Macy's Sr. Analyst, Strategic Sourcing, Ohio in Springdale, Ohio

* Job Overview: *
The Strategic Procurement team at Macy’s is responsible for collaboratively developing and implementing non-merchandise spend management strategies in support of Macy’s Inc.’s overall corporate strategy and the company’s focus on ongoing profit improvement. Strategic Procurement is responsible for sourcing, procurement, vendor diversity, and spend analytics. Specifically, the sourcing team’s responsibilities include strategy and scoping, sourcing, negotiation, contracting, savings tracking, and vendor management. Evolution of the Strategic Procurement capability is a priority for Macy’s and we continue to seek top talent in support of this objective.

Responsible for conducting spend analysis, analyzing supply markets, identifying sourcing value levers, executing competitive RFI’s/RFPs and leading supplier negotiations. Leverages eSourcing technology platforms where appropriate. Develops and executes implementation plans to ensure sourcing benefits are fully realized. Builds and maintains strong relationships with key stakeholders within the divisions and corporate functions. Supports savings tracking processes and participates in special infrastructure-building projects as needed.

Essential Functions:

  • Supports strategic sourcing projects with Managers and Directors, following a 7-step sourcing methodology
  • Provides analysis of spend data and industry dynamics to prioritize and launch sourcing initiatives
  • Gathers stakeholder and subject-matter expertise/insights and business requirements to ensure sourcing solutions meet business needs
  • Helps prepare and present business cases and should-cost models
  • Supports process re-engineering, value engineering, and demand management opportunities to increase efficiencies
  • Manages the planning and launch of RFIs and RFPs
  • Performs data analysis and builds financial models (i.e. ROI, NPV, supplier scorecards, savings tracking, make vs. buy decision models)
  • Contributes to negotiation strategy development and negotiation execution
  • Supports supplier selection process and provides data to ensure informed selection decisions
  • Supports contracting and contract management processes
  • Develops qualified, competitive sources of supply on a continuing basis through comprehensive financial and market review
  • Assists in managing supplier relationships, tracking supplier performance, and
    communicating performance feedback to suppliers
  • Develops implementation and transition plans and supports change management initiatives
  • Builds relationships with stakeholders and supports development of business cases for new spend management opportunities
  • Works closely with Category Management team for the assigned category to ensure consistency in buying strategy
  • Implements and drives procurement strategy, policies and procedures

  • Qualifications: *


    • Bachelor’s degree in business administration, logistics, finance or related discipline
    • Basic knowledge of financial accounting, economic, operations, and business strategy concepts
    • Proficient in MS Office Suite
    • Technology-savvy to leverage eProcurement and eSourcing tools including but not limited to: SAP, Ariba, Spend Analysis tools.

    Communication Skills

    • Strong communication skills including verbal and written communication, presentation skills, and ability to actively contribute in meetings

    Reasoning Ability

    • Ability to organize and synthesize complex information
    • Excellent analytical, problem solving, and project management skills
    • Ability to develop relationships with Business Partners
    • Ability to perform in a fast-paced, goal-oriented, and time-sensitive environment
    • Ability to lead and influence change in the face of complexity and ambiguity

    Other Skills

    • Attention to detail
    • Interest in Retail / CPG
    • Experience sourcing any of the following categories: o Marketing (e.g., Media/Digital, Agency and Professional Services, Print/Paper) o Professional Services & HR (Benefits, Temp Labor) o Facility Management (Cleaning, Trade Services, HVAC) o Supplies & Packaging o Logistics (e.g., Small Parcel, Ocean / Air/ Ground freight, etc.) o Information Technology (Hardware, Software, Peripherals, E-Commerce) o Design, Visual, and Construction
    • Knowledge of Supplier Management tools (SRM, conducting Quarterly Business Reviews, etc.)

/ This job description is not all inclusive. Macy's Inc. reserves the right to amend this job description at any time. Macy's Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Employer, committed to a diverse and inclusive work environment // . /

Primary Location: United States-Ohio-Springdale
Job: Purchasing
Req ID: MER01670