The Data Analyst reports to the Procurement Performance Director, and will be key to effectively monitor and manage the Real Estate function’s health. In addition, the Data Analyst is responsible for enabling dynamic forward-looking insights to drive performance, and supporting savings tracking of procurement initiatives.
The Data Analyst will lead the delivery of timely reports to Procurement leaders, support the creation of quantitative support for savings opportunities, and the creation of forecast and metrics to monitor key activities.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Track Real Estate savings, ensuring all approvals are in place and calculations are correct.
Coordinate data needs and communicate effectively across geographies and internal/external stakeholders.
Develop and build relationships with internal stakeholders and external contacts.
Provide analytical support as needed. Identifies forward looking insights and opportunities at a global, region, country, and/or category level.
Manage related KPI to measure, control and benchmark Real Estate processes.
Makes recommendations to directors and regional VPs of improvement opportunities taking into consideration the positive financial impact.
Align with Internal customers, Corporate FP&A, Financial Operations and others to understand budgetary targets, and develop an agreed method of measuring and defining savings, and other metrics.
Creates regular and ad-hoc reports as requested by Laureate leadership
Supports development of presentations and communications of Real Estate’s performance as requested by senior leadership
TECHNICAL, MANAGERIAL, and PEOPLE SKILLS REQUIRED
Advanced proficiency with Excel (Pivot tables, Macros), including the ability to develop and interpret complex analytical models and ad-hoc reports
Strong understanding of accounting and finance
Familiarity with purchasing, supply chain management and modeling
Shows comfort with analytics; has ability to structure basic financial analyses
Possesses ability to synthesize information from diverse sources and present findings in clear, concise fashion
Exhibits strong communication skills (written and verbal)
Maintains a service-oriented attitude
Possesses a passion for finding information on new and innovative trends to relevant industries
Shows strong interpersonal skills
Must possess ability to juggle and prioritize numerous requests simultaneously and manage work schedule with minimum supervision
Excellent organization skills – must be able to manage a large number of simultaneous projects
Attention to detail – must have precision in their work, especially as it relates to understanding and documenting complex quality issues
Process oriented - Logical, analytical, meticulous and highly organized
Excellent critical analytical skills – ability to find root cause of why an issue occurred
Adaptable and willing to take on multiple new tasks and responsibilities
Spanish, Portuguese proficiency desired but not required
EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE:
Bachelor's degree and minimum 4 years’ experience
Detail orientation, specifically the ability to record, organize, and communicate detail
Strong planning skills
Team orientation / collaborative
Customer service oriented
Strong relationship building skills
Excellent Verbal and Written Communications Skills
A broad technical knowledge base, with the ability and desire to keep informed of emerging technology.