Citi SC Sourcing Intmd Anlyst in Costa Rica

  • Primary Location: Costa Rica

  • Education: Associate's Degree/College Diploma

  • Job Function: Procurement

  • Schedule: Full-time

  • Shift: Day Job

  • Employee Status: Regular

  • Travel Time: Yes, 10 % of the Time

  • Job ID: 18012275

Description

Job Purpose :

The Software Sourcing Analyst is responsible for supporting the sourcing and contract activities for the Software Category. This position interacts with all levels of management, including sourcing managers and senior management from various businesses and suppliers.

Job Background:

The Citi Service Center is a "shared services" organization with a concentration of resources leveraging common activities across NAM-LATAM. The Enterprise Supply Chain Service Center leverages Citigroup’s scale and efficiencies in common activities that are not core to any individual business, with a goal of lower cost and higher service levels.

Key Responsibilities:

The Sourcing Analyst participates in the sourcing process for the various products and services within the Technology Strategic Sourcing team. The Sourcing Analyst is a facilitator of the overall sourcing process and supports the cross-functional team in developing and executing sourcing strategies, supplier management strategies, and contract negotiations (including drafting and red-lining contracts).

The Sourcing Analyst has to be organized, detailed and results oriented and have fluent English language and multi-tasking skills as they will be responsible for all aspects of sourcing and contract management processes from strategy through negotiation and contract execution.

Essential Position Responsibilities:

· Support and lead supplier negotiations. Ability to develop creative negotiation strategies to reduce costs and deliver additional value for Citi.

· Support and lead financial analysis and financial modelling

· Contracts drafting and red-lining in English to meet Citi standards.

· Modelling of different software licensing scenarios (i.e. licence type – user based, machine based, enterprise licence)

· Ensure that licensing usage is accurately aligned with licence agreements

· Managing stakeholder expectations through prompt clear communications and obtaining various stakeholder approvals required for contract execution

· Lead projects, including leading client and supplier meetings, preparing agendas, running the meetings effectively and distributing clear minutes and actions

· Work with suppliers to measure and track performance and any reporting / reconciliation requirements.

· Respond to customer service inquiries and clarify requirements and provide information as needed.

· Utilize various Citi tools and processes to research supplier and commodity information. Report and record Procurement transactions such as: Sourcing Request Forms, Projects, Sourcing Strategy, Savings, Contracts, Approved Suppliers, etc.

· Meet all audit guidelines and ensure adherence to Citi process and procedures.

· Participate and support in the development, management and analysis of Requests for Proposal and / or eAuctions

· Meet reporting requirements, including drafting and checking the accuracy of reports for the team in support of the Senior Sourcing Managers

· Liaise with Sourcing Managers, Legal, internal customers and suppliers in written communication and via teleconference

· Any individual joining or working within O&T at Citi will also be expected to be an exemplar of the following Operating

Principles and will be assessed and asked to demonstrate evidence against these principles where applicable during the selection process:

o Treat everyone with dignity and respect

o Create an environment where talent thrives

o Act with urgency, courage and conviction

o Inspire excellence - be the standard

o Be accountable - own the outcome

o Be unselfish - empower others

o Reward results - promote meritocracy

Qualifications

Knowledge and Experience :

· Familiarity with Technology sourcing, suppliers, technical terminology

· Certified Procurement Professional such as CPM or CIPS is a plus

· Commercial awareness

· Experience of Procurement applications (Oracle or SAP eSourcing an advantage)

· Experience of working in an international context

· Process improvement skills an advantage

· P2P experience an advantage

Skills :

· Excellent personal communications skills (in the English language).

· Negotiation skills and ability to manage confrontation

· Working knowledge of MS Office., Excel, Word

· Good level of numeracy skills, financial modeling/accounting skills is highly desirable

· Adaptability

· Strong administrative and analytical skills

· Attention to Details

· Drive & Determination

· Team working Skills

· Ability to multi task and to proactively respond to urgent matters

· Flexibility to work additional hours outside of normal schedule when required

Qualifications :

· Bachelor degree or equivalent experience preferred

· Contract and Vendor Management experience is preferred

· Able to speak, read and write English fluently

Competencies :

· Ownership & Accountability

· Delivering Results

· Goal Orientation

· Operational Effectiveness

· Integrity & Ethics

· Self Motivation

· Fast learner

· Working within the parameters of set policies and procedures in a large multinational firm

· Meeting deadlines and achieving service excellence

· Customer orientation

· Good prioritization skills and time management

· Flexibility to work additional hours outside of normal schedule when required