Category Specialist - Sourcing


Title: Category Specialist - Sourcing (7777383)
Duration:  0-6 months
Location: Springdale, AR 72762

Essential duties:
This position requires a high level of independent and critical thinking to recommend business decisions based on analysis. Position will ensure all spend reporting timelines from various stakeholders are met. Position will complete in depth analysis on reports' results run and interpret results for Procurement Management. This role will support the Procurement business unit in strategic decision making in alignment with department and company goals and serve as a key participant on inter and intra-departmental cross functional teams to develop reporting capability from raw ERP system data from multiple systems and sources and creation, coordination and the tracking and compiling of key purchasing metrics is required. Position must exhibit a high level of awareness/knowledge of compliance with key departmental process and procedure related to the overall sourcing and procure to pay cycle. Role will include spend research for accurate identification of categories of spend being addressed as well as detailed qualitative and quantitative analysis around supplier's bid responses.
Education: Bachelor's degree or equivalent. Experience: 3+ years' experience in Procurement or a related field.
Procurement Skills: Requires experience in procurement processes, tools & systems (e.g. RFX’s, category strategy, supplier segmentation).

Computer Skills: Requires advanced to expert level of Excel (Pivot Tables, Advanced formula and query development) and PowerPoint knowledge. Also required is the knowledge of relational database management systems to include maintenance of tables and relationships as well as building/creating queries using structured query language (SQL).
Communication Skills: Excellent written and verbal communication skills and the ability to handle all situations in a professional manner. Public speaking required.
Special Skills: Requires use of advance mathematical formulas and calculations to analyze complex financial and/or statistical information; proven, advanced organizational and project management skills; experience in statistical and quantitative analysis. Analyst must exhibit effective and proven strategic planning, project management, problem solving, leadership and team building skills.
Supervisory Skills: Proven, effective team building and leadership skills.

Thanks and Regards,
Swapnil Sawant
APN Software Services, Inc (
Phone: 510-943-5241 / Fax 510-623-5055 
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