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Sr Operations Analyst, Contracts

Date: Jul 30, 2022

Location: CHICAGO, IL, US, 60603-4013 LAKE FOREST, IL, US, 60045-5201

Company: Grainger Businesses

Grainger is a leading broad line distributor with operations primarily in North America, Japan and the United Kingdom. We achieve our purpose, We Keep the World Working®, by serving more than 4.5 million customers with a wide range of products that keep their operations running and their people safe. Grainger also delivers services and solutions, such as technical support and inventory management, to save customers time and money.

We're looking for passionate people who can move our company forward. As one of the 100 Best Companies to Work For, we have a welcoming workplace where you can build a career for yourself while fulfilling our purpose to keep the world working. We embrace new ways of thinking and recognize everyone is an individual. Find your way with Grainger today.

Position Details:

Indirect Procurement Operations supports suppliers and Grainger team members that source or purchase goods and services to run our business. As Sr. Operations Analyst, you will join the team responsible for managing supplier onboarding, procurement system issues, supplier communications, contract entry, renewal reporting, and contract maintenance. You will report to the Manager, Contract Operations.

You Will:

  • Help with the development, implementation, and tactical responsibilities of Contract Management including contract negotiation, entry, change management, and renewal.
  • Review contract and supplier data for standardization, completeness, and accuracy; identify value added reporting and address complex supplier issues to resolution
  • Oversee continuous improvement, implementation of process changes and measurement of the effectiveness of business processes to improve productivity and profitability by soliciting feedback, prioritize actions, and gain agreement and adoption from partners. Ensure improvements are customer-focused and aligned with our strategic direction and goals.
  • Ensure the quality and effectiveness of all processes performed and train users on process documentation to guide compliance of standard work processes. Manage and communicate metrics to ensure processes are in control and redefine metrics as business need changes
  • Help review analysts and specialists tactical work to provide feedback and ensure standard approach
  • Help develop reporting requirements to provide insights for decision-making
  • Maintain communication channels across all partners and suppliers.

You Have:

  • Bachelor's degree or equivalent experience
  • 3+ years of experience in business operations, supply chain, engineering, contract management, supplier management or related experience
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office functionality (e.g. Word, Excel, Access dB, PowerPoint)

Rewards and Benefits:

With benefits starting day one, Grainger is committed to your safety, health and wellbeing. Our programs provide choice and flexibility to meet our team members' individual needs. Check out some of the rewards available to you at Grainger

  • Medical, dental, vision, and life insurance plans
  • Paid time off (PTO) and 6 company holidays per year
  • Automatic 6% 401(k) company contribution each pay period
  • Employee discounts, parental leave, 3:1 match on donations and tuition reimbursement
  • A comprehensive set of emotional, financial, physical and social wellbeing programs

DEI Statement

We are committed to equal employment opportunity regardless of race, color, ancestry, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, age, citizenship, marital status, disability, gender, gender identity or expression, or veteran status. We are proud to be an equal opportunity workplace.