Analyst Global Procurement COE

Req ID #:  223106


For 75 years, Charles River employees have worked together to assist in the discovery, development and safe manufacture of new drug therapies. When you join our family, you will have a significant impact on the health and well-being of people across the globe. Whether your background is in life sciences, finance, IT, sales or another area, your skills will play an important role in the work we perform. In return, we’ll help you build a career that you can feel passionate about.

Job Summary

Responsible for build, analysis and maintenance of supplier spend and market data required for the development of global Procurement strategies, metrics and KPIs. Utilize data to drive performance for procurement value contributions (savings and efficiencies). Responsible to build, optimize and support procurement technology tools and influence technology roadmap. Have capabilities to support people, process and systems across multiple areas of Procurement (Operations, Category and Systems).

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Work on COE/Systems teams to ensure day to day Procurement technology/systems have high adoption rate, strong UX, are intuitive and fit for purpose, supporting a highly complex and growing business.
  • Maintain existing modules and roll out new modules.
  • Ensure system uptime and resolve errors, including root cause analysis.
  • Work as COE for all data requests across procurement, finance, and the business.
  • Work with category managers to drive continuous improvement of the supply base to support their strategies.
  • Support the development of category specific metrics and score cards to effectively measure / evaluate supplier performance against all key KPI’s and SLA’s.
  • Lead the development, tracking and reporting of key department performance and compliance metrics to a variety of business audiences.
  • Define and maintain data management standards to ensure the delivery of consistent, accurate business analysis and metrics for key department activities, including:
  • Spend categorization
  • Savings and cost avoidance
  • Financial risk reviews
  • Compliance reporting
  • Identify, engage, and manage external subscriptions and service providers of supply market intelligence and insights in support of the global procurement team.
  • Support category teams to ensure access all relevant internal and external data required for category strategy formulation, internal spend analysis, RFP analysis, etc.
  • Design and execute supplier/stakeholder communication and survey activities.
  • Develop and maintain the department’s online content on multiple internal/external knowledge management websites.

Job Qualifications

  • Education: Bachelor’s degree (B.A. / B.S.) in a related discipline. MBA a plus.
  • Experience:  3+ years experience in data analytics, financial analysis, procurement, or supply chain with demonstrated proficiency in taking large amounts of data and transforming it to information. 
  • Certification/Licensure: CPM or CPSM desirable, Data Certifications
  • Other: Excellent oral and written communication skills and interpersonal, analytical, presentation, influencing and negotiation skills required. Must possess in-depth knowledge of complex pricing arrangements and supplier profitability.
  • An equivalent combination of education and experience may be accepted as a satisfactory substitute for the specific education and experience listed above.
  • Strong Analytical Skills / Demonstrated expertise in:
  • Manipulating large datasets
  • Microsoft Excel, Access and BI
  • Detail oriented with excellent organizational, problem solving, communication, and professional interpersonal skills.
  • Ability to work effectively both independently and in a team environment.
  • Outstanding change management and presentation skills.
  • Able to deal with sensitive and difficult situations in a calm and effective manner.
  • Ability to work partly independently and in a team environment and balance multiple priorities concurrently.
  • Ability to contribute creatively in a collaborative setting.
  • Experience initiating efficiency/optimization programs.
  • Strong knowledge of SAP and working knowledge of Jaggaer Procure To Pay.
  • Demonstrated experience in developing measurable KPIs.

Compensation Data

The pay range for this position is $65,000/yr - $90,000/yr. Please note that salaries vary within the range based on factors including, but not limited to, experience, skills, education, certifications, and location.


Care - We show we care when we respect each other, our animals and the communities where we work and live, when we create a positive healthy workplace, when we are mindful of our compliance standards, and when we choose to do the right thing.
Own - We act like owners when we hold ourselves accountable for our actions, when we respond to internal and external client needs with speed and accuracy, when we set and achieve meaningful goals, and when we strive towards continuous improvement.
Lead - We lead when we advocate our purpose and model our values, when we deliver innovation, when we embrace change, and when we appreciate and celebrate the great work of others.
Collaborate -We collaborate when we partner with each other and promote teamwork, when we communicate clearly and effectively across the hall or around the globe, and when we welcome all forms of diversity and encourage inclusiveness.

About Corporate Functions 
The Corporate Functions provide operational support across Charles River in areas such as Human Resources, Finance, IT, Legal, Sales, Quality Assurance, Marketing, and Corporate Development. They partner with their colleagues across the company to develop and drive strategies and to set global standards. The functions are essential to providing a bridge between strategic vision and operational readiness, to ensure ongoing functional innovation and capability improvement.


About Charles River
Charles River is an early-stage contract research organization (CRO). We have built upon our foundation of laboratory animal medicine and science to develop a diverse portfolio of discovery and safety assessment services, both Good Laboratory Practice (GLP) and non-GLP, to support clients from target identification through preclinical development. Charles River also provides a suite of products and services to support our clients’ clinical laboratory testing needs and manufacturing activities. Utilizing this broad portfolio of products and services enables our clients to create a more flexible drug development model, which reduces their costs, enhances their productivity and effectiveness to increase speed to market.


With over 20,000 employees within 110 facilities in over 20 countries around the globe, we are strategically positioned to coordinate worldwide resources and apply multidisciplinary perspectives in resolving our client’s unique challenges. Our client base includes global pharmaceutical companies, biotechnology companies, government agencies and hospitals and academic institutions around the world. 


At Charles River, we are passionate about our role in improving the quality of people’s lives. Our mission, our excellent science and our strong sense of purpose guide us in all that we do, and we approach each day with the knowledge that our work helps to improve the health and well-being of many across the globe. We have proudly supported the development of 86% of the drugs approved by the FDA in 2021.


Equal Employment Opportunity
Charles River Laboratories is an Equal Opportunity Employer - all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, or national origin, veteran or disability status.


If you are interested in applying to Charles River Laboratories and need special assistance or an accommodation due to a disability to complete any forms or to otherwise participate in the resume submission process, please contact a member of our Human Resources team by sending an e-mail message to [email protected]. This contact is for accommodation requests for individuals with disabilities only and cannot be used to inquire about the status of applications.


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