Shire Technical Operations Procurement Operations Analyst in Exton, Pennsylvania

The Analyst position is responsible to enable Tech Ops Procurement Category Management and Sourcing Activities and core processes including but not limited to opportunity analysis, risk management, supplier management, operational KPIs, financial modeling, supplier market intelligence, Visual Management and data analysis/insights. They will be the primary operations analyst for the Tech Ops Procurement team and will work closely with Category Pilar Heads, Opu Site Procurement Leads, and Site Teams. The incumbent must have proven analytical skills with data analysis, perform industry research, navigate and master procurement and enterprise systems, answer/solve routine to complex requests and orchestrate the respective Tech Ops Procurement annual deliverables and work process by taking direction from the Head of Tech Ops Business Operations.

The Incumbent will be responsible for contributing to and implementing decisions that has an impact on the overall success of the Tech Ops Procurement Team.

The nature of the work is global in scope and the incumbent is expected to manage complex levels of project work in a matrixed work environment.

Essential Functions



Department Operations and Visual Management

  • Create, manage and maintain supplier KPIs and dashboards for technical operations procurement.

  • Create, manage and maintain team performance KPIs and Visual Management, progress against goals, Industry trends, Department Updates, etc.

  • Manage and maintain performance against budget and savings target for the Category Pilar/Site Procurement teams

  • Create, manage and maintain a platform to communicate key successes of the department both internally & externally

  • Work with management team to create a prioritized list of needs for each business segment


Data Analytics, Insights, Financial Modeling, and Supply Market Intelligence

  • Identify, analyze, and interpret trends or patterns in complex supplier/industry data sets to find savings opportunities

  • Manage and maintain supplier risk score card & risk mitigation project tracker

  • Manage and maintain supplier segmentation database

  • Manage and maintain issues management database

  • Manage and maintain supplier forecasts

  • Use data to create models that depict trends in production and the supplier population as a whole

  • Work with sub pillar heads to outline the specific data needs for each business method analysis project

  • Investigate and report to the any inconsistencies or improprieties in data

  • Support ad hoc reporting requests on business case analysis, financial mdeling, and/or negotiations

  • Provide timely, relevant and accurate reporting & analysis of the results of the team’s performance against historical, budgeted, forecasted and strategic planning results to facilitate decision-making toward the achievement of the budget and strategic plan.

  • Implement special projects as assigned by Tech Op Procurement Leadership Team.


Technology and Processes Efficiency

  • Become SME in procurement tools including but not limited to Axerion, Wave, Coupa, Ariba, Zycus, SAP and JDE. Prior SAP and JDE experience strongly preferred.

  • Developing and implementing databases, data collection systems, data analytics and other strategies that optimize statistical efficiency and quality of report out on supplier and department performance

  • Work with management to prioritize business and information needs

  • Identify and recommend new ways to save money by streamlining business processes with supplier base

Education & Experience Requirements

  • BA or BS required (Supply Management, Supply Chain, Finance, Engineering preferred)

  • Minimum of 3 years' strong analytics experience

  • Procurement qualification (e.g. CPSM, MCIPS) preferred

  • Knowledge of procurement category management preferred

  • Knowledge of statistics and experience using statistical packages for analyzing datasets (Excel, SPSS, SAS etc.) Spend analytics experience gained in either a pharmaceutical company or in a mature consultancy/agency

  • Experience with data visualization software (e.g. Tableau, Qlik)

  • Technical expertise regarding data models, database design development, data mining and segmentation techniques

  • Computer literacy and good working knowledge of MS Office tools, especially MS Excel and PowerPoint

  • Must have demonstrated problem solving/ troubleshooting skills

  • Experience with project management and change management

Key Skills and Competencies

  • Living our leadership behaviors is a basic expectation for all Shire employees. Shire expects all employees to embody the following:

Leadership Behaviors

  • Be Positive

  • Be Accountable

  • Be Results Oriented

  • Be An Excellent Manager of Self and Others

  • Analytical thinker

  • Data mining, analysis and reporting skills paramount

  • Demonstrated ability to apply financial analysis principles to achieve results

  • Ability to conduct thorough research using the internet and other resources to understand spend category and opportunities for spend reduction

  • Attention to details is essential

  • Time and project management prioritization are important

  • Ability to multi-task and work in a challenging fast paced environment

  • Knowledge of procedural controls and data validation techniques required

  • Strong work ethic with a positive, can-do attitude

  • Independent worker and analytical thinker with ability to conduct research, data analysis and resolve complex problems

Complexity and Problem Solving

  • Must support business needs within Shire and be aligned with Global Procurement. Needs to understand the sourcing and operational complexities of the category of spend. Must be able to work on cross-functional and/or cross-site teams to achieve objectives. Strong team working skills required as well as sound diplomacy skills. Negotiating and influencing skills while working with internal stakeholders. Knowledge of multiple spending patterns, supplier processes, business processes across the company must be employed to effectively make recommendations to stakeholders regarding spend analysis and sourcing opportunities.

Internal and External Contacts

  • Communicates opinions, facts and thoughts with clarity, transparency and honesty. Seeks multiple perspectives and listens openly to others’ points of views. Enables and demonstrates the courage to speak up on issues and risks as well as on the good news. Interacts, communicates and coordinates with people at all levels, both internally and externally.

Other Requirements

  • 5 – 10% travel may be required.

Equal Employment Opportunity

Shire is an Equal Opportunity Employer committed to a diverse workforce. Shire will not discriminate against any worker or job applicant on the basis of race, color, religion, gender, national origin, ancestry, age, sexual orientation, marital or civil partnership status, pregnancy, gender reassignment, non-job related mental or physical disability, genetic information, veteran status, military service, application for military service, or membership in any other category protected under law.

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Reasonable Accommodations

Shire is committed to working with and providing reasonable accommodation to individuals with disabilities. If, because of a medical condition or disability, you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application process, or in order to perform the essential functions of a position, please call 484-595-8400 and let us know the nature of your request and your contact information.

Shire is the leading global biotechnology company focused on serving people with rare diseases and other highly specialized conditions. We strive to develop best-in-class products, many of which are available in more than 100 countries, across core therapeutic areas including Hematology, Immunology, Neuroscience, Ophthalmics, Lysosomal Storage Disorders, Gastrointestinal/Internal Medicine/Endocrine and Hereditary Angioedema; and a growing franchise in Oncology.

Our employees come to work every day with a shared mission: to develop and deliver breakthrough therapies for the hundreds of millions of people in the world affected by rare diseases and other high-need conditions, and who lack effective therapies to live their lives to the fullest.