in this role can expect to work on a broad range of projects, from evaluating cutting edge technologies, to analyzing spend data to identify additional savings opportunities, to making changes to physical processes and managing the ensuing change management.

Specific Duties & Tasks:

  • Ability to manipulate, combine, and refine large sets of data using Microsoft Excel

  • Must be able to use Microsoft Excel to extract meaningful conclusions from data, creating comprehensive and well-reasoned analyses that can in turn be leveraged to identify opportunities, prove hypothesis, and/or inform decisions being made.

  • Must be able to think critically to identify opportunities by reviewing processes, analyzing data, and leveraging business acumen

  • Thorough background in a broad range of business topics in order to identify new opportunities and incorporate best practices throughout the organization.

  • Ability to create clear, persuasive PowerPoint presentations targeting upper level leaders

  • Ability to manage small and medium sized projects. This includes initial project planning, resource management, stakeholder management, etc.

  • Document, market and train teams on Procurement best practices

  • Responsible for the development and maintenance of knowledge management across the procurement organization

  • Strong interpersonal skills and emotional intelligence required. Must be able to successfully interact, inform, and influence across all levels of the organization, from high level leaders to entry level warehouse employees.

Basic Qualifications, Skills and Education: (required – must have to be considered for the position)

-Bachelor's Degree

-Minimum of 5 years work experience performing similar duties or clear proof of consistent high performance and upward movement in prior roles.

-Project Management experience

-Experience in continuous improvement activities of some kind

-Strong Microsoft Excel skills

-Experience creating presentations using Microsoft PowerPoint

-Analytical and Problem-Solving skills

-Ability to work with multiple, concurrent projects and strict timeline

-Strong written and verbal communication skills for internal business users and external customers

-Interpersonal skills

Preferred Qualifications, Skills and Education: (preferred – not required)

-Lean Six Sigma or other continuous improvement/efficiency certifications

-Change Management

-Master’s Degree in Business or related field

-Procurement/Supply Chain experience

Alternate Location: US-Colorado-Broomfield; US-Colorado-Littleton; US-Louisiana-Monroe

Requisition # : 196623

This job may require successful completion of an online assessment. A brief description of the assessments can be viewed on our website at http://find.centurylink.jobs/testguides/

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The above job definition information has been designed to indicate the general nature and level of work performed by employees within this classification. It is not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities, and qualifications required of employees assigned to this job. Job duties and responsibilities are subject to change based on changing business needs and conditions.