University of Oxford
Senior Purchasing Analyst
We are looking for a Senior Purchasing Analyst to join our central purchasing team. Operating in a highly devolved organisation, we need someone to take responsibility for the provision of timely data, analysis and insights to support the work of the University Purchasing Department and the wider University.
The University of Oxford is a stimulating work environment, which enjoys an international reputation as a world-class centre of excellence. Our research plays a key role in tackling many global challenges, from reducing our carbon emissions to developing vaccines during a pandemic.
The Finance Division supports the academic, research and administrative community at the University providing sound financial advice and timely information with a range of support services including financial operations, financial reporting, financial support and professional services.
The Purchasing Department, which is a part of the University’s Finance Division, supports the academic, research and administrative community at the University providing sound procurement advice and timely information, and delivering a range of services including category management, supplier management, tendering, procurement process design & training.
What We Offer
As an employer, we genuinely care about our employees’ wellbeing and this is reflected in the range of benefits that we offer including:
• An excellent contributory pension scheme
• 38 days annual leave
• A comprehensive range of childcare services
• Family leave schemes
• Cycle loan scheme
• Discounted bus travel and Season Ticket travel loans
• Membership to a variety of social and sports clubs
• A welcoming and diverse community
About the Role
The Senior Purchasing Analyst is responsible for the provision of timely data, analysis and insights to support the work of the University Purchasing Department. This includes working collaboratively with colleagues across the University to develop the systems and tools used to capture, analyse and visualise spend and contract data, and also leading complex analysis to provide insights into the University’s buying behaviour and the delivery of value for money. Data analysis will be used to inform the work of the Purchasing Department, but also to provide insights to customers in devolved departments and drive behaviour change (including compliance with purchasing guidelines and strategies).
The role will require you to be a source of knowledge and expertise for colleagues both within the Purchasing Department and wider purchasing community, providing advice and making recommendations in respect of working with and interpreting spend and contract data. You will understand the analytical capabilities of the University’s chosen business intelligence solutions and use those capabilities to find insights and communicate them in a way that everyone can understand. You will advocate for data quality and contribute to University-wide initiatives to improve data governance.
You will also work with colleagues in the University’s Environmental Sustainability Team to improve the quality of the University’s scope 3 carbon reporting, and to develop insights from that data to enable the University to reduce its scope 3 footprint.
We welcome applications from all sections of the community.
You will be based in Hythe Bridge Street but you may be able to agree a pattern of regular remote working with your line manager.
You will have experience of compiling, visualising and quality assuring data with the purpose of creating information that increases knowledge and facilitates decision-making. You will have strong knowledge of Microsoft Office tools (Excel, Word, Teams), with advanced Excel skills.
You will have experience of prioritising and delivering work packages in a timely manner, in particular those that involve achieving collaborative outputs with colleagues who have competing demands on their time.
You will have excellent communication skills, both written and verbal, with the ability to explain complex analytical concepts and insights to professional procurement staff, and be passionate about working with data and motivated to deliver improved insights from data and data quality, whilst being able to work independently, efficiently and with exceptional attention to detail.
You will be required to upload a supporting statement, CV and the details of two referees as part of your online application.
The closing date for applications is 12 noon on Monday 4 December 2023.
Interviews are currwently expected place on Monday 18 December 2023 and will be in person.
Committed to equality and valuing diversity
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