Amazon is seeking a Procurement Systems Analyst for the Global Corporate Procurement (GCP) team. The role is based in Costa Rica and has in scope the support to the technical modifications required to operationalize and integrate Procurement systems.
The incumbent candidate will also manage the procurement systems to ensure integration with upstream functions to properly establish accounting for transactions, terms and conditions with suppliers to mitigate risks to the Purchaser, forecasting and demand management for corrugated and consumables inventory.
Proper technical setups ensure integrity of data, compliance with data rules, and an accurate reflection of what business is ordering.
The system serves as the contracting engine for procurement which requires segregation of data and reliability of confidential transactions (in advance of public information).
Primary duties of this role will include :
Responsible for the end-to-end process related to PR creation, Approval and PO Amendments. Primary responsibilities include managing relationships with different stakeholders such as Corporate Accounts Payable, Accounting, Payroll, Vendor Management and global Amazon employees.
Performs analysis on weekly and monthly basis on spend data, process inflow, invoice related queries for process improvement areas.
Prepare process metric by studying data and provide deep dive analysis on major contributors
Drive effective teamwork, communication, collaboration and commitment across both Global and LATAM GCP teams
Provides guidance to internal stakeholders on procurement principles and processes and maintain procurement ethics in accordance with Amazon’s global policies.
Responsible for overall deliverables related to :
Data / Spend Data Analysis
Solving complex employee / vendor issues and proactively heading off negative service trends.
Identifying process defects and utilizing six sigma and lean principles to eliminate defects
Understanding and correctly utilizing resources provided by internal systems, departments, policies, and procedures.
Works in partnership with business teams, share metrics and create plan of action for aged items.
Build processes to highlight issues proactively such as invoice / expense late payments.
Work closely with Finance Operations team in different locations for timely transaction processing.
Highest degree of ethics and integrity. A work ethic based on a strong desire to exceed expectations.
High proficiency in Spanish and English with strong verbal and written communication skills. Proficiency in Portuguese is highly desired.
Bachelor’s degree (BS / BA) required (Licenciatura degree highly desirable)
3+ years of experience in Finance Operations / Shared Services, Accounts Payable, Procurement Operations and / or General Ledger.
Advanced understanding of Business, Operations, & Procurement
2+ years of Procurement / Purchasing experience in multi-national organizations (Knowledge of P2P and transactions is a must)
Ability to interpret financial data and apply to decision making
Strong Customer focus (both Internal / External).
Strong interpersonal skills including written and oral communication skills.
Understanding of enterprise Procure-to-Pay systems
Prior experience with high-scale or high-availability procurement systems (e.g. SAP, Oracle, Ariba, Coupa)
Experienced utilizing process improvement tools (Expertise in Six Sigma defect reduction techniques, e.g. DMAIC, etc.)
Strong oral and written communication skills are crucial, as well as ability to think clearly, analyze quantitatively, problem-
solve, scope requirements and prioritize tasks
Ability to comfortably and confidently present to all levels within the enterprise and to work with both technical and non-technical individuals
Results oriented person with a strong delivery focus and can work independently and collaboratively with global teams
Exceptional attention to detail and ability to prioritize in a complex, fast-paced environment