Indirect Supply Base Analyst - HDFS

Chicago, IL posted on November 2

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Auto req ID: 4931BR
Title: Indirect Supply Base Analyst - HDFS
Job Function: Materials Management
State and City: Illinois, Chicago
Company: Harley-Davidson Financial Services
Full or Part-Time: Full-Time

Job Summary
At Harley-Davidson Motor Company we do much more than just build motorcycles; we fulfill dreams of personal freedom. We are customer led in all we do, and we believe and invest in our people and our communities. Harley-Davidson believes that its people are the only real long-term competitive advantage and their energy and commitment is what has made us successful since 1903.

Harley-Davidson is seeking Supply Base Analyst within the Indirect Procurement team to be the primary interface at Harley-Davidson Financial Services (HDFS) located in Chicago IL.

The Supply Base Analyst will be responsible for contract execution including (but not limited to) complex professional service agreements, pricing negotiations, statement of work development, data security, risk mitigation, service level agreements, key performance indicators and ensuring minimum insurance requirements for Financial, Banking, Insurance, Collections, Call Centers, Real Estate and Information Technology services.

Key Deliverables

• Develop applicable category plans including industry trends, spend analytics and project pipeline.

• Develop and execute cost savings strategies to support company goals and departmental commitments.

• Engage and collaborate with internal Legal, Risk and Security departments to ensure contract compliance.

• Deliver value to the organization through developing RFx documents, evaluating supplier proposals (scope, cost, timing, resource modeling, risk, etc.), supplier recommendation and qualification in order to ensure project success.

• Educate stakeholders on procurement processes, roles & responsibilities, proper engagement and appropriate supplier facing communications.

• Support Harley-Davidson’s diversity spend initiatives.

Education Required
Bachelor's degree in Supply chain, Finance, Business Administration, or equivalent.

Experience Required

• The successful candidate will have a minimum of three (3) years of demonstrated performance in technical competencies of procurement, finance, and/or contract management.

• A global view of professional services and knowledge of industry trends for Financial, Banking, Insurance, Collections, Call Centers, Real Estate and IT services.

• Excellent prioritization and project management skills.

• Ability to challenge the status quo and provide alternate solutions.

• Ability to lead external resources through indirect influence.

• Build and maintain strong internal relationships based on trust, credibility, clear expectations and open communication.

• Understanding of legal implications; terms and conditions required to protect the company (ownership, intellectual property, data security and liability/indemnification).

• Strong negotiation skills necessary to seek appropriate cost, quality and timing positions with suppliers.

• Professional, clear and effective communication to a variety of stakeholders via various communication mediums (written and/or verbal)

• Strong analytical and communication skills that support leading through influence.

• Ability to develop a clear strategic sourcing strategy.

• Proficient in MS Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint):

• Exposure to a global supply base

Direct Reports: No
Travel Required: 10-25%